Author: solfund

Arrested Activist Wins Years-Long Victory Against Georgia Tech Police

On September 16, 2017, queer student activist Scout Schultz was murdered by a Georgia Tech police officer. The outraged community held vigils and protests, condemning Georgia Tech and the police department for their role in the killing. Having killed a student they were responsible for protecting, GTPD was faced with a public relations disaster. The department…
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August 30, 2022 0

The Solidarity Fund Model

From Bail Fund To Solidarity Fund In the course of the George Floyd Uprising, people across the US and the world recognized the importance of bailing out protesters. As awareness grew, many bail funds went from reserves of a few thousand dollars to having large sums at their disposal. Towns everywhere now have an organization…
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May 9, 2022 0

Second Victory Against Newnan Police for Abusing Protestors

In April 2018 self-proclaimed Nazis rallied in Newnan, and anti-fascists organized to oppose them. Police sought to target and suppress the counter-demonstration, making ten arrests. The Atlanta Solidarity Fund bailed out anti-fascist protesters, provided them with lawyers, sent supporters to court dates, and helped them with appeals and civil suits. In March 2021, we helped protester…
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February 1, 2022 0

Our 2021 Anti-Repression Grants

Our mission is to help social movements defend themselves from repression. Today’s movements are making important gains, especially in opposing police violence and racism. But progress doesn’t come without a struggle, and activists often pay the cost for movement gains. Our focus is getting protesters out of jail and providing legal support for their defense.…
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December 30, 2021 0

Atlanta Organizations Announce Network for the Long-Term Support of #GeorgeFloyd Defendants

When police murdered George Floyd, protests exploded across the country. In Atlanta, authorities responded with a campaign to suppress protests for social justice. As a network of organizations working against the repression of protesters, we condemn this campaign. We stand in solidarity with all victims of repression and we pledge to defend them. Today, policing…
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July 8, 2021 0

Protester Wins $35k In Lawsuit Against Coweta County Police

We are proud to announce that Atlanta-area organizer and Atlanta Solidarity Fund beneficiary Daniel Hanley has prevailed against the Coweta County government in a lawsuit over his unlawful arrest. Daniel was violently arrested in April 2018 while protesting a Nazi rally in Newnan, GA. Thanks to the legal work of attorney Drago Cepar, Jr, Coweta…
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March 18, 2021 0

Hoodies Now Available

2020 has been an intense year. Nobody can tell what the future holds, but together we’re ready for it. We depend on the care and determination of so many people to be able to stay strong in the face of unprecedented repression. So we decided to print a hoodie that honors that spirit, and offer…
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October 29, 2020 0

George Floyd Solidarity Update and Financial Roadmap

A Bit About Us The Atlanta Solidarity Fund finances are managed by a collective which is responsible for administrating the fund, ensuring money is handled responsibly and directed toward the intended purposes. We have worked for the past 4 years to build an infrastructure of support for protest movements. We have developed processes which keep…
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July 28, 2020 0