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Legendary Peace Activist Frances Crowe Dies at 100

HeadlineAug 28, 2019

The legendary peace activist Frances Crowe has died at the age of 100 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Over the past seven decades, Frances had been arrested countless times protesting war, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and the construction of new pipelines. When once asked how many times she had been arrested, Crowe said, “Not enough.”

Frances Crowe: “I’ve done everything that I know of to do, and all I have left is my body and to put it in the way to say no.”

In 2005, Democracy Now! interviewed Frances Crowe about how she set up a pirate radio station in her backyard to broadcast the program.

Frances Crowe: “So, finally, we said we’ll try my backyard. So I put a pole up, and we were on the air. And, you know, I’ve never broken a law that I felt better about.”

Thanks to the efforts of Frances Crowe, Democracy Now! is now heard daily on WMUA at the University of Massachusetts. Frances Crowe died on Tuesday at the age of 100 surrounded by her family and friends.

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