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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


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- Ben Franklin

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hillary Clinton makes most political remarks since losing election

Note: My comments are in red.


I wonder whose stupid idea it was to try to revive the Democrats by trying to sanitize Hillary Clinton's image as a contrast to Donald Trump? Anyways the publicity stunt seems to have fallen flat as there is nothing anyone can do to distance her from barbaric drone attacks, bringing a bunch of fascists to power in the Ukraine and interfering in Russia's government, her role in the brutal murder of Qaddafi, her support for Bush's war for oil in Iraq that has been going on for years with only more carnage in sight, her political shenanigans during the Democratic Primary, her huge speaking fees paid by the Wall Street crowd in return for her service to U.S. imperialism and her time on Wal-mart's board when she helped to implement their corporate policy of firing pregnant women because they had to go too the bathroom too often.

Note: Hillary Clinton has no empathy for the women and children being killed in wars and drone attacks she fostered and instigated.

Posted: Mar 28, 2017 8:31 PM CST Updated: Mar 28, 2017 9:01 PM CST

http://www.crossroadstoday.com/story/35018837/hillary-clinton-makes-most-political-remarks-since-losing-election

 Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, making her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election
Why is it so difficult to find the full text of her speech? Why isn't the full text and video of her speech here? https://hillaryspeeches.com/


Isn't it interesting the Main Stream Media owned by the very Wall Street corporations never questioned Hillary Clinton's self-serving hypocritical remarks?
By Tanzina Vega and Eli Watkins CNN



(CNN) -- Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, making her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election.


"There is no place I'd rather be than here with you," Clinton said, before adding: "Other than the White House."


Nobody is laughing; she and the Democrats who ran her are responsible for Trump being in the White House.


During her keynote address at the annual conference hosted by the Professional BusinessWomen of California, Clinton spoke largely about women's equality and peppered in criticism of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.


"Obviously the outcome of the election wasn't the one I hoped for, worked for, but I will never stop speaking out for common sense benefits that will allow moms and dads to stay on the job," Clinton said.


Hillary Clinton's support for NAFTA put millions of working class moms and dads out of work. She has refused to support a full employment act brought forward by New Deal Democrats which would have made the president and Congress responsible for attaining and maintaining full employment--- a job at real living wages in line with the actual cost-of-living for everyone who wants to work.


Besides a few comments in public gatherings and tweets from her personal account, Clinton has largely laid low since the election. She was spotted after the election in the woods near her New York home and, along with her husband former President Bill Clinton, she attended Trump's inauguration.


Why did the Clinton's attend the Inauguration when millions of people boycotted it or protested against Trump's election?

She called Republicans' attempted replacement for the Affordable Care Act "a disastrous bill," adding that the Trump administration has been "met with a wave of resistance" that indicates the protests against Trump's policies are just getting started.


While it is true the Democrats are launching demonstrations against Trump, it is a fact that these Democrats are anti-Trump and sometimes protest what he is doing but NEVER provide alternatives that would solve our many problems. The Affordable Care Act which is not affordable for working class families needs to be repealed and replaced with a National Public Health Care System not defended as the Democrats are doing thus creating disunity in the movement to stop Trump. Obamacare provides no basis for unity because it is hurting far more people than it helps and it is centered around private for-profits health care. Hillary Clinton and the Democrats keep claiming Obamacare needs to be "fixed" yet they have never provided any details for fixing it; because there are no "fixes" beyond the hype.


"People who had never been active in politics told their stories at town hall meetings." Clinton said. "They were people who had something to say and were determined to be heard."


Clinton and the Democrats refuse to listen to the voices of the majority of the American people, millions of whom are now citizen-activists following in the footsteps of the heroic revolutionary Thomas Paine who are for peace, against racism and discrimination, for full employment and a minimum wage that is a real living wage.


During the question and answer portion of her appearance, she grew incredulous at the GOP health care debate.


"Really? Take away maternity care?" Clinton said. "Who do these people talk to?"


In fact, while Hillary Clinton was on Wal-mart's Board she devised the scheme used by Wal-mart to fire pregnant women because they had to use the bathroom too often.

Clinton also focused on issues like inclusivity and diversity of women in the workplace and the need for the private sector to make better efforts to bring more women to the table.


Not one single specific recommendation from Hillary Clinton for doing this.



"Advancing the rights and opportunities of women and girls is the great unfinished business of the 21st century," she said, while noting that women's representation in Washington is "the lowest it's been in a generation."


What "rights" has Hillary Clinton advanced? Certainly not those rights articulated in the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights: http://unudhr.blogspot.com/


The former secretary of state also responded to racially charged incidents directed at two prominent black women today.


But no words for the racism and sexist discrimination emanating from the corporate boardrooms intended to bolster corporate profits through the super-profits derived from such discrimination.


In one, White House press Secretary Sean Spicer told April Ryan, a longtime White House correspondent and one of the few black women journalists in the press briefing room, to "stop shaking your head" and accused her of being "hell-bent on trying to make sure that whatever image you want to tell about this White House stays."


In another, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly came under fire for racist comments mocking Rep. Maxine Waters' hair, saying her hair looked like a "James Brown wig."


O'Reilly later apologized, but not after a slew of controversy. Tuesday, Clinton said Waters had been "taunted by a racist joke about her hair."


However, Clinton refuses to push for Trump's impeachment which Maxine Waters has called for and was the reason O'Reilley launched his racist anti-woman insults at her.


Women of color, said Clinton, have "a lifetime of practice taking precisely these kinds of indignities in stride."


Hillary Clinton mocks black women who not only have not "taken indignities in stride," but  have struggled relentlessly without let-up for centuries against racist discrimination in education, health care, housing, employment, politics and business. Clinton's remarks were as vile and racist as those she claimed to be condemning. Clinton has refused to support and push for the enforcement of Affirmative Action, the main remedy for racist discrimination in all areas, especially education and employment. Hillary Clinton refused to push for fully integrated public education.

On the policy front, Clinton criticized the US for still not having a national paid family leave policy and said those who do benefit from such policies are often among the highest income workers. Clinton called on the private sector to do more to help.


Clinton refused to support specific legislation for paid family leave.



"You're the people who figured out how to fit computers in the palms of our hands," she said. "You have the power."


And were these the people responsible for turning hi-tech into a profit orgy instead of serving people?

But overall, Clinton offered an optimistic tone in the face of Trump's victory.


On what does Hillary Clinton base such "optimism?"



"Where some see a dark vision of carnage, I see a light shining on creativity and opportunity," she said, referencing the inaugural address.


In fact, Hillary Clinton foments, instigates and encourages the most barbaric and bestial carnage with her support for overthrowing governments, assassination, wars, drone attacks and installing fascist governments in places where millions of people died fighting Hitler fascism such as in the Ukraine and the Baltics.

She offered the audience her new mantra: "Resist, insist, persist, enlist."


Resist Trump to put another Dumb Donkey in office?

She encouraged the audience to "resist actions that go against our values as Americans," insist on "putting people first," "persist" like Sen. Elizabeth Warren did when she was prevented from reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King about Sen. Jeff Sessions, and "enlist" others by running for office or opening a business.


Hillary Clinton has done more than many to silence the voices for peace and against racism. She and her Democratic Party hacks are reviving an anti-Communist campaign.


"I'll be right there with you every step of the way," she said.


Ya, sure; you betcha... just like Barack Obama put on his "marching shoes."




Apparently the media has been reluctant to provide full coverage to this other speech delivered by Hillary Clinton this past week at Georgetown University because the stark hypocrisy is just too much to take from one of the world's leading warmongers:

On Friday, Hillary Clinton spoke at an event on the campus of Georgetown University. She spoke about the importance of women being in leadership in America and around the world. She stressed the importance of women taking part in peace negotiations and the peace process. Clinton said that when women are involved “peace negotiations [and] agreements are less likely to fail and more likely to last.” Clinton’s backed up her claim with data from United Nations Women. The speech was her second this week, and she took the opportunity to take a swipe at President Donald Trump saying, “Here I go again, talking about research, evidence, and facts.” Watch a video from the event below and read a transcript of Clinton’s speech HERE.

http://time.com/4721094/hillary-clinton-georgetown-transcript/


Hillary Clinton supports this barbaric Mosul carnage killing women and their children and people too old to escape the U.S. bombs and she has the nerve to lecture about women's rights and peace?













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Campaign for a “21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity”

We are fed up with politicians campaigning on promises of “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” and then failing to make themselves legislatively responsible for attaining and maintaining full employment.

We are fed up with our tax dollars being squandered on militarism and wars instead of being used to create jobs by solving the problems of the people and defending our living environment… its time to beat swords into plowshares. Put people to work solving the problems of the people.

A National Public Health Care System would create over twelve-million new jobs paying real living wages providing people with free health care---  general medical, eyes, ears, dental, family planning and mental health--- through a network of neighborhood and community health care centers; this is a better use of our tax-dollars than wasting our human and financial resources on a far flung empire of over 800 U.S. military bases around the world. Or, it could be financed the same way Social Security is financed. Or paid for with  a tax on Wall Street transactions. Or financed with a combination of these methods. Public funding. Public administration. Public delivery… nothing controversial; just like public education.

A National Public Child Care System would create over three-million new jobs providing working class families with free child care.

We need to restore the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (C.E.T.A.), Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

“At Will Employment” legislation in states across the country needs to be rescinded and repealed to expand democracy in the workplace and provide workers with the right to freely participate in the communities where they live.

All attacks on immigrant workers, documented and undocumented, need to end.

Planned Parenthood needs to be defended and programs expanded.

We insist Congress and the president enact full employment legislation which makes them legislatively responsible for attaining and maintaining full employment; assure everyone who wants a job employment at real living wages in line with the actual cost-of-living.

Full employment would provide stability for Social Security; everyone paying in; everyone getting something out. A Basic Income for All must be guaranteed. Pensions must be honored and protected. The Wall Street swindle of pension funds must end; restore the Glass-Steagall Act.

Turn Habitat for Humanity into a massive public works project to create jobs and assure everyone has a decent home.

Free education through university; cancel student debt. End military recruitment in the high schools.

Unemployment and lack of a National Public Health Care System is the price we pay for militarism and wars. We are entitled to a Peace Dividend……... Let’s talk about the politics and economics of livelihood.

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Flynn seeks immunity from prosecution.

Flynn says only criminals seek immunity from prosecution.

Flynn also thinks torture is a good way to extract information... why not start with waterboarding?

Let's find out how well waterboarding works.