Monthly Archives: December 2009

Compensating the Exonerated

The Innocence Project is out with a new report that finds of the 240 inmates exonerated through DNA evidence, 40 percent have received no assistance. Of the 60 percent who have received compensation, only half received it under state compensation statutes. The rest had to file lawsuits or pursue special legislation. Eighty-one percent of exonerees who have received compensation through […]

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Analyzing Obama’s New Afghan Approach

President Obama announced Tuesday night he is sending 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to neutralize al-Qaeda and provide stability in the region. Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace group, expressed disappointment. “30,000 more troops in Afghanistan will fail to substantially increase security, to stop violent extremists and to make Americans safer. It’s time to transition from more military to […]

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Gore Discusses Environment, New Book at Eizenstat Lecture

(APN) ATLANTA — Former Vice President Al Gore discussed climate change and his new book on Monday, November 23, 2009, during the 21st annual Eizenstat Family Memorial Lecture at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Buckhead. The Eizenstat lecture has hosted many influential national and international figures. Previously, in 2006, APN provided on-the-ground coverage of protests at the lecture by Paul […]

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