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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, November 5, 2013

Eugene V. Debs

Today is the birthday of Eugene V. Debs, one of the most prominent Americans to be excluded (or at least greatly minimized) in our nation's history textbooks. Debs was born in Terre Haute, Indiana (where his home is now a museum operated by the http://www.debsfoundation.org/ ). He was a lifelong champion of labor, independent politics, socialism, peace, and civil liberties:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_V._Debs

http://www.marxists.org/archive/debs/

In honor of his birthday, Haymarket Books is offering (today only) a 50% discount on Ray Ginger's The Bending Cross, perhaps the best of the many biographies of Debs. See:

http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/The-Bending-Cross-A-Biography-of-Eugene-V-Debs Enter the coupon code EDEBS at checkout to purchase the book for only $9.

I highly recommend this book. If you already have a copy it would make a great holiday gift for someone.

Eugene Debs paved the way for breaking free from Wall Street's two-party trap. Debs received almost one-million votes for president while sitting in prison for his outspoken opposition to World War I.