Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES CARDINALE

27th Annual Poor People’s Day Held at Georgia Capitol (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — “The rich are gettin richer on the backs of the poor, and we won’t take it anymore,” homeless advocate and folk singer, Lynn Griever, sang, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, as about 250 working class people and advocates met for the 27th Annual Poor People’s Day. Participants met for two days of workshops and presentations, Wednesday, […]

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Army Drops Reporter Subpoena, then Invasion Objector Wins Mistrial (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The US military has dropped the controversial subpoenas of two journalists, independent journalist Sarah Olson, who interviewed Lt. Ehren Watada for Truthout.org, and Gregg Kakesako of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, after Watada signed a stipulation agreement with the military. Olson still won’t say for sure whether she was going to refuse to testify, but it appears she would […]

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Gateway Homeless Shelter Closes 140 Emergency Mats for Women

(APN) ATLANTA — The Gateway Center–Mayor Shirley Franklin’s answer to ending chronic homelessness in Atlanta–has now downsized its emergency Overflow for homeless women from about 150 mats, to 10 mats per night, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. After days of pressure from APN, WRFG radio, and CBS 46 television, Gateway apparently has decided to maintain the ten beds instead of […]

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Homeless Women May Be Evicted en Masse, in Height of Winter (UPDATE 1)

By Matthew Cardinale and Jonathan Springston (APN) ATLANTA — Over one hundred homeless single women and women with children are facing uncertain futures on this freezing cold night, as the Gateway Overflow shelter for women prepares to abruptly close, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “They can’t put them out in this cold! That would just be unthinkable! Tomorrow is going […]

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EXCLUSIVE: McKinney Discusses Her Bush Impeachment Bill (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — “Nothing is off the table unless the American people allow it to be so,” US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) said in an exclusive interview with Atlanta Progressive News (APN) about her Articles of Impeachment against President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. The bill, H Res. 1106, which is now available at thomas.loc.gov, […]

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Protesters Heckle Wolfowitz at World Bank Lecture in Atlanta (UPDATE 1)

Photographs by Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — Paul Wolfowitz was interrupted four times by a total of five protesters tonight during his invited Leo and Berry Eizenstat Memorial lecture on the World Bank at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue. The title of his speech was Why Africa Matters to Americans. One protester, Justin Carter, 20, who stood wearing an anti-Wolfowitz t-shirt, […]

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McKinney’s Full Remarks on Bush Impeachment Bill

(APN) ATLANTA — US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) today became the first US Congresswoman to introduce Articles of Impeachment against President Bush, as well as Vice President Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. Atlanta Progressive News has obtained the following remarks prepared by the Congresswoman, and has learned she was not allowed to read them on the US House […]

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E-Voting Critic Runs for Dem Chair in Georgia

(APN) ATLANTA — Donzella James, a former Georgia State Senator, US Congressional candidate, and elections integrity advocate, has decided to run for Chairperson of the Democratic Party of Georgia, Atlanta Progressive News has learned in an exclusive. In related news, Carlotta Harrell, who recently ran for School Superintendent and was considering the DPG Chairpersonship, has decided not to run, in […]

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Georgia Fights Donzella James E-Voting Lawsuit

(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox’s Office has challenged Donzella James¬ís lawsuit regarding electronic voting in Georgia, Atlanta Progressive News (APN) has learned. James filed the lawsuit after her the so-called election results showed US Rep. David Scott (D-GA) beat her in the Democratic Primary. James argued that because Georgia elections are essentially meaningless, so long as […]

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Donzella James Eyes Georgia Dem Party Chairmanship

(APN) ATLANTA — Donzella James, a former Georgia State Senator and progressive Democratic opponent to US Rep. David Scott (D-GA) in the recent Primary, is eyeing the Chairmanship for the Georgia Democratic Party, James tells Atlanta Progressive News. James received national acclaim for her groundbreaking lawsuit against the State of Georgia for certifying her so-called Primary results even though Georgia […]

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