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EDITORIAL: Dear GPJC, Our Coverage Is Not for Sale

September 27, 2014 Dear Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, Atlanta Progressive News is in receipt of an unsigned letter on your organization’s letterhead appearing to be from your organization, dated August 30, 2014, asserting the “terminat...

Atlanta Passes Resolution for U.S. Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Finance

(APN) ATLANTA -- At the Monday, September 15, 2014, Full Council Meeting, the City Council of Atlanta passed a resolution, 14-R-4121, sponsored by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) expressing the support of the City of Atlanta for a...

Georgia Supreme Court Takes Homeless Task Force Case, as City Threatens Water Shut-off Again

(APN) ATLANTA -- On August 29, 2014, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued a ruling in two related emergency appeals brought by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless.  The court accepted the Task Force’s direct appeal; and dismissed the othe...

State Sen. Millar Opposes Sunday Voting, Black Voter Turnout; Says He Prefers “Educated” Voters

(APN) ATLANTA -- In an appalling turn of events that reveals exactly why the Voting Rights Act is still needed, State Sen. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) showed his true colors, as it were, in a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s P...

Atlanta Council Passes APD Cameras, Refers Constitutional Amendment to Committee

(APN) ATLANTA -- At the Full Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta on Tuesday, September 02, 2014, the Council passed a resolution that had been introduced by Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9), calling for the Atlanta Police Departm...

Councilman Bond Introducing Resolution on U.S. Constitutional Amendment

(APN) ATLANTA -- Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) plans to introduce a resolution calling for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, at the Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Full Council Meeting.   Th...

Dickens Leads in Updated APN Atlanta Council Scorecard for 2014

(APN) ATLANTA -- Newly elected Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large) has emerged as a new, progressive leader on the Atlanta City Council, according to the Atlanta Progressive News Atlanta City Council Scorecard for 2014.   T...

Book Review: Dollar Democracy by Peter Mathews

(APN) ATLANTA -- Dollar Democracy, a new book by Prof. Peter Mathews, examines the role of campaign contributions from wealthy individuals and corporations in subverting the democratic process; and in creating public policy that favors the wealthy...

Bozarth Successfully Petitions onto Ballot in State House Race

(APN) ATLANTA -- Bill Bozarth, the former executive director of Common Cause Georgia, has successfully used Georgia’s five percent petition law to get on the ballot in the State House District 54 race.   Jared Thomas, a spokesman for Secretary...

Judge Allows Eviction Proceedings in Task Force Lawsuit, but Only in Superior Court

(APN) ATLANTA -- On Friday, August 08, 2014, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall issued an order lifting the stay of dispossessory, allowing Premium Funding Solutions (PFS) to pursue dispossessory proceedings against the Metro Atlanta...