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Turner Field Neighbors Call For Community Benefits Agreement

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(APN) ATLANTA — The communities near Turner Field are seeking a binding Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) as part of the pending stadium sale.   The Atlanta Fulton County Recreational Authority (AFCRA) is in the process of selling Turner Field and surrounding acres to Georgia State University and the development firm Carter.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/12/24/residents-advocates-criticize-selection-of-gsu-to-redevelop-turner-field/   It is not clear how GSU […]

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Fourteen Students Jailed Protesting University Bans on Undocumented Students (UPDATE 1)


Photograph courtesy of Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis, Freedom University.   (APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, February 01, 2016, fourteen students, including six undocumented students, were arrested in civil disobedience actions at two universities.   Almost one hundred undocumented and documented students integrated classrooms at Georgia State University (GSU); the University of Georgia, Athens (UGA); and Georgia Tech.   The purpose […]

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New Coalition Challenges GSU’s Turner Field Development Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents of the communities surrounding Turner Field are determined not to let history repeat itself.   The stadium and surrounding property are up for grabs when the Atlanta Braves baseball team leaves for Cobb County in 2017.   Georgia State University (GSU) is vying to acquire the real estate and has partnered with Carter real estate firm, […]

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Atlantans Protest International Drone Conference in Buckhead

  (APN) ATLANTA — Late last month, from Tuesday, May 28, to Friday, May 31, 2013, a group of Atlanta activists protested the 2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as drones, which held their convention at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead.   The convention brought together representatives from academia, industry, federal and state agencies, the private […]

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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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College Student Activist Arrested at HOPE Debate in Georgia House

(APN) ATLANTA — Andrew Epstein, a graduate student in history at the University of Georgia, was arrested today, Tuesday, March 08, 2011, at the Georgia State Capitol during the State Senate floor debate of HB 326, the Republican bill to amend the HOPE Scholarship. About ten minutes into the Senate debate on HB 326, a banner was quietly dropped over […]

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