Category Archives: National

APN Editor Co-Launches SMART ALEC, a Progressive Policy Think Tank

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(APN) ATLANTA — A new non-profit organization, SMART ALEC, seeks to promote progressive public policies at the state and local levels.   As a progressive response to ALEC–a controversial right-wing policy firm funded by the Koch brothers and large corporations–SMART ALEC offers a transparent, grassroots approach to public policy.   Atlanta Progressive News Editor and CEO Matthew Charles Cardinale is […]

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Atlantans Participated in DC “Democracy Spring” Rallies, at least Two Arrested

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Photograph courtesy of Jen Rafanan.   (APN) ATLANTA — Over 1,400 people were arrested over several days of massive nonviolent sit-ins on the Capitol steps in Washington, D.C., between April 11 and 18, 2016.  It was the most people ever arrested at the U.S. Capitol.   Democracy Spring was organized by a coalition of over 120 organizations.  It is determined […]

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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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Anonymous Disclaims Earlier Postings in its Name, Says Real Posts Yet to Come

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(APN) ATLANTA — In a curious turn of events, the hacker group, Operation KKK, which claims to be affiliated with Anonymous, appears to have disclaimed that it is behind the recent Internet postings regarding purported members of the Ku Klux Klan in U.S. government positions.   At 1:13pm on Sunday, November 01, 2015, the Twitter account @YourAnonNews–which identifies itself as […]

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African Americans for Hillary Clinton Event disrupted by Song, Chants of “Black Lives Matter”

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(APN) ATLANTA — On yesterday, Friday, October 30, 2015, thousands gathered at Clark Atlanta University’s Epps Gymnasium to hear Presidential candidate, and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speak, as she rolled out her African Americans for Hillary campaign at the historic Black college.   Clinton took the stage and acknowledged and thanked prominent Civil Rights Movement leaders from the […]

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Democratic Group Attracting Big Name Speakers to Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — Inspire 45, the young professionals arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is launching from Atlanta this week.   “It’s [the DNC’s] way of showing us they take us seriously, and they are really going to invest in the State of Georgia, and Atlanta, for future national elections,” TJ Copeland, past president of the Young Democrats of […]

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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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Tiny Home Movement Arrives in Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Tiny Home Movement is rapidly spreading across the country from Washington State to Florida.  A tiny home is anything under 500 square feet.   Atlanta is beginning to join the Tiny Home Movement, in part due to the work of Will Johnston.  He hosts monthly meetings to advocate and educate the public and politicians on the […]

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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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Bernie Sanders, Candidate for President, Visits Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about real issues that working people care about to an enthusiastic crowd of over one thousand supporters in downtown Atlanta, Friday night, September 11, 2015, at 200 Peachtree Street.   He emphasized in his speech that no President can deal with the crisis facing working families unless there is a mass […]

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