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REAL Democracy History Calendar: August 14 – 20

August 14 1958 – Death of Mary Ritter Beard, U.S. historian “At no time, at no place, in solemn convention assembled, through no chosen agents, had the American people officially proclaimed the United States to be a democracy. The Constitution … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: August 7 – 13

August 7                     1890 – Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn    “History has a long-range perspective. It ultimately passes stern judgment on tyrants and vindicates those who fought, suffered, were imprisoned, and died for human freedom, against political oppression and economic slavery.” … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: July 31 – August 6

July 31 1965 – Birth of J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter fantasy series Some claim Rowling has one of the greatest imaginations. But her fantasies pale in comparison to those of Supreme Court justices who have claimed legal … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: July 24 – 30

July 24 1998 – “Rethinking the Corporation” talk by Virginia Rasmussen, Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy (POCLAD) principal Rasmussen’s talk, during Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom conference, July 24-31, Baltimore, MD, included the following: “I think we … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: July 17 – 23

July 17 1790 – Death of Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations – who condemned corporations “Smith saw corporations, as much as governments, as instruments for suppressing the competitive forces of the market, and his condemnation of them … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: July 10 – 16

July 10 1832 – Andrew Jackson vetoes legislation to renew the charter of the private Second Bank of the United States “Is there no danger to our liberty and independence in a bank that in its nature has so little … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: July 3 – 9

July 3 2014 – “Hobby Lobby Fallout: Catholic Soy Milk Mogul Won’t Cover Drugs That ‘Prevent Procreation’” is published “The day after the Justices decided evangelical Hobby Lobby billionaire David Green doesn’t have to cover certain contraceptives for his employees, … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: June 26 – July 2

June 26 2003 – Nike v. Kasky – Supreme Court fails to rule on corporate right to lie The Supreme Court chose not to rule on a case brought by Nike Corporation concerning their right to political free speech under … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: June 19 – 25

June 19 1902 – Death of Lord Acton, English historian, politician and writer “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.” June 20 1885 … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: June 12-18

June 12 1953 – Birth of Dale Schultz, 32-year Republican state legislator in Wisconsin and former state Senate Majority Leader In 2013, before retiring rather than facing a primary challenger backed by Americans for Prosperity, he said: “When some think … Continue reading

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