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

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

This is what we get when the dots don't get connected properly... a false solution no better than the original problem

http://idlenomorewisconsin.tumblr.com/post/110174013126/for-immediate-release-2-5-15-contact-reyna-crow


The problem with this is that Bob Shimek is a shill for the Indian Gaming Industry and refused to raise his voice in opposition to the building of the new Red Lake Casino Lake-of-the-Woods which was just recently built on one of the most pristine wetlands which was used by wolves over the centuries to cross Lake-of-the-Woods between Canada and the United States to hunt and breed.


How can the tribes whose Tribal Councils are controlled and manipulated by a bunch of mobsters who own the Indian Gaming Industry willing to destroy pristine wetlands (and forests--- just look how the Red Lake and Leech Lake forests [all wold habitat]) have been decimated to pay for casinos without one peep of protest from Robert Shimek or those foundation-funded outfits he has worked for.


The Northern Tribes can't be trusted any more than the State of Minnesota, the pulp and paper, mining or power generating industries to manage timber wolves or their habitat any more than they can be trusted to look after the health and welfare of the human beings they employ at poverty wages and without any rights to work in these smoke-filled casinos.


Robert Shimek has refused, over and over again, to connect the dots which when connected properly clearly demonstrate that those who seek corporate profits can't be trusted to manage anything where our living environment, human health and the welfare of plants, animals, wetlands, air or water are concerned.


Ask anyone living on a Reservation if any of these Tribal Councils can be trusted to work for the betterment of people, habitat or timber wolves--- the majority will say they can't be trusted.


In fact, capitalism isn't green... and these Tribal Councils are manipulated by the wealthy--- the exact same corporate money interests as state governments.