Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES

“Third Parties” Score Court Victory in Georgia Ballot Access Case brought by Libertarians

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(APN) ATLANTA — “Third party” candidates, or what in Georgia law are called “political body” candidates, scored a major court victory on Monday, March 29, 2021, when U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May ruled in favor of the Georgia Libertarian Party, Libertarian voters, and Libertarian candidates who argued that Georgia’s restrictive laws make it far too difficult for anyone […]

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Editorial: Facebook is Disney’s Ursula, Stealing Our Voice and Putting It in a Shell


    Image of Disney’s Ursula published for educational purposes pursuant to fair use doctrine.   (APN) ATLANTA — Remember Disney’s The Little Mermaid?  There was an evil sea monster named Ursula.   Ursula the sea monster convinces Ariel, the mermaid, to exchange her voice for legs to walk on land.  Ariel sings; and as she sings, her voice physically leaves her […]

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NPU Secures Deep Affordability Option in Atlanta Housing Policy


(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, March 15, 2021, the City Council of Atlanta approved City of Atlanta Ordinance 20-O-1729, requiring affordable housing to be included in new housing developments surrounding the Westside Park that is currently being developed.     Due to neighborhood advocacy, the policy–known as an “Inclusionary Zoning policy” (IZ)–expands the definition of affordability to include truly affordable, or […]

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State House Candidate Angela Moore Has History of Deception

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(APN) ATLANTA — Angela Moore, a candidate for State House of Representatives in the upcoming District 90 Special Election on Tuesday, March 09, 2021, has a history of deception, but she has advanced into a Run-off with former DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson (Super-District 7).   Angela Moore’s extraordinary works of fabrication include creating a fictitious campaign manager to avoid […]

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Appeal Sought as Judge Rules Records Act Excludes Penalties


(APN) ATLANTA — The accountability of city, county, school board, and state agency officials to respond to open records requests from Georgia citizens now hangs in the balance, as a major enforcement provision of the Georgia Open Records Act was found to be unavailable to Georgia citizens by a Fulton County Superior Court Judge, the Hon. Kelly Lee Ellerbe, in […]

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Rep. Schofield Seeks 100% Clean, Renewable Energy in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — The State of Georgia has finally joined the national conversation around transitioning to a one hundred percent clean, renewable energy portfolio, with the introduction of House Resolution 70 by State Rep. Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta).   HR 70 is co-sponsored by some 29 House Members.   If adopted, the resolution would set Georgia on a path […]

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Demographics, Organizing Solidified Georgia’s Blue Shift


(APN) ATLANTA — After nearly twenty years of Republican domination of most if not all statewide races in Georgia, Georgia has finally shifted back to a blue, or Democratic Party majority, status.   Following President-elect Joe Biden’s win of Georgia’s Electoral College votes in November 2020, the voters of Georgia have decided to send U.S. Sen.-elect Rev. Raphael Warnock to […]

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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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