Monthly Archives: May 2010

(IPS) Gulf of Mexico Animals at Risk of Mass Annihilation

This article was originally published on the Inter-Press Service website at http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51654. Photograph by Matthew Cardinale ATLANTA, Georgia, May 31, 2010 (IPS/IFEJ) – As oil continues gushing from the ocean floor into the Gulf of Mexico, with no sign of stopping until a new well is finished this August, scientists, environmentalists and local residents are beginning to reckon with the […]

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Wan Discloses Vote to Georgia Voice, Accuses APN of Bullying, Harassment

(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta and certain City officials were served on Monday, May 24, 2010, with the lawsuit previously filed by Atlanta Progressive News’s editor [the present writer] over failure to comply with the Georgia Open Meetings Act. The lawsuit argues the Defendants failed to comply with the Georgia OMA by taking a secret vote at the […]

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Progressive Preacher, Rev. Samuel, Running for State House (UPDATE 1)

(APN) STONE MOUNTAIN — Rev. Kenneth L. Samuel, a long-time activist for peace, tolerance, and social justice in Georgia, is running for the State House on a platform which includes civil rights for former prisoners. The 89th district, the area he wants to represent, runs from Covington Highway to Redan Road, and from South Indian Creek to Stone Mountain and […]

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Fulton County Closing Mental Health Clinics for Poor

(APN) ATLANTA — At least three local community health centers have stopped offering mental health services for working poor and homeless people in Fulton County, Atlanta Progressive News has learned after a two-month investigation. APN has found there is much confusion and lack of communication between social service agencies, clinic staff, service providers, and management, regarding exactly what is going […]

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APN Chat with Gail Buckner, Candidate for Secretary of State (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2010 Statewide and Congressional Elections, we sat down with State Sen. Gail Buckner, who is running again for Secretary of State of Georgia. Buckner previously ran in 2006 and won the the Democratic nomination. Buckner ultimately lost to Republican Karen Handel in 2006. Handel is now running for Governor. Also running […]

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APN Chat with Joan Garner, Candidate for Fulton Commission District 6

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2010 elections, Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Joan Garner, 58, a candidate for Fulton County Commission Distict 6, the seat being vacated by Nancy Boxill. Thus far, APN has interviewed Gubernatorial candidate David Poythress; Secretary of State (SOS) candidate Angela Moore; School Superintendent candidates Beth Farokhi and Brian Westlake; and […]

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APN Editor Sues City of Atlanta, Officials over Secret Vote

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News’s News Editor–the present writer–has sued the City of Atlanta and other City officials for their involvement in a secret vote conducted in February 2010 at the Council Retreat at the Georgia Aquarium. The Defendants in the suit are the City of Atlanta, Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Municipal Clerk Rhonda Dauphin Johnson, Committee on Council […]

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(IPS) Ecosystem in Peril after Gulf Oil Spill

This article originally appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51441. ATLANTA, Georgia, May 14, 2010 (IPS) – With engineers giving a best-case scenario of “weeks” before the catastrophic oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is sealed, some scientists are warning that the region’s ecosystem could face major long-term damage. As many as 70,000 gallons of oil per day […]

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Wan Insists on Keeping Vote a Secret, Seeks Legal Backing

(APN) ATLANTA — City Council Member Alex Wan (District 6) may have campaigned for office on a platform of transparency and accountability, but he is now openly refusing to disclose how he voted at the Council Retreat in February 2010 and wants to know whether the law department feels comfortable spending taxpayer dollars to defend his perceived right to a […]

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Watson, Winslow Disclose Secret Votes, 7 Still Unknown

(APN) ATLANTA — City Council Members Cleta Winslow (District 4) and Aaron Watson (Post 2-at-large) reported how they voted during the secret vote held at the Council Retreat in February 2010, in emails and phone conversations with Atlanta Progressive News. As previously reported by APN, Council Members voted on whether to draft rules limiting public comment in all Council Committees, […]

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Councilwoman Bottoms Discloses Secret Vote, 9 Still Unknown

(APN) ATLANTA — City Council Member Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 8) reported how she voted during the secret vote held at the Council Retreat in February 2010, in an email to Atlanta Progressive News. As previously reported by APN, Council Members voted on whether to draft rules limiting public comment in all Council Committees, but decided not to do so; […]

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Council Members Archibong, Martin Disclose Secret Vote, 10 Still Unknown

(APN) ATLANTA — City Council Members Natalyn Archibong (District 5) and C.T. Martin (District 10) reported how they voted during the secret vote held at the Council Retreat in February 2010, in separate emails to Atlanta Progressive News. As previously reported by APN, Council Members voted on whether to draft rules limiting public comment in all Council Committees, but decided […]

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Councilman Hall Discloses Secret Vote, 12 Still Unknown

(APN) ATLANTA — City Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2) reported how he voted during the secret vote held at the Council Retreat in February 2010, in an email to Atlanta Progressive News. As previously reported by APN, Council Members voted on whether to draft rules limiting public comment in all Council Committees, but decided not to do so; however, neither […]

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(IPS) U.S. States Consider Starting Their Own Banks

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51277. ATLANTA, Georgia, Apr 30, 2010 (IPS) – At least eight U.S. states are considering proposals to start state-run banks in the wake of an economic crisis where many private banks ceased or greatly decreased their lending, literally shrinking the money pool available in state economies. Economist Ellen Brown, author […]

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