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Richard Van Slyke, !Presente!, 1944-2013

(APN) ATLANTA — Richard Van Slyke, an Atlanta-based progressive activist and documentary filmmaker, has passed away at the age of 68, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.  Van Slyke had a stroke and passed away last week, according to his son, Ian Van Slyke. Van Slyke was best known in activist circles as a documentary filmmaker with his company, Roaming Video, […]

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Israeli Peace Activist Visits Atlanta

An earlier version of this article was edited by Bob Goodman and circulated via the Human Rights Atlanta email group. (APN) DECATUR — With Palestine having been recognized as a state by the United Nations on Thursday, November 29, 2012, it is clear that there is more than one side to the story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  One unique voice […]

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Recall Effort Underway after Mayor Reed’s Response to Occupy Atlanta

  (APN) ATLANTA — Joe Beasley, a veteran activist of the Civil Rights Movement, is organizing an effort to recall Mayor Kasim Reed, after several heated exchanges yesterday between Reed and the Occupy Atlanta Movement. Since declaring his intent yesterday, Beasley told Atlanta Progressive News, “There’s interest, put it that way.” “We expressed our intention to recall, and I’ve got […]

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Former CIA, McGovern, Speaks in Atlanta on Osama, Clinton, and Erosion of Rights

(APN) DECATUR — Ray McGovern, 71, former CIA analyst and current anti-war activist, visited Decatur on Monday, May 02, 2011, at the Atlanta Friends Meeting House, for a forum organized by the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition’s Atlanta chapter. Hundreds attended the event and there was standing room only. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, McGovern’s last visit to […]

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