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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...

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Notice: Anyone who adds me to any FaceBook page without my permission first is going to be blocked.


Notice: Anyone who adds me to any FaceBook page without my permission first is going to be blocked. I don't add anyone to any page. If you want to inform me about a page and ask me to check it out that is fine.

But, people are adding me to all kinds of pages without my permission and I am finding that many of these "people" are not even real people but creations of Democrats trying to build up pages with real people in order to gain credibility for their Dumb Donkeys.

For days I have battled with two groups of Hillary Clinton supporters. I dealt with them the same way I deal with anyone who adds me without my permission--- I state my views on their page and then they get mad and start calling me names.

Now I find myself supporting Democrat Keith Ellison's re-election bid. I received an e-mail from Tim Carpenter of the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) asking me to sign a petition in support of legislation Ellison is pushing to tax Wall Street (a good idea but Ellison is using it as a re-election campaign gimmick knowing he doesn't intend to build a movement supporting the legislation). Anyways, I go to look at the link Carpenter sent me and there I see myself as a supporter of Keith Ellison's re-election. Now, I really don't care if Ellison is re-elected or not. But, I don't support him. I never allowed anyone to add me to his re-election FaceBook page. Will I remove myself? No. I will post my opinions there. And no doubt Keith Ellison will call me again crying that, "I am your friend, not your enemy." Come on, get real; Keith Ellison isn't my friend. Keith Ellison has never lifted a finger to support or defend casino workers. Keith Ellison is not our friend; the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association finances his campaign--- there is a reason the employers' organization, and not casino workers, back Kieth Ellison. Because Ellison has opposed the right of casino workers to organize; Ellison has voted for the "Compacts" creating this hideous Indian Gaming Industry from which only a bunch of racist, rich, white mobsters profit; Ellison supported excluding casino workers from "Freedom to Breath" legislation which prohibits smoking in all places of employment in Minnesota with only one stated exception--- the Indian Gaming Industry; Ellison supports casino workers being excluded from the same state and federal labor laws protecting all other workers.

I could go on and on about how Keith Ellison has refused to join the struggle for the enforcement of Affirmative Action on public works projects in Minnesota; how Keith Ellison opposed a resolution to rescind the racist, anti-worker "At-will hiring; At-will firing" legislation on the books here in Minnesota.

I could go on about how Keith Ellison refused to lend his voice to defend our largest freshwater aquifer from peat mining.

I don't give a goddamn who supports Keith Ellison but don't go posting me as a backer of Keith Ellison.