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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.

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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.

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- Ben Franklin

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Kelly Westlund's Congressional campaign is being funded by Mike Wiggins, Jr. and the National and Regional Indian Gaming Associations

Why was my comment removed from this website:


Mike Wiggins, Jr. is the biggest hypocrite. He operates a loud, noisy, smoke-filled casino that is ruining the health and lives of the workers he impoverishes.

The workers employed in the Bad River Casino have NO rights under state or federal labor laws--- does anyone call this being respectful of human rights?

Mike Wiggins, Jr. hides his real motives for opposing this hideous mine project that will tear apart the Penokees behind very legitimate reasons for opposition; however, his only motivation is to keep wages down because his casino operation requires a huge pool of cheap labor as casino workers are fired left and right for no other reason than they are getting to sick to work from working in this smoke-filled casino.

If Mike Wiggins, Jr. really respected human rights and a liveable environment he would:

1. Put up "No Smoking" signs in the Bad River Casino; and,

2. Sit down and negotiate a union contract that would protect the rights, lives and livelihood of casino workers.

Kelly Westlund talks about jobs; but, like other Democrats, she refuses to talk about real living wage jobs.

Kelly Westlund's campaign for Congress is being financed by Mike Wiggins, Jr. and the Indian Gaming Industry.

If you notice, Kelly Westlund does not utter a peep about the horrendous unhealthy working conditions casino workers are forced to endure nor does she utter a peep of protest about the poverty wages paid to casino workers in this Indian Gaming Industry which is far more profitable than any iron ore mining operation.

The mainstream media refuses to address these issues of the Indian Gaming Industry as do the public and alternative media.

Nick Vanderpuy, Mike Wiggins, Jr.'s buddy, interviewed me for hours about the plight of casino workers and the tape ended up in the hands of one of the union busting outfit hired by the National Indian Gaming Association, Altegrity/USIS--- so much for concern about human rights. Just how did Altegrity/USIS "Special Agent" George Armstrong get his hands on this interview which never aired?

Kelly Westlund and the Democrats point to industries providing jobs that are an alternative to mining and yet she and Mike Wiggins, Jr. and the Democrats the Indian Gaming Association money buys can only point to a bunch of poverty wage jobs with unhealthy working conditions. There are no efforts made to make these jobs real living wage jobs in healthy working environments.

Just a bunch of hypocrites--- and this gaggle of upper-middle class muddle-headed intellectuals posing as "environmentalists" couldn't give two-hoots about workers forced to work in smoke-filled casinos.

Why didn't the Associated Press' Todd Richmond ask Mike Wiggins, Jr. about the unhealthy smoke-filled Bad River Casino workers are forced to work in and the fact all of these workers are employed at poverty wages and without any rights under state, federal, tribal or international labor laws in complete violation of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

And; oh, yes; these "environmentalists" will claim they can only handle one issue at a time but they don't explain why they tolerated these deplorable working conditions in Mike Wiggins, Jr.'s Bad River Casino for so many years before this mining issue came along?

Mike Wiggins, Jr. conceals the fact that every single slot machine and table game in the Bad River Casino are owned by a bunch of racist, rich mobsters who rake in the profits skimming the cream off the top leaving the people of the Bad River Tribe mired in poverty causing debt from which they will never escape.

Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council