Monthly Archives: February 2016

Clinton’s Goldman-Sachs Speech Released

Just on Counterpunch: leaked parts of one of Hillary Clinton’s speeches in 2013 before investment firm Goldman-Sachs, a brilliant read and while obvious satire, the sad truth is that the writer doesn’t veer too far from the reality of the neo-liberal agenda/mindset.  The mind-set that brought us the bizarre concept that in order to capture voter share Democrats should abandon the New Deal, fair trade, environmental and labor protection and veer off into the land of imperialist capitalism.

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CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you very much, Lloyd [Blankfein], and thanks to everyone at Goldman Sachs for welcoming me today. I’m delighted to be back among friends, colleagues, collaborators, supporters, kindred spirits…

Let me jump right in. You know, over the past few months, there have been popular concerns about an economy that still isn’t delivering for the majority of Americans. It’s not “delivering” the way that they feel it should, that they feel entitled to. Most Americans that you speak to, speak a populist rhetoric that claims it is stacked for those at the top, that those of you here have it too good.

Read the rest at Counterpunch

 

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February 25, 1941

Lesson here: Even occupation cannot stop the people from speaking out and acting out against injustice.

Today in Labor History

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The February Strike begins. It was a general strike in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands by workers against the pogroms and deportation of Jews in Amsterdam. It was the only direct action of its kind during World War II in Europe against the Nazis’ treatment of Jews. The strike is commemorated annually on February 25 at the statue of the De Dokwerker (“The Dock Worker”) in Amsterdam.

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