Monthly Archives: January 2017

REAL Democracy History Calendar – January 30 – February 5

January 30  1976 – U.S. Supreme Court declares money is equivalent to speech in Buckley v. Valeo [424 U.S. 1] U.S. Supreme Court rules 5-4 in landmark decision that political money is equivalent to speech. This major ruling greatly expanded … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar – January 23-29

January 23  1964 – 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution enacted Poll taxes, which were used to keep Blacks and others from voting in some states, are abolished. “The right…to vote…shall not be denied…by reason of failure to pay any … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar – January 16-22

January 16  1995 – Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday “In the years before his assassination, King re-shifted his focus on economic justice in northern cities as well as the South. He launched the Poor People’s Campaign and put forth … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar – January 9-15

January 9  1893 – US Supreme Court decision grants corporations Bill of Rights protections for first time with the application of the 5th Amendment to a non-human corporate entity The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Nobel v. Union River Logging … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar – January 2-8

January 2       1882- Incorporation of the Standard Oil Trust    John D. Rockefeller, head of the Standard Oil Corporation, and his associates combined their separate but related companies under a single group of “trustees” to form the nation’s first “trust,” a … Continue reading

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