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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Susan Sarandon: I’m more afraid of Hillary’s war record than Trump’s wall and so on.....







Susan Sarandon: I’m more afraid of Hillary’s war record than Trump’s wall


Susan Sarandon appeared Wednesday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” where she explained why she had to “break up” with Hillary Clinton.
She shared a photo of herself with Clinton, but she said the Democratic presidential candidate had lost her support after backing the Iraq War and promoting fracking overseas.
“I told her don’t go in Iraq — I’m very upset about that,” Sarandon said. “I said, you know, there’s not enough evidence and there’s no exit strategy — everything that everyone was saying — and she went in.”
Sarandon said she could no longer trust Clinton because of her environmental policies.
“Fracking is absolutely the worst thing you could do for the environment,” she said. “She goes behind my back and she’s selling it all over the world.”
Sarandon has thrown her support behind Bernie Sanders, saying the Vermont independent had consistently demonstrated great “moral judgment.”
“If you google his speech, it’s just so clear against the war — at a time, you know, gay rights, before it became easy,” she said. “He’s always there before it becomes simple.”
She suggested Sanders could win the Democratic nomination at a contested convention on the strength of his ideas.
“We’re going to have to have a contested one, and what’s going to happen is that people are going to have to discuss the whole process and the platform, and really listen to people that they’re not normally listening to,” Sarandon said.
The actress has drawn criticism for suggesting she would rather see Donald Trump elected than Hillary Clinton, if Sanders fails to win the Democratic presidential nomination — but she claimed her words were taken out of context.
“Wait a minute — I said some people say (Trump would bring the revolution faster),” Sarandon said. “I’m more afraid of, actually, Hillary Clinton’s war record and her hawkishness than I am of building a wall, but that doesn’t mean that I would vote for Trump.”
She doubted whether Trump could actually win the Republican presidential nomination — let alone the general election.
“Come on, who’s going to vote for Trump, seriously?” Sarandon said, but Colbert reminded her that many Americans would. “A lot of people — but not a lot of women, not a lot of minorities, you know, once you get the information out there. He’s been doing well against a crowded field, but we’ll see what happens.”
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We can be assured that Hillary will not support any meaningful position that we and Bernie Sanders have advocated. She's already made it clear in the media, and has demanded that Bernie "deliver" us to him, without any conditions. "Total surrender or else, Bernie!"
The Hill evaluates this from their usual neoliberal perspective, but fails to understand that Hillary has no choice. She can't possibly be seen embracing any position of reform. Global banks dumped several hundred million dollars into her pocket and Bill's; they sure as hell will not tolerate the candidate they own turning on them to reform the "too big to fail" banks. The same goes for the defense industry and war-for-petrodollars foreign nations like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait. They've bankrolled Hillary for the war she brings. Between new munitions and weapons systems, and Qatari ambitions for a pipeline through Syria, they won't permit any Bernie Sanders perspective that opposes constant intervention and war.
And what of global trade? Boeing and GE have poured money into Hillary's pockets for their deals, to the point that some of the activities (including the payment by Boeing to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary made the sale of aircraft to Russia possible) are under Federal law enforcement investigation. Monsanto has invested in Hillary's interventions in Central and South America. Other corporations had her back the fascist right-wing junta that pulled off a coup in Honduras. How can she possibly show any tolerance for our views when her owners require the opposite?
Let's be very clear: If you vote for Hillary, you are voting for war, occupation, intervention, tyrannical global capitalism, and slavery of brown people in the South. Is that who you are? Do your wishes outweigh that cost?
We can be assured that Hillary will not support any meaningful position that we and Bernie Sanders have advocated. She's already made it clear in the media, and has demanded that Bernie "deliver" us to him, without any conditions. "Total surrender or else, Bernie!"
The Hill evaluates this from their usual neoliberal perspective, but fails to understand that Hillary has no choice. She can't possibly be seen embracing any position of reform. Global banks dumped several hundred million dollars into her pocket and Bill's; they sure as hell will not tolerate the candidate they own turning on them to reform the "too big to fail" banks. The same goes for the defense industry and war-for-petrodollars foreign nations like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait. They've bankrolled Hillary for the war she brings. Between new munitions and weapons systems, and Qatari ambitions for a pipeline through Syria, they won't permit any Bernie Sanders perspective that opposes constant intervention and war.
And what of global trade? Boeing and GE have poured money into Hillary's pockets for their deals, to the point that some of the activities (including the payment by Boeing to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary made the sale of aircraft to Russia possible) are under Federal law enforcement investigation. Monsanto has invested in Hillary's interventions in Central and South America. Other corporations had her back the fascist right-wing junta that pulled off a coup in Honduras. How can she possibly show any tolerance for our views when her owners require the opposite?
Let's be very clear: If you vote for Hillary, you are voting for war, occupation, intervention, tyrannical global capitalism, and slavery of brown people in the South. Is that who you are? Do your wishes outweigh that cost? - Jamie Saker

John Voss

Just as Obama was not Hillary. Neither is Bernie. 
2008 = 2016. Bernie 2016


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Some insurers claim they're feeling financial drain -- 
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... And who ran AGAINST him?
Zack Cordero to Bernie Sanders or Bust 2016

sion he's our president he is our leader he stands for all people not the Democrats and not just Hillary. Where is our leader when we need him voter suppression is what we prevent third world countries from doing yet President Obama is allowing it in our country what the f***.

Sometimes you just have to sit back and watch the world Bern.

Millennials for Bernie Sanders 2016's photo.


Regina Turney Hillary Clinton is no friend to women, children, families, veterans, active military and their families, college students, working people, poor people, gay people, senior citizens, people of color, young people, or anyone not in her "set." In a world comprised of givers and takers, Hillary is definitely a champion taker.

In her insanely corrupt and soul shriveled world, money and votes matter. People? Not so much. I hope people finally are seeing how much harm she and her husband have inflicted on the quality of their lives, listen to Bernie...then get out and vote for him.

Look at her record. She knows she can't run on it, so she parrots Bernie every step of the way thinking Americans are stupid enough to not to recognize her sleazy tactics.

We have a very rare opportunity here. This is the dawn of a new century and with our votes we will choose to leave the next generation a country of inclusion, hope, opportunity, optimism, and a chance for future generations to pursue their dreams without going into crippling debt or worse. This is Bernie's agenda.

We can create this kind of legacy or leave them a legacy of corruption, frustration, struggle, hopelessness, wars and mediocrity. This is Hilary's and the republican agenda. Which do you choose?
I truly believe we must all do what we can, no matter how much or how little to put Bernie in the White House. Every bit matters and in our world, every one matters.

A sleeping giant called “We the People” has finally awakened and regardless of what happens in November, is unlikely to fall into another collective coma.

This is our moment...this is our time...this is our country! Let's get Bernie to the White House and "We the People" back in congress!
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RSN: Stop Dreaming About a Clinton-Warren Ticket. It's Not Happening.





EMILY's List is sorely misguided, a great disappointment, blindly supporting a female candidate without regard to fatal flaws. 




Killary Clinton is a Bought & Paid For Candidate, owned by Wall Street and the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex, support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), has promoted FRACKING around the globe, supported Dirty Coal in South Africa [see This Is How Corruption Works: A Hillary Clinton Example], supported the overthrow of Assad for a PIPELINE, supported the Dirty Tar Sands Keystone XL pipeline, as Secretary of State never met a country she didn't want to bomb, invade, overthrow or de-stabilize and much else. 

Where is EMILY's List? 








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FOCUS: Stop Dreaming About a Clinton-Warren Ticket. It's Not Happening. 
Senator Elizabeth Warren looks on as then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination in 2013. (photo: Getty Images) 
Annie Karni, Politico 
Karni writes: "In interviews with more than a dozen prominent Democrats and campaign allies, most viewed a Clinton-Warren ticket as an unlikely scenario - despite the appeal of a two-woman ticket to Clinton campaign officials and also to Clinton, who sources said is intrigued by the idea." 
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Hillary Clinton is intrigued by the idea of an all-female ticket. But allies say she likely won't pick the woman of progressive dreams: Elizabeth Warren.
lizabeth Warren would be the dream vice presidential pick for millions of forlorn Bernie Sanders supporters, an instant antidote to the charge that Hillary Clinton is too close to Wall Street.
But in interviews with more than a dozen prominent Democrats and campaign allies, most viewed a Clinton-Warren ticket as an unlikely scenario — despite the appeal of a two-woman ticket to Clinton campaign officials and also to Clinton, who sources said is intrigued by the idea.
Clinton and the senior senator from Massachusetts don't have a close, personal relationship — in fact, there’s no evidence to show they even particularly like each other — and Clinton insiders worry Warren could upstage the likely Democratic nominee during the general election. While there’s confidence in the energy she could bring to the ticket, questions loom about the anti-Big Bank crusader’s appeal among white working class voters, as well as her lack of experience.
“Warren speaks to the left of the party, but not the working class left,” said a super delegate backing Clinton. “She speaks more to the progressive elite, not white, working class males.” As for the idea of a two-woman ticket, “if you do two women to energize the women’s vote, if that’s what she’s worried about, then we’ve got a real problem.”
“A progressive fits the bill,” said former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Clinton surrogate. “The problem with Warren is that she has very little experience. She was a law professor and she’s been in the Senate for a few years. What executive experience does this person have?”
Warren has criticized Clinton in the past for flipping her stance on the bankruptcy bill because of Wall Street campaign contributions she took as a New York senator. Still, she is exactly what Clinton needs, some Democrats argue -- an independent thinker with a powerful grassroots fundraising base to tap into.
“She needs dynamism,” said a former top Democratic official with ties to the Clinton and Sanders campaigns, “someone who is pretty fresh and someone who can raise money.” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote to the Eagle Academy Foundation annual fundraising breakfast in Gotham Hall on April 29.
Warren, proponents of the partnership said, would also help Clinton with her gap among millennial female voters, third-wave feminists who want to see a woman elected president but not merely for the sake of electing a woman.
But the cons of Warren, many Clinton allies said, outweigh the pros. “You don’t want a vice president who’s going to outshine the president,” said the super delegate supporting Clinton. “With Warren, I think there’s a real possibility of that.”
Democrats said they would also worry about Warren’s ability to fall in line behind Clinton. When she was recruited to run for Senate from her post at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, for instance, she was wary until she could be assured she could do more about banking regulation from the Senate. And Warren insiders have expressed a distrust of Clinton on their core issue of Wall Street reform.
There is potential for a rapprochement: Warren has suggested she is interested in influencing Clinton to install like-minded officials in the Treasury Department and in the West Wing economic team, rather than derailing Clinton’s candidacy.
Some top Clinton donors said Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, whom they view as easier to deal with than Warren, would be less risky and would bring into the fold the same progressive voters that love Warren. One drawback is that Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich would appoint his successor, making it likely Democrats would lose a crucial Senate seat. But Democrats said they feel confident that if Clinton wins the White House they will also win back the Senate.
Warren’s own allies acknowledge there would be plenty of reasons for Clinton to go in another direction. “It's a long shot since it would be asking Warren to give up influence for life with a four-year gig,” said a progressive leader with ties to Warren’s camp.
Rendell and other Democrats note that one of the factors likely holding Clinton back from picking Warren – or another woman -- as her running mate is the lack of obvious female choices.
The “League of Their Own” bench is thin. There are currently only three female Democratic governors -- Kate Brown, a first-term governor from Oregon; New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is currently running for Senate; and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, who took office last year.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is considered one possibility. Clinton’s Senate successor in New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, is a top fundraiser but she’s considered less likely because she doesn’t represent a battleground state and because she’d face the constitutional obstacle that prevents two candidates from the same state from being on the ticket. Other long shots whose names have surfaced include North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Still, Democratic allies view an all-female ticket as an easy way to fire up a campaign that has suffered from a lack of enthusiasm as it gears up to take on the media showman that is Trump.
“Your visceral reaction to [two women] is boy, that’s asking white male voters to take a lot of change all at once,” Rendell said. But, he noted, Bill Clinton suffered the same sort of criticism for picking Al Gore as his running mate in 1992, when he doubled down on a young, Southern politician who looked like a carbon copy of himself. “It turned out to be an inspired pick and galvanized Democrats across the country,” he said.
Former Obama communications director Anita Dunn, summing up the opinions of many female Democrats POLITICO interviewed, said Clinton has great running room in making her selection if Trump becomes the Republican nominee.
"Because — why not?” she said of placing another woman on the ticket.
Dunn suggested leaning into “unconventional choice like Sheryl Sandberg,” pointing to the Facebook COO as an example of an outside-the-Beltway leader who is both a feminist icon and a respected voice in the business community.
Trump's opponents within his own party already see the logic of a running all-female ticket against a candidate who has alienated women voters. Former Jeb Bush communications director and anti-Trump activist Tim Miller said a woman running mate would be kryptonite against the Carly Fiorina-Megyn Kelly bashing real estate mogul. “If she is running against Trump, there is no real geographic electoral calculus, because of his unsalvageable unfavorable ratings with the public,” said Miller. “His demeaning attacks worked against male opponents but backfired against Carly Fiorina. A woman could be a really effective attack dog. It's such a no-brainer. I don't even understand the logic of picking a man.”
The prospect of Trump as the GOP nominee has scrambled the vice-presidential equation in other ways. Typically, a running mate helps to lock up a constituency or fill in holes on a candidate’s resume. But Clinton is in a unique position in a potential match-up against Trump, and allies said her main consideration should be to do no harm and avoid unnecessary risk with a flashy choice.
“She doesn’t need to reassure voters about her experience and qualifications,” said Dunn. “Even voters who may not agree with her ideologically don’t question that she is credentialed for the office. It gives her a lot more running room.”
Running against Trump, Clinton insiders said, also diminishes the need for a candidate like HUD Secretary Julian Castro, who seems to have fallen out of favor with Clinton’s inner circle, or Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who would appeal to Latino voters.
Those same people advocating for an all-female ticket concede it’s unlikely to happen because they expect the Clinton campaign and Clinton herself to think conventionally. “You could see them deciding to go with [Virginia Sen. and former DNC chairman] Tim Kaine, a safe choice,” said one Democratic source.
But even that safe harbor has some drawbacks. “Maybe you want your vice president to respond to the Trump personal attacks,” said Rendell. “Tim Kaine has excellent credentials but is he the guy who’s going to rock and roll and fire back? He’s an awfully nice guy, I don’t know if he is capable of doing that.”
Added former South Carolina state Rep. Bakari Sellers, a Clinton supporter, of a white, male pick: “I just don’t think anybody is going to get excited about Hillary Clinton and someone like Mark Warner together,” he said, referring to Virginia’s other senator. “I just think that’s traditional, pre-Obama coalition thinking. I don’t think there should be two white people on the ticket. That’s not the way we win the nomination.”
For female Clinton supporters who would love to see her pick another woman, the hope right now is the list of eligible options for the future would grow under a Clinton presidency. “Imagine what the women VP bench will look like,” said EMILY’s List spokeswoman Jess McIntosh, “after Hillary has made 50 percent of her cabinet women.”





CounterCurrents: Carnage In Syria, Just Say No To Corporate Rule,



In March, Of the human tragedy in Syria and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), CounterCurrents published this article:  

Soros-Obama-Merkel-Erdogan Win Control Of Europe
By Eric Zuesse

http://www.countercurrents.org/zuesse200316.htm





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Carnage In Syria 
By Mary Scully

http://www.countercurrents.org/scully300416.htm

Making a sarcasm out of the ceasefire, Syrian airstrikes in Aleppo for the past six days have killed over 200 people. The bombing is targeting residential areas & according to witnesses, no neighborhood of the city has not been hit. That death toll is expected to rise. Wednesday they bombed a hospital operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF/Doctors Without Borders), killing 27 people including children & three doctors. One of the doctors killed was the city's last pediatrician


Just so we're clear on what supporting the Assad regime & foreign military intervention in Syria means:

Making a sarcasm out of the ceasefire, Syrian airstrikes in Aleppo for the past six days have killed over 200 people. The bombing is targeting residential areas & according to witnesses, no neighborhood of the city has not been hit. That death toll is expected to rise. Wednesday they bombed a hospital operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF/Doctors Without Borders), killing 27 people including children & three doctors. One of the doctors killed was the city's last pediatrician.

The Syrian military denies bombing the hospital & claims it has not been in residential areas where air raids were reported. Putin made a great display in March of ordering Russian warplanes out of Syria & has previously denied bombing civilian targets. The Russian defense ministry has not been available for interrogation about the current bombing, including of the hospital, even though it is reported that Russian warplanes are involved. So again, it isn't immediately clear whether the bombing is done by Syrian bombers or allied Russian bombers. But since they work in concert, is there an operative useful distinction?

This photo of people, including many infants & children, being rescued from bombed out buildings or people fleeing the bombing is played out all over Aleppo. Those rescuing them are of course civil defense volunteers, not Assad first responders.

Many people hold stubbornly to support for the Assad regime because it is (at least ostensibly) opposed by the US. The proof of Assad's political criminality is in the bombing which has gone on for at least five years, killed an estimated 470,000 people, & created one of the most massive refugee crises in the world.

No military intervention in Syria & Iraq! Stop the bombing, including by Syrian & Russian warplanes!

Mary Scully has fifty years of political activism behind her in the US: antiwar, women's rights, civil rights, Palestinian solidarity (since 1967), in particular. She is running as an independent socialist candidate for US president 2016. 


The Forgotten Message Of Ambedkar To The Working Class 
By K.S Sharma

http://www.countercurrents.org/sharma300416.htm

Here is an extract of a paper presented by Dr KS Sharma at the XXXII Indian Social Science Congress held at New Delhi from 18'" December to 22nd December 2008. The Paper quotes Dr. B. R. Ambedkar extensively and seeks to bring out some views he had expressed at one stage in his political life. This extract is relevant on the eve of May Day


Bangladesh: The Wages Of A Noxious Mix 
By Fazal M. Kamal

http://www.countercurrents.org/kamal300416.htm

Regardless of whatever entertaining but ineffectual verbiage administration leaders may spew and regardless of the incredibly inane—and entertaining too—stuff law enforcement honchos may regurgitate, the dreadful reality in Bangladesh is that nothing that they declare is of any consequence in stemming the trend of random murders that seems to persist unrelentingly


Australia’s French Connection: The Submarine Saga 
By Dr. Binoy Kampmark

http://www.countercurrents.org/kampmark300416.htm

It was all a funny business, but it is very clear that the Australian relationship with France, at least when it comes to matters of defence, has changed over the years. From being belligerents keen to pursue nuclear testing in the Pacific, to being “cheese eating surrender monkeys” prior to the Coalition of the Confused’s attack on Iraq in 2003, France has stormed into fashion as a military supplier for the Royal Australian Navy


Just Say No To Corporate Rule 
By Ron Forthofer

http://www.countercurrents.org/forthofer300416.htm

The TPP and other deals such as the currently being negotiated Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will, if enacted, transfer more wealth to the top from the rest of us while further threatening our ecosystem. These deals must be stopped -- our lives and the lives of future generations depend on us stopping it now!


Financial Truancy, “Economism” And Moral Ambiguity In Public Debate Today 
By Khaldun Malek

http://www.countercurrents.org/malek300416.htm

The recent expose’ of the so-called “Panama Papers” brings to light again the morally troubling issue of tax havens and the flight of capital from taxation. The fallout from this, as is now widely known, has had serious political implications. There is already a major political casualty in the form of the former prime minister of Iceland, who resigned amidst allegations of financial impropriety by a member of his family. Politically, the issue remains a highly charged one; even David Cameron, who in recent times was one of the most vocal proponents of reforms to curb the excesses of the financial truancy of both rich corporations and individuals has not been entirely absolved from the scandal


Stop Police-Sponsored Terror Of Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad In Latehar
By Concerned Citizens

http://www.countercurrents.org/cc300416.htm

During the last few years, villages of Manika Block in Latehar District have been terrorised by Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad (JJMP), a police-sponsored outfit allegedly aimed at countering Maoist influence. Under this pretext, armed JJMP gangs are roaming in the area and harassing innocent villagers – extorting money, interfering with elections, supporting corrupt contractors, beating up dissenters, and even attempting to siphon off funds from the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)


Kashmir: Truth Lost In Propaganda 
By Gowhar Geelani

http://www.countercurrents.org/geelani300416.htm

Twirling his grey moustache General (retired) Bakshi said on NDTV’s programme Big Fight (Kashmir On The Edge: What's The Solution?) that the Indian army personnel opened fired on the civilians in north Kashmir’s frontier towns of Handwara and Kupwara only when the angry protesters set their bunker on fire and tried to attack the army. “Should our soldiers be bowing their head to say ‘come on, mob lynch us’ we will exercise restraint?” The audience gave him a rapturous round of applause. The gullible Indian audience thought that the retired army general was speaking the gospel truth. But he was lying


A Conversation With VT Rajshekar, Editor Of Dalit Voice 
By Vidya Bhushan Rawat

http://www.countercurrents.org/rawat300416.htm

A conversation with Mr VT Rajshekar, editor, Dalit Voice on various issues, Ambedkarite movement and threats that we face today and future of Dalit Voice. VT Rajshekar says that the Hindutva lobby compelled the printer to stop printing it


Now Reservation For Forwards 
By Maanvender Singh

http://www.countercurrents.org/singh300416.htm

The cauldron on the Jat agitation was not even silenced and the Gujarat government has decided to extend reservation on economic basis for the upper castes. In both the cases, the argument is in favour of reservation for the forward or the dominant castes on the fallacious grounds of economic status


Bhopal Action On Narmada: 3-Days Fast Ends With A Pledge
By Narmada Bachao Andolan

http://www.countercurrents.org/nba300416.htm

The three days Collective Warning Fast (Samuhik Chetavani Upwas) at Bhopal is over. It did draw attention of the State and society (to the extent possible) towards the crisis and corruption in Sardar Sarovar Project. The 35 women, men including the elderly adivasis who went on 3 days continuous fast with students interns and activists, gained strength by raising a voice against utter injustice and challenging the governments of M.P., Maharashtra, Gujarat and the Union