Monthly Archives: November 2010

(IPS) Federal Reserve Conjures – and Redefines – Money

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=53706 ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov 29, 2010 (IPS) – The private central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve, has begun purchasing $600 billion of long-term U.S. Treasury Bonds, essentially subsidising the federal deficit for the year. Many economists say the significance of this new role for the Federal Reserve cannot be overstated, especially because the agency is literally creating […]

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Despite Lee’s Claim, Fulton Democrats Deny Offering Support

(APN] ATLANTA — Kelly Amanda Lee, a candidate for Fulton County Superior Court Judge, appears to have made a misleading statement in an interview with Atlanta Progressive News. Lee had claimed that she received the support of the Fulton County Democratic Party, in addition to the support of the Fulton County GOP. Numerous sources familiar with the matter had been […]

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City of Atlanta Now Insists Straw Poll Was Vote After All

(APN] ATLANTA — In a recent Brief of Appellees to the Georgia Court of Appeals, the City of Atlanta and individual Defendants–including several Council Members and the Municipal Clerk–have now completely reversed their argument and are insisting that the so-called straw poll of the February 2010 Council Retreat, was a vote after all. After arguing for months that the vote […]

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Fulton GOP Phonebanking for Lee, Superior Court Judge Candidate

(APN] ATLANTA — The Fulton County GOP has been using its offices and resources to do phone-banking for Kelly Amanda Lee, a candidate for Fulton County Superior Court Judge, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Lee is facing Shelitha Robertson in a Run-off Election scheduled for this Tuesday, November 30, 2010. In a Facebook post by Steve Broadbent, former Republican candidate […]

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Grady CEO Faces Open Records Warrant Hearing Monday

(APN] ATLANTA — Pete Correll, the CEO of Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation, the privatized form of Grady Hospital, will face a warrant hearing Monday, November 29, 2010, before Fulton County Superior Court Judge Constance C. Russell, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Jack Jersawitz, 76, an activist for workers’ rights, open records, and open meetings, had filed a warrant application in […]

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Undercover Cops Infiltrate SOAW Protest Planning

  (APN) FORT BENNING, Georgia — Five undercover officers infiltrated a planning meeting of seven School of the Americas Watch protesters in the days leading up to last weekend’s protest, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Hendrik Voss, National Organizer with SOAW, told APN, “Five undercover police officers participated in an action preparations workshop with seven SOA Watch activists who planned to block […]

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Reflections on Five Years of APN; Party Tonight at 7pm

(APN) ATLANTA — Tonight, Tuesday, November 23, 2010, Atlanta Progressive News will celebrate the five-year anniversary of the publication, at Manuel’s Tavern, Eagle’s Nest room, from 7-930pm. The Facebook event page for the event is here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150099328369972 Today, we celebrate an incredible milestone in progressive news in Atlanta: the five year anniversary of the Atlanta Progressive News.  We follow in […]

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Update 2 on Possible Eagle Raid Settlement

(APN) ATLANTA — Yesterday, the Atlanta Progressive News reported that according to two anonymous sources, the Plaintiffs in the Eagle Raid lawsuit had received settlement letters from the City of Atlanta. Since then, two additional sources have confirmed–one to APN and one to Georgia Voice magazine–that the Plaintiffs did receive letters on Thursday, November 18, 2010; however, these sources have […]

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Arizona Passes Medical Marijuana Law

Marijuana legalization advocates claimed a big victory in the recent election results in Arizona, where the state finally approved a medical marijuana bill.  Marijuana Policy Project helped draft and lobby for the bill.  Arizona is now the 15th US state with a medical marijiana law. “Proposition 203 allows for the establishment of about 120 tightly run, state-regulated clinics that will […]

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WAND Pushes US Senate to Consider New START Treaty by Year-End

Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions is pushing for the US Senate to consider the new US-Russia START Treaty ratification by the end of the year during the remainder of the “lame duck” Session.  Some activists worry it will be more difficult to pass it in the new US Senate next year which will have fewer Republicans and more Democrats.  […]

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Fulton GOP Chair to Run for State GOP Chair

According to the Beacon Newspaper, Shawn Hanley, Chairman of the Fulton County Republican Party is challenging the current Chair, Sue Everhart. The Beacon reported: “He [Hanley] says the state GOP apparatus rode a sea-wave to victory without buillding a formidable or sustainable infrastructure, including worthwhile get out the vote programs, new Young Republican groups, minority outreach or volunteer recrutiment initiatives.” […]

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BREAKING: City Proposes Possible Settlements in Atlanta Eagle Raid

(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta has sent letters proposing possible settlements to the individual Plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit alleging violation of US Constitutional rights during the September 2009 raid of the Atlanta Eagle, a gay leather bar in Midtown, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Two of the Plaintiffs confirmed receipt of the letters; however, APN has granted […]

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