Monthly Archives: November 2010

Eight Activists Arrested at Immigrant Prison in Lumpkin (UPDATE 1)

With additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale. (APN) LUMKPIN, Georgia — Approximately 100 people gathered today, Friday, November 19, 2010, at the square in Lumpkin, Georgia to make the 1.7 mile walk to the Stewart Detention Center (SDC) where 2,000 immigrants are held.  SDC is privately owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), a multi-million dollar for profit business.  […]

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APN to Celebrate Five Years of Publication

(APN) ATLANTA — On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, Atlanta Progressive News will celebrate five years of publication. APN readers are invited to help us celebrate on November 23 from 7-9:30pm, at Manuel’s Tavern – Eagle’s Nest Room, 602 N. Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA. APN was founded on November 23, 2005.  That’s five years of progressive news in Atlanta, and over […]

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Lack of Progress on Beltline Affordable Housing

(APN) ATLANTA — Despite the allocation of fifteen percent of the bond proceeds from the first Beltline Tax Allocation District (TAD) bond issuance to the Beltline Affordable Housing Trust Fund, an investigation by Atlanta Progressive News shows that much of the funding has not been spent to date; few units of affordable housing have been produced; and the Beltline Affordable […]

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Four Arrested Protesting Regents’ Ban on Undocumented Immigrants

(APN) ATLANTA — Four activists were arrested at the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, in protest of the decision by the Board of Regents to ban undocumented immigrants from attending competitive Georgia colleges and universities. The four activists who committed civil disobedience included Civil Rights Movement veteran Joe Beasley; Rich Pellegrino, of the Cobb Immigration Alliance; Rev. […]

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3 State House Democrats Defect to the Republican Party

Three Democrats in the Georgia House of Representatives have switched to the Republican Party, including State Reps. Gerald Greene, Bob Hanner, and Alan Powell.  Greene and Hanner’s defections were first reported by Blog for Democracy.  State Rep. Ellis Black is also considering a switch according to WALB TV news, an NBC affiliate.  There are now 69 Democrats and 111 Republicans […]

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Robertson Remains in Run-off with Lee after Recount Complete

The Fulton County Superior Court Judge Run-off still includes Kelly Amanda Lee and Shelitha Robertson.  Third place challenger, Clarence Johnson, had sought a recount, because he was only a few votes behind Robertson.  According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper’s Political Insider blog, the recount resulted in Johnson having four fewer votes.  It is rare that a recount result in any […]

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Atlanta Public Schools Considering PR Contract with Alisias

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper’s Metro section today, the Atlanta Public Schools is considering a public relations and marketing contract with crisis communications firm, Alisias, who previously assisted such clients as Councilman H. Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large) and the Atlanta Housing Authority. APS has been getting really bad press as a result of the cheating scandal and the […]

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US Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) Supports Pelosi for Minority Leader

US Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) announced his support for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in her bid for US House Minority Leader, now that Democrats have lost the majority going into next Session. “Nancy’s Pelosi’s tenure as Speaker continues to be one of the most productive and impressive in American history,” said Johnson.  “Her leadership was key in […]

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Pay as You Go Plans Available from Gas South for Low-Income Households

According to a press release from Gas South, over 12,000 Georgia households have enrolled in the Pay as You Go program, or pre-paid plan. The program is designed to help low-income or credit-challenged households obtain gas service in their home, without having to pay a large deposit.  “Pay-As-You-Go was developed specifically for credit-challenged customers who may have recently relocated, lack […]

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APD Policy Changes in Store, Bond to Push Council Apology

(APN) ATLANTA — After a federal judge signed off on the settlement between 28 Plaintiffs and the City of Atlanta in the Eagle raid case, details emerged of significant policy and practice changes for the Atlanta Police Department. Mayor Kasim Reed also issued an apology. Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) told Atlanta Progressive News that he would push […]

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Fulton Superior Judge Candidate Had Two D.U.I.’s

(APN) ATLANTA — A candidate for Fulton County Superior Court Judge, Kelly Amanda Lee, has had two D.U.I. (Driving while Under the Influence) charges, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Lee is in a Run-off with Shelitha Robertson.  Lee came in first and Robertson came in second in a crowded General Election race which also included Clarence Johnson, Chloe Dallaire, and […]

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