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...

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Any of state's 11 tribes can veto off-reservation casino, Scott Walker says

Potawatomi tribe opposes plans by Menominee for Kenosha casino


But... what about workers' rights?

Is there a reason not one single progressive in Wisconsin has raised their voices objecting to another 3,000 casino workers being forced to work in loud, noisy, smoke-filled casinos at poverty wages and without any rights under state and federal labor laws as a bunch of corrupt tribal politicians conspire with a bunch of mobsters who own all the slot machines and table games run off with the profits as most Native Americans are forced further into the abyss of racist, genocidal poverty?

Has silence in the face of this kind of massive injustice become a characteristic of what passes for "progressivism" in Wisconsin?

Just asking...

Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council

http://www.jsonline.com/business/any-of-states-11-tribes-can-veto-offreservation-casino-gov-scott-walker-7g8vf4k-193869241.html