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...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

On intellectualism and intelectualism

Good work you do. It is critical that we have Dems for this Nov. election - although I have plenty critic on issues.
Also - we have big challenges in Cali - I agree with you.

I am pleased on your responses - specially for unreal ones such as...Alan L. Maki!
Oh! boy, some are still in La! La! land of intelectualism!
September 13

‎"La, la land of intellectualism"... cute; first time anyone ever called me an intellectual.

Run this through your head: I work with casino workers trying to organize in the Indian Gaming Industry who are forced to work in loud, noisy, smoke-filled casinos at poverty wages and without any rights under state or federal labor laws because the Democrats thought the campaign contributions they would receive from these mobsters were more important when writing the "Compacts" creating this Indian Gaming Industry where the rights of working people were intentionally omitted.

I hope you have as much compassion and empathy for the two-million casino workers in this country as you do for the Democrats and Barack Obama.

Now, you want to talk about what is "real" and "unreal?" I suggest you go talk to casino workers who are dropping dead from heart and lung problems and cancers working in these smoke-filled casinos so your beloved Democrats can reap tens of millions of dollars in campaign contributions from the mobsters who manage them and own the slot machines and table games getting rich off the poverty they are imposing on Native American Indian reservations.

Democrats; not Republicans, are responsible for these injustices.

Who is living in "La, la land?"

Hey... check out my blog and my "intellectualism:"


Alan L. Maki... you favorite "intellectual"
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council