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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

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Racist Democrats and Republicans are now using the perverted concept of sovereignty created by the National Indian Gaming Association to attack the Indian Nations

Racist Republicans in Wisconsin are now using the Indian Gaming Industry's perversion of sovereignty against the people of the Indian Nations. The evidence of this is right here:

Roger Jourdain, the now deceased long-time Chair of the Red Lake Nation, was constantly pointing out that "sovereignty" and "Indian Law" were not intended to be perverted and twisted into being used by corrupt tribal politicians to take away the basic and fundamental human rights of Indian people.

With the corrupt tribal governments using "sovereignty" to deprive casino workers the right to organize unions in defense of their health, lives and livelihoods while forcing workers to endure smoke-filled places of employment causing heart and lung diseases, cancers and complications of diabetes; these corrupt tribal governments have opened the Indian Nations to these kinds of racist attacks.

Even, Tom Bakk, a racist Democratic State Legislator here in Minnesota, has argued that the increased pollution from the Polymet mining project will have less impact on humans than the smoke in the casinos.

These racist politicians are, in essence, taking the perverted concept of "sovereignty" created by the likes of racist rich white bastards like John McCarthy to justify the denial of human rights by Indian Gaming Industry to working people and in the process using the impoverished Indian Nations as a pool of cheap labor to drive down the wages of all working people which in turn pushes the profits of the corporations like the mining companies up; the Indian Gaming Industry, which most everyone now understands is nothing but a front for organized crime and a big slush-fund for corrupt politicians, has so perverted the concept of sovereignty that this perverted concept of sovereignty is now being used against Indian people.

The people to "thank" for having perverted what sovereignty is are those like John McCarthy who heads up the Minnesota Indian gaming association, the crooked and corrupt Stanley Crooks who heads up the huge Mystic Lake Casino empire and those like wife-beater Kevin Leecy who co-chairs the National Indian Gaming Association and Wisconsin's own Ernie Stevens, Jr., the Chair of the National Indian Gaming Association.

Racist Democrats and Republicans in both Minnesota and Wisconsin are now taking the perverted concept of sovereignty created by the National Indian Gaming Association to pollute our streams, rivers and lakes along with the air we breathe and the land we grow our food on as they destroy the wild rice and its related industry.

Now is a good time for everyone to sit down and redefine the issue of tribal sovereignty to what it is supposed to be: a defense of Indian people and Indian Nations, not to hurt and harm people in a continuation of centuries long racist genocide, but to defend the rights--- the human rights, which includes worker's rights--- of the Native American Indian peoples along with the ecosystems and environment we all share.

Enough of this racism.

Enough of this corporate greed.

A defense of real sovereignty for the Indian Nations is a defense of democracy and human rights, the environment and ecosystems important to ALL of us.