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Sun Feb 7, 2016, 07:20 PM

Meryl Streep on Hillary Clinton

Anabella De Leon of Guatemala pointed to Hillary Clinton, who was sitting right in the front row, and said, “I met her and my life changed.” And all weekend long, women from all over the world said the same thing:

"I’m alive because she came to my village, put her arm around me, and had a photograph taken together."

"I’m alive because she went on our local TV and talked about my work, and now they’re afraid to kill me."

"I’m alive because she came to my country and she talked to our leaders, because I heard her speak, because I read about her."

I’m here today because of that, because of those stores. I didn’t know about this. I never knew any of it. And I think everybody should know. This hidden history Hillary has, the story of her parallel agenda, the shadow diplomacy unheralded, uncelebrated — careful, constant work on behalf of women and girls that she has always conducted alongside everything else a First Lady, a Senator, and now Secretary of State is obliged to do.

And it deserves to be amplified. This willingness to take it, to lead a revolution – and revelation, beginning in Beijing in 1995, when she first raised her voice to say the words you’ve heard many times throughout this conference: “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights.”

When Hillary Clinton stood up in Beijing to speak that truth, her hosts were not the only ones who didn’t necessarily want to hear it. Some of her husband’s advisors also were nervous about the speech, fearful of upsetting relations with China. But she faced down the opposition at home and abroad, and her words continue to hearten women around the world and have reverberated down the decades.

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She’s just been busy working, doing it, making those words “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” into something every leader in every country now knows is a linchpin of American policy. It’s just so much more than a rhetorical triumph. We’re talking about what happened in the real world, the institutional change that was a result of that stand she took.

When Vera Stremkovskaya, a lawyer and human rights activist from Belarus met Hillary Clinton a few years ago, they took a photograph together. And she said to one of the Secretary’s colleagues, “I want that picture.” And the colleague said, “I will get you that picture as soon as possible.” And Stremkovskaya said, “I need that picture.” And the colleague said, “I promise you.” And Stremkovskaya said, “You don’t understand. That picture will be my bullet-proof vest.”

Never give up. Never, never, never, never, never give up. That is what Hillary Clinton embodies.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/18/1248523/-You-won-t-see-Hillary-Clinton-in-the-same-light-ever-again?detail=emailclassic

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 07:26 PM

1. For those of us who have been researching Hillary for a while this won't be surprising

Hopefully those who didn't know, will think about it...

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 07:33 PM

3. And, hopefully, Hillary's support for war, fracking, and the TPP won't affect them adversely, as it

 

has affected and will affect women all over the world.

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 07:31 PM

2. Meryl Streep is a DLC oligarch and this story can't possibly be true.

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 07:43 PM

9. She's terrified of the evil Clinton machine!

and in case it's necessary

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 08:20 PM

11. She's one of the 1%

Don't listen to her.

Listen to Susan Sarandon.


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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 07:35 PM

4. I am sure Hillary Clinton has done a few/ some/ many very worthwhile things.

I applaud her for that.

But, I want the money out of politics.
I want the US to be something different than it is.

I believe the only chance that can happen is with Bernie Sanders as President.

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 07:36 PM

5. Yes, she was making a difference in the lives of

women and children for decades. This fact gets lost in the vitriol.

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 07:36 PM

6. Nobody - not even Johnny Depp - is cooler than Meryl Streep. n/t

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 07:38 PM

7. Clinton has long been a champion for women's rights -- But on other issues not so much

 

And she has not always been consistent in her support for women -- Welfare Deform Act.

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 07:40 PM

8. DU rec for all kinds of reasons...nt

Sid

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 08:19 PM

10. I love Meryl...still

 

laughing because I imagine a lot of "under the bus, Meryl" posts.

I don't agree with her choice of candidate, but I will still love seeing her in movies, but especially interviews. She is just a funny, warm human being. She rocks.

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 09:20 PM

12. I've always admired her so much! Thank GOD she didn't say "fuck-them" to taunt Hillary's critics.

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She's got so much style, and talent, and grace, and intelligence, and CLASS!!

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 09:39 PM

13. And HRC can keep doing those things.

 

None of that means she would make a good President of the United States.

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 11:54 PM

14. k&r!

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 12:01 AM

15. Even as a Bernie supporter I can applaud this

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 12:40 AM

16. Never give up. Never, never, never, never, never give up. That is what Hillary Clinton embodies.

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Response to Metric System (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:48 AM

17. Great post......k&r n/t

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