Monthly Archives: February 2006

Georgia Candidate’s Car Vandalized, Lefist Bumper Stickers Thought to Have Role

(APN) ATLANTA–RuthE Levy, Georgia State Senate Candidate for the 32nd District, was shocked when she found first one, and then another, of her family’s two cars vandalized in recent weeks, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Levy, an Air Force Veteran, grandmother, and Middle School Teacher, is an outspoken progressive vying to represent parts of somewhat-conservative Cobb County and Sandy Springs, […]

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Chat with US Rep. Bennie Thompson on FEMA and Katrina Accountability

(APN) ATLANTA — “The only person who’s lost their job to this point is Michael Brown and this whole debacle includes more people than Michael Brown,” US Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MI) told Atlanta Progressive News in a phone interview. “Michael Brown was not qualified,” to be the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Rep. Thompson said.  “He [Brown] […]

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Soldier Fears Retaliation for Civil Rights Complaint

(APN) ATLANTA–A US soldier stationed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) says he is being retaliated against for complaining when his superiors failed to fly the American Flag at half-mast in remembrance of civil rights leader Mrs. Coretta Scott King, ignoring a Presidential Executive Order, according to emails and testimony obtained exclusively by Atlanta Progressive News. Staff Sergeant (SSgt.) John […]

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Aspire Visa Execs are Biggest Ralph Reed Funders: What Annual Fee Would Jesus Charge?

(APN) ATLANTA–Ralph Reed’s largest campaign financial supporters, members of Georgia’s Hanna family, are major owners of CompuCredit–the company which issues the highly usurious “credit rebuilding” Aspire Visa Card–Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Aspire Visa is notorious for extremely high annual fees, monthly fees, account opening fees, credit line increase fees, and finance charges, in addition to awful customer service. CompuCredit, […]

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Chat with US Rep. McKinney on Hurricane Katrina, Race, Class

  (APN) ATLANTA–“The government was not prepared at all to deal with the people who did not have the means to evacuate, and it still is not prepared to provide solutions to people whose lives have been completely displaced,” US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) told Atlanta Progressive News in a phone interview today. US Rep. Cynthia McKinney talked with APN […]

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25 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe

(APN) ATLANTA  – 25 US Representatives–including two members of the Georgia delegation–have now signed on as co-sponsors of H. Res 635, demanding a probe which could recommend Bush’s impeachment, including the initial sponsor, US Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. If the Democratic Party is able to retake the US House of Representatives, Rep. Conyers would become […]

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22 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA  – 22 US Representatives–including two members of the Georgia delegation–have now signed on as co-sponsors of H. Res 635, demanding a probe which could recommend Bush’s impeachment, including the initial sponsor, US Rep. John Conyers, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. 23 US Representatives now total want Bush either to face an impeachment probe or to resign. US Rep. […]

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MARTA Riders’ Union Takes Parta in Debate over Public Transit: MARTA is Smarta When We All Take Parta

(APN) ATLANTA– The Atlanta Transit Riders’ Union (ATRU) believes in the power of the people who ride buses, and has appropriated public transit as a populist issue, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. ATRU claims two major recent victories in 2005 and the group hopes to continue its success in 2006. In 2005, The Riders’ Union successfully prevented MARTA from raising […]

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17 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA  – The number of Members of US Congress supporting US Rep. John Conyers’s (D-MI) H. Res 635 has now jumped to 17, including Mr. Conyers. The US House bill would create a Select Committee to investigate the grounds for impeaching President Bush. The two newest co-sponsors are US Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and James Oberstar (D-MN), who signed […]

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14 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe

(APN) ATLANTA  – The number of US House Representatives who have signed on to H. Res 635–supporting a probe looking into the grounds for impeaching Bush–has jumped to fourteen (14), including US Rep. John Conyers who initially sponsored the bill, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The total number of Members of US Congress who want Bush’s impeachment, a congressional inquiry […]

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