Monthly Archives: August 2009

Councilman Jim Maddox Retiring, No More Sleeping Through Meetings

Thank God.  Out of the 5 Councilmemebers on my “defeat in November” hit list, 2 are retiring (Fauver and Maddox)- Yeay!  Plus Cleta’s in danger.  This is wonderful, full of wonder.  That jerk threatened to have me arrested during CDHR, was constantly falling asleep, and was Shirley Franklin’s tool. #### ATLANTA’S LONGEST SERVING ELECTED CITY OFFICIAL ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT JIM MADDOX, […]

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Death Panelists at Work

“The key difference [between health insurance companies in the US and in other rich countries] is that foreign health insurance plans exist only to pay people’s medical bills, not to make a profit.  The United States is the only developed country that lets insurance companies profit from basic health coverage.”  — T. R. Reid, “5 Myths About Healthcare Around the […]

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(IPS) Beltline: Gentrification Fears Dog Sustainable Transport

This article was first published by Inter-Press Service at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=48268 ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug 30 (IPS/IFEJ) – As U.S. cities consider the urgent need for sustainable public transportation options, advocates are looking for ways to achieve the environmental benefits of such projects without displacing residents through gentrification of surrounding areas. The U.S. transport sector accounts for about a third of the […]

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Atlanta-Honduras Solidarity Rally Held (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — A coalition of local human rights activists held a downtown rally in solidarity with the people of Honduras, Friday, August 28, 2009, marking the two-month anniversary of the ouster and forced exile of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. About 40 activists handed out leaflets, held banners and signs, and spoke to curious passers-by. On June 28, 2009, the […]

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Responses to Black Leadership Forum Memo

Atlanta mayoral candidate Kasim Reed issued a statement Thursday in response to a comment made by Aaron Turpeau, a surrogate for City Council President and mayoral candidate Lisa Borders, in a position paper circulated by the Black Leadership Forum and Newsmakers Live. In the paper, Turpeau made the following remark: …[voters should] support Lisa Borders because she is ‘the best […]

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