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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.

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...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

David T. Young... the liar doing the dirty work for the Michigan Democratic Party and the Fertitta Family

David T. Young... the face of an uncaring, deceitful, lying hypocrite:

David T. Young publishes a blog:

Compulsory News

David T. Young knows full well that more than 1,800 workers will be going to work in the Gun Lake Casino south of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

David T. Young knows these 1,800 casino employees will go to work in a loud, noisy, smoke-filled casino.

David T. Young knows these 1,800 casino workers, among whom will be his neighbors, will have no rights under tribal, state or federal labor laws.

David T. Young knew when Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm signed the Gun Lake Casino Compact the situation these workers were going to be put into.

David T. Young knew when the Democrats in the Michigan House led by Steve Tobachman gave their approval to this dirty, anti-labor "Compact" exactly what was going on.

David T. Young, like Fox News, talks about the "truth" with the very same hypocrisy as Fox News.

David T. Young stands to make hundreds of thousands of dollars advertising for this Gun Lake Casino so this two-faced, lying hypocrite talks about how he is telling the truth about this dirty casino deal involving some of the most notorious mobsters and corrupt politicians in the United States.

David T. Young's blog, Compulsory News, should be called the "Yellow Journal of Lies and Deceit."

David T. Young should more appropriately be called a pimp for organized crime and a peddler of corruption.

David T. Young has published his "views" knowing that one-thousand eight-hundred workers are going to suffer while he reaps great profit$.

It is amazing that of all the newspapers, radio and television stations from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, not one single one of these newspapers--- not even the pathetic little "labor" rag known as the Grand Valley Labor News--- has had the courage or common human decency to allow the issues of casino workers and their rights to surface in the hundreds of thousands of words that have been written and spoken about the Gun Lake Casino.

Not even a peep about the history of the Station Casinos and the Fertitta Family who will manage this casino operation.

With the Fertitta's and their Station Casinos coming to town... the people, those people David T. Young refers to as the "Flat Earth Society" have good reason to worry about the future of their communities.

When you bring together a casino operation, combined with a huge workforce without any rights being paid poverty wages you come up with a formula for some of the most deviant and perverted behavior known to human-kind.

But, as long as these people like David T. Young can get rich they are willing to look the other way in the face of injustice.

What is one more casino out of some four-hundred casinos spread out across this country like little right-to-work-for-less-without-any-rights colonies?

God Damn America!

God damn liars like David T. Young who are willing to cover-up the truth are what make it all possible.

Alan L. Maki

Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council