The late Howard Zinn: "The idea that the US was an empire did not occur to me until after I finished my work as a bombardier with the Eighth Air Force in World War II."
A September 17 Supreme Court ruling declared unconstitutional articles of the elections act that allow corporate donations to election campaigns.
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