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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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Today is Hiroshima Day; Fukushima is out of control and the Plowshare Three sit in jail awaiting long prison sentences.

Today is Hiroshima Day... and the Fukushima reactor is out of control spewing its atomic poison.

And, as we come together to say "never again," the nuclear question continues to plague Japan and haunt the rest of world as if humanity has learned nothing.

Perhaps the greatest lesson from the barbaric and savage atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and now the Fukushima disaster, has yet to be learned: that we cannot allow these hideous creatures of the secretive corporate world the most dangerous of them all from the Military-Financial-Industrial Complex at the helm in the most "advanced" countries to dominate human society any longer because their one and only concern is for the bottom line of maximum corporate profits.

"Ironic" doesn't seem like the proper word to use but there is something horrible and horrific and terribly wrong in the fact that as the peoples of the world come together to insist that nuclear war shall never be unleashed on any peoples anywhere for any reason ever again, the same grouping of industrialists who profit from keeping this insane nuclear arms race spiraling out of control are the very same parasitical profiteers who have created this nuclear mess in Fukushima without the common people having had any say but in the end getting stuck with the consequences--- and the bill--- while TRYING to clean up this mess.

Another irony is that our fellow concerned citizens, members of the Plowshares Movement, are sitting in jail facing very long prison sentences for taking the initiative to draw the consequences of this nuclear insanity to our attention hoping we will join them in action:

http://transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com/

There is something wrong with the picture here--- those who have made the decisions to carry out the most barbaric and savage acts of intentionally dropping atomic bombs on two huge civilian populations and those corporate heads who have bribed corrupt politicians to give them the "right" to knowingly build an unsafe nuclear power plant which now contaminates large areas of the world's oceans, the air we breath, the water we drink and the land food grows on... these corporate criminals walk away free--- and richer.

The entire business class should be the ones sent into Fukushima to clean up this mess not poor working people for whom this rotten capitalist system has no other employment for.

Put the entire business class in shackles and chains and march them off to their deaths trying to clean up the mess in Fukushima. This is the just punishment they deserve... no cold, dark prison cells, unsafe coal mines or sped-up factory assembly lines for them.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/08/03/national/huge-leak-of-tritium-feared-in-fukushima/#.UgDsOG0iW0Q