Monthly Archives: May 2009

Obama Meets Netanyahu

As President Obama prepares to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israel has just celebrated its founding in 1948.  Palestinians have also marked this event, which they call al-Nakba – the catastrophe – a catastrophe which continues to this day for Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and in refugee camps in several Middle East nations.  Not surprisingly, […]

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Event: Global Day of Action for Troy Davis, Rally at Capitol Tuesday

Join Amnesty International, Human Rights Atlanta and many others in a    GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION FOR TROY DAVIS -NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.  NO MURDER WEAPON.  -ANOTHER MAN IMPLICATED.-NO COURT WILLING TO HEAR THE NEW EVIDENCE.     -EXECUTION DATE COULD BE SET SOON!   Please sign the petition:  For more info:  404-876-5661 ext. 13   TUESDAY, MAY 19, […]

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GBPI Pleased with Governor’s Veto of Tax Cuts

From the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, regarding HB 481, which was previously covered on APN and APB: #### “Governor Perdue chose the fiscally conservative path and vetoed House Bill 481, preventing changes to Georgia’s tax code from eroding state revenues by $1.5 billion over the next three years, beginning July 1, and costing $438 million each year thereafter,” said […]

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APN Chat with Council Candidate, Michael Julian Bond

(APN) ATLANTA–We continue our series of interviews with citywide political candidates with former City Councilman Michael Julian Bond, 43, who is seeking the At-Large Post 1 seat. This seat is being vacated by Ceasar Mitchell, who is currently running for City Council President. Michael Julian Bond is the son of Julian Bond, a noted civil rights leader. Atlanta Progressive News […]

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Secretary Duncan Names Perdue to National Education Board

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, who will serve until Sept. 30, 2012. In his capacity, Perdue will work with the board to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), otherwise known as “The National Report Card.” “Gov. Perdue will be a great addition to the […]

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