Monthly Archives: June 2007

(IPS) US Social Forum Day Two: We’re Living a Nightmare Called Katrina

This article was previously published by the Inter-Press Service at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=38374. ATLANTA, Jun 29 (IPS) – Under the banner, “If another world is possible, another U.S. is necessary,” 10,000 civil society activists gathered in Atlanta, Georgia Wednesday for the beginning of the first U.S. Social Forum. A spin-off of the annual World Social Forum, the USSF aims to “send a […]

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US Social Forum Day One: Thousands March in Downtown Atlanta (UPDATE 1)

This article contains additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale, News Editor   (APN) ATLANTA — Thousands of progressive activists from around the US and the World marched through Downtown Atlanta on the first day of the US Social Forum. Our conservative estimate of the number of marchers is 5000, also the official estimate provided by USSF spokesperson Karlos Schmeider. However, other […]

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Chicago Residents Join Rally to Save Atlanta Public Housing

  (APN) ATLANTA — Residents of, and advocates for, Chicago public housing joined Atlanta residents and advocates today for a rally at Atlanta City Hall. About 100 in total protested Atlanta’s plans to demolish public housing. The rally coincided with the first day of the US Social Forum. Organizations represented included the Task Force for the Homeless, ACORN, Women in […]

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Seniors Terrified as AHA Plans to Demolish Their Housing

Interview with Carolyn Clemmons by Matthew Cardinale, News Editor. (APN) ATLANTA — Carolyn Clemmons made 81 years old today, but instead of celebrating, she has been having trouble eating and sleeping at night, due to Atlanta Housing Authority’s mass eviction policies. “I couldn’t eat, even though I’m supposed to eat with my pills, I would drink milk with my pills. […]

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City Council Nixes Free Speech Zone Ordinance

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously Monday to file an ordinance creating free speech zones, essentially killing the legislation, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The vote came after the Community Development/Human Resources (CDHR) Committee voted unanimously June 12, 2007, to recommend to the City Council to file the legislation. CDHR Chairman Jim Maddox, who first introduced the […]

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APN Chat with US Rep. Kucinich on Impeaching Cheney

(APN) ATLANTA — “More and more Members of Congress are becoming aware of the concerns of the American people to make sure the Constitution is protected,” US Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) told Atlanta Progressive News in a phone interview. Yesterday, US Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus, became the eighth total cosponsor of Kucinich’s bill, […]

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Committee Vote Likely Dooms Free Speech Zone Ordinance

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council’s Community Development and Human Resources Committee (CDHR) unanimously recommended Tuesday to file the Atlanta Outdoor Events Ordinance, which called for Free Speech Zones for protesters, possibly spelling the end for the controversial proposal. The City Council will consider the ordinance with the Committee’s recommendation to file when Members meet on June 18, 2007. […]

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Activists Defeat Paratransit Fare Changes for MARTA

(APN) ATLANTA — MARTA’s Board of Directors voted Monday to preserve the Paratransit Fare Structure for fiscal year 2008, ending a standoff between the Board and the disabled community over a proposed alteration to the Paratransit Fare Structure. Disabled riders can currently purchase a Paratransit monthly pass for $105, twice the amount other MARTA riders pay, and have unlimited one-way […]

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Fort Stewart Soldier, Blogger Goes AWOL, Objects to Iraq Deployment

By Sarah Olson, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) FORT STEWART — “Just because we volunteered, doesn’t mean we volunteered to throw our lives away for nothing. You can only push human beings so far,” Marc Train, 19, a soldier from America’s heartland, stationed most recently in Fort Stewart, Georgia, says. “Soldiers are going to Iraq multiple times. The […]

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Mayor, City Attorney Seek Delay on Free Speech Zone Ordinance

(APN) ATLANTA — A City Attorney will recommend to the Community Development/Human Resources Committee of the Atlanta City Council they postpone for two weeks the consideration of the controversial Free Speech Zone (FSZ) ordinance, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “At the CDHR meeting this Tuesday, June 12th, I, on behalf of the Law Department, will request the Committee hold the […]

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BREAKING: Seven US Reps Support Cheney Impeachment (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — US Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) became the sixth and seventh total cosponsors of US Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s (D-OH) bill to impeach Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. In addition to Kucinich, the additional four Members of Congress who have signed on to H. Res 333 are […]

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