Dolores Huerta Is Wrong on Hillary Clinton – Latino Rebels @HectorLuisAlamo

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Dolores Huerta Is Wrong

Labor organizer and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta

Dime con quién andas, y te diré quién eres. It’s a phrase that’s uniquely Latino, as Latino loyalty often leads many to andar with shady characters. Dolores Huerta’s friend Hillary Clinton hasn’t done anything as terrible as drunk driving or beating on her lover (however much she probably wanted to). No, Hillary’s record is much worse than that: the mass incarceration of blacks and Latinos, the deportation of refugee women and children, the removal of a democratically elected leader by means of a military coup, the weakening of the social welfare system — just a few policies the former secretary of state, senator and first lady either campaigned hard for or carried out herself. None of this has kept Huerta from giving Clinton a glowing endorsement, because, as she expressed in her appearance on Latino Rebels Radio this week, she knows her.

Huerta seems to think that, if the rest of us knew all of the kind and generous acts in Hillary’s behind-the-scenes life, we might look past the various lowlights of Clinton’s career, swapping #FeelTheBern for #ImWithHer tomorrow. A lot of Hillary’s supporters say the same. Tim Murphy recently profiled Clinton’s endorsement by five black mothers whose children were either killed by police or died in police custody. “They all described an intensive courtship by the Clinton campaign that began quietly, through back channels and outside the glare of the national media,” Murphy writes:

[Dontre Hamilton’s mother Maria] Hamilton got her first meeting with Clinton after she promised on Facebook to shut down a Clinton rally with a protest in Milwaukee last spring. When the two met, they hugged for three minutes, and Hamilton cried on Clinton’s shoulder. [Sandra Bland’s mother Geneva] Reed-Veal met Clinton at a Congressional Black Caucus dinner. ‘She walked up, held my hand, and she said, “What is it that you want?”‘ Reed-Veal recalled. She got a personal letter from Clinton afterward. Then she got a second letter, inviting her to a Democratic debate. After a Texas grand jury decided not to indict anyone for her daughter’s death, she got a third letter from Clinton.

Touring South Carolina ahead of that state’s Democratic primary on Saturday, the five mothers spoke to crowds about how Hillary had won their confidence through personal interactions. “These are all things that each of us felt — a genuineness,” Sandra Bland’s mother told a small crowd gathered at a Baptist church on Monday. “She listened and followed through for us. You can’t fake that.” Trayvon Martin’s mother described how Hillary knew the sad details of each woman’s affliction. “She knew specifically what happened in our tragedies. She knew that information and she knew because she cares. She cares. Not only does she care about victims of gun violence but she cares about women, she cares about African Americans. She cares!” I don’t know about you, but “She cares!” sounds like less of an endorsement of Hillary Clinton and more of an assurance that Hillary isn’t actually a killer cyborg from deep space.

For her part, Huerta seems to have followed this same path. “I know this woman. I’ve traveled with her,” she says. She recalls how the Clintons paid for two paraplegic Latina twins to go to college, before moving on to the story of a Methodist minister working with indigenous peoples in Central America during the Clinton presidency. Denied a meeting with Slick Willie himself, the woman handed a letter to Hillary to pass along. “By the time she got back [to Central America], [President Clinton] had settled the issue and they [?] had stopped killing the people.” Even if true, and there’s no reason to believe they aren’t, such touching anecdotes do nothing to alter the history of Hillary’s past positions. Interestingly enough, though, when asked to comment on Hillary’s role in the military coup that toppled Honduras’s already-fragile democracy, which further destabilized an already-chaotic region, Huerta deflects: “There’s a lot of different issues that we have to look at.” My point exactly.

I admit that I never thought I’d write anything even remotely critical of someone has iconic as Dolores Huerta, who was among the Latino heroes and heroines I profiled in my one-a-day biographies during Latino Heritage Month. In fact, I’ve been reluctant to criticize the endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s campaign by other prominent Latinos. “That’s between them and the ballot booth,” I wrote as recently as last week. But listening to Huerta describe her reasons for supporting Hillary, I can’t help but notice how dismissive she sounds when referring to Latinos who back Bernie Sanders. While I’ve been trying to be magnanimous by insisting Latinos have a right to back the candidates of their choosing, Huerta paints Bernie’s supporters as wild-eyed, empty-ended lunatics. “The thing is we have to be informed,” she tells Latino Rebels Radio. “We just can’t [say], Okay, this person’s giving us a good message, so we’re going to follow that message. Because one thing is the message; the other thing is making it happen. Like they say in Spanish: del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho.”

Granted, a democratic socialist hoping to spark a political revolution in the United States may seem all dicho and no hecho. The highest office Bernie’s reached is that of U.S. senator, while Hillary has been first lady of Arkansas, first lady of the United States, a member of the U.S. Senate and secretary of State. But Hillary’s problem is precisely her long trail of hechos, ones which have hurt millions of Latin Americans abroad and millions of Latinos at home. We know what she has said and what she has done — some of it good, some of it awful.

Meanwhile, Huerta prefers to talk up Hillary’s achievements while conveniently skipping over her depredations. Asked by the actress and Sanders supporter Susan Sarandon about Hillary’s ties to Monsanto, her support for genetically modified foods and the massive contributions her campaign has received from Wall Street, Huerta appeared to either not know about any of it or not care. “Listen,” she tells a bystander, “I’ve protested against Monsanto.” Yes, we know, Doña Dolores. But your decades of fighting for farmworkers doesn’t make Hillary an honorary migrant by association. Nor does it erase the fact that the Clinton campaign hired a former Monsanto lobbyists, or that the Clintons have received millions of dollars in contributions from Monsanto and the agribusiness industry, the very people you’ve been fighting against. During her appearance on Latino Rebels Radio on Sunday, Huerta parroted the Hillary camp’s line that GOP donors are funding the Sanders campaign because they see Clinton as more serious threat in the coming general election — as though this revelation should make Sanders supporters think twice about their candidate. Such neurotic talk makes Huerta seem a lot more like my abuelita than Hillary could ever hope to.

Notwithstanding her political alliances and her reasons for them, Dolores Huerta is still a Latina icon, and deservedly so. She’s made an invaluable impact on Latinos, leaving her people in better position politically, socially and economically than how she found them. By all accounts she’s a smart, driven, well-meaning woman, and the same goes for her friend Hillary. Undoubtedly both have done what they believe to be what’s ultimately best — for Latinos, in Huerta’s case; for the United States, in Hillary’s case; and for women, in both cases. Huerta believes Clinton’s neoliberal pragmatism is better for Latinos than Sanders’s socialist vision. But Dolores Huerta is wrong: wrong about Bernie’s supporters being misinformed and unrealistic, and wrong to ask Latinos to ignore the serious stains on Hillary’s record. She’s also wrong to put her friendship with Hillary before her stewardship of Latino rights and dreams.

Hillary Clinton may be Huerta’s friend, but she isn’t mine. I’ve never received a personalized letter from Madam Secretary, and I don’t know what she’s like in private. And while I’m sure she’s pulled cats out of trees and helped old ladies cross many a street, most of what I know about Hillary Clinton centers on the positions she’s championed during the course of her lengthy career — the wonderful things she’s done to help maligned communities, as well as the things she’s done to hurt them. I know what Hillary Clinton the politician stands for and what she has done whenever she’s been given any power or influence. That’s all that should matter, really.


Hector Luis Alamo is a Chicago-based writer and the deputy editor at Latino Rebels. You can connect with him @HectorLuisAlamo.



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393 thoughts on “Dolores Huerta Is Wrong on Hillary Clinton – Latino Rebels @HectorLuisAlamo

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    #benghazi #syria A few weeks ago #BarackObama signed a secret #CIA program to arm the rebels. Jordanie : comment la CIA livre des armes …

    #benghazi #syria A few weeks ago #BarackObama signed a secret #CIA program to arm the rebels

    Jordanie : comment la CIA livre des armes aux rebelles syriens

    Jordan: how the CIA delivers weapons to Syrian rebels

    [Is this really America anymore, when we only learn the truth from our enemies?]

    In the greatest secrecy, convoys of vehicles entering the night in Syria, from the eastern desert of Jordan.

    With the help of Bedouins, Land Cruiser rebels are heading to the suburbs of Damascus, where the surrender of weapons is filmed.

    It is called the tri-border area. A portion of desert on the borders of Jordan, Syria and Iraq, where the boundaries are lost in the sands.

    Historically, the smugglers have made their kingdom.

    For nearly a year, this is where the CIA and Jordanian partner GID supervise weapons convoys delivered secretly to Syrian rebels to help them face the army of Bashar al-Assad.

    “Our eight cars leave the dark of Roueished, south of the Jordanian border, described Anwar, a part of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), an ally of the West against Damascus.

    The first two Land Cruiser are occupied by CIA agents. Behind roll our other five vehicles packed weapons.

    An eighth car closes the convoy aboard a joint CIA-GID team. ”

    After three kilometers Syria, U.S. and Jordanian spy turned back, leaving Anwar and the rest of the kitchen back to the Ghouta and Rif (the suburbs) to Damascus.

    Two hundred and forty kilometers of a hazardous night journey of ten hours on the “road of the Bedouins” meant saving their dams in the regular army.

    Every thirty kilometers a checkpoint ASL was placed with Bedouins that the CIA trained to use GPS in Jordan. “Their son working with the rebels,” Anwar smiled.

    320 tons of weapons conveyed by Anwar between February and August

    Thanks to the secure communication system that Westerners have provided the insurgents remain in constant contact with major American ears.

    “Sometimes, says Anwar, the CIA even sends surveillance drones that penetrate up to 150 km on Syrian territory to warn us against the pitfalls that Bashar’s army could reach us. ”

    Each week for several convoys, fifteen tons of weapons have joined les320 tons of weapons conveyed in Syria between February and August deposits ASL in the suburbs of Damascus.

    Other cargoes go to Deraa in the south-western Syria, always from the tri-border area.

    The arsenal includes Kalashnikovs, rocket launchers, assault rifles, but also the anti-aircraft and anti-tank.

    “We even had Israeli missiles Law says Anwar, but the elders of the first generation.

    “Either some 320 tons conveyed by Anwar between February and August. Since the flow of weapons has slowed.

    Financed by Saudi Arabia, the weapons were purchased on the black market Ukraine and Bulgaria before being transported in C-17 to Saudi discrete military airports in the south of Jordan.

    They are then transported to the base of Azraq in the north, near Syria.

    “Incidentally, the Jordanian army takes a little” warned a Western military.

    In the suburbs of Damascus acquired rebellion, Anwar and his men then distribute to several non-Islamist battalions of ASL, not to film parts storage and send the video

    – via a secure communication –

    the room operations in Amman, where meet their Western and Arab supporters.

    These indeed require to have proof that the weapons have arrived and to the right recipients.

    Fifteen operations cells

    Around Damascus, ASL has a dozen operations cells. Each is connected to the operations room in Amman, where is determined by the upstream distribution of arms to the rebels.

    A second war room is installed in Turkey to northern Syria. Previously, cells send their operations needs in Amman.

    “Sometimes, some weapons are delivered according to a pre-planned operation with the West,” said part of the ASL.

    The operation room Amman is controlled by Saudi Prince Sultan Bin Salman, brother Bandar, the head of the intelligence services of the kingdom, or in his absence by an American.

    Meet there, alongside Jordan, a representative of the donor countries:

    Britain, France, Italy, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Turkey

    and sent to Saad Hariri, the Lebanese Sunni leader, close to Saudi Arabia.

    “The meetings could last seven to eight hours, recalls Anwar. And continue late into the night at the Four Seasons Hotel in the capital. ”

    During the first six months of the year, 600 tons of weapons would be reached to opponents of Assad from Jordan.

    “These weapons have enabled us to move forward, ensures Anwar.

    We were confident the regime would fall. In April, we had even planned to launch the battle of Damascus. ”

    A few weeks ago, after a visit to Jordan, Barack Obama signed, but not without considerable hesitation, a secret CIA program to arm the rebels.

    “The Americans were indeed very involved,” says Anwar, who himself received delivered by the CIA somewhere Jordan instruction.

    “They always are, he says, but with the prospect of a political solution with the Geneva Conference, the weapons since September passages are unfortunately rare. ”

    Damascus has threatened retaliation Jordan

    Jordanians and Americans want to believe in a political solution to a conflict that has killed over 120,000 Syrians.

    Since their rear base in Amman, many rebels were disappointed.

    The Hashemite Kingdom still retains a lot of weapons intended for them, including the tank.

    “If we provided the Jordanians could bring down the regime in 60 days down, swears Amer, another part of the ASL folded in Amman.

    But do they really want?

    “This young native of Deraa probably know that the Assad army has managed to intercept a convoy of at least weapons.

    Damascus responded by threatening retaliation Jordan, from which restricts illegal crossings.

    “We feel that the revolution has served as a pretext for Arab regimes to tell their people watching if you shake it the same thing will happen in Syria, instability and chaos! “Says Amer.

    Jordanian fears are added-measures against the Syrian regime, which closed 17 roads supply weapons to the suburbs of Damascus.

    While deploying units, regular army also dug an embankment along some portions of the Jordanian border.

    “She really target the convoys of weapons, either south but near Turkey and even in Lebanon,” says the Western military expert.

    Many of these weapons were also sold, including some leaders of the ASL.

    They were sometimes stolen by jihadist groups that kidnap executives ASL in some villages where convoys pass, before demanding their release in exchange for ammunition came from Jordan.

    And then there is the action of some heads of battalions enjoy their privileged relations with the Gulf countries to recover solo dozens of tons of weapons, which will end at the hands of radical Islamists.

    “And after the fall of the regime, they turn against us,” complains Anwar, moderate.

    “Westerners are hypocrites”

    “The Jordanians and Americans do not control everything that happens at the border,” warns the Western military.

    “When the Saudi aircraft land in Jordan, the CIA is present in one way or another, he added.

    But what makes some wince countries like France and Jordan at the moment, is that the chain end these weapons do not go where they should go.

    “The soldiers of the kingdom are constantly repeating:

    ” If the Syrian regime falls, says one of their speakers, 700 Jordanian Salafists who are there will reapply! So especially do not arm, they tell us. Alas, concedes that source, several Gulf countries play their own card. ”

    Disgusted by losses, Anwar went to see his friends in the CIA to tell them they should be more vigilant.

    “We have new guys, they are different, do not worry, it’ll get better! “They promised him.

    Without convincing:

    “The Americans say they do not want to deal with the Islamists, but on the ground, it’s something else. “What to do?

    “We are dependent on those countries that open and close the tap at will,” says Anwar, who railed against their unfulfilled promises.

    “One day, the French asked us what we needed? “Recalls the rebel leader who responded Milan missiles and Immersat phones.

    “Unfortunately, we did not receive anything. And after we have proposed to train 120 officers, French recanted. ”

    “Westerners are hypocrites, adds Amer, another part of the rebellion.

    They manipulate public opinion by saying they do not give us weapons and at the same time, they do not care about us in delivering a trickle.

    But one thing is for sure: people will never back down, he will fight until the fall of Bashar. “

    .#Jordan: how the #CIA delivers #weapons to Syrian rebels
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