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REAL Democracy History Calendar: July 16 – 22

July 16 1974 – Birth of Ben Manski, Founder of Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution Liberty Tree “reinforce(s) pro-democracy campaigns across the United States” and helped “solidify networks of people whose aim is to have a more participatory … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: July 9 – 15

July 9 1868 – The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passes — black males are now citizens “…nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: July 2 – 8

July 2 1890 – Sherman Antitrust Act passes The Act was intended to prevent corporate monopolies and conspiracies to suppress competition and control the market. It was used, however, with most devastating effect against labor unions (which were charged as … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: June 25 – July 1

June 25 1975 – Release date of the film “Roller Ball” “In the film, the world of 2018 (referred to in the tagline as “the not too distant future”) is a global corporate state, containing entities such as the Energy … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: June 18 – 24

June 18 1849 – Birth of David K. Watson, Ohio Republican Attorney General Watson sought to revoke the charter of the Standard Oil Company in 1892 for forming a trust. In his legal brief to the Ohio Supreme Court, he … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: June 11 – 17

June 11 1880 – Birth of Jeannette Rankin, first Congresswoman in the United States “Establish democracy at home, based on human rights as superior to property rights!” 1923 – Kentucky Finance Corporation v. Paramount Auto Exchange Corporation [262 U.S. 544, … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: June 4 – 10

June 4 1738 – Birth of King George III, King of England The systemic usurpations or seizures of the rights of colonists by the English King and Parliament were the major cause of the American Revolution. Besides Parliamentary Acts taxing … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 28 – June 3

May 28 1830 – Congress passes Indian Removal Act Indigenous communities are forced from their homelands. Over 10 years, 100,000 native children and adults march thousands of miles west into unknown arid territory in Oklahoma. Fifteen thousand people do not … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 21 – 27

May 21 2012 – Baltimore City Council supports abolishing corporate personhood The City Council of Baltimore passed a resolution in favor of a constitutional amendment ending the doctrine that corporations should be deemed legal persons. May 22 1898 – Death … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 14 – 20

May 14 1940 – Death of Emma Goldman, anarchist and feminist “Democracy must first be safe for America before it can be safe for the world.” “The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who … Continue reading

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