Monthly Archives: May 2009

(IPS) Local Currencies Really Can Buy Happiness

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: ATLANTA, Georgia, May 30 (IPS/IFEJ) – In the face of an economic system which seems to be premised on environmental harm and profit-driven growth, a handful of communities across the U.S. and the globe have begun experimenting with alternative forms of local currency as a pathway to sustainability. Local currencies […]

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Breaking: Dekalb Cancels Plan for Marine Academy

The DeKalb County school system announced this afternoon that it has canceled plans to open a military academy this fall. The Associated Press reports:     The school district was unable to reach an agreement with the Marines for opening the state’s first public military academy, district spokesman Dale Davis said in a news release Friday.     “An initiative of this […]

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Opponents of Patagonia Dam Target Home Depot Shareholder Meeting

According to a press release from International Rivers about an action that occurred Thursday, May 28, 2009: #### (Atlanta, GA — Thursday, May 28, 2009) — Early this morning the nonprofit environmental organization International Rivers flew a giant “Dam Home Depot” banner over the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Atlanta. Protesters also unfurled a banner and raised questions inside the […]

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US Reps. Lewis, Johnson to Meet with Troy Davis Friday

Georgia Democratic Reps. Hank Johnson and John Lewis, along with NAACP President Ben Jealous, will be visiting with death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis tomorrow in Jackson at the Georgia Diagnostics & Classifications Prison. The delegation will hold a 12:45 p.m. press conference just inside the prison grounds. There, the delegation will release a letter signed by Lewis, Johnson, and […]

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Sebelius Announces Releases of More $ for Community Health Centers

Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHA), announced today the release of about $1.4 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to support health services offered in Georgia. In March, the state received $7 million in Increased Demand Services (IDS) funds, which will be distributed to 28 federally qualified health centers across the state. Over the next […]

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Grady Officials Mull Closing Dialysis Center

Officials at Grady Memorial Hospital are considering closing its outpatient dialysis clinic. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports today: The outpatient dialysis clinic serves about 90 people, most of whom are poor and cannot pay for care. About half are undocumented immigrants without health insurance, officials said. The clinic loses about $4 million a year, adding to the financial difficulties of a […]

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