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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...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs... We will never back down.


I hope everyone will take ten minutes to listen to what Richard Trumka, the President of the AFL-CIO, has to say about jobs for all.

Trumka backed a job killing warmonger for president and has repeatedly backed down under pressure from the Wall Street bullies. He has also failed to draw the conclusion that wars kill jobs just like they kill people and that as long as we are squandering the wealth of our Nation on militarism and wars we won't have the resources to create jobs. With that said, this is one of those cases where we should take his advice and do what he says instead of doing the wrong things he has done like supporting Obama--- if Trumka would only stand up and not back down, wouldn't he make one heck of a candidate to run for president on a real working class based people's party ticket?

He keeps saying he doesn't agree with many of the things the Democrats do so he really should run himself.

Anyways, we are going to be hearing a lot of talk about "jobs, jobs, jobs" from Obama and all these politicians the next week or so as we celebrate the King Holiday; what we will not be hearing anything about is the responsibility of the United States government for creating full employment with real living wage jobs. Who will raise this issue? You and me. Talk to your friends, neighbors and fellow workers about the need to make the United States government accountable to the American people for full employment. What better opportunity to raise this issue than when these politicians place the focus on "jobs, jobs, jobs."

For some talking points check out my post here and the comments and discussion:

http://justiceparty.websitetoolbox.com/post/Full-Employment-requires-more-than-repeating-the-words-quotJobs-Jobs-Jobs.quot-6149484

Now listen to Richard Trumka...

We Will Never Back Down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCvFlyOWazU