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The City of Asheville Denies All Park Ban Appeals for Aston Park Defendants
All appeals have been denied for the Aston Park Defendants banned from all Parks and Recreation Facilities after a protest which occurred in December 2021.
Op-Ed: We Took Action for Earth Day by Blockading Pratt & Whitney
Local citizen coalition, Reject Raytheon AVL, pulled off a three-part demonstration for the protection of the earth and against the US military-industrial complex. We rallied, we paraded, and we performed a direct action.
Aston Park Defendants Face Extrajudicial Punishment, Expert Sees Potential for First Amendment Challenge
Activists facing felony charges and extrajudicial punishment may be able to mount a First Amendment challenge, according to an expert.
Aston Park Defendants: “We Will Not Be Silent in the Face of Repression.”
As of March 15, 2022, fifteen* individuals have been charged with “felony littering over 500 lbs” or "aiding and abetting felony littering" in connection to a demonstration that occurred the week of Christmas, 2021. The goal of the protest was to criticize the City government’s policy of evicting homeless
Activists Disrupt City Council Retreat; Demand Sanctuary Camping and Climate Justice
On March 17th, 2022, a protest organized by the Sunrise Movement's Asheville Hub stopped Asheville City Council's annual "retreat" in its tracks moments after it began.
"New Year, No Jail" – Locals Ring In 2022 with Abolitionist Tradition, Launch Community Bail Fund
We spoke with local organizers Ash Williams and R about the NYE Noise Demo, its purpose, and its context in Asheville. We also spoke with Julie, an organizer with the Asheville Community Bail Fund about the new project. Find those interviews below.
Community Members Defend Family of Four Facing Eviction
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 4th, 2021, Buncombe County Sheriff's Office arrested six people at the home of a South Asheville family facing eviction. The group was standing, arms linked, attempting to stop the family's displacement by physically blocking the door. In a press release issued