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Chat with US Rep. Bennie Thompson on FEMA and Katrina Accountability

(APN) ATLANTA — “The only person who’s lost their job to this point is Michael Brown and this whole debacle includes more people than Michael Brown,” US Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MI) told Atlanta Progressive News in a phone interview. “Michael Brown was not qualified,” to be the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Rep. Thompson said.  “He [Brown] […]

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Soldier Fears Retaliation for Civil Rights Complaint

(APN) ATLANTA–A US soldier stationed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) says he is being retaliated against for complaining when his superiors failed to fly the American Flag at half-mast in remembrance of civil rights leader Mrs. Coretta Scott King, ignoring a Presidential Executive Order, according to emails and testimony obtained exclusively by Atlanta Progressive News. Staff Sergeant (SSgt.) John […]

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Aspire Visa Execs are Biggest Ralph Reed Funders: What Annual Fee Would Jesus Charge?

(APN) ATLANTA–Ralph Reed’s largest campaign financial supporters, members of Georgia’s Hanna family, are major owners of CompuCredit–the company which issues the highly usurious “credit rebuilding” Aspire Visa Card–Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Aspire Visa is notorious for extremely high annual fees, monthly fees, account opening fees, credit line increase fees, and finance charges, in addition to awful customer service. CompuCredit, […]

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Chat with US Rep. McKinney on Hurricane Katrina, Race, Class

  (APN) ATLANTA–“The government was not prepared at all to deal with the people who did not have the means to evacuate, and it still is not prepared to provide solutions to people whose lives have been completely displaced,” US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) told Atlanta Progressive News in a phone interview today. US Rep. Cynthia McKinney talked with APN […]

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25 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe

(APN) ATLANTA  – 25 US Representatives–including two members of the Georgia delegation–have now signed on as co-sponsors of H. Res 635, demanding a probe which could recommend Bush’s impeachment, including the initial sponsor, US Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. If the Democratic Party is able to retake the US House of Representatives, Rep. Conyers would become […]

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22 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA  – 22 US Representatives–including two members of the Georgia delegation–have now signed on as co-sponsors of H. Res 635, demanding a probe which could recommend Bush’s impeachment, including the initial sponsor, US Rep. John Conyers, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. 23 US Representatives now total want Bush either to face an impeachment probe or to resign. US Rep. […]

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MARTA Riders’ Union Takes Parta in Debate over Public Transit: MARTA is Smarta When We All Take Parta

(APN) ATLANTA– The Atlanta Transit Riders’ Union (ATRU) believes in the power of the people who ride buses, and has appropriated public transit as a populist issue, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. ATRU claims two major recent victories in 2005 and the group hopes to continue its success in 2006. In 2005, The Riders’ Union successfully prevented MARTA from raising […]

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17 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA  – The number of Members of US Congress supporting US Rep. John Conyers’s (D-MI) H. Res 635 has now jumped to 17, including Mr. Conyers. The US House bill would create a Select Committee to investigate the grounds for impeaching President Bush. The two newest co-sponsors are US Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and James Oberstar (D-MN), who signed […]

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14 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe

(APN) ATLANTA  – The number of US House Representatives who have signed on to H. Res 635–supporting a probe looking into the grounds for impeaching Bush–has jumped to fourteen (14), including US Rep. John Conyers who initially sponsored the bill, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The total number of Members of US Congress who want Bush’s impeachment, a congressional inquiry […]

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Gonzales Apparently Lied to Congress over Wiretapping

(APN) ATLANTA  – US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appears to have lied about the President’s approval of illegal domestic wiretapping, a letter from US Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) to Mr. Gonzales suggests. In Gonzales’s confirmation hearings several months ago, Gonzales advised Feingold, “It is not the policy or the agenda of this President to authorize actions that would be in […]

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2006 Democratic Candidates Greet Georgians at Open House

(APN) EAST COBB COUNTY  – Atlanta Progressive News interviewed ten (10) of the fifteen candidates present about their positions on three (3) major issues as well as a self-rating of progressiveness, to locate each of the candidates on “a map.”  To be sure, not all candidates are running for offices where they could have an impact on each of the […]

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Stonewall Democrats Launches New Georgia Chapter

(APN) ATLANTA–The Atlanta Stonewall Democrats (ASD) held a launch celebration this evening for its new Atlanta chapter, which is meant to replace [and absorb] a former Georgia-wide group. About 70 people packed the Red Chair Club at Amsterdam Walk in Midtown Atlanta for the gala from 6-9pm.  Appetizers such as really good spinach artichoke dip were served and mingling commenced. […]

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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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