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Nancy Romer: 53 Hours in a D.C. Jail

by Nancy Romer I spent 53 hours in Washington, D.C. lock-up after being arrested for participating in an nonviolent civil disobedience action at the White House on the morning of August 20th. Along with sixty-five other protesters, we sat in front of the White House protesting the climate-changing Keystone XL Pipeline that President Obama is […]

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January 6: The Four Freedoms

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his “Four Freedoms” State of the Union Address on this date in 1941, in which he justified America’s role as an “arsenal of democracy” against Nazism through the lend-lease program. Roosevelt, entering his third term, described the “basic things expected by our people” as including “jobs for those who can […]

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