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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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus election results.

Democratic Rally(Conservative-Christian)138,68234.28%+3.76%20+2
Progressive Party of Working People(Communist party)132,17132.67%+1.36%19+1
Democratic Party (Social Democratic)63,76315.76%−2.22%9−2
Movement for Social Democracy (Social Democratic)36,1138.93%−0.03%5±0
European Party (Centrist)15,7113.88%−1.91%2−1
Ecological and Environmental Movement (Greens)8,9602.21%+0.25%1±0

Had this terrible explosion not happened the Communist Party (AKEL) would have won the election:

Cyprus munitions explosion kills 12

The munitions, seized in 2009 from an Iranian shipment to Syria, apparently exploded when a wildfire reached a military base. The explosion leads to the resignations of Cyprus' defense minister and the commander of the Greek Cypriot National Guard.

July 12, 2011|By Roula Hajjar, Los Angeles Times