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512-517-2708

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...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


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...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Communist Manifesto



2008 marks the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 160th Anniversary of the Communist Manifesto.



These documents have much in common.

The United Nations came up with the Declaration in response to world public opinion which demanded something in writing after fighting and losing so much--- before the defeat of fascism--- to Hitler, Mussolini, Franco and Tojo.

For many years working people struggled for the rights articulated in the Communist Manifesto, which are in fact in keeping with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Every May Day workers around the world demand their rights as articulated in the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Capitalism and its most barbaric stage--- imperialism--- gave rise to fascism... which, when looked at closely, was the response of the capitalist class to the struggles of working people for justice and basic human dignity.

Only through socialism will working people ever realize the goals and objectives as articulated in the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Conferences and forums should be held in every community, school and union hall discussing the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Communist Manifesto.

December 10, 2008 should see working people demanding full implementation of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Reading and studying the Communist Manifesto gives us an idea of what it will take to bring these words on a piece of paper to life.

Two important anniversaries inseparably linked.

Now that politicians are looking for votes, they have discovered there really is a working class in the United States.

The class struggle continues...

See the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights

See the Communist Manifesto