Monthly Archives: June 2008

SCLC Criticized for Allying with CompuCredit in FDIC Suit

This article contains additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale, News Editor (APN) ATLANTA — Some civil rights leaders are criticizing the historic Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) for the organization’s recent partnership with, and public defense of, CompuCredit, an Atlanta-based credit card servicer which charges exorbitant fees to consumers with poor credit. Several corporations are listed as platinum supporters on the […]

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Usurious CompuCredit Sued by FDIC, FTC for Over $200 Million

(APN) ATLANTA — CompuCredit, an Atlanta-based credit firm that services usurious credit cards and loan products, which harvest fees and high interest charges off of low-income families with poor credit scores, is accused of deceiving and taking advantage of its customers. According to legal filings obtained by Atlanta Progressive News, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) is seeking an estimated […]

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APN Announces 2008 Primary Endorsements for US House and Senate

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News’s Board of Directors have endorsed the following candidates in the Democratic Primary Elections in Georgia: US SENATE: RAND KNIGHT APN had the opportunity to request interviews from all major candidates in the US Senate Primary. Candidates Vernon Jones and Jim Martin did not respond to repeated interview requests. Dale Cardwell participated in an interview […]

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Former Carter Appointee Warns Against Nuclear Power, Coal, Foreign Oil

(APN) ATLANTA — Several dozen people arrived at The Carter Center Wednesday night, June 11, 2008, to listen to award-winning energy expert and environmentalist S. David Freeman, whose new book sheds light on America’s deadly addiction to “three poisons”: foreign oil, coal, and nuclear power. The event was sponsored by Atlanta Women’s Action for New Directions and Nuclear Watch South. […]

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Progressive, Donzella James, Opposes US Rep. Scott (D-GA), Centrist

(APN) ATLANTA — Former State Sen. Donzella James is challenging US Rep. David Scott (D-GA) in this July’s Congressional Primary Election. James is offering a progressive alternative to the last five years of Scott’s dismal voting record on issues of concern to working families. In a detailed analysis below, Atlanta Progressive News reveals Scott’s support during the most recent Congressional […]

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Grady Hospital Gets Less Trauma Money than Expected

(APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission released its final report Monday, June 09, 2008, on allocating $58.9 million from the State of Georgia for the State’s network of 15 trauma care hospitals. Grady Memorial Hospital, north Georgia’s only Level I trauma center, will receive $12.7 million, 26.6 percent of the $58.9 million total and far more than […]

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(IPS) Water is Alive, It Hears Our Words

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=42790 LAKE LANIER ISLANDS, Jun 13 (IPS) – Native Americans and others completed a 10-day “Walk for the Water” this week along the Chattahoochee River, which some estimates say will dry up completely by 2025 due to pressure from the rapidly growing city of Atlanta. “We have a problem with water,” […]

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(IPS) Mixed Appeals Verdict for Cuban Five

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnorthamerica.net/news.php?idnews=1547 ATLANTA, Georgia, Jun 6 (IPS) – Activists plan to protest a federal appeals court ruling Wednesday to uphold the convictions of five Cuban intelligence agents accused of spying in the United States. However, the three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals also vacated three sentences — two […]

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