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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, October 9, 2012

Big Bird and racist dirty birds

Public Radio in their fund-raising makes the same claims as Fox News about being "fair" and "balanced."

However, I find it very interesting that National Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio give all kinds of coverage to the racists and bigots in their challenges against Affirmative Action but not one single story has been done about the struggles of people demanding that Affirmative Action be enforced.

Three examples here in Minnesota:

The Bemidji Regional Event Center (now called the Sanford Center) where Bemidji and Beltrami County officials actually told Native Americans to stay on the reservations.

and...

The building of the new Viking Stadium where Democratic Governor Mark Dayton has ignored all demands to enforce Affirmative Action.

and...

The huge new bridge that is going to be built over the St. Croix River where Democratic Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is working in league with Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to ignore the enforcement of Affirmative Action.

Another thing; we see where this racist challenge to Affirmative Action in Texas has become a major issue yet not one single member of the Mainstream Media including NPR and MPR will pose questions to the presidential candidates or any other candidates regarding their views on Affirmative Action (Federal Executive Order Number 11246).

I find it amazing we have a focus on Big Bird by the MainStream Media but don't know where any of the candidates stand when it comes to enforcing Affirmative Action.

Could it be that the MainStream Media and the political process in this country are dominated by a bunch Wall Street serving racist dirty birds?