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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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Sens. Kennedy, Feingold Keep Bush Impeachment on Table

(APN) ATLANTA  – US Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Russ Feingold (D-WI), and US Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), did not preclude the possibility of Bush’s impeachment, when asked about the topic in interviews this weekend. Senator Kennedy declined to rule out Bush’s impeachment when asked about the subject on ABC’s program, “This Week,” according to NewsMax.com, a conservative publication. Sen. […]

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200 Georgia Progressives Hold Historic Summit

(APN) ATLANTA  – 200 progressive activists from Georgia gathered here today for the first Georgia Progressive Summit (GPS). The historic summit was held at the Georgia State University Student Center and is lasting from Friday, January 6, 2006, through Sunday, January 8, 2006. Georgia For Democracy, a progressive coalition which formed around the Howard Dean Presidential Campaign in 2004, organized […]

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Bush Impeachment Inquiry Has 8 House Co-Sponsors

(APN) ATLANTA  – A total of eight US House members have co-sponsored Resolution 635 to create a select committee to investigate the grounds for impeaching President Bush, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The co-sponsors are Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. […]

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US Rep. Lewis Suggests Bush Impeachment: Bush’s Domestic Wiretapping Seen as Clearly Illegal and Evident

(APN) ATLANTA — Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has taken the national lead on suggesting that George Bush’s secret authorization of domestic wiretapping may be an impeachable offense. Lewis is the first member of US Congress to directly suggest the President may need to be impeached. In a similar move, US Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) sent an email on December 19, 2005, […]

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Parents Group Opposes Complicity of Schools in Military Recruitment: 2001’s No Child Left Behind Act Forces Release of Private Student Info

(APN) ATLANTA — Susan Keith noticed when her son, Martin, 16, a student at Decatur High School, received 8-10 mailings in the span of nine months from military recruiters. The mailings were full color glossy pieces promising free dog tags or sunglasses if he sent in a reply card.When she found out that Decatur High, along with every other high […]

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5 US Senators, 13 House Reps Call for Probe of Dept. Of Justice: Staff Attorneys Said to be Silenced in Voting Rights Cases

(APN) ATLANTA  – At least five US Senators and 13 US House Representatives have called for an investigation into the growing scandal involving political appointees at the US Department of Justice (USDOJ), according to letters obtained by Atlanta Progressive News (APN). The Senators include Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Patrick Leahy (D-WI), Barack Obama (D-IL), and Arlen Specter (R-PA). […]

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Willie Ricks Says He Was Brutalized by Morehouse College Police: Photos of Civil Rights Leader Show Bruised Shoulder (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — (Update and Correction, 12/12/05: APN has spoken with Mr. Ricks and he says the charges were not dropped, even though an initial APN transcript of Ricks’s TDC documentary said the charges were dropped. APN will publish its exclusive media interview with Mr. Ricks in the coming days.) Willie Ricks, aka Mukasa Dada, says he was brutally mistreated […]

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Activists Rally at Rosa Parks’s Anniversary at Lenox Mall

(APN) ATLANTA — 45 activists rallied today at Lenox Mall in Atlanta, Georgia, to remember Rosa Parks and protest poverty, racism, and war. The rally began at 11:30 am and ended at 1 pm. Protesters held banners reading, “Shut the War Down,” “End Poverty, Racism, and War,” and “Fund Hurricane Relief! Not the War in Iraq!” The honking of horns, […]

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