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CNN: Obama invokes Nazi Germany in warning about today’s politics

Article available here. Obama invokes Nazi Germany in warning about today’s politics By Miranda Green, CNN Updated 2:11 PM ET, Fri December 8, 2017 Washington (CNN) – Former President Barack Obama urged voters this week to stay engaged in democracy, warning that complacency was responsible for the rise of Nazi Germany. “You have to tend to ...

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UPDATE (Dec. 20): NYC Council approves Jan. 30 as Korematsu Day in perpetuity

UPDATE (Dec. 20): Today, the New York City Council passed Res. 792, naming January 30 Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in perpetuity, starting January 30, 2018. See photos from today’s vote on Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution NYC’s Facebook page and below. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FKorematsuDayNYC%2Fposts%2F139414666767358&width=500

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OP-ED: Karen Korematsu in The Washington Post

My father resisted Japanese internment. Trump’s travel ban is just as unfair. We must not make the same mistake now that the United States did during World War II. By Karen Korematsu, Dec. 4, 2017 Read the op-ed here. At the beginning of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, now ...

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UPDATE (Oct. 25) – Resolution to Recognize Fred T. Korematsu Day in the City of New York Moves Forward

UPDATE (Dec. 20): Today, the New York City Council passed Res. 792, naming January 30 Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in perpetuity, starting January 30, 2018.   On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, a hearing was held on a resolution to recognize Fred Korematsu’s birthday, January 30, as Fred T. Korematsu Day in the City of ...