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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.

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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.

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- Ben Franklin

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"The Family Jewels" and the U.S. labor movement

Fidel Castro did the right thing in responding to "The Family Jewels." (see my previous blog)

Now, U.S. workers and union leaders should follow Castro's example because, in addition to the attempted hits made on Castro's life, what has come out in "The Family Jewels" is the "hit" made on U.S. workers and their unions as "The Family Jewels," with the disclosure which has gone without notice, that the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation--- working together--- were the controlling influence over both George Meaney and Walter Reuther; thus influencing the American and international labor movements to this very day.

Walter Reuther, Roy Reuther, and Victor Reuther were knowingly and willingly used by the F.B.I. and C.I.A. to disrupt the U.S. and international labor movements; for their "services" and deeds as dirty as any mafia hit man, they were paid very well.

The full story of this trail of dirty deeds and betrayals of the working class has yet to be told since most of the real and actual details involved in what have come to light in "The Family Jewels" have yet to be released and disclosed to the American and international public; however, from the mouth of Victor Reuther we gained a glimpse of what transpired.

I am somewhat surprised Fidel Castro did not pick up on this aspect of "The Family Jewels" because I am sure that when there is full disclosure of the hundreds of thousands of documents which will tell us the real story which the disclosure of "The Family Jewels" only kind of outlines, what we will find is that Castro and African leaders were not the only ones targeted for "hits;" the primary target of of all these dirty deeds was the working class movements in many countries.

The real story of how the C.I.A., F.B.I. and the Canadian Royal Canadian Mounted Police targeted the members and leadership of the Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Union in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada needs to be fully disclosed; as does how the influence the C.I.A. purchased with George Meaney and the Reuther brothers both inside the U.A.W. and the C.I.O. together with the A.F.L.-C.I.O. affected the U.S. labor movement and the international labor movements.

In addition to Chile and now Venezuela, we see the dirty hands of the F.B.I. and C.I.A. involved in trying to promote the same kind of unrest in China which they created in Eastern European socialist countries and the Soviet Union which I assume are included in the "blacked out" portions of "The Family Jewels."

A Lansing, Michigan U.A.W. leader has already disclosed that both he and his wife were both recruited for this dirty work in the Soviet Union by being led to believe they would be helping "democratize" and "modernize" the Soviet trade unions but upon being given their duties in the Soviet Union quickly realized they were doing the bidding of the C.I.A. and F.B.I... talk about being duped.

Unlike the Reuther brothers who were eager to work for the C.I.A. in building a labor empire based upon class collaboration which required kicking the "reds" out of the labor movement, this Lansing U.A.W. couple was deceived and used because of their close association with the Communist Party, U.S.A. which was used by the F.B.I. and C.I.A. in carrying out their dirty deeds in undermining socialism.

As we have seen in the struggle for power now taking place in Venezuela the C.I.A. still has considerable influence in the top leadership levels of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. which remains involved in doing the dirty work for the C.I.A.

"The Family Jewels" at least provides us with substantiating the dirty deeds we all knew about but were never able to "prove" concerning the attempted hits made on the life of the heroic revolutionary Cuban leader, Fidel Castro; but, we do not yet know the "hit" the U.S. labor movement has taken as everything is still concealed, other than the fact that the corrupt George Meaney and the despicable Reuther brothers--- Walter, Roy, and Victor, were in fact employed by the C.I.A. and the F.B.I.

We have a very good idea what services George Meaney and Walter, Roy, and Victor Reuther provided to the C.I.A. and the F.B.I. (not to mention their invaluable services to the corporations employing millions of workers they were betraying while pretending to represent their interest while ripping off the workers by taking union dues as payment on the one hand, while on the other hand collecting their biggest pay checks from this cabal cobbled together by the C.I.A. and F.B.I.--- for undermining the standard of the very workers who believed their union leaders were working in their best interest.

The American working class needs to know the full and complete details of all of this in order to gain a better understanding and education of how U.S. imperialism operates.

The time has come to open up all F.B.I. and C.I.A. files relating to "The Family Jewels" by starting with the full disclosure of the dirty deeds carried out by the C.I.A., F.B.I., George Meaney and the Reuther brothers--- Walter, Roy, and Victor.

I hope Fidel Castro will use his influence and stature as an international leader to insist on full and open disclosure of all the files associated with "The Family Jewels."

For too long American workers have been hobbled in their understanding of how capitalism and its most decadent, barbaric, parasitic (and murderous) stage of imperialism operates in keeping its dirty deeds and machinations hidden from public view by a ruling class which has pretended and feigned ignorance of its dirty and disruptive deeds; worse yet, even when caught continuing on with their outright lies of denial with both the Castro hits and the Meany-Reuther payoffs now a matter of public record--- the full and complete story needing to be told.

Democracy requires no less.

We need to be aware, that these dirty birds in the C.I.A. and F.B.I. will be telling us what we have glimpsed from "The Family Jewels" in the way U.S. imperialism has operated is all in the past. Ya, sure; you betcha.