Category Archives: Mayor Kasim Reed

Recall Effort Underway after Mayor Reed’s Response to Occupy Atlanta

  (APN) ATLANTA — Joe Beasley, a veteran activist of the Civil Rights Movement, is organizing an effort to recall Mayor Kasim Reed, after several heated exchanges yesterday between Reed and the Occupy Atlanta Movement. Since declaring his intent yesterday, Beasley told Atlanta Progressive News, “There’s interest, put it that way.” “We expressed our intention to recall, and I’ve got […]

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Schwall Reverses Own Eviction Order, after Task Force Appeals

  (APN) ATLANTA — Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall reversed his own disspossesory order against the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless after the Task Force filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Georgia. “The Court hereby VACATES its Order of Dispossessory entered October 17, 2011,” Schwall wrote in his order dated October 21. “Attached please […]

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Alex Wan Now Ranks as Least Progressive Atlanta Councilmember

  (APN) ATLANTA — Following two votes at the Full Council meeting on Monday, October 17, 2011, Atlanta Progressive News has revised its scorecard of Atlanta City Council Members, which now includes eighteen votes on legislation or other matters. APN first issued a scorecard in 2009, and has re-issued the scorecard with additional items twice previously. Of note in the […]

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(IPS) Occupy Movement Heats Up U.S. South

This article was first published on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105512 ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct 18, 2011 (IPS) – As the Occupy Movement spreads like wildfire across the United States and around the world, protests in the U.S. South are facing unique challenges. Occupy protests have sprouted up in countless cities across the U.S. South, including Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; […]

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Emory University Issues Response to Task Force Lawsuit

(APN) ATLANTA — Emory University and Emory Health Care have issued a statement in response to a request from Atlanta Progressive News concerning the lawsuit filed by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless regarding Emory’s alleged participation in the conspiracy to sabotage the shelter. “Emory University and Emory Healthcare were named as defendants in a Dekalb County lawsuit […]

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Task Force for the Homeless Sues Emory University

(APN) ATLANTA — The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has sued Emory University and Emory Healthcare for allegedly engaging in a conspiracy to sabotage the shelter, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by Atlanta Progressive News. The case, 11A39185-5 is filed in the State Court of DeKalb County.  The complaint was filed on Tuesday, October 11, […]

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Activists React to Glover’s Confirmed AHA Resignation

  (APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, October 03, 2011, Renee Glover, CEO of Atlanta Housing Authority, confirmed a report published the day before, October 02, in the Atlanta Progressive News, and stated her plans and intentions to resign from AHA. APN reported on October 02 on the previous week’s AHA Board of Commissioners meeting, where her employment appears to have […]

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Fulton, DeKalb Voters to Consider School Sales Tax Renewal

(APN) ATLANTA — In upcoming the November 08, 2011, election, Atlanta, Decatur, DeKalb, and Fulton voters will decide whether to renew a one percent, or one penny per dollar, sales tax for educational infrastructure.  If approved, this would be the third renewal, or Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) IV. Working families are hurting in the current economy, and Atlanta’s […]

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Glover May Soon Resign from AHA

(APN) ATLANTA — Renee Glover, the CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority who presided over the demolition and destruction of nearly all of Atlanta’s public housing, may soon resign from AHA, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. One member of AHA’s Board of Commissioners told APN they were expecting Glover to have resigned at a Board meeting last week and that […]

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Federal Court Clears Atlanta in Homeless Task Force Lawsuit

(APN) ATLANTA — US District Judge Thomas Thrash ruled against the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless in a Motion for Summary Judgement in its claims against the City of Atlanta, and ruled in favor of the City in its counterclaim for unpaid water bills, according to a copy of Thrash’s ruling, dated Friday, September 21, 2011, posted on […]

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City Attorney Defends More Atlanta Closed Meetings, on Eagle Raid

  (APN) ATLANTA — Senior Assistant City Attorney Kristen Denius defended two closed-door meetings involving the Atlanta Police Department LGBT Advisory Board, Mayor Reed and his staff, and APD, in a memo prepared for Glen Paul Freedman, Chair of the Board, dated Monday, August 22, 2011. In this memo, Denius advised Freedman, in the opinion of the City of Atlanta […]

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Atlanta Council Delays Watershed Vote following APN Article

  (APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta, which was expected to vote today on the confirmation of Jo Ann Macrina, Mayor Kasim Reed’s nominee for Commissioner for the Department of Watershed Management, delayed the vote following recent revalations in an article by Atlanta Progressive News. The Full Council went into Executive Session for two full hours to discuss […]

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Atlanta’s Watershed Nominee at Issue in Alleged Retaliatory Firings

  (APN) ATLANTA — Today the City Council of Atlanta is likely to consider the nomination of Jo Ann Macrina as Commissioner of the Department of Watershed Management. After being nominated by Mayor Kasim Reed in April 2011, she is already serving as Interim Commissioner.  She previously worked as Deputy Director of the Watershed Protection Division for DeKalb County’s Department […]

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(IPS) Public Workers Fight to Preserve Pensions

A previous version of this article appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56311. ATLANTA, Georgia, Jun 30, 2011 (IPS) – Municipal workers across the United States are fighting to preserve their pensions amidst a concerted campaign by corporate interests coupled with budget shortfalls facing all urban areas in the current recession. Some of the affected workers include those who work […]

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AHA Board Slashes Alisias Contract, Chastises CEO Glover

(APN) ATLANTA — Sparks were flying today, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the Atlanta Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, as the Board voted to slash the fiscal year 2012 budget item for the Alisias PR firm from 750,000 dollars to 84,000 dollars, or 7,000 dollars per month. The Board of Commissioners under the Mayor Shirley Franklin administration, including current […]

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