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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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Friday, July 13, 2012

U.S. imperialism's legacy

And how long will the effects of Obama's present dirty imperialist wars continue into the future?

Ask your friends and neighbors the question the New York Times is afraid to ask:

How is Barack Obama's Wall Street war economy working for you?

"The young man, Phongsavath Sonilya, gesticulated with his arm stumps as he explained to Mrs. Clinton that more than three decades after the end of the war, not enough had been done to stop the use of 
cluster bombs and to support those who may be injured in the future by bombs still lying unexploded in the countryside. The United States has not signed the Convention on Cluster Bombs. "

Question: Why didn't Clinton offer the resources of the United States to clean up the un-exploded cluster bombs since the United States dropped them there?

Question: Why didn't Clinton apologize to the Laotian people for this carnage and destruction which was a blatant act of U.S. imperialist aggression?

Hillary Clinton arrogantly declared without bringing forward anything of substance:

“The international community will join us in our efforts to bring this legacy of the Vietnam War to a safe end, ...” 

Comment: What was not noted by Hillary Clinton nor the New York Times is that "the international community" was united in its opposition to the Vietnam War and condemned the bombing of Laos as a "campaign of genocide."