Monthly Archives: September 2010

(IPS) Fatal Blast Puts Focus on Web of Gas Pipelines

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=53014. ATLANTA, Georgia, Sep 30, 2010 (IPS) – A natural gas explosion in San Bruno, California that almost decimated an entire city earlier this month has fuelled concerns about the outdated, aging, and dangerous gas pipelines that underlie many U.S. cities. Television stations across the U.S. broadcast dramatic images of firefighters […]

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Atlanta City Council Member Voting Scorecard 2010

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News has completed a Atlanta Council Member Voting Scorecard for 2010, which rates Council Members for three votes and one public disclosure issue during the first year of the 2010-2013 term. In 2009, APN released its first Council Member scorecard, covering four votes between the years of 2003 and 2009. The 2010 scorecard provides a […]

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CRB Rules APD Falsely Imprisoned Eagle Bar Patrons

With additional reporting by Xanna Don’t. (APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta’s Citizen Review Board ruled on Thursday, September 09, 2010, that the Atlanta Police Department had committed false imprisonment against 62 bar patrons at the Atlanta Eagle, a gay leather bar in Midtown Atlanta, during a September 2009 raid. On a related note, APN can reveal–based on interviews with two plaintiffs […]

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Beltline Avoids Addressing Gentrification, Again

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Beltline, Inc., failed to address public concerns regarding gentrification during their Quarterly Report before the Community Development/Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta, despite the fact that Brian Leary, CEO of the organization, promised to do so during their last Quarterly Presentation before the same committee. CD/HR is the Council Committee which is supposed […]

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Atlanta’s Secret Vote Lawsuit Headed to Georgia Court of Appeals

(APN) ATLANTA — A Notice of Appeal was filed yesterday, September 14, 2010, in Fulton County Superior Court, regarding the secret vote lawsuit brought by the present writer against the City of Atlanta and several Council Members. The case file will now be sent over to the Georgia Court of Appeals to be placed on the docket there. The lawsuit […]

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WAND Lobbies US Sen. Isakson to Ratify US-Russia Treaty

(APN) ATLANTA — Activists from Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions and other organizations have been lobbying US Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, to vote yes on the new US-Russia START agreement. On April 08, 2010, the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) was signed in Prague by the United States and Russia, […]

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Advocates Claim Atlanta Violating Safe Drinking Water Act

With additional reporting by Alice Gordon. (APN) ATLANTA — A group of Atlanta neighborhood activists have been engaged in a years-long battle to get the City of Atlanta to seek a permit for the shafts–through which waste water is sent into deep underground tunnels–something they believe is a requirement of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The tunnels go long […]

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APN Chat with David Chastain, Libertarian Nominee for Secretary of State

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2010 Statewide and Congressional Elections, we sat down with David Chastain, the Libertarian nominee running for Secretary of State of Georgia. State Rep. Georganna Sinkfield won the Democratic nomination in a Run-off Election with State Sen. Gail Buckner. APN had endorsed Buckner in the Run-off. APN previously interviewed Sinkfield, and the […]

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Emergency Arrangements in Works for Grady Dialysis Patients

(APN) ATLANTA — An emergency plan appears to be coming together for the former Grady Hospital dialysis patients who were set to lose their care today, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. 38 former Grady Hospital patients are still receiving dialysis from Fresenius under a temporary contract between Grady and the private dialysis provider. Grady had agreed to pay Fresenius to […]

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