Monthly Archives: April 2009

Obama’s Decision to Release Torture Memos

I agree with Glenn Greenwald on all counts:   1.  Obama deserves considerable credit for releasing the torture memos.  He  courageously stood up against ferocious CIA-neocon-national security  pressure to suppress them, in a marked departure from the usual practice of  secrecy about these things.   2.  It is appalling that Obama offered immunity to war criminals who were  “just following […]

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WRFG Progressive News Hour Monday Gets New Format

“Know the World” by Brian Sherman is now Radio Free Activist Collective.  There are still 4 15-minute interviews; however, they are now done by a collective including Brian Sherman, Darci Rodenhi, Michael Vosburg-Casey, and Paris Hatcher, a bunch of radical hippies.  APN has written previously about Rodenhi and Vosburg-Casey, who have previously been arrested in anti-nuclear power and anti-SOA actions, […]

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ANALYSIS: Joe Biden to Blame for Troy Davis’s Fate?

(APN) ATLANTA — With the US Court of Appeals panel’s split ruling putting Troy Davis again, for the fourth time, on track to be executed by the State of Georgia, the role of 1996 federal death penalty legislation championed by Vice President Joe Biden–then a US Senator from Delaware–comes to light. Davis, whose case has drawn international attention, is on […]

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Action alert: Picket Wachovia Tuesday

Momentum for the Picket and Rally on Tuesday, April 21, from 10am to 11am at Wachovia Bank, 999 Peachtree Street (corner of 10th) continues to build. Three more labor organizations have joined the Coalition and will be bringing union members to Tuesday’s Demonstration. The Coalition makes the following demands to Wachovia. 1.  No more predatory lending 2.  No more foreclosures […]

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Another Blog Bites Dust

First, Georgia Politics Unfiltered, now Atlanta Public Affairs. Wow. Another Atlanta political commentator closes shop. Reprinted in full for informational purposes: #### My very first post on this blog was on January 7, 2005. It was a post about the lawsuit over the Druid Hills Golf Club and the Atlanta Human Relations Commission ordinance. It’s hard to believe that 4 […]

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Georgia General Assembly 2009 Wrap-Up

With additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale. (APN) ATLANTA — Once again, this year’s General Assembly was a tremendous disappointment across a wide range of issues concerning working families. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the Assembly failed to pass a transportation funding bill, all the while giving Gov. Sonny Perdue the transportation governance overhaul he wanted and leaving MARTA […]

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How the rich have shifted the tax burden to the middle class

IPS Tax Day Report: Reversing the Great Tax Shift Institute for Policy Studieshttp://www.ips-dc.org/ Download the report: http://www.ips-dc.org/reports/#1207 REPORT DOCUMENTS SHIFT FROM THE RICH TO REST OF US: IDENTIFIES $450 BILLION IN HIKES TO FUND RECOVERY Washington, D.C. – America’s highest-income taxpayers, analysts at the Institute for Policy Studies detail in a new Tax Day report, pay a staggeringly smaller share […]

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Community Forum Addresses Foreclosures, Predatory Lending

(APN) ATLANTA — Several dozen Atlantans gathered at the First Iconium Baptist Church in East Atlanta Saturday, April 04, 2009, to hear expert testimony on and ask questions about home foreclosures and predatory lending. Organizers, which included the Georgia Rural Urban Summit (GRUS), the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council, and 28 other organizations, […]

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