Please note I have a new phone number...

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...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Save the St. Paul Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant and save jobs on the Iron Range

PICKET LINE


TO SAVE THE FORD PLANT, HYDRO-DAM AND 2,000 UNION JOBS


FOR GREEN MANUFACTURING IN A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY THROUGH PUBLIC OWNERSHIP



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 3:00-6:00 PM


St. Paul FORD TWIN CITIES ASSEMBLY PLANT



FORD PARKWAY



ST. PAUL



GREEN JOBS NOW!


This action also takes place during the RNC. The picket line is

sponsored by the Coalition for Public Ownership of the Ford Plant and

is supported by the Climate Crisis Coalition of the Twin Cities. With

Ford’s TCAP having been given a reprieve with the postponement of the

plant closing to the end of 2011, there is still time to pressure

local authorities to make the right decision. With all of the

government handouts and tax breaks the auto industry has been given

over the years, in addition to the hydro-electric dam it was

graciously given at the behest of the Army Corps of Engineers, it’s

safe to assume that we each own a piece of it by now anyway. So why

not public ownership? If Ford’s board of directors and shareholders

can’t run it properly and keep it open as a vital part of the local

economy, then the manufacturing facility and hydro-dam should be taken

over in the public interest. The assembly line can be retooled and

converted for either the production of wind harvesters or clean

electric train engines and carriages and the dam can provide clean

power for the community. So spread the word and bring your friends to

this important action.




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THE NEXT 3CTC ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM



PROPOSALS TO SAVE THE FORD PLANT



HEAR WHAT MEMBERS OF THE WORKERS MOVEMENT HAVE TO SAY



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 7:00 PM



MAYDAY BOOKS



301 CEDAR AVENUE SOUTH



WEST BANK, MINNEAPOLIS




SPEAKERS:



Alan Maki — Organizer, Casino Hotel & Restaurant Employees Union Organizing Committee



David Riehle — Local Chairman, United Transportation Union 650



Michael Wood — Coalition for Public Ownership of the Ford Plant & Gus Hall Action Club



Christine Frank — Volunteer Coordinator, Climate Crisis Coalition of the Twin Cities