Hey, Hillary, How about Support for Citizen Action on G20?

The neoliberals are great at hanging on to a semblance of principle by giving an important principle lip service when is politically convenient.

So, Hillary thinks it is important to support citizen action in places like China, North Korea, Iran, and Cuba.  Hmm, no mention of the suppression of citizen action in places like Toronto or Seattle.

Principles are convenient at times, aren’t they?

What do the Brits mean when they call someone a wanker?

clipped from www.washingtonpost.com

In Poland, Clinton pledges support for citizen action worldwide

By Mary Beth Sheridan

Washington Post Foreign Service
Sunday, July 4, 2010


KRAKOW, POLAND — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed alarm Saturday about what she called a growing crackdown on citizens groups around the world and announced a fund to help them fight back.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits the Schindler Factory Museum in Krakow, Poland.


In what aides called her most important speech in a four-day swing through former Soviet-bloc countries, Clinton said the repression symbolized by the Iron Curtain had given way to government pressures that were often more subtle.

“We must be wary of the steel vise in which many governments around the world are slowly crushing civil society and the human spirit,” Clinton told an international meeting of democracies.”We must be wary of the steel vise in which many governments around the world are slowly crushing civil society and the human spirit,” Clinton told an international meeting of democracies.In her speech, Clinton bluntly accused U.S. adversaries such as Cuba, North Korea and Iran of pressuring or outlawing civil-society groups. But she also chided Russia and China, with whom the Obama administration has sought to build closer ties.

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