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Name: Catherina
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There are times that one wishes one was smarter than one is so that when one looks out at the world and sees the problems one wishes one knew the answers and I don\'t know the answers. I think sometimes one wishes one was dumber than one is so one doesn\'t have to look out into the world and see the pain that\'s out there and the horrible situations that are out there, and not know what to do - Bernie Sanders http://www.democraticunderground.com/128040277

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Role of Hillary Clinton’s brother in Haiti gold mine raises eyebrows

Role of Hillary Clinton’s brother in Haiti gold mine raises eyebrows

Yeah, that same sleazy brother with a long history of selling his connection.


Tony's the more svelte one in green. The other brother is Hugh

If it's not Hugh Rodham pocketing $400,000 selling presidential pardons, it's Tony and the gold mines stolen from the starving Haitian people through the Clinton Foundation.

More here: Role of Hillary Clinton’s brother in Haiti gold mine raises eyebrows

What the Clintons did in Haiti is a black stain on America, from the rice war to the sweatshop factories, to manipulating the elections to install a compliant cocaine-addict as President.

Yes sir,
the "same old neo-liberal formula of promoting tourism, sweatshops, natural resource extraction, and cash crop exports. As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton promoted this very policy, demonstrated particularly in the imposition of Michel Martelly as president."

http://sfbayview.com/2015/08/plan-lanmo-the-death-plan-the-clintons-foreign-aid-and-ngos-in-haiti/


Just feel the love for Black people.

She'll come in handy for Clinton's hawk talk about obliterating Iran

Hillary Clinton on Iran: Nuke 'em

Boston Globe Blasts Hillary F/Saying She'd Nuke Iran; Says She Shouldn't Be Answering The 3am phone

Hillary DID NOT say she will attack and obliterate Iran with conventional weapons

Clinton Pulls the Trigger on Minority Community Okays Sending Radioactive Waste to Texas

The *discussion* blaming Bernie Sanders for taking Texas up on its offer to dispose of hazardous waste for Vermont and Maine since it can't safely be disposed of in those 2 states, is calculatingly dishonest.

That Nuclear Dump project was approved by Gov. Ann Richards (D) for the states of Maine, Vermont, and Texas and then approved by the US Congress a year later, in 1994. It had been planned since the 1980s.

It was signed into law by none other than Bill Clinton who was also the first to authorize interstate transportation of nuclear waste.

It's funny watching people blame Bernie Sanders for something Bill Clinton signed into law


http://amarillo.com/stories/101298/new_LD0616.001.shtml

Those of you around at the time should remember how angry environmentalists were over the possibility of serious trucking accidents on the interstates en route to various dumps around the country.

It should also be noted that the tiny town of Sierra Blanca (population under 600) had already been a toxic waste dump for the state of NY (at a rate of over 200 tons a day) and is poisoned for generations.

The site was eventually *dumped* for nuclear waste disposal because Texas and the town of Sierra Blanca had failed to disclose that there was a an earthquake fault directly below the designated site and that there had been over 60 earthquakes in the vicinity in the last 70 years.


Nuclear Information and Resource Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 1998


CONTACT
Bill Addington, Save Sierra Blanca 915-369-2541
Diane D'Arrigo, NIRS 301-270-6477 16
Erin Rogers, Sierra Blanca Legal Defense Fund 512-472-0855

President Clinton Pulls the Trigger on Minority Community
Okays Sending Radioactive Waste to Texas Border Town


Wash., D.C. -- On September 20, President Clinton violated the very spirit and letter of his own 1994 Executive order on Environmental Justice by signing the Texas/Maine/Vermont Radioactive Waste dump Compact (HR 629) into law. His signature traded the civil rights of the low-income, Mexican American people of Sierra Blanca, Texas for the nuclear power industry.

"The radioactive waste gun was pointed, loaded and the trigger cocked. Clinton's signature effectively pulls the federal trigger, Okaying sending radioactive to West Texas, and making it orders of magnitude harder for the local residents to fight it," stated Diane D'Arrigo of Nuclear Information and Resource Service. "But fight it they will, with growing local, national and international support and concern."

The town, located on the Texas Mexico border would receive the decommissioned nuclear power reactors and deadly radioactive wastes from Maine and Vermont and else!QW! perhaps as early as 1999. Nearly 40% of the people in this West Texas region live below the poverty line; 70% are Hispanic. The President signed the nuclear power bill despite:

1. clear evidence that the low-income, Mexican American community does not have the political or economic power to refuse the dangerous atomic waste,

2. that the community is already receiving hazardous, industrial NYC sewage sludge,

3. the fact that his signature violates his own Environmental Justice order prohibiting federal agencies from supporting projects that result in discrimination. The US Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission have been involved in this discriminatory project. President Clinton's signature, in addition to granting broad powers favoring the nuclear power industry, releases $55 million to dig the atomic dump in Texas's most active earthquake zone. The trenches would be directly above a geological fault line.

President Clinton's action flies in the face of opposition from nearly 200 national, international and local organizations including religious, civil rights, Hispanic, environmental and economic justice groups on record denouncing the dump and Compact. It flaunts the unanimous opposition of the Mexican federal Congress and five Mexican states.

The radioactive waste, which President Clinton and Congress are now pushing on Sierra Blanca, is by no means "low risk." Mainly resulting from nuclear power, it includes plutonium (hazardous for 1/2 million years), radioiodines (some hazardous for 320 million years), strontium-90 (a bone-seeker which causes bone cancer and leukemia, hazardous for 560 years) and other intensely radioactive elements.

"Clinton is now an accomplice to the racist government of Texas," charged Richard Boren, coordinator of Southwest Toxic Watch. "Now the US government has given the green light to send nuclear waste from primarily white states like Maine and Vermont to the Texas Border region that is over 70% Mexican American."

The Compact also opens the door to Texas becoming the nation's next national nuclear power dump. President Clinton's signature ratifies a law which omits amendments originally passed in the House and Senate which would have protected Texas from becoming a national dump-state and giving the local community a right to challenge discrimination.

Bill Addington, businessman and rancher from Sierra Blanca, responded to news of the president's signing, "President Clinton's 1984 Executive order on Environmental Justice isn't worth the paper it's printed on." He stated that "This environmental injustice in Sierra Blanca threatens environmental justice throughout the US."
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http://www.nirs.org/press/09-22-1998/1


Yeah it sucks but it part of a much larger issue no one ever addresses here. It's not like Bernie Sanders just picked that place out of a hat.

The US has a habit of illegally dumping its toxic trash in poor countries of really Black people like Haiti and no one complains, except the poor natives as in the case of the Khian Sea that illegally dumped 4,000 tons of Philadelphia's toxic waste in Haiti, include radioactive & contaminated hospital waste, and another 10,000 in the ocean.

Let's not even get started on what's in our weapons.

While I was looking for Howard Dean's quote on this, google turned up an old DU thread started by a vocal Clinton supporter who's no fonder of Sanders than he was of Dean. "This is not a big issue" - Howard Dean on Sierra Blanca nuclear waste"

Sierra Blanca was used back then to attack Dean and now it's being used to attack Sanders.

What. a. surprise. NOT.

Remember it like it was yesterday. Very little has changed too.

Remember these blasts from the past? All the shit-stirring that if Obama won, African hut-dwellers would be a permanent fixture in the *White* House

Same tactics over again.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x4992881


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x5011571

That Nuclear Dump project was planned and approved by Gov. Ann Richards (D)

for the states of Maine, Vermont, and Texas and then approved by the US Congress a year later, in 1994.

It was signed into law by none other than Bill Clinton.

More reading here: President Clinton Pulls the Trigger on Minority Community Okays Sending Radioactive Waste to Texas Border Town

Yeah it sucks but it part of a much larger issue no one ever addresses here. It's not like Bernie Sanders just picked that place out of a hat.

The US has a habit of illegally dumping its toxic trash in poor countries of really Black people like Haiti and no one complains, except the poor natives as in the case of the Khian Sea that illegally dumped 4,000 tons of Philadelphia's toxic waste in Haiti, include radioactive & contaminated hospital waste, and another 10,000 in the ocean.

Keep it in the US thank you.

+1 More: Clinton speaks of "a higher calling among those who have faith"

Clinton did not mention either opponent in her own remarks, which she began on a reflective note about attending a speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

“His grace and moral clarity were compelling. I can feel it still today,” she said.

Earlier on Friday, Clinton attended a luncheon with local and regional leaders of the African American clergy and was introduced by another civil rights hero, the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

There, Clinton revealed her more spiritual side while speaking of a higher calling among those who have faith. Society, she said, should be founded on two simple principles: “To be kinder to each other and to love each other.”

“Maybe you can’t run for president on a love and kindness platform, but I’m going to try,” she said.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/30/black-lives-matter-protest-interrupts-hillary-clinton

Yep. And "the candidate would not meet with the protesters"

Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, said the candidate would not meet with the protesters.

After walking off stage, Clinton was met by LaDavia Drane, her director of African-American outreach.

"It's always an adventure," Clinton proclaimed.

Speaking to CNN after the event, Lewis said he believes the protesters "represent another time, another period."

"It is unfortunate that they didn't listen to the secretary," he added.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/30/politics/hillary-clinton-black-lives-matter/

You're not the only one

...

Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon who had introduced Clinton just minutes before, personally tried to break up the protests, putting his hands on the shoulders of the protesters and speaking with them.

...

"Unfortunately, rhetoric DOES NOT save us, nor does it give confidence to black voters that we can trust Hillary to prioritize the necessity of ensuring our safety," the group said. "We've been waiting for weeks to see the platform that addresses these issues from Hillary Clinton's campaign. We will wait no more."

...

After walking off stage, Clinton was met by LaDavia Drane, her director of African-American outreach.

"It's always an adventure," Clinton proclaimed.

Speaking to CNN after the event, Lewis said he believes the protesters "represent another time, another period."

"It is unfortunate that they didn't listen to the secretary," he added.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/30/politics/hillary-clinton-black-lives-matter/index.html


Lots of video clips in this link: Rep. John Lewis, Singer Usher and Others Attempt to Push Out Protesters Who Interrupted Hillary Clinton Atlanta Rally

and a tame take from buzzfeed

...

After acknowledging the protesters (“Yes they do,” Clinton replied), the Democratic presidential candidate attempted to move on with her speech, increasing her volume as the chants continued.

The Georgia congressman, who led non-violent protests during the fight to end segregation in the 1960s, went into the audience to intervene, trying to get the protesters to allow Clinton to speak.

“I just said to them that at some other time we could all sit down and talk,” Lewis said in an interview with BuzzFeed News after the event. “Just that we shouldn’t disturb the speech when she was trying to get a message .”

When that failed, he and Kasim Reed, the mayor of Atlanta, joined Clinton on stage in a show of solidarity. “We thought that would help move things ,” Lewis said.

The students who participated in the demonstration were eventually shouted down by a throng of students who came to hear Clinton, shouting “Hil-lar-y!” and “Let her talk!”

...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/darrensands/rep-john-lewis-black-lives-matter-protesters-should-respect?utm_term=.qxn4R32kY#.klJGzNY5m

The whole thing, incredibly so


https://twitter.com/_Almaqah/status/660217496583184384
https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/660218811451351040


https://twitter.com/NekquaiN/status/660223469146267649


https://twitter.com/ngayathri40/status/660219160417423360


https://twitter.com/Rach4Peace/status/660219569169133569

That's precisely what the protesters are asking. They've very disappointed in him


https://twitter.com/ayyeechloe/status/660263377403551744?replies_view=true&cursor=APBUTei-KQk



https://twitter.com/TheDevinMurphy/status/660228602986827776
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