Monthly Archives: November 2007

US House 2008 Funding Bill Would Cut 55,000 Vouchers

(APN) ATLANTA — The Democratic-led US House recently passed an appropriations, or funding, bill for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development [as well as the Department of Transportation] which would cut 55,000 rental vouchers for low-income families during Fiscal Year (2008), according to a report just released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). This could […]

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Security, Police Tackle State Sen. Fort, Others before Grady Privatization Vote (UPDATE 1)

This article contains additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale, News Editor (APN) ATLANTA — Grady Hospital security, with the help of Atlanta Police, physically wrangled with State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), former Atlanta City Councilman Derrick Boazman, and two other activists, during a confrontation with protesters shortly before the 10-member Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority unanimously approved a resolution to privatize Grady Hospital. […]

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APN Celebrates Two Years of Publication

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News celebrated the second anniversary since its founding on November 23, 2007. To commemorate this occasion, Matthew Cardinale, Founder of APN, has issued the following letter to our readers: Dear Readers, Two years! It’s now been two years since Atlanta Progressive News appeared on the Internet, we published our first story, and emailed it out […]

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Three KSU Students Arrested at SOA Protest for Crosses Too Large

(APN) FORT BENNING — Three college students from Kennesaw State University were arrested at the protest of the School of the Americas, held in Fort Benning, Georgia, Sunday, November 19, 2007, for carrying white crosses that were said to be too large. The┬áso-called White Cross Three include Matthew Boynton, 20, a sophomore in International Affairs; Ashley DeBelardino, 18, a freshman; […]

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Georgia Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Troy Davis Case

(APN) ATLANTA — Attorneys spent 40 minutes delivering oral arguments in the case of Troy Anthony Davis v. Georgia before justices and a crowed courtroom at the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. Atlanta Progressive News observed the hearing from the courtroom. At issue is whether the Chatham Superior Court in Savannah erred by denying Davis’s motion for […]

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Censored Anti-War, GLBT Veterans Groups March without Incident

By Supraja Narasimhan, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (November 17, 2007) (APN) ATLANTA — Censored groups Veterans for Peace, Greater Atlanta Chapter 125 (VFP) and American Veterans for Equal Rights Georgia (AVER) both marched in the Georgia Veterans Day Parade held in downtown Atlanta on Sunday, November 11, 2007. The groups’ applications to march in the parade were initially […]

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DeKalb County to Expedite Funds Approved for Grady Hospital

(APN) DECATUR — The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, November 06, 2007, amended a resolution passed last month in order to more quickly deliver emergency funding to the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority for Grady Hospital. Commissioners had passed a resolution on October 09, 2007, calling for a one-time payment of $5 million for Grady Hospital to be delivered 60 days […]

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Experts on Iran Present Alternative View during Atlanta Visit

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Bush Administration has been rallying support for the last several months for invading Iran based on claims that Iran is a dangerous country developing nuclear weapons and aiding insurgents in Iraq carry out terrorist attacks on US troops. But three experts on Iran interviewed by Atlanta Progressive News warned the Bush Administration is only cooking […]

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Anti-War, Gay Veterans Groups Censored in Atlanta Veterans Parade

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Veterans for Peace Chapter 125 (VFP) and American Veterans for Equal Rights Georgia (AVER) are being censored by the Georgia Veterans Day Parade Association of Atlanta in the upcoming Veterans Day Parade to be held in downtown Atlanta on Sunday, November 11, 2007, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Both groups had their applications to participate […]

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Democratic Socialists Convene in Atlanta for Annual Convention

(APN) ATLANTA — The Democratic Socialists of America are convening in Atlanta for their 2007 Annual Convention, from Friday, November 09, to Sunday, November 11, 2007. On the first night of the Convention, DSA members and local activists convened at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union Hall for dinner and to hear a keynote speech by US Sen. […]

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Kucinich to Force Impeachment Consideration Vote in US House

(APN) ATLANTA — US Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), also a US Presidential candidate for 2008, will force the issue of impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney on the floor of the US House of Representatives next week, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Kucinich will issue a privileged resolution on impeachment in the US House. “The privileged resolution has priority status […]

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Grady Hospital Governing Board Discusses Funding Solutions

(APN) ATLANTA — Members of the Fulton/DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) exploratory committee and ad hoc advisory group met Tuesday, October 30, 2007, to discuss possible funding solutions to the crisis at Grady Memorial Hospital. The exploratory committee consists primarily of members of the FDHA that governs Grady while the advisory group includes members of the business community whose role it […]

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