Please note I have a new phone number...

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, February 13, 2014

Song writing contest... first prize $300.00

Protest-Marching Song-Writing Contest

When we sing together, we experience a sense of solidarity, sisterhood, brotherhood and unity. 
The purpose of this contest is to create a new song, or songs, that can be sung by many and to help build 
a huge, new coalition of people who want to change the big shortcomings of our present society - 
joblessness, inequality, homelessness, poverty, pollution, militarism or multiple topics. 
Therefore, the songs chosen will be copyrighted as free, can be distributed by anyone, published by anyone, 
sung by anyone and everyone, and the authors will be recognized.

FIRST PRIZE $300
SECOND PRIZE $200
THIRD PRIZE $100

Songs must be radical.
Songs must have at least three verses.
Lyrics must be original.
Tunes may be original or taken from any well-known song.
Hip-hop is ok.

Great songs that authors can find on the internet for review include "Bread and Roses", "Solidarity",
"We Shall Overcome" and "This Land is Your Land".
Ending date for submissions:
March 31, 2014

All entries should be submitted to:
Maggie Phair
6916 Langdon Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406