Plans to build a police training facility (AKA Cop City) in Atlanta’s Weelaunee urban forest, over local protests, encapsulates many issues of racial, environmental and climate justice. We get an update on why ‘Cop City’ is important, why you should care, and what you can do about it from two climate activists.
The reading list:
- Community Movement Builders on Cop City
- Southern Center for Human Rights on killing of activist in Atlanta
- Protecting Atlanta's Forest
- Unicorn Riot's coverage of Cop City Protests
- GoFundMe to support the activist killed by police
- A list of corporations complicit in the funding of Cop City. You can request they stop their support.
- Actions you can take
- Atlanta Solidarity Fund supporting people arrested
- Stop Cop City solidarity
- Killing of Rayshard Brooks
- Find the current global CO2 ppm here
- How many days ‘til 2030?
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon that protects environmental justice communities.
Thanks for listening.