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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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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I have said it for years...

"Eisenhower was president,
Senator Joe was king;
Long as you didn't say nothing,
you could say anything."
From the song: Julius and Ethel,
Bob Dylan, 1983

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were murdered by this dirty rotten government and now the scoundrel, as he approaches death, who lied to save his own neck and that of his wife admits that he has lied and the courts of this country are still covering up the facts from the American people and the world.

Two little boys, robbed of their parents; two innocent people murdered. For what? So Joe McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover could fan the flames of anti-Semitism, anti-communism, bigotry and hate and plunge the world into a Cold War that robbed humanity of untold resources which could have been used to rid us of the scourge of poverty and disease; plunged us into war after imperialist war and left the U.S. corporations as the masters over us and the rest of the world... to carry out this campaign of hate and war... two innocent human beings were sent to their deaths in the electric chair by that worthless piece of scum, J. Edgar Hoover, and a system of INJUSTICE wrapped in the American flag that is second to no bestial regime on the face of this planet has been created; a virtual monster of political repression.

An entire corporate controlled apparatus from the media to the courts to police and intelligence agencies participated in the murder of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg... their one and only crime being members of the Communist Party USA and having the unfortunate circumstance of being related to a greedy little sleezeball; how pathetic that any human being would lie to send his own sister to the electric chair to save his own neck.

How shameful that a scum-bag like J. Edgar Hoover together with the entire FBI would engage in this dirty, dirty, deed... and then, to top it all off, every single sleezeball who passed themselves off as Presidents continued to allow J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to intimidate and TERRORIZE the entire nation and the world for over fifty years.

How many people lost their jobs, their families, and had their lives ruined and made a living hell as J. Edgar Hoover and Joe McCarthy continued to perpetuate their dirty deeds when they should have been put in the electric chair themselves for framing the Rosenbergs... this was outright cold-blooded murder with political motivation... it was an execution from which this Nation has yet to recover.

And, to top it off, the FBI is still up to the same old dirty deeds and the cowards in the United States Congress refuse to end this stifling and smothering of democracy because 90% of these people passing themselves off as Congressmen and Senators are just as perverted as J. Edgar Hoover was... an outright pervert running the FBI for years in the name of "keeping America free of communists" whose only crime has been to speak out against the injustices of capitalism and the crimes of U.S. imperialism.

The entire world knew the Rosenbergs were the victims of a vicious political frame-up.

Reading this is just sickening... it is enough to cause any caring. loving, and concerned human being to vomit in disgust.

Here are the shameful and disgusting facts...

Reuters didn't even have the courage to publish pictures of the Rosenbergs...

This is how the ruling class protects the dirty deeds of its own kind.

From Reuters...


Key evidence in Rosenberg trial to remain secret

Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:54pm EDT

By Edith Honan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Testimony that could help clear executed American communist Ethel Rosenberg of charges she helped pass atomic secrets to the Soviet Union in the 1950s will remain secret, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein rejected a petition from the National Security Archive seeking the release of grand jury testimony by Ethel's brother, David Greenglass. Greenglass was a key prosecution witness in the famed 1951 spy trial that ended in the 1953 execution of Ethel and her husband, Julius Rosenberg.

The case, which has been described by Rosenberg supporters as a frame-up amid anti-communist McCarthyism hysteria and Cold War fear, hinged on Greenglass and his wife, Ruth Greenglass, fellow communists who became prosecution witnesses.

David Greenglass, 86, admitted in interviews for a book published in 2000 that he gave false testimony under pressure from prosecutors. But unlike most of the other surviving witnesses who testified, he has asked that his grand jury testimony not be made public.

Hellerstein said the public's right to know was outweighed by the tradition of grand jury secrecy following arguments in a hearing held Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

"He may be a scoundrel, he may be a hypocrite, he may be a liar," said Hellerstein. But he added, "It's no easy task to compare the value of accountability with grand jury secrecy."

Hellerstein reserved a ruling on whether the transcript would be released following Greenglass' death.

Greenglass' lawyer, Daniel Arshack, said in a letter to the court that Greenglass' objection was based on an expectation of privacy.

As a rule, grand jury proceedings are secret. In June, the government agreed to release transcripts in the Rosenberg case, so long as each of the original 46 witnesses who testified was dead or had given consent.

Greenglass, who confessed to helping Julius and served 10 years in prison, testified at the 1951 trial that Ethel, a secretary, had aided the conspiracy by typing notes that included top secret information on the U.S. Manhattan project to develop the atomic bomb.

In interviews, Greenglass has said that he had fabricated that detail in order to protect his wife, Ruth Greenglass, who was also implicated in the conspiracy, from being prosecuted, said David Vladeck, the attorney representing the National Security Archive.

Ruth Greenglass died earlier this year at 83.

Other witnesses testified that Ethel Rosenberg had not been present when national secrets were discussed, Vladeck said.

"He has, in our view, forfeited any reasonable right to privacy" by speaking publicly about the case, Vladeck told the court, referring to Greenglass.

It was not discussed in the proceedings whether Ethel Rosenberg would be eligible for a posthumous pardon if evidence came to light clearing her.

(editing by Christine Kearney and Cynthia Osterman)

These are the despicable prosecutors responsible for this cold-blooded political murder... including the perverted scumbag, Roy Cohn, who became Joe McCarthy's right-hand man...

This is the pathetic, perverted piece of crap that was personally responsible for the frame-up and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg...

J. Edgar Hoover

And the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation today is no better... they probably found this scumbag in J. Edgar Hoover's closet...

The FBI is celebrating one-hundred years of its existence... during that time it has conducted the Palmer Raids, harassed and intimidated trade union organizers, peace activists and communists to no end, framed Tom Mooney and the Rosenbergs, initiated the dirty COINTELPRO operation, tried to railroad Angela Davis to the gas chamber, and left a trail of lives and families ruined...

... the time has come to close down this disgraceful agency and padlock the doors.

One cannot help but ask this question: Can a government which allows an agency like the FBI to carry out these dirty deeds and continue to exist be any better?

The FBI... One hundred years of political repression... this is the legacy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation... millions of dollars spent to frame and execute two innocent human beings... a loving husband and wife, a mother and father.

America, this is the dirty work of the FBI...

Through it all shines the love and courage of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

By the way... piece by piece as this frame-up against Ethel and Julius Rosenberg has unraveled... piece by piece their innocence becomes more clear... when everything is out in the open we will find that both Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were completely innocent of any wrong-doing.

The unfortunate thing is that all the perpetrators of this ghastly frame-up and political murder have been allowed die natural deaths after committing this dirty and heinous deed.

Just so nobody can say this blog is biased... This is written by a person who has personally experienced a life-time of harassment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of INjustice.

Alan L. Maki