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Hillary Clinton's Crimes Against Children and Families

July 26, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |


Today’s theme—aka sick lie—at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia celebrates Hillary Clinton for “A lifetime of fighting for children and families.”

The reality? A lifetime of impoverishing, incarcerating, and deporting people, and unleashing police to terrorize children and the people.

In a recent audio clip on the elections, Bob Avakian exposes Hillary Clinton’s claim that “it’s always been about kids,” as her latest ad puts it. He points out that from 1992-2000, as a key player in her husband’s administration, Hillary Clinton backed “anti-crime” laws, mainly targeting Black and Brown people, that were just as vicious and aggressive as anything put forward by right-wing Republican politicians—including the infamous lynch-mob mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani.

Hillary Clinton backed slashing social services for oppressed people, like welfare and public housing. Thanks in part to these measures, over four million Black children now live in poverty and hunger. Thousands were evicted by draconian public housing laws.

Bill and Hillary Clinton aggressively increased the use of the death penalty and gutted civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism. Hillary Clinton backed the administration’s war on immigrants and “Operation Gatekeeper” militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border. She played an active role in the administration’s intensification of the criminalization of whole sections of the people, especially inner city youth, and the near doubling of the prison population, and the escalation of police brutality, terror, and murder.

In 1996 Hillary Clinton, when campaigning for Bill Clinton’s re-election, justified these atrocities by vilifying Black youth: “They are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘superpredators.’ No conscience. No empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.”

Has she changed? No. Just this past May, Hillary Clinton supported the Obama administration’s murderous mass deportations of immigrants who came here from Mexico and Central America, including, yes, children. She said the U.S. has “to send a clear message: Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay.... They should be sent back.”

Check out the following from Bob Avakian and for the truth about Hillary Clinton and children.

Bob Avakian on Trump, Clinton, “Lesser Evils,” and Revolution

Trump v. Clinton: Criminal Choices of a Criminal System

Top Government Official Admitted: The “War on Drugs” IS a War on the People

“Where Is a Concentration Camp ‘Rebranded’ a Licensed Child Care Center? Answer: USA”

The Truth About Right-Wing Conspiracy... And Why Clinton and the Democrats Are No Answer, by Bob Avakian
(This analysis was written by Bob Avakian in November 1998 during Bill Clinton’s presidency; it remains relevant and important today.)


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