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Who said we all survived?
Media for good trouble.
Liberation lives here.
Out Loud on the Gate City Front
Legacy media and tech titans have been instrumental in promoting and protecting Atlanta's Cop City project. Pack City Hall is just one example of the power of alternative media and grassroots organizers mobilizing to challenge the state narrative.
Georgia State students demand the University denounce Cop City, end carceral investments
A letter from GSU students reveals the university's involvement to fund and support Cop City, urging administration to cut ties with the Atlanta Police Foundation and other police foundations and redirect resources to education and social services.
Cop City protesters face felony charges for distributing flyers
Three activists who distributed flyers exposing a police officer's role in the murder of Cop City forest defender Manuel "Tortuguita" Esteban Paez Terán are being held on intimidation and stalking charges. Dozens more face domestic terrorism charges.
To Save the Soul of Weelaunee
Cop City or Beloved Community? Meet the interfaith organizers and Forest Defenders mobilizing their congregations in the tradition of Atlanta's Black churches to imagine a world of community care over one of violence and policing.
The Taking of Peachtree-Pine and the Dawning of Cop City
The simultaneity of the increased criminalization of homelessness and the Peachtree-Pine closure engendered the public emergence of Cop City. It's emblematic of Atlanta's cycle of state abandonment that exploits and reproduces the homeless population.
Arts & Soul
How Tina Turner's trauma remains a hip-hop trope—and why we need to abolish it
In their lyrics, rappers and hip-hop artists have long reduced Tina Turner's abuse to a metaphor for violence, aggression, and dominance. Erasing the nuance of her lived experience stalls our collective understanding of domestic violence and abolition.
Altars for the alter-life
With Destiny as a guide, we are invited on a walk around the block, into other worlds—the alter-life. More than a collection of poems, 'motherworld' tunes songs of the South, lit up with magnolias, dandelions, rivers, and "testaments/of the cosmic."
'We apologize for the inconvenience': The unsightliness of labor at the Blanton's 'Day Jobs'
The pieces on display at the Blanton unveil the invisible, everyday work of emerging and established artists, from dishwashers to gallery assistants. But does the exhibit challenge or reinforce the myth of the starving artist?
Oshun's Suicide, Part II: Eros, Repetition, and Reprieve in Black Popular Culture
Is abolition a love language? Is care a synonym for violence? In the case of the first Black Bachelor Matt James and establishing the difference between Black erotic and Revolutionary Love, "we are not as far off from Joy James as it may seem."
Oshun's Suicide: Eros, Repetition, and Reprieve in Black Popular Culture
Building on the concept of agape, Revolutionary Love challenges the erotic logic of racial fetishism. An examination of Black romance and the politics and libidinal economy of antiblackness in popular culture.
Race & Place
My heart is wrapped in concertina wire
An incarcerated woman recounts her experience of having a relationship with another woman in prison—the highs and lows of their bond, the obstacles they faced from the system and themselves, and the heartbreak of letting go.
How to Build the End of the World
In the Black Radical Tradition, chaos and experimentation are required to challenge the state and build a reality worth defending. In the Cop City movement and beyond, Chaotic Protesters create meaningful resistance by disrupting the state's order.
'Please Keep Playing.' An open letter to my son, Remix
"With all the generational paranoia of a Black mother raising her Black son in a militarized police state," one mom's plea for Black playing, collective problem-solving, and joy as the keys to her child's future safety and liberation.
31 Days in Dekalb County Hell
The struggles I heard about and experienced convinced me that the state of Georgia does not run county jails—it runs concentration camps that it calls county jails.
Making State Enemies
Justice-impacted organizers know well the stakes of expanded policing. In this interview, Julian Rose talks with longtime organizer Bridgette Simpson about how Atlanta's persistent carcerality creates state enemies by criminalizing resistance.