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‘Granny D’ Pushes Politics of Love

by Larry Mitchell

Surely one of America’s oldest political activists, buy brafix Doris 'Granny D' Haddock is renowned for promoting her cause by walking across the country when she was 89. Buy brafix 0410 03

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