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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, November 7, 2013

What we learned from Tuesday's Election.

So, one thing that was learned in Tuesday's election is that when given the opportunity, people will vote for socialist candidates. But, we knew this all along; that is why the Democrats and Republicans try so hard to prevent other parties from gaining ballot access by placing all kinds of undemocratic barriers and restrictions in their path.

Here in Minnesota, activists like Michael Cavlan with his Open Progressive Party and the late Greg Paquin and Nicole Buckanaga opened the door with the Warriors for Justice Party.

There is no better time than now for activists to get engaged in electoral politics.

The unifying issues are clear:

Peace.

Full Employment/Living wages.

Real Health Care reform.

Protection of our living environment.

Build electoral coalitions to run candidates for Congress and we will have developed long-term political viability reaching into local and state races which compliment action in the streets and places of employment.

Much can be learned about winning and viability from studying the history of the old socialist Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party of Floyd Olson, Elmer Benson and John Bernard.

Now is the time to challenge Wall Street for political and economic power--- the American people are just plain--- fed up.

And anti-Wall Street alternatives are looking better and better to many people.