Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES

Donzella James Eyes Georgia Dem Party Chairmanship

(APN) ATLANTA — Donzella James, a former Georgia State Senator and progressive Democratic opponent to US Rep. David Scott (D-GA) in the recent Primary, is eyeing the Chairmanship for the Georgia Democratic Party, James tells Atlanta Progressive News. James received national acclaim for her groundbreaking lawsuit against the State of Georgia for certifying her so-called Primary results even though Georgia […]

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US Rep. John Lewis’s Hypocrisy Continues (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — It’s now apparent US Congressman John Lewis’s (D-GA) spokesperson was not being honest with Atlanta Progressive News (APN) when she said Lewis doesn’t get involved in local races by supporting local candidates. Recently, US Rep. Lewis supported Fulton County Commissioner candidate John Eaves, who won the seat. Lewis’s support was promoted by Eaves and his campaign in […]

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Hearings Begin On Bush’s Nuclear Plans, New Plutonium Plant Sparks Public Debate

(APN) NORTH AUGUSTA, SOUTH CAROLINA — “The product is a nuclear bomb. They kill people like you and me,” Allison Peeler, a college-age volunteer with Carolina Peace, said, crying during an impassioned speech here at a public hearing on Bush’s plans for a new plutonium pits plant. “A [plutonium] pit is the central core of a nuclear weapon typically containing […]

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Buckner Defends Votes, Promises Reform; Handel Opposes VRA

(APN) ATLANTA — With the General Elections in Georgia only days away, an elections integrity advocacy group has issued a controversial endorsement of a Republican candidate for Secretary of State (SOS), Karen Handel. Their non-partisan assessment of all SOS candidates finds Democratic candidate Gail Buckner to have the least favorable record on elections integrity, while Handel has one of the […]

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World Can’t Wait “Drive Out the Bush Regime” Held in Downtown Atlanta (UPDATE 2)

Photographs by Albert Viola (APN) ATLANTA — At least 800 protesters participated in the World Can’t Wait “Drive Out the Bush Regime” demonstration in Downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park, Atlanta Progressive News observed. The protest was one of many being held across the country. Atlanta’s activities included a march throughout downtown, a rally in Woodruff Park, and a protest line along […]

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EXCLUSIVE: McKinney Condemns E-Voting, Keeps Options Open

Photographs by Jonathan Springston, Staff Writer (APN) DECATUR — US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is keeping her options open, and is reviewing public records concerning her 2006 Primary and Run-off Elections with Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting and others while deciding whether to legally challenge the election, The Atlanta Progressive News has learned in an exclusive interview with the Congresswoman. Harris […]

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Diebold Added Secret Patch to Georgia E-Voting Systems in 2002, Whistleblowers Say

(APN) ATLANTA – Top Diebold corporation officials ordered workers to install secret files to Georgia’s electronic voting machines shortly before the 2002 Elections, at least two whistleblowers are now asserting, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Former Diebold official Chris Hood told his story concerning the secret “patch” to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., for Kennedy’s second article on electronic voting in […]

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Blackwell Faces Green Challenger in Ohio Governor Race

(APN) ATLANTA – “People need somebody running who can keep Blackwell from stealing an election. Democrats can’t say ‘Quit stealing,’” Bob Fitrakis, 50, told Atlanta Progressive News. Fitrakis has won the Green Party Nomination for Governor of Ohio and this November he will be facing Republican Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell and Democrat Ted Strickland. “There’s a socialization process in […]

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Youth Rally for Impeachment in Atlanta

(APN) DECATUR — 20-30 activists rallied for the impeachment of US President George W. Bush, at a busy intersection in Decatur, a somewhat liberal suburb of Greater Atlanta. Most of the activists were students from Decatur High School, and said they were with an informal student organization called SPAC, The Student Political Activism Club. Other participants included members of the […]

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