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Peoplestown Homeowners Get Meetings with Mayor Reed after Holding Sit-In

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents fighting to save their homes in Peoplestown held a sit-in at City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s office on November 04, 2015.  As a result of their action, they have a series of back-to-back meetings scheduled with Mayor Reed for December 01, 2015.   As Atlanta Progressive News previously has reported, Tanya Washington, and Robert and […]

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Anti-Muslim Haters Fail to Show Up at Advertised Rally in Atlanta


(APN) ATLANTA —  An anti-Muslim group had called for a national Global Rally for Humanity on today, Saturday, October 10, 2015, to protest outside twenty or more mosques in various U.S. cities, including Atlanta.   However, while the faith community mobilized in Atlanta to hold a prayer vigil in response, no anti-Muslim protesters showed up at the advertised protest.   […]

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Victory as Mayor Reed Declares Mattie Jackson Can Stay in her Home

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.  Photograph (screenshot) courtesy of Joyce Dorsey.   (APN) ATLANTA — Community leader Mattie Jackson, 93, will not be forced out of her home. Mayor Kasim Reed made that promise to Jackson and her supporters in a meeting earlier today, on October 08, 2015.   In September 2015, Atlanta Progressive News broke the story […]

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Activists Rally in Atlanta to Celebrate EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, August 05, 2015, over two hundred people gathered at Liberty Plaza, across from the Georgia State Capitol, to celebrate and support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan (CPP).   The group was diverse with representatives from the faith community, business community, environmental organizations, elected officials, as well as just plain folks.   […]

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APD Denies Targeting Organizers of Police Brutality, Occupy Protests

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor (APN) ATLANTA — Progressive activists are concerned about what they see as Atlanta Police singling out and cracking down on social justice organizers, as protests against state-sanctioned, racist police violence sweep the nation.  They cite three incidents over the last week and a half, including two arrests of organizers Tim Franzen […]

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Atlantans Protest Ferguson Grand Jury; 26 Arrested

(APN) ATLANTA — Last week, some twenty-six Metro Atlantans, including two journalists, were arrested, during Atlanta protests in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. The decision was announced late Monday, November 24, 2014.  On Tuesday, November 25, thousands […]

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Young Activists Blockade I-75/85 in Ferguson Solidarity Action

By Anna Simonton, Staff Writer (October 27, 2014) (APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, activists shut down four lanes of northbound traffic on I-75/85 for more than half an hour.  The action was part the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. It was also part of a […]

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Georgians Joined in People’s Climate March in New York

    (APN) ATLANTA — Hundreds from Atlanta and Georgia joined over 400,000 people from around the country, in New York City to march for climate change to save the planet.  Atlanta activists represented at the march include Scott Brown, Dawn Gibson, Daniel Hanley, and James Woods.   This was part of events, protests, and marches held around the world […]

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Atlanta Police Arrest Fast Food Workers Fighting for a Living Wage

By Anna Simonton, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA — Ten fast food workers were arrested on Thursday, September 04, 2014, after blocking one lane of traffic on Ponce de Leon Avenue, near Boulevard, in an act of civil disobedience.   The action was intended to pressure their employers to pay a living wage and allow workers to […]

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Pro-Israeli Protesters in Atlanta Give Their Side of the Story (UPDATE 1)

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale     (APN) ATLANTA — Over a thousand pro-Israeli protesters held a demonstration on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Selig Center at 1440 Spring Street.  The Selig Center is an event space, museum, and office space for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.   This rally was called, “Atlanta Stands with Israel,” […]

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Speaker Decries Israeli Violence as Hostile Takeover, as Protests Escalate (UPDATE 1)

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) DECATUR — On July 09, 2014, Dr. Jeff Halper, an Israeli in the U.S., spoke at Oakhurst Baptist Church on issues involving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict including home demolitions, divestment, the current attracts on Gaza, and how, he believes, the two state solution is no longer viable.   Meanwhile, Atlantans have continued […]

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Fast Food Workers Claim Retaliation after Wage Protests

(APN) ATLANTA — Some Atlanta fast-food workers who added their voices to a strike for a 15 dollars per hour wage, and the right to form a union without retaliation, that swept 150 U.S. cities–with counterpart protests in 33 countries worldwide–on May 15, 2014, are now experiencing first-hand just what that retaliation looks like. The local day of action, led […]

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Rally Held for Baby Injured by Police Grenade during No-knock Home Invasion

By Betty Couvertier and Matthew Charles Cardinale. (APN) HABERSHAM COUNTY — On today, Saturday, June 06, 2014, activists from across Georgia converged on Habersham County to rally for an end to the drug war, whose latest victim is a baby, Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh.   Baby Bou Bou was injured by a flash bang grenade, a military-grade weapon, that police […]

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SEIU Activists Across U.S. South Seek to Unseat Governors for Failure to Expand Medicaid

Photograph courtesy of Steve Eberhardt. (APN) ATLANTA — On May 31, 2014, over 250 community leaders and union activists from eight states across the U.S. South held a rally at the Martin Luther King Center to kick off a campaign to call on Southern Governors to stop denying millions of citizens access to healthcare and instead expand Medicaid under the […]

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Activists Walk Across Georgia in Critique of Drones

(APN) FORT BENNING, Georgia — On May 03, 2014, activists concluded the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition’s (GPJC) Right to Peace Walk, to bring attention to militarism and drone development in Georgia.     The 120-mile walk had begun eight days earlier at the gates of Ft. Benning.  Drones researched and developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) […]

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