Nexus of Change

Toward Sustainable Habits and Durable Prosperity

Reclaim, Remain, and Rebuild

Everybody gains when residents of the poorest neighborhoods in the nation organize themselves to improve their collective fate. Last Saturday, Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA) and Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Neighborhood Resistance Parade

After helping so many home owners defeat elaborate tricks from banks to kick them out of their homes or to impose illegal predatory lending terms, the Occupy Our Homes movement … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Community Not Consumerism

The day following Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is the opportunity for a few to get what they normally wouldn’t be able to afford at regular prices but in most … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Marches Against Foreclosures

Activists manifesting under the banner of Occupy Atlanta, Occupy Our Homes ATL,  TakeBack TheBlock, or Occupy The Hood all have as their main focus the protection of their communities against … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Growing Food for Stronger Communities in Vine City

July 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Vine City Starts Large-Scale Community-Building Project

Across the disaffected neighborhood of Vine City in Atlanta, land owners are entrusting Occupy Atlanta to exploit lots of land that have been deemed unprofitable. Permaculture projects planned by Occupy … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

Permaculture Experts Gather in Vine City for Community-Building

Sally Mason and Anna Kelley from Occupy Atlanta invited long time activist Kwabena Nkromo to host a conversation about food democracy in Vine City. Kwabena’s involvement in creating community gardens dated … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

American Spring in Vine City

We are now seeing in the United States political movements from the entire range of the political spectrum rally against a common enemy. With stunning rapidity, legislators throughout the country … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 4 Comments

Activism for Strong Communities in the Global Economy

The race to the bottom in which we are all pulled down by ever increasing competition in a globalized economy is changing the rules of activism against injustice, exploitation, environmental destruction and … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Busy Bike Shop Empowers Local Community with Skills and Gifts

When Judge Schwall cited the presence of Occupy Atlanta inside the Pine and Peachtree homeless shelter in Atlanta as one of the main reasons for ordering a change of management … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 · 4 Comments

Basics of Permaculture From The Free School

Duane Marcus, organic farmer for 30 years, gave a presentation at the Truely Living Well gardens on urban gardening organised by The Free School program. The program is a popular initiative amongst Atlanta … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Media Tour of Activities Organized at Homeless Shelter

The presence of Occupy Atlanta in the Midtown homeless shelter managed by the Metro Atlanta Task Force was one of the primary reasons cited by Judge Schwall to order the … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ready, steady, grow!

Story of the development of a new community agriculture resource after two years of painstaking regeneration of 1.2 hectares of land, and the gradual build of an infrastructure, together with … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

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Did You Know That

Since 1995, just 10 percent of subsidized American farms -- the largest and wealthiest operations -- have raked in 74 percent of all subsidy payments. Yet, only a tiny fraction of the farm bill funding goes to programs that support healthy fruits and vegetables.