Protesters accuse Atlanta officials of lying about an alleged "compromise" over the construction of a $90 million, 85-acre police-training facility activists have dubbed "Cop City." The city of Atlanta and DeKalb County reportedly have reached an agreement regarding permitting issues that had previously slowed their plans build in the middle of a forest in unincorporated DeKalb County, southeast of Atlanta. Ryan Fatica reports for Unicorn Riot.
Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, on January 30, filed an objection to the U.S. move to build its new embassy in Jerusalem on land stolen by Israel from its original Palestinian owners. It called for the immediate cancellation of the plan. Peoples Dispatch reports.
Three years later, corporations have reneged on promises made during the height of the anti-police brutality movement in the United States. Atlanta activists have not forgotten that. Natalia Marques of Peoples Dispatch reports on the Stop Cop City movement.
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Police recently shot a 26-year-old Cop City protester, Manuel Teran, known as "Tort," according to activists. They said police in Atlanta, Georgia, are lying that they did not kill Tort and that a protester shot an officer. Cop City is what activists dub the largest U.S. police training facility that is due to be constructed in an 85-acre forest. BreakThrough News reports.
As the United States and the United Kingdom are increasingly legitimizing secessionist rule in Somaliland, whose sovereignty has no international recognition, a unionist movement seeking a united Somalia threatens to unravel the self-declared republic. Pavan Kulkarni of Peoples Dispatch reports.