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22 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA  – 22 US Representatives–including two members of the Georgia delegation–have now signed on as co-sponsors of H. Res 635, demanding a probe which could recommend Bush’s impeachment, including the initial sponsor, US Rep. John Conyers, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. 23 US Representatives now total want Bush either to face an impeachment probe or to resign. US Rep. […]

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MARTA Riders’ Union Takes Parta in Debate over Public Transit: MARTA is Smarta When We All Take Parta

(APN) ATLANTA– The Atlanta Transit Riders’ Union (ATRU) believes in the power of the people who ride buses, and has appropriated public transit as a populist issue, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. ATRU claims two major recent victories in 2005 and the group hopes to continue its success in 2006. In 2005, The Riders’ Union successfully prevented MARTA from raising […]

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17 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA  – The number of Members of US Congress supporting US Rep. John Conyers’s (D-MI) H. Res 635 has now jumped to 17, including Mr. Conyers. The US House bill would create a Select Committee to investigate the grounds for impeaching President Bush. The two newest co-sponsors are US Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and James Oberstar (D-MN), who signed […]

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14 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe

(APN) ATLANTA  – The number of US House Representatives who have signed on to H. Res 635–supporting a probe looking into the grounds for impeaching Bush–has jumped to fourteen (14), including US Rep. John Conyers who initially sponsored the bill, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The total number of Members of US Congress who want Bush’s impeachment, a congressional inquiry […]

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Gonzales Apparently Lied to Congress over Wiretapping

(APN) ATLANTA  – US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appears to have lied about the President’s approval of illegal domestic wiretapping, a letter from US Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) to Mr. Gonzales suggests. In Gonzales’s confirmation hearings several months ago, Gonzales advised Feingold, “It is not the policy or the agenda of this President to authorize actions that would be in […]

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2006 Democratic Candidates Greet Georgians at Open House

(APN) EAST COBB COUNTY  – Atlanta Progressive News interviewed ten (10) of the fifteen candidates present about their positions on three (3) major issues as well as a self-rating of progressiveness, to locate each of the candidates on “a map.”  To be sure, not all candidates are running for offices where they could have an impact on each of the […]

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Stonewall Democrats Launches New Georgia Chapter

(APN) ATLANTA–The Atlanta Stonewall Democrats (ASD) held a launch celebration this evening for its new Atlanta chapter, which is meant to replace [and absorb] a former Georgia-wide group. About 70 people packed the Red Chair Club at Amsterdam Walk in Midtown Atlanta for the gala from 6-9pm.  Appetizers such as really good spinach artichoke dip were served and mingling commenced. […]

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ACLU Georgia Uncovers Pentagon Spying Files

(APN) ATLANTA–The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia released new documents on Pentagon spying on peaceful protesters, in a downtown press conference today at the Martin Luther King Federal Building. The documents are respondent to their Freedom of Information Act requests to several federal, state, and local agencies, regarding the Pentagon spying which occurred against local peace activists here […]

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Federal Agencies Play Hot Potato over Wiretapping Probe

(APN) ATLANTA  – The investigative units of several federal agencies are denying their responsibility for probing Bush’s approval of–and the US Attorney General’s justifications for–wiretapping Americans without the consent of Congress, Atlanta Progressive News (APN) has learned. The flowchart of non-accountability–tracing letters to and from members of US Congress, the US Department of Justice, and the US Department of Defense–has […]

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Rev. Al Sharpton Wants GLBT, Black Church Dialogue

(APN) ATLANTA–The Republican Party “came and invaded the Black Church and tricked people into supporting Bush,” Reverend Al Sharpton told a National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) Summit here. “They couldn’t come to the Black Church and talk about war, health care, education, so they take the cheap way out [by focusing on the so-called threat to marriage]. We need to […]

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Morehouse Under Fire; Protest Planned School’s Silence on Alleged Police Brutality Raises Suspicions

(APN) ATLANTA–Morehouse College has come under fire for the alleged brutality against civil rights veteran Willie Ricks, and activists are planning a protest next week on the campus, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Willie Ricks, 62, who also goes by Mukasa Dada, told Atlanta Progressive News in a series of interviews that he has suffered serious medical trauma for neck, […]

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Report: Atlanta Mayor Leads Anti-Homeless Trend

(APN) ATLANTA–“There is a conspiracy among mayors since they hear the Mayor of Atlanta has outlawed panhandling,” Michael Stoops, Executive Director of the National Coalition of the Homeless (NCH), said in a press conference, January 11, 2006. “The Atlanta ordinance says this is how Atlanta is solving Atlanta’s homeless problem. You’re not aloud to say anything. You’re not allowed to […]

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Georgia Black Caucus Boycotts MLK Event Over Voter ID Bill

(APN) ATLANTA–All Black members of the Georgia General Assembly, the leadership of the House Minority Caucus, US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), and some members of the King family have boycotted a statewide MLK event in protest of the Georgia House’s passage of a controversial photo ID bill, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The bill was reintroduced the first day of […]

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