Monthly Archives: May 2009

US Rep. Conyers’s (D-MI) Top Ten Reasons to Support Single-payer

Everybody in, nobody out. Universal means access to healthcare for everyone, period – the desire of 81 percent of all Californians, as reported in a January 2007 Field Poll. Portability. Even if you are unemployed, or lose or change your job, your health coverage goes with you. Uniform benefits. No Cadillac plans for the wealthy and Pinto plans for everyone […]

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MARTA Receives $25 Million ARC Lifeline

Creative Loafing’s “Fresh Loaf” reports the following:   In a packed meeting at its downtown headquarters, the Atlanta Regional Commission threw cash-strapped MARTA a life preserver today, approving a reallocation of $25 million in federal stimulus dollars to help the transit agency avoid drastic service reductions. Officials stressed the one-time funding shuffle wasn’t a bailout. Under the terms of the agreement, […]

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What happened when Obama met Netanyahu?

So what really happened when Obama met Netanyahu last week?   You’d never know from reading The New York Times‘ account.  The Times (like much of the corporate media) is often a mouthpiece for pro-Israeli propaganda and David Bromwich explains how it distorted its coverage of the meeting to support Israel’s rush to attack Iran.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bromwich/inew-york-timesi-falsifie_b_205201.html.  Perhaps you remember how […]

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Obama Nominates Sotomayor

President Obama today nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor, 54, to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice David Souter. Sotomayor, a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, would become the first Hispanic and third woman to serve on the Supreme Court if confirmed by the Senate. Obama called Sotomayor “an inspiring woman who I […]

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Q&A with Mayoral Candidate, Glenn Thomas

(APN) ATLANTA — In continuing Atlanta Progressive News’ series with candidates for Mayor of the City of Atlanta, APN received the following answers to our candidate interview questions from Glenn Thomas. APN has previously published interviews with Kasim Reed, Mary Norwood, and Lisa Borders, as well as former candidate Ceasar Mitchell, in the race for Mayor. Stay tuned for our […]

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Details of Credit Card Reform (CARD Act)

FACT SHEET: REFORMS TO PROTECT AMERICAN CREDIT CARD HOLDERSPresident Obama signs Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama signs the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, marking a turning point for American consumers and ending the days of unfair rate hikes and hidden fees. Americans need a healthy flow of credit in […]

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Two Arrested after Dekalb Schools Insist Herrera Not Bullied

The DeKalb County school district released an internal review today of alleged bullying of 11-year-old Jaheem Herrera, who hanged himself last month. The report found Herrera was not specifically targeted for bullying. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports this afternoon: Retired Fulton Superior Court Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore, who headed the review, said at a press conference the findings show Jaheem […]

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