Nexus of Change

Toward Sustainable Habits and Durable Prosperity

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

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

Occupy Atlanta Surveys Public Opinion for Better Society

On April 7th, 2011, Occupy Atlanta distributed the newly drafted Declaration of Rights for the People of Georgia at the Five Points Marta station while surveying public opinion for a better … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 3 Comments

Diverse Coalition Defeats Bill Against 1st Amendment Rights

On March 29th, 2012, the State of Georgia House of Representatives declined to put Senate Bill 469 up for vote after several attempts to tweak the bill to specifically target … Continue reading

March 30, 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

Occupy Atlanta Rides Public Transit to Petition Against Layoffs

On March 3rd, 2012, Occupy Atlanta rode MARTA trains for a third weekend in a row to collect signatures for a petition against layoffs at AT&T.  Layoffs planned by AT&T … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

Teamsters and Occupy Atlanta Protest to Save AT&T Jobs

Occupy Atlanta set up tents at the AT&T regional headquarter on February 13th in preparation for a large manifestation against layoffs to be held the following day with Communication Workers of America, … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 2 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

Occupy Wall Street Completes Historic Walk to Atlanta

Saturday, January 28th, 2012 marked the end of a long march that started in Zuccotti Park, New-York, three months ago. The destination was Atlanta and the mission of the march … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Occupy Atlanta Enforces Anti Predatory Lending Policy

In a society where risk takers reap the rewards but are protected against losses, it is nice to hear the President of the country express concern about predatory lending and … Continue reading

January 15, 2012 · 7 Comments

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WEALTH PRESERVATION AND URBAN REVITALIZATION

Streets of Atlanta is a new photo blog promoting the potential of our neighborhoods for urban revitalization and strong local markets.
 
The Durham Shooting Club was created to celebrate Durham's strong architectural bones and the pride its inhabitants exhibit for their community.

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.