Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

Please note I have a new phone number...


Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


This sure sounds good... I would encourage you to circulate this widely... Alan Maki


ITUC OnLine...

ITUC May Day Manifesto

Brussels, April 24 (ITUC Online): Working people in all corners of the
globe, gathering together on the 1st of May, celebrate the tremendous
achievements of the trade union movement and commemorate all those who
have given so much in the cause of justice, equality and human dignity.

Each and very person has the right to decent work and a decent life.
For the vast millions to whom these rights are but an aspiration, it is
through the determination and collective will of trade unionism that
this aspiration can become a reality, and for those who today enjoy
these rights in their daily lives, it is through their unions that they
will be defended and maintained.

The historic unification of the world trade union movement, just half a
year ago, gives us new means and renewed vitality in our quest for a
better world. We will harness this new momentum to its very maximum, to
bring solidarity to all those who need it, and to change the course of
the global economy to make it serve the interests of the many rather
than the few.

Our commitment to build a better world, where economic progress serves
social needs, where those who live in poverty and at the margins of
society are empowered to live decent and fulfilling lives, remains
steadfast. The universal values which have underpinned more than a
century of proud trade union history remain as valid today as they did
at the very birth of our movement.

We oppose all forms oppression and exploitation, and proclaim our
determination to continue the struggle against all those who seek to
profit from deprivation, discrimination and despair. We stand united
with all women and men who suffer violations of their rights as workers
and as human beings and will come to their aid in every way we can. We
condemn all those who profit from the misery of others and will carry
forward the fight against the rapacious excesses of corporate greed. We
will maintain our struggle for a world where all can live secure and
peaceful lives, free from the threat of violence, war and destruction.

The generations of today hold the very future of the planet in our
hands. Our actions will leave an indelible mark on the lives of the
children of the world and those to come. We shall fulfill our solemn
duty to work for sustainable economic and social progress, to play our
part in tackling climate change, in providing health and education for
all and confronting the enormous challenges which we face as a world

We seek a world where all nations can cooperate to the common good,
building and sustaining fairness and justice in economic relations,
where no country is left behind and where the aspirations of all men,
women and children to a decent life are met in full. We pledge, in
furtherance of the great and durable traditions of our movement, to
turns these dreams and hopes into reality.

Founded on 1 November 2006, the ITUC represents 168 million workers in
153 countries and territories and has 304 national affiliates.