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Mon, Nov. 15th, 2004, 11:34 pm
tabby676: weeeeeeeeeeeeeee money needed...

Dear friends,

Through our work together in the past, I know that you are committed to
social justice and a dedicated activist. I come to you now for help in a
very important project that has brought two disparate communities of
Georgia together.

A group of us went to Brunswick, GA this summer to show resistance to the
G8 and globalization policies. As part of our resistance, we worked on
four houses in the Brunswick area that we cleaned out, painted, and
repaired for the duration of the Summit. We did a considerable amount of
work on the houses, which are currently vacant and owned by a local
family, in hopes that one day they will be able to be used for housing.

While working on the houses, we found ourselves welcomed in the Brunswick
community and built lasting relationships with many of the people there.
We challenged ourselves to think critically about anti-globalization
protests and tactics as well as how anti-oppression organizing relates to
the work that we do. And we are excited about continuing the work that we
started in Brunswick.

Unfortunately, upon our last visit to Brunswick we found out that the city
has charged the family with a $1200 bill for picking up the trash that was
removed from one of the houses. The trash pick up was pre-arranged and
was supposed to be removed in small increments that would have only cost
the family $100 at the most. It is apparent that after the protesters
left, the city saw their opportunity to charge these folks with this
outrageous bill in order to penalize them for participation in the G8
Summit protests.

We are asking for your help in paying back this you to help us pay this
money back to the family. We have learned so much from them about
community building and resistance and we hate to leave them in debt.

We ask only that you donate $10 toward this cause and find ten other
people who will also donate $10. If we can each commit to donating this
moneythis and finding others who will do the same, we will easily reach
our goal. It is a small task, but one that would greatly benefit a
community of south georgiaGeorgia.

By donating only $10 and then finding just ten other people willing to do
the same, you could be an enormous help to this effort. Your This money
will go directly to the folks in Brunswick in order to pay this outrageous
bill. The sooner this bill is paidtaken care of, the faster we can get
back to work on the houses.

Most of us were able to walk away from Brunswick as we have other mass
mobilizations, but we must remember those folks living in Brunswick who
felt the effects of the G8 before, during, and after the world's leaders,
and all of us, have long gone home.

Please send checks or cash to:

G8 FSU
c/o 461 Hemlock Cir SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

In resistance,

Tabby
G8 FSU

Fri, Oct. 29th, 2004, 05:42 pm
tabby676: election night....

Are you angry? Are you in Georgia? Do you want to meet with other angry people in eorgia to decide what to DO about it?????

http://www.geocities.com/georgiansforunity/
x posted everywhere....

Sun, Jun. 27th, 2004, 02:53 pm
tabby676: Final 6 G-8 Summit protesters free after they posted bail

Fifteen were jailed after they sat down in a public road and refused to move.

The last of 15 G-8 Summit protesters are free after posting bond Thursday night, the Glynn County Sheriff's Office said.
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Wed, Jun. 2nd, 2004, 01:11 pm
tabby676: !!!!action alert!!!!

URGENT ACTION ALERT! PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!! HELP PRESERVE FREE SPEECH AND PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES!!

********URGE OFFICIALS TO DO THEIR PATRIOTIC DUTY TO PROTECT THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF CITIZENS!*********
Governor Perdue has declared a "preemptive" "State of Emergency" for 6
counties for 30 days in Georgia for the G-8 demonstrations. The Governor's
office has said that this was done for convenience of a law enforcement command
structure to include military personnel which violates the Posse Comatatus Act,
designed to keep military and civilian law enforcement separate. The Office of
Homeland Security already has a command structure in place to deal with threats
and emergencies that brings national, state and local law enforcement and
emergency response personnel under one command, and is capable of gathering
intelligence and preparing for any kind of emergency and/or threat.
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Thu, May. 27th, 2004, 03:53 pm
tabby676: SHOOT TO KILL ORDERED AT G8 IN GEORGIA

On May, 25 2004 Pacifica News reported on their daily news broadcast about the current orders being given to the police that will be responding to the G8 conference in Georgia this year. According to the broadcast, the governor of Georgia (as of May 25th), was going through the motions of declaring a “state of emergency” during the G8 protest. This so called “state of emergency” would allow the police in the entire state to break up, any and all “gatherings of people” to protest any event. However, the suspension of the first amendment is not the only card up this governor’s sleeve.

In correlation with this “state of emergency” the commander of the police forces has ordered a: “SHOOT TO KILL” order, that will pertain to all individuals that the police themselves feel are “threatening” the lives of “world leaders” that will be gathering for the event. This order will only go into effect if the governor is capable of issuing a state of emergency. But, you did hear me right, “SHOOT TO KILL.”

Upon hearing this my partner and I were shocked to say the least. Both of us want to be in Georgia this summer, but money is not permitting a cross country trip. Immediately upon hearing this new’s both of us attempted to brush it under the rug with as many excuses as possible, things like:

“They’d never do that”
“I bet it is only if the protesters break through a certain perimeter”
“This is just a scare tactic”
etc.

We were shocked, to say the least.

That was until today. According to the Associated Press On May 25th John Ashcroft made a press release to the public about potential terrorist attacks that will be carried out this summer. Ashcroft stated that this threat is highly probable, and that there is a grave danger of our nation being struck this summer. During this press release he stated that there were three high priority targets that would be considered major threats. These targets were: THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION, and THE G8 CONFERENCE. The point of this is not to debate whether or not Al Qaida will strike these targets, but rather is to look at this announcement in terms of what it means to the activist community. By announcing that the G8 conference is an Al Qaida target, Ashcroft increased the chances for the governor of Georgia to approve imposing a state of emergency during the conference. This would then result in the “shoot to kill” order being instated while the meeting is taking place.
http://nyc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/94160/index.php
please cross post this article as much as you can...

Thu, May. 27th, 2004, 01:15 pm
tabby676: action alert

United for Peace and Justice condemns “State of Emergency” declared by Georgia Governor; demands right to protest at upcoming G-8 summit. Join UFPJ in Marching Against the War in Iraq and War at Home At the G8 Summit! United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) condemns an executive order issued by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue declaring a “state of emergency” throughout six coastal counties in Georgia. Perdue issued the highly unusual declaration to spread fear and interfere with fundamental constitutional rights to protest at an upcoming summit of international leaders. Read more...Collapse )

Wed, May. 26th, 2004, 11:42 pm
tabby676: more g8 info...

State of Emergency (SoE)...oh, no ! Where's Dorothy and Toto?
by Cathy Gatling

A few Comments from the Citizens G8 Hospitality Committee 5/25/04

Mr. Bill Hitchinson, Director of Georgia Homeland Security and claiming a direct link to Governor Sonny Perdue was given a copy of the First Amendment Cooperation Agreement adopted by anti-globalization organizers. He was asked to show this to Governor Perdue and get his agreement in writing.
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revised schedule G8 Resistance...

...............May 29-30................
G8 Street Medic Training
Saturday, May 29th - Sunday, May 30th 9:30am-7pm
@ Little Five Points Community Center
1083 Austin Ave., Rm. 203 (corner of Euclid and Austin Aves) Atlanta, GA
More Info: http://atlanta.indymedia.org/newswire/display/28596/index.php
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Wed, May. 26th, 2004, 12:59 pm
tabby676: some articles of interest...

Police Empowered To Halt G8 Protests Under Georgia's State Of Emergency
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A new city law in Brunswick gives police the power to halt protests during the G-8 summit now that the governor has declared a pre-emptive state of emergency in coastal Georgia through June 20.
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G-8 security intensifies Strategy creates 'bubble' over island
By KAREN SLOAN The Brunswick News
As the Group of 8 Sea Island Summit draws nearer, the growing presence of security forces on normally quiet St. Simons and Jekyll islands is a reminder that with the summit comes the possibility of terrorist attacks and security problems.
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Military aircraft conducting maneuvers over coastal Georgia
By TERESA STEPZINSKI
The Times-Union
BRUNSWICK -- Military aircraft from the North American Aerospace Defense Command are conducting training exercises this week in the skies over the Georgia coast from Brunswick to Savannah.
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Tue, May. 25th, 2004, 06:57 pm
tabby676: first permit finially issued...

County gives permit for park near G-8 Summit
By TERRY DICKSON
The Times-Union
BRUNSWICK -- Glynn County has issued a permit for a two-day event that could draw thousands to Neptune Park on St. Simons Island, officials said.
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now if they would just give us the rest of the permits, a place to sleep, our wellness center and convergence center back in the next few days we will be on the right track...

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