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“Hands off Cuba!” Activists Demand in Atlanta

By Scott Crutcher, Staff Writer, The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA – Activists demanded “Hands off Cuba ” at a press conference on the steps of Atlanta City Hall today. Members of Atlanta Cuba Solidarity, Every Church a Peace Church, and International Action Center demanded the immediate release of the Cuban Five. Activists also raised concerns about various statements made […]

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Voter ID Halted but Not Defeated

By Kristina Cates, Staff Writer, The Atlanta Progressive News. (APN) ATLANTA – While Georgia voters were not limited to five forms of ID, instead of the current seventeen, in the recent Primary and Runoff Elections, the possibility is still there that poor, elderly, and disadvantaged voters may be effectively disenfranchised in the General Election or some future election. Voter advocates […]

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BREAKING: McKinney Pursuing Legal Challenges to Elections in Georgia

(APN) ATLANTA — US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is pursuing numerous legal avenues to challenge the so-called results of not only her recent Primary and Runoff Elections, but also the fundamental reality that the current E-voting system in Georgia does not provide us with results that are in any way meaningful. The Congresswoman and her attorneys and campaign are looking […]

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BREAKING: Donzella James Contesting Primary in Georgia (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — US Congressional Candidate Donzella James has filed a legal contest of the results of her Primary race against US Rep. David Scott (D-GA), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The suit has been filed in State Court in Fulton County, Georgia. The lawsuit asserts Georgia’s election “results” are meaningless because they run on E-voting machines which have no […]

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US Rep. Lewis Supports Lieberman but not McKinney

(APN) ATLANTA – US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is not supporting his progressive colleague in Congress for reelection, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), or her challenger, Mr. Hank Johnson. However, Rep. Lewis is supporting the hawkish centrist, US Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. McKinney is in a suspenseful Runoff Election with Mr. Johnson, a quiet, more […]

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Homeless Women Lack Shelter in Atlanta, Activists Are Livid

This article contained additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale. (APN) ATLANTA — “You get depressed. Sometimes you don’t know why you wake up in the morning. You don’t know if you can make it another day,” Kimberly Saulsbury-Zetreene, 36, a homeless woman in Atlanta, told Atlanta Progressive News. Each night, there are thousands of women like Kimberly and her friend Regina […]

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Vote-Flipping Claimed in McKinney Primary

(APN) ATLANTA — You’ve got electronic voting machines. Many people called in and shared their concern. They pushed the button for Cynthia McKinney and Hank Johnson came up. It wasn’t one time, it wasn’t two times, it was many, many times,” Karon Edge-Fitzpatrick, who has been monitoring elections for US Rep. McKinney’s re-election campaign, told Atlanta Progressive News in an […]

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Georgia Lawsuit Filed over E-voting Questionability

By Kristina Cates, Staff Writer, The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA – Representatives from VoterGA filed suit this morning against Secretary of State Cathy Cox, the Georgia State Election Board, and Governor Sonny Purdue over the current electronic voting system as well as the audit trail pilot project. VoterGA held a press conference to discuss the lawsuit this morning at […]

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Choicepoint President Funds Secretary of State Candidate Scott Holcomb

With additional reporting by Betty Clermont, Staff Writer. (APN) ATLANTA – With the Georgia Primary for Secretary of State only days away, Atlanta Progressive News has learned Democratic Candidate Michael “Scott” Holcomb has accepted campaign contributions from the President of Choicepoint Corporation and the President’s wife. Choicepoint has come under scrutiny for its well-researched acquisition of the company responsible for […]

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Homophobic Bigots Target Bookstore in Atlanta

By Douglas Hartley, Staff Writer, The Atlanta Progressive News, with additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — Anti-homosexual religious protestors have targeted Outwrite Bookstore in Midtown Atlanta on three consecutive weekends since mid-June, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “We’ve never had protestors in the 12 and a half years we’ve been here,” Philip Rafshoon, Outwrite Bookstore Owner said in […]

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US Rep. McKinney (D-GA) Meets Progressives at American Blackout Screening

(APN) DECATUR — US Congresswoman McKinney (D-GA) wowed a progressive audience here at the packed Push Push Theater during a forum following a screening of the film American Blackout.  “You are like a Malcolm X,” one audience member said. About 100 progressive activists and concerned citizens from Atlanta and Decatur had the opportunity to interact with the Congresswoman, who answered […]

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