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Green New Deal Introduced by U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey

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(APN) ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation for a Green New Deal.  HR 109, the House version, has 68 co-sponsors, all Democrats, to date.   https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text   WHAT IS THE GREEN NEW DEAL?   The Green New Deal is a proposal to restore the health of the planet and the health […]

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City of Atlanta Drags Feet on Illegal Yard Signs Littering District 3 (UPDATE 3)

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UPDATE 3: A City of Atlanta vehicle was spotted on Anderson along with a city worker picking up illegal yard signs.   UPDATE 2: Interim Commission Pierre Johnson has said the City’s SWEET Team (Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Team) will be inspecting and removing any illegal yards.   UPDATE 1: The City of Atlanta City Attorney Nina Hickson writes, […]

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SAFE Commission Seeks New E-voting Machines, Experts Warn against Model Selected

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  (APN) ATLANTA — On January 10, 2019, the Secure, Accessible & Fair Election (SAFE) Commission–created by then-Secretary of State (SOS), Brian Kemp–issued its recommendations, including a recommendation that Georgia move to a new E-voting system that includes a paper trail of persons’ votes that could be used in a recount.   http://sos.ga.gov/admin/uploads/SAFE_Commission_Report_FINAL_(1-10-18).pdf   The SAFE Commission is made up […]

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Crowded Race in Atlanta Council District 3 Special Election

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Screenshot of candidates’ forum video courtesy of Kelly Brown.   (APN) ATLANTA — Ten candidates–including the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News–have filed declarations of intent to run in the March 19, 2019 Special Election for the Atlanta City Council District 3 seat.   So far, three candidates–APN News Editor Matthew Charles Cardinale, Greg Clay, and Mrs. Shalise Steele-Young–have qualified. […]

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Advocates Continue to Press Atlanta Council on Homeless Warming Centers

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, January 07, 2019, advocates continued to press the Atlanta City Council to force changes to the City’s policies related to the opening of warming centers; and to stop criminalizing homeless people through the enforcement of problematic city ordinances.   Atlanta continues to have a crisis of homelessness, made worse by the lack of affordable housing […]

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National Climate Assessment Report Warns of Grave Situation

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Photograph courtesy of Willian Justen de Vasconcellos, unsplash.com .   (APN) ATLANTA — The fourth National Climate Assessment Report, released on November 23, 2018, warns of worsening natural disasters, new food and waterborne diseases, crop production failure, and economic devastation by the end of the century.   https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/   This is the third in a series of Atlanta Progressive News […]

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Atlanta City Council’s War on the Public; Mr. Bond Objects

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(APN) ATLANTA — One year into the new Council term, the current Atlanta City Councilmembers continue their war on the public, with the exception of Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large).     In one meeting, they acted to limit public comment and, to add insult to injury, they declined to require the videotaping of their gossip sessions known as Committee […]

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Children, Youth Sue U.S. Government over Climate Change Inaction

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(APN) ATLANTA — Juliana v. U.S. Government is no ordinary lawsuit; it is a historic lawsuit with children telling President Donald Trump and the fossil fuel industry that they will see them in court to save the the environment for future generations.   The Children’s Climate Change lawsuit was first filed in August 2015 in U.S. District Court in Eugene, […]

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After Homeless Deaths, Activists Push City on Warming Centers

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(APN) ATLANTA — At least two homeless people have frozen to death in recent weeks after sleeping on the streets of Atlanta this very cold and wet winter.  Now activists are asking the City of Atlanta to make changes to its warming center policies to prevent more deaths from occurring.   One homeless man named Ricky died on November 27, […]

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APN Editor Running for Atlanta City Council in Special Election

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Founder and News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News, Matthew Charles Cardinale, 37, is running for Atlanta City Council District 3 in the Special Election that is scheduled for March 19, 2019.   Campaign website: http://www.matthewforatlanta.com   Campaign Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Matthew-Charles-Cardinale-for-Atlanta-City-Council-District-3-216005662628584   Paypal donation link: https://www.paypal.me/friendsofmcharles   “Progressive Legislative Package for First 180 Days in Office” – […]

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Gun Reform Advocates Propel McBath to Victory in U.S. House Race

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  (APN) ATLANTA — U.S. Rep.-elect Lucy McBath (D-GA), a national advocate for gun reform whose son was tragically murdered in 2012, was elected to the U.S. House seat for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District on November 06, 2018.   Her victory was made possible with the help of gun control advocates across the country and a changing Sixth District disgusted […]

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Could Legal Personhood Save the Savannah River?

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(APN) ATLANTA — Nations around the world are addressing our environmental challenges by taking a novel legal approach, that is, granting personhood status to Mother Earth or to the rivers and lands she comprises.   The Savannah River, which runs through Georgia, is the third most toxic river in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.   […]

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Atlanta Council to Consider Limiting Public Comment

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(APN) ATLANTA — Another Atlanta City Council term, another attack on public comment; there always is at least one ordinance introduced or action taken that is aimed at undermining the effectiveness of Atlantans to make a difference in the democratic process.   This time at least some members of the Atlanta City Council–following a discussion at their Fall Retreat held […]

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Vogtle Reactors Move Forward, despite Co-owner Concerns

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(APN) ATLANTA — After a debate on a “go or no go” vote, the co-owners–Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG), Oglethorpe Power, and Dalton Utilities–decided to continue construction on the planned Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors Units 3 and 4, despite never-ending cost overruns.   The vote was triggered by a recent 2.3 billion dollar jump in the budget announced by […]

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Kemp Faces Voter Purge Lawsuits in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp is currently facing at least two lawsuits related to his voter purging practices in the lead-up to the November 2018 General Election.   In 2017, Kemp found a way to purge another half a million voters from the voter rolls, continuing his practice of purging eligible voters from the voter rolls […]

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