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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, September 10, 2013

Why are these politicians supporting war instead of peace?

Obama is now going to use Syria's agreement to remove chemical weapons to get Congressional approval for him to bomb Syria if he deems it necessary should he determine that diplomacy has failed. Bush took us to war in Iraq with the same kind of trickery he used to get approval for launching a war against Iraq.

No legislation targeting Syria for bombing under any circumstances should be considered.

We need to ask why we can't trust these so-called "liberal" members of the U.S. Senate to stand up against bombing Syria. If we can't trust these politicians when it comes to peace or war what can we trust them to do?

* Both Massachusetts senators, Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey

* Both Oregon senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley

* Both Colorado senators, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet

* Both Washington senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell

* Ohio senator Sherrod Brown

* Wisconsin senator Tammy Baldwin

* Rhode Island senator Sheldon Whitehouse

* Hawaii senator Mazie Hirono

* Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar

We need to look at Representative Keith Ellison in the U.S. House who is the Co-Chair of the so-called Congressional Progressive Caucus who is supporting bombing Syria... how "progressive" can anyone be who supports bombing Syria?