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8,000 Rally against Georgia Anti-Immigrant Bills

(APN) ATLANTA — Over 8,000 activists rallied outside the State Capitol on Thursday, March 24, 2011, to show their outrage and disgust over Georgia’s Arizona-type immigration bills. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, legislation, HB 87, has already passed the State House.  A similar bill, SB 40, has also passed the State Senate. While the vast majority of protesters […]

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200 Protest in Midtown over US Occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan

(APN) ATLANTA —  Yesterday, on the 8th anniversary of the criminal US “shock and awe” attack on Iraq, 160 Atlantans marched in Midtown to bring awareness that the US still has troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that these continued occupations will cost Georgia taxpayers five billion dollars in 2011. “Bring the Troops and War Dollars Home!” “Money for Jobs […]

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College Student Activist Arrested at HOPE Debate in Georgia House

(APN) ATLANTA — Andrew Epstein, a graduate student in history at the University of Georgia, was arrested today, Tuesday, March 08, 2011, at the Georgia State Capitol during the State Senate floor debate of HB 326, the Republican bill to amend the HOPE Scholarship. About ten minutes into the Senate debate on HB 326, a banner was quietly dropped over […]

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Persistent Plane Contrails Cover Atlanta Skies, Raise Concerns

With additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale, News Editor.   (APN) ATLANTA — Over the last several months, Atlanta Progressive News and Atlanta residents have been documenting an increase in white lines left from airplanes flying overhead, sometimes covering Atlanta’s skies with persistent plane contrails. Persistent airplane contrails have in fact been appearing more and more all over the country and […]

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GPJC Marches for Bradley Manning in MLK March this Year

The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition (GPJC) marched in the annual King March for the freedom of PFC Bradley Manning, to end the wars and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, to bring all the troops hom,e and to bring to justice the US perpetrators of war crimes.   Manning, the 23-year-old Army private accused of leaking classified information to Wikileaks, has been […]

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Georgia Power, PSC Sticks it to Ratepayers (UPDATE 2)

    (APN) ATLANTA — The Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently considering Georgia Power’s purposed 844 million dollar rate increase, despite the fact that the country is in the middle of a recession with historically high unemployment and foreclosure rates. Georgia Power initially requested a 1.1 billion dollar rate increase, but after consumers expressed outrage at a November meeting […]

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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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