A “People’s Tribune” Finds Several Police in Georgia Guilty of Murder

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, many Atlantans participated in a national day of resistance to police killings.   In Atlanta, the day started with a die-in at Georgia State University.   Then the activists marched to the Atlanta City Courthouse, carrying a real casket and a Stolen Lives banner that documents victims murdered by police.  There, they […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fraud City The Daily Show television program http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/x4vg3f/fraud-city   The Dystopian Lake Filled by the World’s Tech Lust BBC (UK) http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth   Our Time Is Now By Joe Beasley African Leadership (UK) http://africanleadership.co.uk/our-time-is-now-joe-beasley/   Georgia Is Driving In Reverse When It Comes To Electric Vehicles Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/georgia-is-driving-in-reverse-when-it-comes-to-electric-vehicles-going-from-being-a-leader-to-last-place/   Regents OK Turbines on Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Savannah Morning News […]

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UGA Finds Student Protester, Adam Veale, Not Guilty

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(APN) ATLANTA — A University of Georgia (UGA) student, Adam Veale, was found not guilty by the school’s Student Judiciary, part of its Office of Student Conduct, for his non-violent civil disobedience and arrest at the State Capitol while advocating for Medicaid Expansion with Moral Monday on March 02, 2015.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/03/04/twelve-protesters-arrested-at-capitol-demanding-medicaid-expansion/   Veale was offered a deal to avoid […]

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Poll Shows Support for MARTA in Gwinnett

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(APN) ATLANTA — A majority of likely Gwinnett County voters support expanding Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) service to the county, according to a poll commissioned by the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce.   “This reaffirms what we thought about how the Gwinnett community has changed over time. The community in general supports transportation alternatives,” Dr. Daniel Kaufman, President […]

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Atlanta Council Approves $13 Million Credit for Tyler Perry, Fort McPherson Deal

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(APN) ATLANTA — At the Full Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, on Monday, April 20, 2015, the fast-tracking of 13 million dollars for Tyler Perry’s real estate transaction deal with the City of Atlanta for a new film studio at Fort McPherson was approved by all except Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9).   The vote was 11 […]

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Fulton-Atlanta Recreation Authority Appoints Councilwoman Bottoms as Director

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — The Board of Directors of the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority has removed the Executive Director of the Authority, and replaced her with Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11), a strong advocate for Mayor Kasim Reed.   The position pays 135,000 dollars per year.   “I’m very […]

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Savannah River Pilgrimage Highlights Corporate Pollution (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia — The “Source to Sea” Savannah River Pilgrimage started on March 08, 2015, at Whiteside Mountain, North Carolina, and ended April 11, 2015, 439 miles later on the bank of Tybee Island.   The purpose of the pilgrimage was to raise awareness of environmental damage to the ecosystem from pollutants that flow into the river from […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, 04/21/2015

Unlikely Neighbors: “The Pot Shop” Opens next to Police Station in Atlanta Fox 5 Atlanta http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/28766138/unlikely-neighbors-the-pot-shop-opens-next-to-police-station-in-atlanta   Two former judges on convicted APS educators: Jail neither mandated nor appropriate Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Get Schooled” blog http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2015/04/09/two-former-judges-on-convicted-aps-educators-jail-neither-mandated-nor-appropriate/?hc_location=ufi   Twenty Free Things to Do in Atlanta Explore Georgia website http://www.exploregeorgia.org/article/20-free-things-to-do-in-metro-atlanta   Link Between Georgia’s New Medicinal Pot Law And A House Power Play […]

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Four Activists, Reporter Arrested in March to Valdosta for Kendrick Johnson

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(APN) ATLANTA — Four activists and one reporter were arrested in Valdosta, Georgia, on April 06, 2015, after marching from Atlanta to seek justice for Kendrick Johnson.   The activists are Jakalia Brown, Jamel Cosby, Natalia Hall, and Harold Maze.   According to a tweet by Drum Beats for Peace, Erica Walker was arrested while there with WAOK radio “and […]

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One Thousand Atlantans Rally for $15 Minimum Wage

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By Julian Plowden, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News   (APN) ATLANTA — An estimated one thousand people, most of whom represented minimum and low wage workers, rallied outside of local Atlanta McDonald’s, Burger King, and Walmart businesses on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.   This protest was a joint action in a wave of other protests happening nationwide on the […]

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