Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES

Minority-Owned Firm Sues AHA over Contract Discrimination

(APN) ATLANTA — Wilfred Gibson, 42, former owner of a small landscaping company, Gibson Landscape Management, has filed suit against the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) for allegedly discriminating against his company and putting him out of business, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. AHA allowed millions in federal funds to be awarded to “friends” of three private management companies that manage […]

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Cynthia McKinney Sues Atlanta Journal-Constitution for Libel

(APN) ATLANTA — Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) has sued the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper for libel, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The lawsuit was filed on July 26, 2007, in State Court of Fulton County, according to a copy of the court filing obtained by Atlanta Progressive News. The lawsuit focuses on what McKinney argues to be false claims […]

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Cynthia McKinney Makes Green Party Overtures

(APN) ATLANTA — “Run, Cynthia run!” chanted enthusiastic Green Party members and leaders at the Green Party National Meeting for 2007 in Reading, Pennsylvania, on July 15, 2007, according to video footage obtained by Atlanta Progressive News. “If not us, who? If not now, when?” asked one Green Party activist in attendance after a screening of the movie American Blackout. […]

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Pardons Board Grant Davis 90 Days Stay of Execution (UPDATE 1)

(APN) SAVANNAH — Troy Anthony Davis, a death row inmate in Georgia received a 90 day stay, just hours before his scheduled execution, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “I’m exhausted but elated,” Martina Correia, Davis’s sister, told Atlanta Progressive News. “They were asking a lot of questions and were engaging. They were so respectful for the family. We had this […]

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Cindy Sheehan to Run Against Nancy Pelosi in 2008

(APN) ATLANTA — “Nancy Pelosi had no business taking impeachment off the table. Because Article Two, Section Four of the Constitution says the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed in office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. It says shall be removed. It doesn’t […]

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APN Chat with US Rep. Bob Filner on Impeachment

(APN) ATLANTA — “I’m calling to confirm my cosponsorship of H Res 333 to impeach Bush and Cheney,” US Rep. Filner (D-CA) told Atlanta Progressive News in a phone interview. “These guys have governed with cynicism and complete contempt of the American people from the beginning,” Filner said. “For political reasons impeachment was taken off the table,” Filner said. “The […]

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(IPS) US Social Forum Reflections: Forum Forges Common Ground

This article was originally published by Inter-Press Service at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=38397. ATLANTA, Jul 2 (IPS) – In all, the crowds were huge, the workshops passionate and inspiring, and participants made ideological, relational and personal gains, both large and small. The U.S. Social Forum wrapped up Sunday in the southern city of Atlanta with a People’s Assembly, where civil society and native […]

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(IPS) US Social Forum Day Two: We’re Living a Nightmare Called Katrina

This article was previously published by the Inter-Press Service at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=38374. ATLANTA, Jun 29 (IPS) – Under the banner, “If another world is possible, another U.S. is necessary,” 10,000 civil society activists gathered in Atlanta, Georgia Wednesday for the beginning of the first U.S. Social Forum. A spin-off of the annual World Social Forum, the USSF aims to “send a […]

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