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Bush Indictment Drafted by Former Federal Prosecutor

(APN) ATLANTA — Elizabeth de la Vega, a former federal prosecutor, has written a new best-selling book, US v. Bush, which includes a federal indictment against President George W. Bush and other top administration officials for conspiracy to defraud US Congress and the American people over the need to invade Iraq. It also includes a fictional grand jury proceeding based […]

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CBS 46 Calls Out Gateway Center for Apparent Dishonesty

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta’s CBS 46 News reporter Joanna Massee called the Gateway Center out for misleading her, and indeed, the public, in what was her second report on homeless women in Atlanta and the Gateway’s mass eviction policies, which aired last week. The Gateway Center closed the majority of its emergency mats for homeless women including women with children, […]

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27th Annual Poor People’s Day Held at Georgia Capitol (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — “The rich are gettin richer on the backs of the poor, and we won’t take it anymore,” homeless advocate and folk singer, Lynn Griever, sang, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, as about 250 working class people and advocates met for the 27th Annual Poor People’s Day. Participants met for two days of workshops and presentations, Wednesday, […]

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Atlanta SOA Protester Gets 100 Days in Federal Prison (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — An Atlanta activist received a sentence of 100 days in a federal prison on January 29, 2007, after being arrested and charged with a Class B misdemeanor November 19, 2006, at a protest at the School of the Americas (SOA). The notorious SOA–recently renamed WHINSEC, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation–is located on the Fort Benning […]

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Army Drops Reporter Subpoena, then Invasion Objector Wins Mistrial (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The US military has dropped the controversial subpoenas of two journalists, independent journalist Sarah Olson, who interviewed Lt. Ehren Watada for Truthout.org, and Gregg Kakesako of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, after Watada signed a stipulation agreement with the military. Olson still won’t say for sure whether she was going to refuse to testify, but it appears she would […]

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Gateway Homeless Shelter Closes 140 Emergency Mats for Women

(APN) ATLANTA — The Gateway Center–Mayor Shirley Franklin’s answer to ending chronic homelessness in Atlanta–has now downsized its emergency Overflow for homeless women from about 150 mats, to 10 mats per night, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. After days of pressure from APN, WRFG radio, and CBS 46 television, Gateway apparently has decided to maintain the ten beds instead of […]

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Homeless Women May Be Evicted en Masse, in Height of Winter (UPDATE 1)

By Matthew Cardinale and Jonathan Springston (APN) ATLANTA — Over one hundred homeless single women and women with children are facing uncertain futures on this freezing cold night, as the Gateway Overflow shelter for women prepares to abruptly close, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “They can’t put them out in this cold! That would just be unthinkable! Tomorrow is going […]

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US Rep. Woolsey’s Bill Would “Bring Troops Home” in Six Months

By Tyler Tarwater, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA — Last week US Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) introduced H.R. 508, the “Bring the Troops Home and Iraq Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2007,” the strongest of all current US Congressional bills which seek to de-escalate the US Invasion of Iraq. The bill would force the withdrawal of “all U.S. […]

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Bush Retreats on Illegal Domestic Wiretapping

(APN) ATLANTA — The Bush Administration announced yesterday it will abandon the warrantless surveillance program operated by the National Security Agency (NSA), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The reversal comes just one day before US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was to begin testifying before the new Democratic-majority Congress on the illegal program. A new plan calls for the secret court […]

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Justice Department Reviews Own Role in NSA Wiretapping

(APN) ATLANTA — The US Department of Justice’s (USDOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) opened a review of the USDOJ’s role in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) warrantless wiretapping program on November 27, 2006, according to a letter from the OIG to US Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) obtained by Atlanta Progressive News. APN first reported on the apparent game […]

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EXCLUSIVE: McKinney Discusses Her Bush Impeachment Bill (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — “Nothing is off the table unless the American people allow it to be so,” US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) said in an exclusive interview with Atlanta Progressive News (APN) about her Articles of Impeachment against President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. The bill, H Res. 1106, which is now available at thomas.loc.gov, […]

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