Category Archives: International

Atlantans Protest at Airport over Trump Orders Banning Muslims

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Photograph courtesy of Judy Conder.   (APN) COLLEGE PARK, Georgia — On Sunday, January 29, 2017, Atlantans joined massive nationwide protests that exploded in over thirty U.S. cities in response to President Donald Trump’s latest Executive Orders banning all Muslims citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the United States for ninety days.   Syrian […]

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63,000 March in Atlanta, Unified against Trump

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Saturday, January 21, 2017, some 63,000 people marched from the Center for Civil and Human Rights to Liberty Plaza at the Georgia State Capitol to show opposition to President Donald Trump’s contradictory messages, boldfaced lies, demonization of minorities, and cabinet appointments that are extreme, even for Republican standards   Torrents of rain, flooding, and tornado warnings […]

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Fukushima Still Spreading Radioactive Materials, Five Years Later

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(APN) ATHENS — Nuclear Watch South (NWS) hosted a Fukushima Five Years Later presentation in Athens, Georgia, on March 12, 2016, at the Athens-Clarke County Library.   The event roughly coincided with the five year anniversary of March 11, 2011, when a 9.0 earthquake struck off shore causing a powerful tsunami to hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. […]

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U.S. Southern Delegates Both Laud And Denounce Historic Climate Agreement

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Photograph via Creative Commons.   (APN) ATLANTA — World leaders have reached an historic agreement to address climate change, with input––and pressure––from local delegations the world over, including from Atlanta, Georgia, and throughout the U.S. South.   The agreement, signed by 196 countries including the United States, sets a goal of keeping global temperatures from rising more than two degrees […]

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Advocates Disappointed as Gov. Deal Objects to Syrian Refugees; Food Stamp Denials Draw Federal Attention

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(APN) ATLANTA — Thirty-one U.S. governors are refusing to cooperate in resettlement programs for Syrian refugees, most citing the coordinated attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, as a pretext for security concerns around this refugee population.   Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order on November 16, 2015 instructing “all agencies of the State of Georgia halt any […]

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Over 500 Atlantans March For Climate Justice In Lead Up To Paris Negotiations

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Photograph by Steve Eberhardt.   (APN) ATLANTA — Before world leaders began critical climate negotiations in Paris, France, on November 30, 2015, Atlantans joined more than half a million people worldwide who rallied to demand a stop to global warming.   On Sunday, November 29, 2015, 550 people marched from a park in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood to the […]

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Eleven Arrested while Protesting Stewart Detention Center, including One Atlantan

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(APN) LUMPKIN, Georgia — On November 21, 2015, over 1,400 people came from across the U.S. for the ninth annual “Shut It Down” march on Stewart Detention Center.  It was the largest protest yet against the private Correction Corporation of America’s (CCA) for-profit prison.   Up to 1,750 immigrants are held at CCA without due process or the right to […]

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BRIEF: Anonymous Leaks Alleged KKK Membership List as Marches Occur Worldwide

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(APN) ATLANTA — On November 05, 2015, @OperationKKK, a Twitter account allegedly associated with the group, Anonymous, leaked an alleged list of members associated with the  Ku Klux Klan information.   http://pastebin.com/wbvP95wg   On the same date, millions across the planet took to the streets wearing Guy Fawkes masks to protest censorship, government corruption, police brutality, and crony capitalism.   […]

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Four Arrested So Far as Atlantans Protest Trans-Pacific Partnership Meeting

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Photographs by Steve Eberhardt.   (APN) ATLANTA  — Protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continue in Atlanta, as negotiators from twelve countries work to finalize this latest, controversial proposal for an international free trade agreement.   Advocates from civil society organizations concerned with labor, the environment, health care, food, and other issues are worried about a new, free trade agreement […]

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Metro Atlanta DSA Hosts Forum on Climate Change

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(APN) ATLANTA — “Climate Change and Alternatives to Capitalism” filled the downstairs meeting room of the Decatur Library, with about thirty attendees, on Sunday, September 13, 2015.   The Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America hosted the event.   The conversation centered on two documents – Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the environment; and This Changes Everything by Naomi […]

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Clarkston Mayor, Ted Terry, Welcoming Syrian Refugees

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(APN) ATLANTA — Mayor Ted Terry of Clarkston is stepping up with compassionate solutions, while many others merely watch the Syrian refugee disaster unfold on Facebook.   “Clarkston is ready to step up and do our part to welcome more Syrians, more Iraqis, more Afghanis to our City,” Terry told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on September 10, 2015.   “Our Christian […]

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Activists Ask U.S. Rep. Lewis to Support Iran Treaty; Lewis, Johnson Support

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, approximately a dozen activists from the international #SupportIranDeal Coalition delivered a letter to the office of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), asking him to support the controversial Iran Deal, a multilateral proposed treaty with Iran, which is currently before U.S. Congress.   “We are here today as your constituents… asking you to […]

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Activists Protest UPS’s Shipping of Animal “Trophies” in Wake of Cecil Killing

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(APN) ATLANTA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is pressuring shipping company UPS to stop shipping exotic trophy animal parts, following the recent outcry over the death of Cecil the lion.   Walter Palmer, a U.S. recreational big-game hunter killed Cecil, a Southwest African lion, on July 01, 2015, leading to international outcry and debate over recreational […]

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Former State Sen. Jason Carter Appointed Chair of Carter Center Board

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — Former State Sen. Jason Carter (D-Atlanta), grandson to former President Jimmy Carter of Georgia, was named the Chair of the Carter Center Board of Trustees this past March 2015 and will take his post on November 20, 2015.   “Carter, a member of the Carter Center Board of Trustees […]

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