Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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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...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Support Vale/Inco workers in Sudbury, Ontario... they need your help and solidarity

Dina Rivers Smith  March 8 at 7:46am
There is an "Event" that you are being asked to be aware of and respond to. This link will bring you straight to it, and on the right side of that page you can RSVP:


Here is the information from that event page:
Bridging The Gap Rally

Date: Monday, March 22, 2010
Time: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 66 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario

USW Local 6500 is in the hometown fight of their lives. Our members have been fighting strong for 8 months.

On Monday, March 22nd we are having a massive rally to show the solidarity and support that our local has from our members, our community, our province, and from around the world. There are 30 delegates from around the world (Brazil, Germany, Australia, Geneva, Indonesia, Zambia, and more) who have already committed to attending. Can I count on you to attend as well? Can I count on you to share this message with everyone you know?

We are looking for community members, organizations, clubs, unions, political groups, and community businesses to attend. Show up in large numbers and bring your banners, your flags and your signs! We need your help!

We need your help to show VALE Inco that we have the solidarity and the strength of our brothers and sisters everywhere - from around the corner to around the world. Come to Sudbury and help us to stand strong and unblinking in the face of VALE.

The Six Steps I need you to take:

1. Learn the facts about at FairDealNow.ca: http://www.fairdealnow.ca/?page_id=100
2. Check out the video invite here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiXmE63ZT7I
3. Join the Facebook page: "Bridging the Gap":
4. Tell me you are coming: usw@uswsudbury.ca
5. Forward this email to everyone you know.
6. Print the posters and put them up in visible locations.

That's Monday, March 22nd at 4:30 pm - Starting at 66 Brady (The new USW Union Hall) in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

We Need Your Help!

~ Jamie West