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Clayton Activist Charged with Illegal Speech, Making Terroristic Threats


(APN) CLAYTON COUNTY, Georgia — In a case that raises serious concerns about citizens’ free speech rights under the federal and state Constitutions, Latausha Nedd, a Black woman from Clayton County, is charged with criminal solicitation and terroristic threats for talking about killing White people in videos she posted online.   The charges seem disproportionate, considering that White supremacist Dylann […]

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Former U.S. Rep. McKinney Completes PhD, Studied COINTELPRO


(APN) ATLANTA — Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) has completed her PhD in Leadership and Change at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio.   Much of her studies, including her dissertation, have been focused on the COINTELPRO program, the U.S. government’s counter-intelligence program.   “It’s been a tough road, but I made it.  I’ve been in many different PhD […]

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Jorge Lawton, 1945 – 2014, !Presente!

By Anna Simonton, Staff Writer.     (APN) ATLANTA — Jorge Lawton, a tireless Atlanta activist and key player in Latin American  progressive politics throughout his storied career as an interpreter, scholar, journalist, and high-level political analyst and advisor, died on Sunday, September 21, 2014, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   Diagnosed with multiple myeloma five years ago, Lawton told […]

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LaBerge Memo Raises Questions about Deal’s Interference with Ethics Office

(APN) ATLANTA — In a new twist in the Gov. Nathan Deal ethics scandal, Holly LaBerge, Executive Secretary of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission–who initially was seen as a main player in keeping any investigation of Gov. Deal from coming to the light–has produced a memo showing that she too faced pressure from the Governor’s office.   […]

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John Judge, 1947-2014, !Presente! (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — John Patrick Judge, an activist and historian who studied covert government operations and political assassination theories, and who worked as an aide for U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) and later on her 2008 campaign as the Green Party nominee for President of the U.S., died at the age of 66.   Judge died on April 15, 2014, […]

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