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|Protest Against the Clinton's Prison Industrial Complex and War Machine|
|Date||Saturday April 02|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Sather Gate at UC Berkeley|
We are calling on all members of the San Francisco Bay Area community to come out and oppose the Clinton Foundation summit at UC Berkeley on April 2st, 2016.Added to the calendar on Thursday Mar 31st, 2016 1:50 AM
We must not allow the Clintons to put on a dog and pony show at the birthplace of the free speech movement. We must not pretend that they are not part of the many problems we now face today. These Clinton policies must be rejected with active protest.
We believe that the Clinton Foundation has been nothing more than the financial arm of the Clinton family which funds their pursuits for power. Despite the good efforts the organization claims to do, it spends the majority of its funds on payroll and travel. Hillary Clinton often appears to make little distinction between her own money and that of the foundations. Of the many speeches she has given to Wall Street she has accepted pay as either revenue or donations to the Clinton Foundation.
We know that Secretary Clinton has a record of supporting war and military intervention overseas. These decisions have been disastrous to Americans, particularly minorities who are overrepresented in the military due to increased advertising and recruiting from poor minority neighborhoods. Meanwhile the Clintons, via the Clinton Foundation and other means, have enriched themselves from war. The Foundation received $10 million dollars from the Saudi Arabian government a couple of years before Hillary herself signed off on a deal to sell the Saudi Arabian government over 60 Billion dollars of military weapons, the largest sale in US history. Just two months before Secretary Clinton authorized the deal, Boeing had given the Clinton Foundation $900,000 dollars (Boeing manufactured the F-15s being sold to Saudi Arabia in that arms deal).
Since then, the Saudi Arabian government has since been accused of various war crimes and human rights violations. In one attack alone, over 120 people were killed when the Saudis targeted a market place. 20 children died in that attack.
The Clintons have been directly responsible for the current incarceral state in America. The archaic 1994 Violent Crime Control ACt pushed through congress at the urging of Hillary Clinton has led to the mass incarceration of black and minority youth in America. The Clintons have sentenced millions of families across America to a life of misery and suffering. Hillary’s claims that black youth are super-predators are a deep reflection of her racist past and policies. The Clintons have also benefited financially from the prison system. 39% of prison pop. is black but the black pop. is only 14% in the US. Hillary claims a desire to end mass incarceration yet she has received $130,000 from corporations that operate private for-profit prisons.
We are calling for a protest to begin at Sather Gate in UC Berkeley on April 1st, 2016 at 6:00 PM.
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