Category Archives: President Obama

(IPS) Defense Act Provides for Indefinite Detention of US Citizens

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service Website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec 30, 2011 (IPS) – Civil liberties groups and many citizen activists are outraged over language in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) that appears to lay the legal groundwork for indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without trial. David Gespass, president of the National Lawyers Guild, […]

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(IPS) Some Activists Regret Obama, USDOJ Inaction on Troy Davis

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: ATLANTA, Sep 28, 2011 (IPS) – During the last days of Troy Davis’s life, activists intensified what was already significant pressure on both U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), a federal agency under Obama’s purview, to save Davis, but Obama declined to act. On Sep. […]

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(IPS) Iranian Man Faces Death over Religious Conversion

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Jul 18, 2011 (IPS) – Faith leaders in the U.S. representing 25 million citizens have expressed outrage about the case of Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian man who faces the death penalty if he refuses to recant his Christian faith. Calling themselves Christian Leaders for a Nuclear […]

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Former CIA, McGovern, Speaks in Atlanta on Osama, Clinton, and Erosion of Rights

(APN) DECATUR — Ray McGovern, 71, former CIA analyst and current anti-war activist, visited Decatur on Monday, May 02, 2011, at the Atlanta Friends Meeting House, for a forum organized by the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition’s Atlanta chapter. Hundreds attended the event and there was standing room only. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, McGovern’s last visit to […]

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President Obama Proposes Cutting LIHEAP Funds for Millions

According to a report in the National Journal, President Obama has proposed cutting LIHEAP, or low-income energy assistance funds, by about 2.5 billion dollars, likely cutting about three million households off from receiving this assistance. Several US Senators have already spoken out against the proposal, including John Kerry (D-MA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), according to the report. As previously noted […]

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