Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES CARDINALE

World Can’t Wait “Drive Out the Bush Regime” Held in Downtown Atlanta (UPDATE 2)

Photographs by Albert Viola (APN) ATLANTA — At least 800 protesters participated in the World Can’t Wait “Drive Out the Bush Regime” demonstration in Downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park, Atlanta Progressive News observed. The protest was one of many being held across the country. Atlanta’s activities included a march throughout downtown, a rally in Woodruff Park, and a protest line along […]

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EXCLUSIVE: McKinney Condemns E-Voting, Keeps Options Open

Photographs by Jonathan Springston, Staff Writer (APN) DECATUR — US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is keeping her options open, and is reviewing public records concerning her 2006 Primary and Run-off Elections with Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting and others while deciding whether to legally challenge the election, The Atlanta Progressive News has learned in an exclusive interview with the Congresswoman. Harris […]

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Diebold Added Secret Patch to Georgia E-Voting Systems in 2002, Whistleblowers Say

(APN) ATLANTA – Top Diebold corporation officials ordered workers to install secret files to Georgia’s electronic voting machines shortly before the 2002 Elections, at least two whistleblowers are now asserting, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Former Diebold official Chris Hood told his story concerning the secret “patch” to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., for Kennedy’s second article on electronic voting in […]

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Blackwell Faces Green Challenger in Ohio Governor Race

(APN) ATLANTA – “People need somebody running who can keep Blackwell from stealing an election. Democrats can’t say ‘Quit stealing,’” Bob Fitrakis, 50, told Atlanta Progressive News. Fitrakis has won the Green Party Nomination for Governor of Ohio and this November he will be facing Republican Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell and Democrat Ted Strickland. “There’s a socialization process in […]

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Youth Rally for Impeachment in Atlanta

(APN) DECATUR — 20-30 activists rallied for the impeachment of US President George W. Bush, at a busy intersection in Decatur, a somewhat liberal suburb of Greater Atlanta. Most of the activists were students from Decatur High School, and said they were with an informal student organization called SPAC, The Student Political Activism Club. Other participants included members of the […]

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BREAKING: McKinney Pursuing Legal Challenges to Elections in Georgia

(APN) ATLANTA — US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is pursuing numerous legal avenues to challenge the so-called results of not only her recent Primary and Runoff Elections, but also the fundamental reality that the current E-voting system in Georgia does not provide us with results that are in any way meaningful. The Congresswoman and her attorneys and campaign are looking […]

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BREAKING: Donzella James Contesting Primary in Georgia (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — US Congressional Candidate Donzella James has filed a legal contest of the results of her Primary race against US Rep. David Scott (D-GA), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The suit has been filed in State Court in Fulton County, Georgia. The lawsuit asserts Georgia’s election “results” are meaningless because they run on E-voting machines which have no […]

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US Rep. Lewis Supports Lieberman but not McKinney

(APN) ATLANTA – US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is not supporting his progressive colleague in Congress for reelection, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), or her challenger, Mr. Hank Johnson. However, Rep. Lewis is supporting the hawkish centrist, US Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. McKinney is in a suspenseful Runoff Election with Mr. Johnson, a quiet, more […]

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Vote-Flipping Claimed in McKinney Primary

(APN) ATLANTA — You’ve got electronic voting machines. Many people called in and shared their concern. They pushed the button for Cynthia McKinney and Hank Johnson came up. It wasn’t one time, it wasn’t two times, it was many, many times,” Karon Edge-Fitzpatrick, who has been monitoring elections for US Rep. McKinney’s re-election campaign, told Atlanta Progressive News in an […]

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Choicepoint President Funds Secretary of State Candidate Scott Holcomb

With additional reporting by Betty Clermont, Staff Writer. (APN) ATLANTA – With the Georgia Primary for Secretary of State only days away, Atlanta Progressive News has learned Democratic Candidate Michael “Scott” Holcomb has accepted campaign contributions from the President of Choicepoint Corporation and the President’s wife. Choicepoint has come under scrutiny for its well-researched acquisition of the company responsible for […]

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US Rep. McKinney (D-GA) Meets Progressives at American Blackout Screening

(APN) DECATUR — US Congresswoman McKinney (D-GA) wowed a progressive audience here at the packed Push Push Theater during a forum following a screening of the film American Blackout.  “You are like a Malcolm X,” one audience member said. About 100 progressive activists and concerned citizens from Atlanta and Decatur had the opportunity to interact with the Congresswoman, who answered […]

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APN Candidate Endorsements 2006 (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA – Atlanta Progressive News’s 2006 Candidate Endorsements reflect the opinions of the Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors, based on research conducted in the process of covering local news. We encourage everyone to form their own opinion, and most importantly, to go out and vote, period. US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 4-Incumbent US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) If […]

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