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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Rabble- Rouser/Activist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Staci Fox

Best Person Who Doesn't Give a F*ck BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
3-Way Tie: Bonnie Bambinelli, Heather McMahan, & Robyn Surloff

Best Rabble-Rouser/Activist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
3-Way Tie: Christopher Hollis, Dawn O'Neal & Vanessa Toro

Best local rabble-rouser BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Vanessa Toro

Best rabble rouser/activist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Angel Luis Poventud

Best rabble rouser/activist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
John Lewis
johnlewis.house.gov

Best student revolt BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
  1. SaveWRAS

Best rabble rouser/activist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
  1. SaveWRAS movement
savewras.com

Best rabble-rouser BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Common Cause Georgia
While progressive political group Better Georgia has emerged as a major GOP foe and a force to be reckoned with, Common Cause Georgia truly deserves applause for daring to question City Hall and the business elite. Amid the rushed process of the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium deal, the ethics watchdogmore...
While progressive political group Better Georgia has emerged as a major GOP foe and a force to be reckoned with, Common Cause Georgia truly deserves applause for daring to question City Hall and the business elite. Amid the rushed process of the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium deal, the ethics watchdog group stood as one of the few steadfast opponents and continuously expressed concerns. The organization called out city officials, most notably Mayor Kasim Reed, for what it considered a failure to maintain transparency. Common Cause also raised hell over the use the hotel and motel tax, from which at least $200 million (and potentially hundreds of millions more) will go toward the stadium's construction. In the end, Common Cause made a valiant, albeit unsuccessful, effort to collect 35,000 signatures to force the issue to a referendum. www.commoncause.org/ga. less...

Best odd couple BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
The Sierra Club's Georgia Director Colleen Kiernan and Debbie Dooley of the Atlanta Tea Party
No one was surprised when Tea Partiers opposed the regional transportation tax. More than a few people were taken aback when the Sierra Club's Georgia chapter did the same, arguing the T-SPLOST would fuel sprawl and not build enough transit. But very few people expected the two disparate groups to joinmore...
No one was surprised when Tea Partiers opposed the regional transportation tax. More than a few people were taken aback when the Sierra Club's Georgia chapter did the same, arguing the T-SPLOST would fuel sprawl and not build enough transit. But very few people expected the two disparate groups to join forces and work together to block the measure. The Sierra Club's Georgia Director Colleen Kiernan and Debbie Dooley of the Atlanta Tea Party shared strategy, stood side by side at press conferences, and, with very little money compared to the business community's multimillion-dollar campaign, outlined one of the more well-reasoned criticisms of the tax - one which even supporters had to acknowledge was, despite a few flaws, pretty solid. An upside, regardless of how you felt about the T-SPLOST: the two have promised to work together on the transportation funding issue when the General Assembly convenes in January - not to mention eliminating MARTA's funding restrictions, something the Tea Party has signaled it would support. less...

Best local rabble-rouser BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Neal Boortz

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Runner-up
Cynthia McKinney


Best local rabble-rouser BOA Award Winner

Neal Boortz

Best Local Rabble-Rouser BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
W S B Radio (Permanently Closed)

Best Local Rabble-Rouser BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
John Woodham

Best Local Troublemaker BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Sgt. Michael Scott Kreher
It takes personal courage to challenge authority in the Atlanta Police Department. Former Deputy Chief Lou Arcangeli suffered retaliation when he went public with substantiated accusations that former Mayor Bill Campbell and Chief Beverly Harvard had manipulated crime statistics to make the city lookmore...

It takes personal courage to challenge authority in the Atlanta Police Department. Former Deputy Chief Lou Arcangeli suffered retaliation when he went public with substantiated accusations that former Mayor Bill Campbell and Chief Beverly Harvard had manipulated crime statistics to make the city look safer before the ’96 Olympics. In the last year SGT. MICHAEL SCOTT KREHER, president of the Atlanta chapter of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers union, and some of his colleagues have exposed the APD’s deepening morale problems, as well as revealed the city’s touted war on crime as a quota-driven exercise in meaningless statistics. Without Kreher, the public wouldn’t know much of what’s gone wrong with the APD. Chief Richard Pennington has responded by transferring Kreher and other union officials to graveyard shifts and lower-status jobs.


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Best Snitch BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Alexis White
When an Atlanta police narcotics squad killed 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston last November after bursting into her home with a bogus search warrant, police tried to excuse the killing by telling reporters a confidential informant had recently purchased drugs from Johnston’s home. That’smore...
When an Atlanta police narcotics squad killed 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston last November after bursting into her home with a bogus search warrant, police tried to excuse the killing by telling reporters a confidential informant had recently purchased drugs from Johnston’s home. That’s when 24-year-old ALEXIS WHITE stepped up to prove himself a different sort of local hero. Police, he later said, were pressuring him to say he was the drug buyer. Fortunately, White stood his ground — and snitched. White called 911 and told authorities he was being asked to lie. His truth-telling thwarted an attempted cover-up and helped send two dirty cops, Greg Junnier and J.R. Smith, to prison for manslaughter. less...

Best Local Troublemaker BOA Award Winner

Brandon Bond

Best Local Troublemaker BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
All Or Nothing Tattoo And Body Piercing (Featured)

Best Local Troublemaker BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Joe Parko
Meet JOE PARKO, and you think “ordinary guy.” The retired Georgia State professor is anything but. Behind a gentle smile and shock of white hair is a firebrand. Parko, a Quaker, has been among Atlanta’s most indefatigable critics of George Bush and his Iraq misadventure. Inmore...
Meet JOE PARKO, and you think “ordinary guy.” The retired Georgia State professor is anything but. Behind a gentle smile and shock of white hair is a firebrand. Parko, a Quaker, has been among Atlanta’s most indefatigable critics of George Bush and his Iraq misadventure. In November 2002, before the war began, Parko began an all-American exercise. He tried to confront one of his U.S. senators — unhinged hawk Zell Miller — with questions about the war: Will we face more terrorism if we attack Iraq? How many people will be killed? Parko and four other activists refused to leave the senator’s Colony Square office until Miller agreed to meet with them. Instead of setting up a meeting with his constituents, Miller’s minions called the police. The activists, now dubbed the Atlanta Five, were busted for “criminal trespass.” Two years later, a judge threw the case out of court. Since then, Parko’s exported his fight for peace from Midtown to such far-flung lands as Iraq and Palestine. He uses letters, speeches and demonstrations. He’s a gentle but dogged hell-raiser. less...

Best Local Troublemaker BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Cynthia McKinney
Congresswoman for Georgia's Fourth District www.house.gov/mckinney

Best Local Troublemakers BOA Award Winner

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

Best Local Troublemaker BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Carl Roland
Forty-one-year-old CARL ROLAND performed a Flying Wallenda act last May, when he sat atop a 25-story crane in Buckhead for 57 hours to avoid an arrest on murder charges. The scene on the ground was almost as entertaining as Roland’s derring-do in the sky. There was the bystander who played Vanmore...
Forty-one-year-old CARL ROLAND performed a Flying Wallenda act last May, when he sat atop a 25-story crane in Buckhead for 57 hours to avoid an arrest on murder charges. The scene on the ground was almost as entertaining as Roland’s derring-do in the sky. There was the bystander who played Van Halen’s “Jump” from his boom box. Then, there was Roland’s sister, Tawana, whom the AJC reported as screaming skyward: “Sugarfoot, it’s your baby sister, please come down!” Of course, the entertainment had its limits. Business in Buckhead took a hit, and before officers finally Tasered him, police spent 5,000 man-hours trying to make sure Roland’s stunt ended peacefully. less...

Best Local Troublemakers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

Best Local Troublemaker BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Bobby Brown

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