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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...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

No war with Syria; no bombing Syria.

I don't understand the logic of some in the peace movement who are saying, "Show proof of gassing in Syria before the cruise missiles fly."

Even if the gassing did take place we don't know who was responsible.

But, what difference does it make?

How is launching cruise missiles that will slaughter hundreds, if not thousands, of people an appropriate (or "humanitarian") response?

Once again a bunch of innocent children will be the primary victims.

Only a complete idiot would suggest killing people as a solution to their problems.

There is already more than enough violence and killing in the Middle East; one more war only adds to the violence and killing and will only further destabilize the region.

But, destabilization is what Obama, Wall Street and the G-8 financial centers want because without destabilization they lose control of this oil-rich region.