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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...

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, December 6, 2011

"The Hill" newspaper deletes my comment; so much for democracy... read my comment for yourself

I posted this comment to an article on Jill Stein's campaign (http://thehill.com/capital-living/cover-stories/195781-occupy-the-white-house) in The Hill:

I am presently supporting Jill Stein for President. Jill is a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" kind of citizen/activist we need in this country right now. Jill Stein is walking in the footsteps of Frances Perkins in promoting real ideas aimed at solving the social and economic problems we are experiencing.

It is encouraging that we are seeing a lot of third party activity. Notably there is the rise of the Justice Party which will be running former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson.

I think there are a lot of people like me who would like to see all of these entries into third party politics trying to break free from the two-party trap come to a "meeting of the minds" and figure out how they might work together for the kind of change that is really needed which only Jill Stein to date has had the courage to place in writing.

Plus, from the standpoint of the workers I represent trying to organize who are forced to work in the smoke-filled casinos of the Indian Gaming Industry at poverty wages without any rights it would be good to know we had a president who really is concerned with the health, rights and livelihoods of working people.

Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council
thehill.com
If Green Party political veteran Jill Stein were to visit Occupy Boston several times. If Green Party political veteran Jill Stein were to visit Occupy Boston several times, and if she were to describe the Occupy Wall Street movement’s grievances as “synergistic” with her own policy beliefs, and if ...