Monthly Archives: April 2007

BREAKING: 3 US Reps Support Cheney Impeachment (UPDATE 2)

(APN) ATLANTA — H Res 333, the bill introducing Articles of Impeachment against Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney, now has two co-sponsors, for a total of 3 current total supporters, including sponsor US Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The two cosponsors are US Reps. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Janice Schakowsky (D-IL). “At […]

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AHA Quietly Passes Eviction Plan Amidst Shouting, Public Unaware

Photographs by Jonathan Springston, Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Housing Authority never called its Thursday, April 25, 2007, public hearing to order and appears to have passed the Consent Agenda–including mass evictions of public housing residents–while many in the audience were shouting “Let the people speak!” AHA “was skating on the edges of the Georgia Open Meetings […]

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Atlantans Spell IMPEACH with Candles at Intersection (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — About 20 Atlanta activists met at sundown at Freedom Park to spell out the word IMPEACH with an array of candles on a hill at a major intersection, Freedom Parkway and Moreland Avenue. So for about 90 minutes, motorists and pedestrians coming from at least three different directions got a message: impeach. The event completed a day […]

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ANALYSIS: US Rep. Kucinich’s Shift Towards Impeachment

(APN) ATLANTA — US Rep. Kucinich (D-OH) is about to unveil Articles of Impeachment against Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney at a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24, 2007. Both Kucinich’s Campaign and Congressional Offices have thus far maintained a veil of secrecy about the rationale for the Articles. Kucinich’s step is certainly bold and substantively appropriate, […]

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Advocates Organize for Public Housing at Task Force Meeting

  (APN) DECATUR — Over 50 activists and concerned citizens gathered at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on E. Ponce de Leon Avenue Thursday to discuss the plight of public housing residents during the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless’s monthly coalition meeting. Anita Beaty, Executive Director of the Task Force, Diane Wright, President of Hollywood Courts apartments Resident […]

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Residents Take Over Public Housing Meeting at Atlanta City Hall (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The tables are starting to turn, as 200 public housing residents actually took over the Atlanta Housing Authority Fiscal Year 2008 Moving to Work Annual Plan Public Hearing held at Atlanta City Hall to discuss the planned demolitions of all Atlanta public housing. AHA officials were unable to complete their annual presentation to the public, when advocate […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Public Housing Evictions Starting Already, Residents Plead for Help

  (APN) BANKHEAD — Atlanta public housing residents who do not have a job or are not in school by the end of June 2007 will be evicted from their residences, months before the City’s intended public housing demolitions are to occur, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Lease amendments obtained by APN, heartbreaking resident testimony, as well as the Atlanta […]

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BREAKING: State Rep. Brooks Gets Hateful, Racist Email over Slavery Apology Bill

(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia State Rep. Tyrone Brooks has requested an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) over a racist email he received a few weeks ago, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Rep. Brooks said he was originally unfazed by the email because he has received many others before. But when his colleagues–at the NAACP, Rainbow Push, SCLC, […]

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Film Review: In Debt We Trust, by Danny Schechter (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — “The new economic conflict in our society is between creditors and debtors,” Michael Hudson, economic historian, says, in a new documentary film, In Debt We Trust, by Danny Schechter. “There’s still a tendency of many of the left-wingers to think in terms of the class war as the war between employers and employees. But the real economic […]

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Activists Mobilize to Save Atlanta Public Housing, Seek Legal Options

(APN) ATLANTA — An Atlanta activist with the Georgia Task Force for the Homeless requested April 4, 2007, that the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) impose a voluntary moratorium on the demolition of the city’s public housing for at least one year. “I have always felt in my heart, public housing that is available to people who are making minimum wage […]

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US FY08 Budget Funds Iraq Occupation into 2009 (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The US House’s Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2008 also projects $50 billion of spending in 2009 on Overseas Deployments and Other Activities, primarily for use in Iraq, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. US Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) appears to be the only Democrat to have opposed the Budget because of opposition to funding the Occupation; the […]

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