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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...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Do we need a "People's Lobby" as a first step towards creating a new political party?

A thought from Podunk:

We need to break free from this two-party trap by establishing a working class based progressive people's party for peace, social and economic justice in this country if we want any significant change.

Perhaps a good first step towards political independence would be if we united liberals, progressives and the left in some kind of "people's lobby" for peace, social and economic justice behind a program and platform for ending these dirty imperialist wars and using the resulting peace dividends to finance real health care reform where we would see single-payer as a first step towards a national public health care system which would create some three-million new jobs right off the bat with another ten-million jobs down the road, making full employment a legislative mandate, create a national child care system, defend and expand Social Security, protect and defend Mother Nature.

What do you think?