Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES

Nickle and Dimed Play Debuts in Atlanta, Living Wage Discussed on Panel

(APN) ATLANTA – Dozens of Atlanta’s leftists gathered for a preview of the stage version of Barbara Ehrenreich’s book, “Nickled and Dimed,” this evening, which was preceded by a panel discussion at The Five Spot on the living wage crisis. The play here was put together by the Seven Stages theatrical group. “I am just thrilled to go into another […]

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Progressive Eyes US Rep. Harman (D-CA) Seat

(APN) ATLANTA – Marcy Winograd was so shocked to see US Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) enable President Bush’s illegal wiretapping program, that she decided to run for her seat this November. But now, Winograd’s grassroot campaign has been so successful, it has blocked the Democratic Party from pre-endorsing Harman, a six-term Congresswoman. “I actually made the decision to run after […]

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30 US Reps Support Bush Impeachment Probe

(APN) ATLANTA – 30 US House Representatives have signed on as sponsors or co-sponsors of H. Res 635, which would create a Select Committee to look into the grounds for recommending President Bush’s impeachment, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “There has been massive support for House Resolution 635 from a very vigorous network of grassroots activists and people committed to […]

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McKinney Endorses Moore for Secretary of State

(APN) ATLANTA – US Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) has endorsed Angela Moore for Georgia’s Secretary of State, Atlanta Progressive News has confirmed with Congresswoman McKinney’s press office. This year’s race for Secretary of State of Georgia is critical to securing voter confidence in the state’s elections process. McKinney’s endorsement of Angela Moore is especially noteworthy given McKinney’s extensive leadership on […]

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Georgia Candidate’s Car Vandalized, Lefist Bumper Stickers Thought to Have Role

(APN) ATLANTA–RuthE Levy, Georgia State Senate Candidate for the 32nd District, was shocked when she found first one, and then another, of her family’s two cars vandalized in recent weeks, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Levy, an Air Force Veteran, grandmother, and Middle School Teacher, is an outspoken progressive vying to represent parts of somewhat-conservative Cobb County and Sandy Springs, […]

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Chat with US Rep. Bennie Thompson on FEMA and Katrina Accountability

(APN) ATLANTA — “The only person who’s lost their job to this point is Michael Brown and this whole debacle includes more people than Michael Brown,” US Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MI) told Atlanta Progressive News in a phone interview. “Michael Brown was not qualified,” to be the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Rep. Thompson said.  “He [Brown] […]

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