Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES

BREAKING: 3 US Reps Support Cheney Impeachment (UPDATE 2)

(APN) ATLANTA — H Res 333, the bill introducing Articles of Impeachment against Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney, now has two co-sponsors, for a total of 3 current total supporters, including sponsor US Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The two cosponsors are US Reps. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Janice Schakowsky (D-IL). “At […]

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AHA Quietly Passes Eviction Plan Amidst Shouting, Public Unaware

Photographs by Jonathan Springston, Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Housing Authority never called its Thursday, April 25, 2007, public hearing to order and appears to have passed the Consent Agenda–including mass evictions of public housing residents–while many in the audience were shouting “Let the people speak!” AHA “was skating on the edges of the Georgia Open Meetings […]

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ANALYSIS: US Rep. Kucinich’s Shift Towards Impeachment

(APN) ATLANTA — US Rep. Kucinich (D-OH) is about to unveil Articles of Impeachment against Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney at a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24, 2007. Both Kucinich’s Campaign and Congressional Offices have thus far maintained a veil of secrecy about the rationale for the Articles. Kucinich’s step is certainly bold and substantively appropriate, […]

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Residents Take Over Public Housing Meeting at Atlanta City Hall (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The tables are starting to turn, as 200 public housing residents actually took over the Atlanta Housing Authority Fiscal Year 2008 Moving to Work Annual Plan Public Hearing held at Atlanta City Hall to discuss the planned demolitions of all Atlanta public housing. AHA officials were unable to complete their annual presentation to the public, when advocate […]

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BREAKING: State Rep. Brooks Gets Hateful, Racist Email over Slavery Apology Bill

(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia State Rep. Tyrone Brooks has requested an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) over a racist email he received a few weeks ago, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Rep. Brooks said he was originally unfazed by the email because he has received many others before. But when his colleagues–at the NAACP, Rainbow Push, SCLC, […]

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Film Review: In Debt We Trust, by Danny Schechter (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — “The new economic conflict in our society is between creditors and debtors,” Michael Hudson, economic historian, says, in a new documentary film, In Debt We Trust, by Danny Schechter. “There’s still a tendency of many of the left-wingers to think in terms of the class war as the war between employers and employees. But the real economic […]

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US FY08 Budget Funds Iraq Occupation into 2009 (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The US House’s Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2008 also projects $50 billion of spending in 2009 on Overseas Deployments and Other Activities, primarily for use in Iraq, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. US Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) appears to be the only Democrat to have opposed the Budget because of opposition to funding the Occupation; the […]

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Donzella James to Re-Oppose Centrist US Rep. Scott in 2008 Primary

(APN) ATLANTA — US. Rep David Scott (D-GA), a centrist Democrat who, for instance, supported the Military Commissions Act which repealed habeus corpus, will face progressive challenger Donzella James again in the 2008 Democratic Primary, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. James previously served in the Georgia State Senate, ran unsuccessfully against US Rep. Scott in 2006 [although her election was […]

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Lewis, Johnson Split on Iraq; McKinney Thinks Green; AJC in Backwards Land

(APN) ATLANTA — US Reps. John Lewis (D-GA) and Hank Johnson (D-GA)–Georgia’s two most leftist Congresspersons–split sharply today on the US Occupation in Iraq, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Lewis joined 7 other Democratic US Representatives and one Republican in what has been called a courageous stand against the Occupation funding bill. Johnson, on the other hand, supported the funding […]

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Gonzales Nixed Inquiry into Own Conduct at DOJ, Democrats Furious

(APN) ATLANTA — At least four Members of US Congress and four US Senators today raised concerns about a breaking report in the National Journal that US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appears to have known he was going to be negatively implicated in a review at the US Department of Justice’s (USDOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) when he advised […]

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US Sen. Johnson Co-Sponsors Minimum Wage Increase from Hospital (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — US Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) has just become the 44th total cosponsor of S. 2, the bill to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in 10 years. Johnson, who is still recovering from a December 2006 brain hemorrhage at a private rehabilitation facility, co-sponsored the bill and five others affecting South Dakota families, in […]

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Bush Indictment Drafted by Former Federal Prosecutor

(APN) ATLANTA — Elizabeth de la Vega, a former federal prosecutor, has written a new best-selling book, US v. Bush, which includes a federal indictment against President George W. Bush and other top administration officials for conspiracy to defraud US Congress and the American people over the need to invade Iraq. It also includes a fictional grand jury proceeding based […]

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