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Mary Norwood’s 12 point Plan on Crime

Councilwoman and Mayoral candidate Mary Norwood has released her 12 point plan to tackle crime in Atlanta. Here’s what it is: #### Fix today’s crisis! End the furloughs of our police and firefighters. Keep precincts and fire stations open and staffed 24/7. Pay police and firefighters’ salaries from thetaxes Atlanta already collects. Find savings in other departments. To fund our public […]

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US Sen. Feingold (D-WI) Introduces Death Penalty Abolition Bill

US Sen. Feingold (D-WI) has introduced a bill to abolish the federal death penalty, S. 650.  The bill has no-cosponsors. “Feingold’s Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2009 would put an immediate halt to federal executions and forbid the use of the death penalty as a sentence for violations of federal law.  The use of the death penalty has been […]

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IA Poll Shows Fmr. Gov. Barnes Competitive in 2010

A recent poll conducted by Insider Advantage shows former Gov. Roy Barnes–who a source tells APN is considering a 2010 run for governor–would be competitive against two out of 3 possible leading Republican candidates.  Based on the current poll, Barnes would beat Karen Handel (SOS and former Fulton County Chair) and John Oxendine (Insurance Commissioner), but not Casey Cagle (Lt. […]

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Heads, Wall Street wins; tails, taxpayers lose: Obama/Geithner continue Bush/Paulson bank bailout plan

Progressive economists (Krugman, Reich, Baker, Stiglitz) warn that time is running out on the Paulson/Geithner approach of trying to bribe the Lords of Finance who destroyed the economy with hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to fix it.  The standard approach in such situations is nationalization/rationalization/ reorganization — the government temporarily takes over insolvent banks, fires the management, wipes out […]

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Web of Debt: New Book Calls for Nationalized Banking

A new book by Ellen Hodgson Brown, Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth about Our Money System and How We Can Break Free, explores why the private banking system in the US is causing our current economic troubles, including massive debt to private banks.  Samples of the book are available at www.webofdebt.com. From the website: “Our money system is not what […]

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US Reps. Broun, Kingston, Price (R-GA) Support Auditing the Fed

Libertarian US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has introduced a bill demanding transparency at the Federal Reserve.  Most of Ron Paul’s bills are not economically progressive in any way.  Also, most don’t get more than one or two cosponsors. However, this one has 39 co-sponsors, the majority of whom are Republicans, including 3 GA Republicans, US Reps. Broun, Kingston, Price.  It […]

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US HHS Releases Funds for Senior Nutrition Programs

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Obama administration announced Wednesday the Department of Health and Human Services will provide $65 million for congregate nutrition programs to be provided at senior centers and other community sites.  Additionally, there will be $32 million for home delivered nutrition services delivered to the elderly at home and $3 million […]

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Atlantans to mark 6th year of Iraq occupation with march, speakers and sneakers

Atlantans will commemorate six years of death and destruction, and demand an end to occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine, this Thursday, March 19. Activities will include an educational forum at 3 p.m. at Georgia State University; and a veterans-led march from Woodruff Park to CNN at 5, which will culminate with a symbolic shoe-throwing at an effigy of George […]

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NEWS BRIEF: McKinney Mum on AJC Libel Suit Withdrawal

(APN) ATLANTA — Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) withdrew her libel lawsuit against the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, Atlanta Progressive News can confirm. McKinney referred a question as to why she withdrew her lawsuit to her attorney, Mike Raffauf. However, while Raffauf confirmed the lawsuit has been retracted, he said he was not authorized to explain why McKinney decided to […]

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