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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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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

An electoral victory for grassroots activism

An electoral victory at the polls for grassroots activism.

The longtime violent, corrupt, incompetent, Democratic Party hack Archie La Rose was defeated yesterday in his re-election bid for Leech Lake Indian Nation Tribal Chair.

La Rose's sidekick, Eugene "Ribs" Whitebird, the mouthpiece for the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association and the racist John McCarthy, was also trounced and soundly defeated.

La Rose was backed by the racist Rick Nolan who is running for U.S. Congress with former Congressman James Oberstar's endorsement.

Ken Martin, the corrupt Chair of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party, also supported both Archie La Rose and Ribs Whitebird.

Archie La Rose and some members of his family used the Leech Lake Nation to enrich themselves through all kinds of stealing, theft and graft as local, state and federal law enforcement did nothing.

Archie La Rose and Ribs Whitebird used the violent Native Mob to terrorize the Leech Lake population on and off the reservation in order to maintain their power.

Archie La Rose worked in cahoots with the crooked and corrupt Red Lake Nation Chair Floyd "Buck" Jourdain and enabled the corrupt Stanley Crooks to profit from the massive poverty created by the Indian Gaming Industry and racist local, state and national public officials.

The Leech Lake Indian Nation is a very large Indian Reservation in Northern Minnesota mired in poverty with an unemployment rate of over 70% which is intentionally maintained as a pool of cheap labor for the three casinos the Band owns where the slot machines are owned by a bunch of filthy rich white mobsters who skim the cream off the top leaving the Band nothing but a large pile of debt which exacerbates the extreme poverty.

To make matters even worse for the members of the Leech Lake Band, the Reservation is a "neighbor" to the most racist community in North America--- the City of Bemidji which tourists recognize as the headwaters community on the Mississippi River.

Recently the Bemidji Regional Events Center/Sanford Center was built as a sixty-million dollar plus public works project where a friend of Bemidji's Mayor charged $30.00 a day to rent wheelbarrows and $10.00 a day for sledge-hammers for over a year while racist discrimination and lack of enforcement of affirmative action all supported by the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party with not one single Native American Indian employed. In northern Minnesota corruption and racism go hand-in-hand.

Bemidji businesses have "welcome" signs in both English and Ojibwe yet most these white-owned businesses refuse to hire Native American Indians.

Over 25% of Bemiji's population is Native American but not one single Native American sits on Bemidji's City Council.