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When black protesters took over a wildlife refuge in 1979, they were removed in 3 days

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Since an armed militia overtook an Oregon nature preserve in early January, the only real consequence has been strangers mailing them bags of glitter and dildos. A recent piece from The Oregonian tells the story of when 40 members of the People Organized for Equal Rights set up camp on a federal nature preserve south of Savannah, Georgia. They were unarmed, and their ancestors - former slaves - had lived there for generations until 1942 when the military took over the land through eminent domain. They gave the residents 3 weeks to leave, burned down their homes and farms, and built an airbase on top of it, which they abandoned after World War II.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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