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Atlanta Seeks to Gut Provisions of Georgia Open Records Act

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Photographs of Michael B. Jones, Robbie Ashe, Michael Smith, and Alisha Irene Wyatt-Bullman published pursuant to Fair Use doctrine for public educational purposes. (APN) ATLANTA — In an effort to stifle transparency and prevent being held accountable for apparent violations of the Georgia Open Records Act, the City of Atlanta has committed to spending endless taxpayer dollars to dismantle key […]

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Congressional Candidate Arrested Twice amid Bizarre Facebook Posts

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  Public image of Brooke Siskin used pursuant to Fair Use doctrine.   (APN) ATLANTA — A candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Ninth U.S. Congressional District has been arrested twice just this year, while at the same time having bizarre posts appear on her personal and campaign social media pages, Atlanta Progressive News can reveal.   Brooke Siskin, […]

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Democratic Party Selects Nikema Williams to Replace John Lewis on Ballot

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Democratic Party of Georgia has selected State Sen. Nikema Williams (D-Atlanta) to replace late-U.S. Rep John Lewis (D-GA) on the ballot as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress for the Fifth Congressional District of Georgia in the upcoming November 03, 2020 General Election.   “Nobody will ever fill the shoes of Congressman Lewis.  I will do […]

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Updated APN Atlanta City Council Scorecard – June 2020

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  (APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News has updated its Atlanta City Council Scorecard to reflect several controversial votes taken on yesterday, June 20, 2020, by the Atlanta City Council regarding funding the Atlanta Police Department in the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget.   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UstnxjuqNt1xQYA2UUkjqta5Iia_dRRVHf2p-_o4-Q8/edit?usp=sharing   The new scores are as follows:   MICHAEL JULIAN BOND (1 at-large) 66.67   NATALYN […]

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Georgia General Assembly Approves Referendum on Sovereign Immunity (UPDATE 1)

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  (APN) ATLANTA — On June 16, 2020, the Georgia General Assembly approved legislation that will give the voters of Georgia a chance to decide in a November 2020 referendum whether Georgians should be able to sue the State of Georgia in Georgia courts for declaratory judgment – in other words, to sue for a declaration that the State of […]

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Federal Court Denies City of Atlanta’s Motion to Silence APN Editor

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  (APN) ATLANTA — On today, June 08, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Totenberg denied the City of Atlanta’s extraordinary and outrageous motion to silence the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News, in Cardinale v. City of Atlanta, 1:20-cv-01077-AT.   On April 14, 2020, the City of Atlanta filed a motion in federal court, asking for the court to […]

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Councilman Westmoreland’s Unrecorded, Apparently Falsified Vote

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  (APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s City Council is still taking unrecorded votes in violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   The minutes of the Feb. 11, 2020 Community Development/Human Services Committee reflect a “voice vote” on a motion to go into Executive Session (or closed, non-public session), and a “voice vote” […]

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City of Atlanta Delayed Reply, Misleadingly Withheld Comcast Agreement

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Photographs of Alisha Irene Wyatt-Bullman, Michael Smith, and Peter Kadushin published pursuant to fair use doctrine for educational and informational purposes.   (APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta waited three and a half months to respond to a records request for a signed copy of the 2009 Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement.  Then, when the City finally responded, the City […]

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ALEC, Big Agriculture Seek to Undermine Nuisance Laws in Georgia

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  Photograph of Damon Mullis from https://www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/   (APN) ATLANTA — Legislation currently pending before the Georgia Legislature, HB 545, the “Right to Farm Act of 2020,” seeks to make it more difficult for Georgia families to seek recovery in court for harms that they have suffered from nearby concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO’s).   http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20192020/HB/545   HB 545 was introduced […]

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U.S. Senate Candidate, Riggs Amico, Supported Romney over Obama, Donated to Right-wing Republican

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  (APN) ATLANTA – Sarah Riggs Amico, a current candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, supported Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for President in 2012; and financially supported the 2012 campaign of a right-wing Republican, now-former U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-FL), for reelection to U.S. Congress.   Amico is seeking the Democratic nomination in the upcoming June 09, […]

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Activists Call for Rental Moratorium as Eviction Crisis Looms

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  Photographs one and three of three courtesy of United Student Workers of Georgia.  Photograph two courtesy of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.   (APN) ATLANTA — With millions of people in the U.S. out of work as a result of COVID-19 and the various government orders shuttering society and most businesses, there is a brewing residential rental crisis […]

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Atlanta Council to Receive Public Comments via Voicemail for Virtual Meetings

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  (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council has reversed course on its public comment practices for the virtual meetings of the Full Council and its Committees that are being held during the COVID-19 global pandemic.   Previously, as reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the Council began holding virtual meetings in March 2020, but was only offering members of the […]

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APN Editor Sues Georgia over Right to Protest during Pandemic

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  (APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, April 23, 2020, the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News filed a lawsuit against the State of Georgia over the right to protest one’s government during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The lawsuit, Cardinale v. State of Georgia, 2020-CV-335449, was filed in Fulton County Superior Court and referred to Fulton County Superior Court Judge Emily […]

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U.S. Senate Candidate, Dillard-Smith, Betrayed Turner Field Activists

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(APN) ATLANTA — Maya Dillard-Smith, one of six candidates for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), betrayed activists who were seeking a Community Benefits Agreement for the neighborhoods around the now-former Turner Field, Atlanta Progressive News can reveal.   In addition to Dillard-Smith, Sarah Riggs Amico, Marckeith DeJesus, James Knox, […]

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Editorial: Whither Freedom of Assembly?

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  (APN) ATLANTA — In less than a month, the people of the United States have witnessed a widespread, systematic, sustained, and increasing curtailment of their civil liberties and constitutional rights in the wake of the Coronavirus national pandemic.   Day after day, one level of government or another–whether the city, the county, or the state–has issued an emergency declaration […]

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