Please note I have a new phone number...

512-517-2708

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...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lyle Dotzert, rank-and-file union leader passes.

I just got news that my good friend Lyle Dotzert passed away peacefully at home after a lifetime of committed working class struggle yesterday in Windsor, Ontario.














See page 14:
http://www.cawlocal.ca/195/uploads/28E6C683BE114BAFBCE6F5D5A7FE4DE8_SMALL_Part_1.pdf

Lyle's service will be tomorrow from 5:30-9pm at Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home in Windsor, Ontario. The union was his church. So a few of his union brothers will say a few words at 7:30 tomorrow evening.


Solidarity sung by Pete Seeger was what Lyle's life was all about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g1IArAW5Dk


And this song by Nina Simone expresses everything Lyle Dotzert stood for:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16a3BX-uV4k

Our family appreciated Lyle's support and solidarity when we really needed it when we were facing deportation from Canada after being targeted by right wing bigots including Stephen Harper.

Lyle Dotzert, a true working class hero.