|Surveillance of Activists: Democratic National Convention|
|Coleman Smith with Lynne Newsome, |
Quaker House Director
|Chuck Fager, Outgoing Director of Quaker House|
We were invited by the Fayetteville-based Quaker House to participate in the Forgotten Issues. Unheard Voices exhibit at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
We showed War On The Earth! during the afternoon seminars and helped with hanging the exhibit detailing the history and work of Quaker House over the years.
We've also presented to groups such as The Ethical Culture Society of Asheville, NC, the Occupy Caravan, Hilton Head (S.C.) Islanders for Peace, the Carolina Peace Resource Center in Aiken, S.C. , and we helped with planning of the 30th annual Alternative New Year gathering at the Kings Bay, Georgia, Trident Nuclear Submarine Base.
In addition to providing Nonviolent Action Trainings, and our work with Occupy Asheville's NV Direct Action Trainers Group, we also published an educational Action Zine through our DAWG'Gone South Productions, available as printed copy or in a PDF download. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Chattanooga: Mixing It Up at "Fountain of Youth" !|
|Affinity Group and Spokes Council Structure Workshop|
"How do we best challenge an unjust law or point out the injustice of a particular act?"
This is a question raised often in our strategy sessions.
|Clare Leads Exercise on Diversity of Nonviolent Tactics|
|Center of BOA's Universe|
|One reason we fight BOA|
May 9, 2012 Bank Of America
National Day of Action in Charlotte.
Banking giant BOA is one of the worse offenders in the collapse of our housing market due to it's over selling of mortgages to families who could not afford them. But BOA made out like a bandit when it led the way in foreclosures of these same mortgages.
|Asheville Activists Debra Lee & Cathy in Charlotte|
|Avram Friedman of Canary Coalition |
on task with documentation
After participating in statewide networking and supporting Nonviolent Direct Action trainings prior to the May 9th BOA action, representatives from Asheville and Western North Carolina made a strong appearance at the Day of Action Against Bank of America with activists on the ground, technical support through Message Design, Signage, and Art Build, Legal Observers, Street Medics, and several affinity groups taking direct action from Street Theater to Civil Disobedience.
| Asheville Street Medics |
CoreyPine (center) & Eva (right)
|Legal Observers Hanrahan and Smith |
Hold the Line at BOA Action
|War Tax Resisters gather around their message|
We joined with 7,000 marchers at the NATO summit as part of our weekend gathering, adding the strong voice of those who refuse to pay for the wars.
|Forming Ranks to tell NATO and US why we fight.|
May 2013 will find the War Tax Resisters in Asheville. Stay tuned for details of an exciting and informative weekend of workshops, education & action.
|23 Square Mile Hobet 20 Mine Site in West Va.|
Late July found us engaged with almost 120 Mountain Justice activists of all ages, genders, and experience camped and trained for a week in preparation for occupying the largest open pit coal mine operation in the state.
|Practicing a body blockade for Nonviolent Intervention|
New South Network helped by setting up and running the messaging, signage and art build. We were also on call as Legal Observers and walked on to the mining site with 50 others to shut down the operation for most of a day. Read more here
|Messaging, Signs & Art Build at Action Camp|
|Mountain Justice Warriors Face Off Against Goliath (Photo from: R.A.M.P.S.)|