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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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+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

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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.

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"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."

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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

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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 [across].”

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 [along],” 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!”

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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

Yes, from today. Mad at the protesters for daring to interrupt

Hillary used him to dazzle and pacify them, it didn't work.
And other Black leaders were just as appalling, yelling at them that they were "ignorant". It did not go unnoticed. There's a short video at the link


https://twitter.com/Ellevation_/status/660184506142474241


https://twitter.com/little_Goon/status/660201970179928064


https://twitter.com/_CasanovaJr/status/660236171344220161

1000 South Carolina women endorse Bernie Sanders for President

October 30, 2015 0 Comments

Charleston, S.C. – In a signal of the growing support for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in South Carolina, more than 1,000 women across the state have endorsed his candidacy.

“We are thrilled to have such broad enthusiasm among local women for Sen. Sanders,” State Director Christopher Covert said Wednesday. “Sanders has fought for women’s rights and economic fairness throughout his life and the support in South Carolina reflects the national movement of American women joining our campaign.”

Christale Spain, the South Carolina Director of Political Outreach, said that “as a black woman and a single mother, it was crucial to support a candidate who has demonstrated a commitment to advocating for me and the issues that impact my community. Sen. Sanders has been a champion of civil rights and economic equality for women for thirty years, and I am proud to endorse him.”

Dr. Gloria Tinubu, the first African-American woman in the state to win the Democratic nomination for Congress, believes that “Sanders is in the tradition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who lead our parents and grandparents through one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history. Like President Roosevelt, Bernie is fighting to protect our democratic way of life and our four freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from rear.”

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http://www.theminorityeye.com/1000-south-carolina-women-endorse-bernie-sanders-for-president/


I think that last phrase is supposed to read "freedom from fear".

The secret service forcibly escorted us out of the arena to cries of "ignorance!" and "nigger!"


https://twitter.com/_afrodiziak/status/660197817449746433


https://twitter.com/LoveMyOpinions/status/660216558443188224


https://twitter.com/Philosavery/status/660198670273482752


https://twitter.com/_iAmRoyal/status/660202719123230721

Here's what Hillary really wants: "Hey, Africans to "get over" the trauma of colonization"



Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:58pm EDT

Clinton: Africa must launch tough economic reforms

African nations must stop seeking handouts and begin tough structural reforms, especially on trade, if they truly want to improve their economies, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday.

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"If you look at trade between African countries, it is abysmally minimalistic," Clinton said. "African countries don't trade with themselves. They have barriers and tariffs and customs problems that stand in the way of developing their own economies."

Clinton's sharp comments were in response to a question about broadening the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a measure passed by Congress in 2000 which gives favorable access to U.S. markets to dozens of African countries.

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"They'd rather have the biggest piece of a small pie than a smaller piece of a big pie. So if you are going to have that mentality, it is really hard to utilize the incredible tool that AGOA is," she said.

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Sounding almost exasperated, Clinton indicated that Africa's arguments for the redress of economic imbalances left by colonialism were beginning to wear a little thin -- at least in Washington.

"For goodness sakes, this is the 21st century. We've got to get over what happened 50, 100, 200 years ago and let's make money for everybody. That's the best way to try to create some new energy and some new growth in Africa," she said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/06/14/us-africa-usa-idUSTRE65D61920100614

Nope, She isn't taking police brutality serious enough. Not at all.





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