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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...

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Raleigh, North Carolina "News and Observer" gets a piece of my mind...

I just sent this Letter to the Editor of the News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina:

The way the North Carolina State Legislature has been slashing funding for social programs is disgraceful.

With trillions of dollars being squandered on militarism and wars we have reached the point where we can no longer fund human needs.

Government budgets reflect our true priorities and if our national budget priorities are out of whack state and local budget priorities are sure to follow.

I want to add my voice in support of the protests being waged by the North Carolina NAACP against government cuts to social programs.

We should be funding human needs not militarism and wars.

Just the other day 28 Democratic United States Senators disgracefully joined with every single Republican in the U.S. Senate in voting against restoring billions of dollars cut from the Food Stamp program yet these same politicians have no qualms when it comes to spending on war after war. I was disgusted to learn our two Democratic U.S. Senators from Minnesota joined North Carolina's Republican Senators in this vote.

What we need is a new working class based progressive people's party to challenge these Wall Street merchants of death and destruction--- who control both the Democrats and Republicans--- for political and economic power.

Alan L. Maki; Warroad, Minnesota

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