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Special Report | The Clintons: “We Came, We Stole, Haitians Died”

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  • The Haitian people’s furious resistance to yet another fraudulent presidential election has scuttled U.S. plans to replace “Sweet Mickey” Martelly with another flunky named the “Banana Man.” The aborted fraud is a reminder that Secretary of State Clinton was an imperial bully who rigged the previous presidential election in Haiti and stole the country blind, along with her accomplice and husband, Bill. Those chickens may yet come home to roost.
  • “The discrediting of the elections would also reflect very badly on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.”
  • “Hillary and Bill were the Bonnie and Clyde of Haiti.”

Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report

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http://www.blackagendareport.com/sites/default/files/styles/image-400x300/public/GLEN_Michel-Hilla.jpg?itok=_I_JhrVu Tue, 01/26/2016 | The island nation of Haiti is on the verge of finally ejecting the criminal President Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly, the dance hall performer and gangster who was foisted on the Haitian people by the United States through the bullying of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, back in 2011. Martelly’s term is up, and he is constitutionally required to leave office by February 7. Martelly and his American, French and Canadian backers had hoped to use rigged elections and strong-arm tactics to install another puppet politician, Jovenel “The Banana Man” Moise, in the presidential palace. The “Banana Man” – who wants to turn Haiti into a real banana-exporting republic, to the further impoverishment of its small farmers – came in first in an October election that was so blatantly stolen, even the thoroughly corrupt Haitian elite could not endorse the outcome.

In fact, virtually no one in Haitian society except the “Banana Man” and “Sweet Mickey” and the tens thousands of Haitians who were paid to vote, repeatedly, at different polling places in October, considered the election to be valid. Jude Célestin, the candidate that came in second in the October electoral farce – and who was also cheated of victory by “Sweet Mickey” Martelly in the election five years ago – refused to go along with the travesty. Célestin said he would not take part in the bogus run-off election that was scheduled for this past Sunday – meaning, the “Banana Man” would have been the only candidate.

Glen Ford, Executive Editor, Black Agenda Report

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Ralph Nader & Abby Martin on US Rigged Corporate Elections

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  • A long-time political figure with unique experience fighting from the center of Washington, Nader joins Abby Martin on The Empire Files to discuss today’s political climate, the corporate government and rigged elections. 
  • Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.

Ralph Nader and Abby Martin, Media Roots

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But hundreds of millions experience Nader’s legacy everyday. Most notably, how virtually every automobile safety measure, from seatbelts to airbags, are the product of his relentless campaign against auto industry giants. His contributions as a consumer advocate span disability rights to exposing corporate pollution.

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author. 

and Abby Martin is an American journalist and presenter of The Empire Files, a weekly investigative news program on teleSUR English.

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Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change, Jordan Michael Smith, Boston Globe 

The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots, says Tufts University’s Michael Glennon.

The ultimate problem is the pervasive political ignorance on the part of the American people. And indifference to the threat that is emerging from these concealed institutions. That is where the energy for reform has to come from: the American people. Not from government. 

 

An Excerpt | They Thought They Were Free, The Germans 1933-45 ~ Milton Mayer

  • “It is a fascinating story and a deeply moving one. And it is a story that should make people pause and think—think not only about the Germans, but also about themselves.”—Ernest S. Pisko, Christian Science Monitor
  • “Among the many books written on Germany after the collapse of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich, this book by Milton Mayer is one of the most readable and most enlightening.”—Hans Kohn, New York Times Book Review

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But Then It Was Too Late

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Milton%20Meyer%20%7C%20They%20Thought%20They%20Were%20Free.jpeg"What no one seemed to notice," said a colleague of mine, a philologist, "was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know, it doesn’t make people close to their government to be told that this is a people’s government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing, to do with knowing one is governing.

"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

Milton Mayer, a journalist and educator, was best known for his long-running column in The Progressive magazine, founded by Robert Marion LaFollette, Sr., in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Bernie Sanders Voted For The Act That Helped Crash The Economy.

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  • There it is in black and white, or rather red and blue: Sanders’ vote in the House on the very legislation that greased the skids for banks and other financial institutions to run roughshod without any messy government oversight.
  • Special Project | I'm Not Ready for Bernie Sanders: Week Ending October 24, 2015

Shaun Mullen, Crooks and Liars

Thanks to Evergreene Digest reader/contributor Dorothy Reilly  for this contribution. 

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12/16/15 | Now we know why Bernie Sanders is so anxious to change the subject to Glass-Steagall when the Wall Street Crash of 2008 comes up. It turn out Mr. Independent Progressive (or is it Progressive Independent?) voted for the 2000 legislation that deregulated derivatives, credit default swaps and other exotic financial instruments that tanked the economy eight years later.

Let’s assume that Sanders never read the background report on the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. (Yeah, like Hillary Clinton never read the background report on the resolution in support of Dubya’s invasion of Iraq, something that Sanders has repeatedly pounded her on.)

Shaun Mullen writes for Crooks and Liars, a politically left blog focusing on political events and the news coverage of them.

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Special Project | I'm Not Ready for Bernie Sanders: Week Ending October 24, 2015, Compiled by David Culver , Ed., Evergreene Digest.

 

  • Bernie Sanders exposed! A shocking look at his views on issues other than class struggle!
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