On April 1st the Weelaunee forest being protected against the building of Cop City began being clear-cut and the destruction of the forest is moving forward. There has been calls for action, calls of solidarity, and calls for protest.
As a multi-faceted campaign, folks can expect to see a variety of tactics being used to fight back against the destruction of the forest. What folks SHOULDN’T do is wait to see those tactics in action.
The destruction of the Atlanta forest is a worldwide attack with consequences that will be shown in every aspect of our life. The first step towards increasing the effects of climate change in the areas surounding the forest isn’t the only problem. The problem stems from their capability to destroy in order to build even more oppressive tools that will be used to train cops who will be let lose to murder more people. The problem is letting the police build their mock city is allowing them to justify the murder of Tortuguita for an even greater evil.
Wherever you are, whatever your preferred methods are, fight back. Don’t wait for others to show you how. Don’t expect others to fight for you. If you are far, you can send solidarity via smoke signals, or via banner drops. Remember that subsidiaries and businesses involved in the destruction of the forest have locations all around the world. If you are near, you can demo, you can blockade, you can chew the machine that destroys the woods. It is on you, on us, to win the fight.
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THE WILD FIGHTS BACK!