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Friday Fun - Happy Peepster! (It's YUUUGE!)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Easter, Peeps, literature, history, art, cinema, satire )

Joanne
- 65 days ago - politicsplus.org
A post by SoINeedAName on TomCat's blogto selebrate an annual, long-awaited event.
'Reclaim MLK' Protesters Kick Sanitized King Ideology to the Curb
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, history, race, activism, Dr. Martin Luther King, capitalism, socialism, inequality, privilege )

Joanne
- 132 days ago - takepart.com
Activists across the United States are fed up with only hearing the 'I Have a Dream' version of the slain civil rights leader. Article from TakePart.com
Refugee Anne Frank Was Turned Away By the U.S.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: refugees, history, Syria, Anne Frank )

Freya
- 188 days ago - nationofchange.org
Anne Frank and her family sought refuge in the United States and, like many other Jewish refugees during the time, were denied. Is history repeating itself with the refugees from Syria?
Just A Few Important Words About The 'Declaration Of Independence'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: history, luly 4. Independence Day, politics, news )

Cal
- 331 days ago - npr.org
It's Independence Day. Let's take a break from parades, patriotic songs and pyrotechnics to think about the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
Fear and Joy as Alabama Town Readies for Screenings of Film 'Selma'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Civil Rights Movement, Selma, Martin Luther King, freedoms, government, history, news, politics )

Carrie
- 513 days ago - rawstory.com
Residents of Selma, Alabama, will next week be offered free screenings of "Selma," a Golden Globe-nominated film some locals welcome as the telling of an important civil rights-era story while others fear it could harm the downtrodden city's image.
Facts About US Presidents You Never Heard.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., presidents, history, politics, democrats, republicans, interesting, little know facts )

Carrie
- 585 days ago - ba-bamail.com
The presidents of the United States of America are all famous parts of the history of this world. But let's not forget, they were all people. Did you know, for example, that...
History Won't View Marriage Equality Holdouts Favorably
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Marriage Equality, congress, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, republicans, history, news )

Carrie
- 593 days ago - nationalmemo.com
We are swiftly arriving at the point where most Americans recognize right from wrong and see -- with clarity gained through experience or thoughtful reconsideration -- the fiction that love could somehow be ruinous to society.
Pentagon Accused of Whitewashing History of Vietnam War Era
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, Viet Nam War, history, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, propaganda, freedoms, corruption, cover-up, news, military )

Carrie
- 597 days ago - commondreams.org
More than 500 scholars, veterans, and activists have signed a petition demanding the chance to correct the Pentagon's sanitized version of Vietnam-era history, the New York Times reported Friday.
Native History: Citizenship Thrust Upon Natives By U.S. Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: native rights, politics, history, govenrement, native americans )

Cal
- 726 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
On June 2, 1924, Congress granted United States citizenship to Native Americans born in the United States. But even after the Indian Citizenship Act passed, some Native Americans weren't allowed to vote because the right to vote was governed by state la
America's First President Was The Tea Party's Worst Nightmare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: history, politics, George Washington, u.s., government )

Cal
- 833 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The Revolutionary War taught our first president the value of a strong central government.
Gridlock Destroyed Rome. Is America Next?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Roman Empire, republics, political conflict, history, politics, dishonesty, corruption, government )

Carrie
- 876 days ago - politico.com
As Caesar told Rome's Senate, "Certainly there was greater merit and wisdom in those who raised so mighty an empire from humble means, than in us, who can scarcely preserve what they so honorably acquired."
Incident At Oglala   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Incident At Oglala, American Indian, Native American, AIM, Wounded Knee, Leonard Peltier, Political prisoner, frame up, history, South Dakota, USA, movie )

Dandelion
- 932 days ago - youtube.com
Produced and narrated by Robert Redford, directed by Michael Apted, 'Incident at Oglala' bares the bones of "one of the most infamous political frame-ups in modern U.S. history."
This Day in History: November 6th
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: history, republican party, Abraham Lincoln, Americans, politics, elections )

Carrie
- 936 days ago - todayifoundout.com
The election of Abraham Lincoln to the United States presidency is the spark that ignited the Civil War in April of 1861. Lincoln was the first Republican to become President, a feat made even more impressive considering the party had only been in...
 

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