Monthly Archives: December 2008

McKinney on Relief Boat to Gaza Rammed by Israel

(APN) ATLANTA — Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) was on a relief boat headed to assist Palestinians hurt in the Gaza Strip, yesterday, December 30, 2008, when it was rammed by the Israeli military. McKinney and the other passengers, including humanitarian leaders from around the world and medical doctors with supplies, took safe harbor at a port in Lebanon, […]

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Controversial Rev. Rick Warren to Speak at King Memorial Service

(APN) ATLANTA — Controversial pastor Rick Warren of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, who at least once has compared homosexuality to incest, has been booked to be the keynote speaker at Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service, according to a copy of the program obtained by Atlanta Progressive News. The service is scheduled for January 19, 2009, […]

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Privatized Grady Proposes Cuts to Low-Income Care

(APN) ATLANTA — About 40 activists representing numerous local, state, and national organizations gathered Thursday, December 18, 2008, at Grady Memorial Hospital to express opposition to a proposal they said could leave thousands of uninsured citizens without a safety net. Atlanta Progressive News broke the news Monday at our blog, that Grady was considering the cuts. “We have heard of […]

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(IPS) Obama Faces Hungry Nuclear Industry

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45123 ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec 15 (IPS) – As Democratic President-elect Barack Obama prepares to take office in a few weeks, he faces a hungry nuclear industry that wants to be included in his energy plan. At least 31 new plants have been proposed throughout the United States, according to the […]

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Atlantans Mark 60 Years of Universal Human Rights

With additional reporting by Alice Gordon. (APN) ATLANTA — About 100 people gathered on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, at the Auburn Avenue Library. The evening included speeches, musical performances, and a keynote address by Rev. C. T. Vivian. The Atlanta celebration was the culmination of dozens of events […]

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Atlanta Leftist Church Spins-Off “Second Iconium”

(APN) FOREST PARK — Rev. Sylvia Carroll of the First Iconium Baptist Church, a left-leaning institution in Atlanta, is celebrating the one year anniversary of a separate spin-off church she has started in Forest Park, Georgia, south of Atlanta. The First Iconium has produced nine ministers with their own small congregations in Atlanta, all with a community mission, Rev. Timothy […]

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Advocates Oppose Glover, Franklin for HUD Secretary

(APN) ATLANTA — Numerous advocates are scrambling to prevent President-Elect Barack Obama’s Transition Team from nominating either Renee Glover, Director of Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA), or Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, as the next Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Both are part of a short list including a total of five names, according to the […]

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GSU Study Recommends: Keep Some Public Housing

(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia State University Assistant Professors in Sociology, Erin Ruel and Deirdre Oakley, have released a preliminary report recommending, among other things, that some public housing units in Atlanta be kept open for residents who do not want to move or have issues preventing them from being successful in a private market housing situation. THE REPORT’S FINDINGS “Do […]

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