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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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REAL Democracy History Calendar: June 5 – 11

June 5 1967 – See v. Seattle [387 U.S. 541] Supreme Court decision – corporations protected from random inspections under the 4th Amendment The Supreme Court grants corporations 4th Amendment protection from random inspection by fire departments. The Court framed … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 29 – June 4

May 29 1911 – United States v. American Tobacco Co [221 U.S. 106] Supreme Court decision The United States Supreme Court has reaffirmed the principle that corporations are “creatures of the state” in at least thirty-six different rulings. This is … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 22 – 28

May 22 1898 – Death of Edward Bellamy, on private vs public power in “Looking Backward.” “Looking Backward” was a utopian novel written in 1888 set in the year 2000. From the book: “The records of the period show that … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 15 – 21

May 15  1911 – Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States [221 U.S. 1] Supreme Court decision The Court ruled that the petroleum giant was engaged in monopolistic practices and ordered that the company be broken up into … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 8 – 14

May 8 1899 – Birth of Friedrich A. Hayek – economist, social theorist and political philosopher “Nowhere has democracy ever worked well without a great measure of local self-government.” May 9 2010 – Mother’s Day (it’s May 14 this year) … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: May 1-7

May 1 1847 – Birth of Henry Demarest Lloyd “We are calling upon the owners of industrial power and property, as mankind called upon kings in their day, to be good and kind, wise and sweet, and we are calling … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar – April 24 – 30

April 24 1936 – Death of Finley Peter Dunne (Mr. Dooley), humorist and writer “I niver knew a pollytician to go wrong ontil he’s been contaminated by contact with a business man.” April 25 2000 – Point Arenas CA becomes … Continue reading

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