Monthly Archives: June 2010

(IPS) Gulf Spill Galvanizes Activist Community

This article originally appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=52005. NEW ORLEANS, Jun 30, 2010 (IPS) – With the U.S .government and oil giant British Petroleum under fire for their handling of the more than two-month-old Gulf Coast oil spill disaster, environmental and community activists across the country are taking matters into their own hands. In New Orleans, a […]

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APN Chat with2014 Georganna Sinkfield, Candidate for Secretary of State

APN Chat with Georganna Sinkfield, Candidate for Secretary of State By Matthew Cardinale, News Editor, The Atlanta Progressive News (June 18, 2010) (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2010 Statewide and Congressional Elections, we sat down with State Rep. Georganna Sinkfield, who is running for Secretary of State of Georgia. In 2006, Gail Buckner won the the […]

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CRB Recommends Sanctions Against Officers in Eagle Raid False Arrest

By Xanna Don’t, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News With additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale, News Editor (APN) ATLANTA — On June 10, 2010, Members of Atlanta’s Citizen Review Board (ACRB) assembled to discuss a complaint filed by David “Yuke” Shepherd for his False Arrest on September 10, 2009, as part of Atlanta Police Department’s (APD) controversial raid on The […]

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Eaves Questions 9,000 Norwood Signatures for Ballot Access

(APN) ATLANTA — Independent candidate Mary Norwood sought Injunctive Relief from Fulton County Superior Court in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, June 22, 2010, after Fulton County Chairman John Eaves’s reelection campaign questioned the petition forms Norwood has used to gain some 9,000 signatures in her effort to be listed on the General Election ballot as an Independent. Judge Jerry Baxter […]

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Task Force Files Racketeering Suit against Developer

(APN) ATLANTA — The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless filed a response and countersuit yesterday in Fulton County Superior Court alleging, among other things, that the City of Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, and developer Manny Fialkow engaged in racketeering in their concerted effort to sabotage the Task Force. “The Conspirators have sought to drive the Task Force out […]

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APN Chat with Gary Horlacher, Candidate for Secretary of State

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2010 Statewide and Congressional Elections, we sat down with Gary Horlacher, 53, who is running for Secretary of State of Georgia. In 2006, Gail Buckner won the the Democratic nomination and she is again running for the position. Buckner ultimately lost to Republican Karen Handel in 2006. Handel is now running […]

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APN Chat with Michael Mills, Candidate for Secretary of State

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

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Six Council Members Served with Interrogatories after Secret Vote

(APN) ATLANTA — Six Members of the City Council of Atlanta who failed to disclose their vote in the unrecorded, secret poll on public comment, were served, by way of their attorneys, with a first set of interrogatories, or questions which they are required to answer, on Monday, June 07, 2010. The six Members who received the interrogatories are Carla […]

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APN Chat with US Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Congressional Candidate, 4th District

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of statewide and Congressional elections, we sat down with US Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), who is running for reelection for Georgia’s fourth Congressional district. Johnson won the seat in 2006 in a Democratic Primary Run-off with former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA). APN endorsed McKinney in that race. McKinney went on to be […]

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Judge Troubled by Apparent City, CAP Conspiracy

(APN) ATLANTA — Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall expressed concern today over mounting evidence that the City of Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, and Manny Fialkow engaged in an improper conspiracy to deprive the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless of funding so that Fialkow could obtain the building. Schwall presided over the hearing which was supposed to […]

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MARTA Faces Cuts despite Passage of Historic Transportation Bill

(APN) ATLANTA — MARTA is facing service cuts and fare increases as a result of continuing declines in sales tax revenues from Fulton and Dekalb Counties despite passage of the historic transportation bill, HB 277, by the Georgia legislature in April 2010. The transportation bill lifts for the next three years the 50/50 restriction on MARTA’s sales tax revenue, which […]

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Atlanta Activists Protest Israel’s Attack on Flotilla to Gaza

(APN) ATLANTA — On Tuesday, June 01, 2010, over 200 Atlantans gathered at the Israeli Consulate on Spring Street to protest Israel’s military attack upon an international convoy carrying humanitarian aid to the 1.5 million people in Gaza. The six ships were in international waters when the Israeli Navy intercepted the Freedom Flotilla abducting 700 people from 42 countries, wounding […]

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APN Chat with Keisha Waites, Candidate for Fulton Commission District 6 (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2010 elections, Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Keisha Waites, 37, 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) candidates Angela Moore, Gail Buckner, and Michael Mills [Mills interview coming soon]; […]

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APN Chat with Vernon Jones, Congressional Candidate, 4th District

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of statewide and Congressional elections, we sat down with former Dekalb County CEO Vernon Jones, who is running for US Congress for Georgia’s fourth district, a seat currently held by US Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA). Johnson won the seat in 2006 in a Democratic Primary Run-off with former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA). […]

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