Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

Please note I have a new phone number...


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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This May Day send Wall Street a message they will never forget... organize now!

Winnipeg Labour Council, friends and activists plan for May Day... shouldn't we all? Please share widely...

Dear Friends, Sisters and Brothers,

Below is the Winnipeg Labour Council's timely and important invitation to a special, expanded May Day planning meeting; an RSVP is requested.

International Workers' Day celebrates the solidarity of all workers for their rights and dreams of a better world. It is chance to show working people do not share the dominant, selfish views consciously imposed on us through the corporate media, biased textbooks, right-wing politicians and so on.

Instead, working people use May Day to express that we can have a world without war and austerity, where nations are equal and live in peace and friendship, where everyone receives what they need and every able person has a good-paying, safe job.

Considering capitalism's growing problems such as growing poverty, unemployment, war and environmental catastrophe, there's a wealth of themes to pick from.

There's plenty to fight for in today's Manitoba, from the thousands of Aboriginal people still without homes for a second Christmas after deliberate flooding in 2011 to the loss of close to 10,000 manufacturing jobs in 2010, from growing food bank use to not meeting our Kyoto carbon emission goal.

We are close to the 100th anniversary of several historical events that shaped Canada's labour and left movements, including the First World War which ended with the banning of several anti-war socialist parties, and the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike that continues to inspire workers across Canada today.

For a strong, militant trade union movement,
For a strong alliance of trade unions and Aboriginal peoples,
Darrell Rankin
Manitoba office, Communist Party of Canada

* * * * * *
From: David Sauer
Sent: November-27-12
Subject: May Day 2013 planning meeting

Dear sisters and brothers,

On May 01, 2012, roughly 250 workers and their allies marched through the city of Winnipeg for the annual May Day march celebrating International Workers' Day.  For 2013, the Winnipeg Labour Council would like to have an even larger demonstration of solidarity.  With that in mind, the WLC is hosting a May Day 2013 planning session at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 16th in the Winnipeg Labour Council boardroom (504-275 Broadway).  We are looking to have a good contingent of activists who would like to help plan the march and its themes.  Please circulate to your activists and RSVP with the Winnipeg Labour Council either via e-mail (davesauer@mts.net) or by phone 942-0522.

in solidarity,

brother Dave Sauer
Winnipeg Labour Council