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Catalyzed by a Photographer’s Op-Ed, MLK Statue for Gold Dome Nears Final Approval (UPDATE 1)

By Arit Essien, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News. Photograph courtesy of Sekondi Landry.   (APN ATLANTA -- In a move that will bring the State of Georgia closer to honoring the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. only ste...

Federal Government Backs 6.5 Billion Dollars in Loans for Plant Vogtle

By Glenn Carroll, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News   (APN) ATLANTA -- On February 20, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz came down to Georgia to sign off on giving 6.5 billion in taxpayer dollars to Southern Company, its subsidia...

A Progressive Critique of Efforts to Repeal Stand Your Ground

By Johnny Walking Drum Atlanta Progressive News reported an ignominious act perpetrated by our government to curtail Moral Monday protesters' liberties in a redress of grievance at the Georgia Capitol building in downtown Atlanta.  The Moral Mond...

State House Committee Holds Hearing on Medical Cannabis

By Christopher Eichler, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News   (APN) ATLANTA--It was standing room only for the State House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee debate of HB 885, Georgia’s medical cannabis, or marijuana, bil...

State Rep. John Carson (R-Marietta) Calls for Fractional SPLOST Legislation

By State Rep. John Carson (R-Marietta) I firmly believe in reducing the tax burden on our citizens and increasing accountability in government.  This is exactly why I am sponsoring legislation that will allow Georgia’s counties to collect a sal...

Atlanta Council Honors one of its Critics, Ben Howard, Senior Advocate

By Patricia “Ma’ma Ajike” Williams, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA -- The City Council of Atlanta honored one of the strongest thorns in its side on Monday, July 15, 2013, when the Council declared the day to be “Ben Howa...

February 2013 Press Conference in Defense of State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta)

Video By Clyde Bradley - Three months prior to the indictment of State Rep. Tyrone Brooks.

Issues for 2013

  Issues for 2013 1. Education Georgia public schools have a high school graduation rate of 67.5%, the third worst in the nation. Yet the cost per public school student, $10,587, is nearly $1,000 more than the national average. Charter schools can...

Occupy Atlanta Trial Recap

By Scott Brown, Staff Writer (APN) ATLANTA -- Over fourteen months after Occupy Atlanta protesters set up camp in downtown Woodruff Park, the fifty-two people who were arrested the night of October 25, 2011, for refusing to leave the park, finally...

Medea Benjamin Discusses US Drones during Atlanta Visit

By Courtney Hanson, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News (APN) DECATUR -- The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition hosted Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange and author of the recent book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remo...