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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...

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

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Let's talk...

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Four Obama-loving organizations on the left having lost members in droves because of their leaders support for Obama now to talk merger.

I wonder how far the Civil Rights Movement would have gotten had Martin Luther King, Jr. urged people to stay out of the streets to give the Democrat Lyndon Johnson a chance?

And, it was the Peace Movement in the streets that forced Johnson not to seek re-election; I never heard anyone talking about fearing Richard Nixon as a reason for not forcing Johnson, the warmonger, from office.

As I recall, if one looks at these "Progressives for Obama" most of them were out in the streets protesting against both Democrats and Republicans who supported the Vietnam War.

Of course now they have found a new kind of "activism" funded by Wall Street "philanthropists" who keep them on a tight leashes and don't permit them in the streets lest they lose their funding--- examples: Tom Hayden, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Barbara Ehrenreich, Tim Carpenter.

And during the Depression of the Dirty Thirties the leaders of The People's Front never cow-towed to Roosevelt; they said: When Roosevelt does what is right we will support him; when Roosevelt does nothing or does wrong we will oppose him. Using this thinking The People's Front kept people in the streets and organizing militantly in their places of employment.

We now see four left/socialist organizations which have cow-towed to Obama calling for a merger and a united left--- to accomplish what? A progressive take-over of the Democratic Party.

Even if such a feat could be accomplished--- and it can't--- these four organizations that have become cheerleaders for Obama and apologists for Obama's Wall Street imperialist agenda wouldn't be the ones to do it... these four organizations uniting around a professor's essay have, at most, three hundred members between them...

Their members listed here:

http://www.progressivesforobama.net/

And they beg the warmonger Obama:

"During each of President Obama’s campaigns progressives worked hard on his behalf.   We now ask that the President remember and respect our efforts in 2013 and beyond."

The four organizations are:

• Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
• Communist Party USA
• Democratic Socialists of America
• Freedom Road Socialist Organization