Monthly Archives: August 2010

(IPS) New Banking Overhaul More Like An Under-Haul

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=52661. ATLANTA, Aug 30, 2010 (IPS) – On July 21, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping financial industry regulatory reform since the Great Depression of the 1930s. But, experts point out that the bill does not address some of the real problems behind the structural […]

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APN to Host 2nd Town Hall on Ballot Access for Third Party, Independent Candidates

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News will be holding its second Official Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, from 7-9pm at the Spring4th Center in Atlanta’s Midtown. It is the third Tuesday night in September. This will be the second in a series of monthly town hall meetings called by APN to address critical community issues and empower […]

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AHA Lies in Response on Seniors, Disparages APN

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Housing Authority told multiple lies in its response last week to an article that appeared on Atlanta Progressive News, dated August 12, 2010, entitled, “Evicted AHA High-Rise Seniors Die at Alarming Rates.” In addition, the AHA uses taxpayer dollars to disparage APN. The APN article reported that 24 of the seniors at Palmer House had […]

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APN to Host First Town Hall Tuesday: Oil Spill, Implications for Action

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News will be holding its first Official* Town Hall Meeting on this Tuesday, August 17, 2010, from 7-9pm at the Spring4th Center in Atlanta’s Midtown. This will be the first in a series of monthly town hall meetings called by APN to address critical community issues and empower community advocates, citizens, and experts alike to […]

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Evicted AHA High-Rise Seniors Die at Alarming Rates

(APN) ATLANTA — Seniors evicted from the Palmer House and Roosevelt House highrises in late 2009 after a long struggle to preserve their housing, have been dying at alarming rates, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. At least 12 seniors from the two highrises had died out of about 425, according to an ongoing longitudinal, or tracking, study conducted by Assistant […]

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Family of Fallen Soldier Fights Foreclosure with Help from Activists

With additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale. (APN) LITHONIA — When activists in the peace movement learned the family of Spc. Jamaal Addison–the first Georgian killed in the US Occupation of Iraq–was facing foreclosure, they allied with the local anti-foreclosure movement to prevent the family from becoming homeless. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Addison’s mother, Patricia Roberts, had been […]

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Norwood Declines to Appeal Adverse Ballot Access Ruling

(APN) ATLANTA — Last week, on Tuesday, August 03, 2010, former City Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large) notified her supporters by email that she would not appeal the ruling by Judge Jerry Baxter on July 27, 2010, which denied her access to the ballot as an independent candidate for Fulton County Chairperson. “It’s been a long and disappointing week,” Norwood […]

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Garner Camp Declines to Review Voicemail, Identify Caller

(APN) ATLANTA — The Joan Garner for Fulton County Commission District 6 campaign has declined to review the threatening voicemail received by Atlanta Progressive News from an apparent Garner supporter, despite three written requests from APN to do so. On Friday, August 06, 2010, at around 2am, a voicemail was received by APN’s News Editor–the present writer–making threatening statements in […]

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Self-Described Garner Supporter Threatens APN Editor in Voicemail

(APN) ATLANTA — Early this morning at around 2am, a voicemail was received by APN’s News Editor–the present writer–making threatening statements in response to APN’s recent coverage of the Fulton County Commission District 6 Democratic Primary Run-off. The caller did not leave his name, but sounded like a Black male and identified himself as a Joan Garner supporter. The call […]

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Garner Misleads on Unstated Positions, APN Interview

(APN) ATLANTA — Joan Garner, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Fulton County Commissioner District 6, made misleading statements on her Facebook page regarding her previous failure to take a position on two important public policy issues. Garner is in a Run-off Election with Keisha Waites. The election is on August 10 and early voting is currently taking place. Waites […]

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Holder Endorses Waites in Fulton District 6 Run-off

(APN) ATLANTA — David Holder, a community activist who placed third out of four candidates for the Democratic nomination for Fulton County Board of Commissioners, District 6, has endorsed Keisha Waites in the Run-off. Waites came in first during the Democratic Primary, receiving 42 percent of the vote, or 3,576 votes. Joan Garner came in second, receiving 39 percent, or […]

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