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Gary discusses politics and tells stories about Hillary and Bill Clinton and other news from around the world.
Sister Hillary Preaches the Word, and Nothing’s Sacred
The June 17 massacre of nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., by a white-supremacist gunman provided Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton the perfect opportunity to go stomping for black votes. She was not about to let a crisis go to waste.
Clinton on Tuesday appeared at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri, and to enthusiastic applause laid out her political vision and agenda for African Americans. Clinton’s speech was meant to convey her deep understanding of the issues affecting African Americans and her connection with this constituency, but as Leid Stories reveals, Clinton’s address confirmed the candidate’s own racism, the distorted views she has of people of color, and her sense of entitlement.
Broken Windows Policing Criminalizes Communities
The Police Reform Organization Project, or PROP, has released a report on damage done to ordinary people by New York City’s “Broken Windows” policing policy. Titled “That’s How They Get You,” the document provides 117 examples of how lives are ruined and communities embittered under a torrent of fines and jail terms for minor offenses. Broken Windows “actually criminalizes people, and gets them caught up the criminal justice system,” said PROP director Robert Gangi.
Another “Black” U.S. President?
Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, said Democratic presidential politics has become repetitive and predictable. “What we have is simply a continuation of the [Bill] Clinton regime, through Obama, and now I guess Hillary is about to become the third Black president,” said Yeshitela. The Black Is Back Coalition, founded in 2009 in part to show that not all Blacks supported Obama’s corporatist, imperial policies, is gearing up for its national conference, in August.
Newark is the Destination on July 25
The People’s Organization for Progress is expecting huge crowds to gather in Newark, New Jersey, for POP’s Millions March Against Police Brutality, Racial Injustice, and Economic Inequality, July 25. The march has been endorsed by scores of organizations and individuals, including Dr. Cornel West and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, who is establishing a civilian police review board complete with subpoena powers. Community organizations, including POP, will hold a majority of seats on the board. However, POP chairman Larry Hamm is “under no illusion” that the review board will solve the problem. “I say categorically, that the greatest antidote to police brutality is the mass movement of the people,” said Hamm. “That’s more powerful than any governmental structure that can be put into place.”
Obama’s TPP Sinking
President Obama’s secret Trans Pacific Partnership treaty suffered a big setback on Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives, thanks largely to activists like Kevin Zeese, of Popular Resistance. “If you don’t like crony capitalism or rigged trade for big business, you’ve got to be against TPP,” said Zeese. The treaty would make it almost impossible to reverse privatizations of government services, or for the public sector to take any action that might adversely affect corporate expectations of profits.
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