Ed Williams, Open Meetings Activist, Runs for State House

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(APN) ATLANTA — DeKalb County activist Ed Williams–who has used the court system to fight for open government and to hold elected officials accountable–has thrown his hat in the ring for State House of Representatives 90th District, to replace the former incumbent, State Rep. Pam Stephenson (D-Decatur).   Former Rep. Stephenson resigned on September 10, 2020, due to medical issues, […]

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Rep. Valencia Stovall Changes Party Status to “Independent”

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(APN) ATLANTA — On December 07, 2020, State Rep. Valencia Stovall (I-Forest Park) has become the only Independent member of the Georgia Legislature.   “Its official [sic].  I have changed my party from Democrat to Independent for the remainder of my term.  I sent an official email few minutes ago [sic],” State Rep. Stovall wrote on her Facebook page.   […]

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Mary Norwood is Here to Remind You 2017 is Still Under Investigation


(APN) ATLANTA — On December 04, 2020, former City of Atlanta Mayoral candidate Mary Norwood filed an affidavit primarily regarding her personal knowledge of elections integrity issues stemming from her 2017 campaign for Mayor.    According to sources familiar with the matter, the Secretary of State has conducted dozens of interviews regarding apparent irregularities in the 2017 Mayoral Election and […]

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Cynthia McKinney Edits Critical Volume on SARS-Cov-2, Likely Manmade Origins

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(APN) ATLANTA — Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) has edited a critical volume on the SARS-COV-2 pandemic (commonly known as “COVID-19”).   “When China Sneezes: From the Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Politico-Economic Crisis,” published by Clarity Press, brings together critical perspectives addressing various aspects of the pandemic.   Authors address the likely manmade origin of the virus; the […]

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Fifteen Years of Atlanta Progressive News

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(APN) ATLANTA — Upon the fifteen year anniversary of Atlanta Progressive News, News Editor and Founder Matthew Charles Cardinale issued the following remarks: #### Fifteen Years of Atlanta Progressive News   Happy anniversary to us!   In celebration of our fifteen years of publication, please consider a donation to support the lawsuit brought by APN’s Editor against Brian Kemp.   Cardinale […]

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Commissioner Arrington Responds to Rep.-elect Mainor, APN Reporting

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(APN) ATLANTA — Fulton Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr., (District 5) responded to an article appearing in the Atlanta Progressive News regarding an ethics complaint and bar complaint filed against him by State Rep.-elect Mesha Mainor (D-Atlanta).   Commissioner Arrington, Jr. told APN he was “completely shocked to learn that Rep.-elect Mainor has filed an ethics and bar complaint […]

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Several Federal Courts Have Struck State Limits on Assembly during Pandemic


(APN) ATLANTA — At least four federal courts have stricken state shelter-in-place orders for violating the First Amendment and/or other amendments to the Constitution of the United States, Atlanta Progressive News has learned through a review and analysis of pandemic-related cases from 2020.   In addition, four U.S. Supreme Court Justices–Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch–were ready […]

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Kemp Says Georgians’ Voices Less Important during Pandemic

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(APN) ATLANTA — Brian Kemp, the Governor of Georgia, asserted his belief that the voices of the citizenry of Georgia, are, in fact, less important during a pandemic, in a court filing, filed earlier this month.   In Matthew Charles Cardinale v. Brian Kemp (in his personal capacity), filed on June 25, 2020, the original complaint asserts in Paragraph 50: […]

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Arrington Faces Ethics, Bar Complaint for Conflict of Interest (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — Fulton County Commission Vice Chair Marvin Arrington, Jr., (District 5) is facing an ethics complaint and a bar complaint for his conflict of interest in running Fulton County Government while obtaining favorable results for his clients as a criminal defense attorney in Fulton County’s court system.   State Rep.-elect Mesha Mainor (D-Atlanta) filed the complaints against Commissioner […]

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Audit Reveals Comcast Underpaid City of Atlanta in Franchise Fees


(APN) ATLANTA — The City Auditor’s Office of the City Atlanta has completed its audit of the City’s Cable Franchise Agreement with Comcast Cable; and determined that Comcast has underpaid the City of Atlanta by at least fifteen thousand dollars in the Fourth Quarter of 2019 alone.—august-2020.html   The audit, which was published on August 31, 2020, says […]

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Liliana Bakhtiari to Re-Challenge Councilwoman Archibong in 2021


(APN) ATLANTA — Progressive activist Liliana Bakhtiari will run again for Atlanta City Council District 5 in the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections.   The District 5 seat, covering East Atlanta, is currently held by Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong.   Over the last four years, since Bakhtiari’s first run for District 5 in 2017, she has continued her […]

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Senate District 39 Voters Must Request Ballot Including Special Election


(APN) ATLANTA — Voters in Senate District 39 beware: If you are eligible to vote in Senate District 39 and voting in person, you must make a special request and remain vigilant, in order to receive a ballot that contains the Special Election.   Several voters have complained to at least two of the campaigns that they are not receiving […]

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Atlanta’s “Executive Session” Ruse Unravels: Closed Meetings Unjustified, Withheld Records Show

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(APN) ATLANTA — In order to shield their discussion of a controversial ordinance that they knew violated state law, Atlanta City Councilmembers closed two committee meetings to the public and went into Executive Session on Feb. 11 and 12, 2020.   Now, Atlanta Progressive News has learned that their claims that the closed meetings were justified by “threat of litigation” […]

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Atlanta Seeks to Gut Provisions of Georgia Open Records Act

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Photographs of Michael B. Jones, Robbie Ashe, Michael Smith, and Alisha Irene Wyatt-Bullman published pursuant to Fair Use doctrine for public educational purposes. (APN) ATLANTA — In an effort to stifle transparency and prevent being held accountable for apparent violations of the Georgia Open Records Act, the City of Atlanta has committed to spending endless taxpayer dollars to dismantle key […]

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