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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.

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...

Friday, March 6, 2015

A sad day for workers in Wisconsin

Right-to-Work (for less) passed in Wisconsin. Probably assuring Wisconsin's Republican Governor the Vice-president's slot on a Jeb Bush ticket.


A very sad day indeed.


But, let's remember, the leaders of organized labor in Wisconsin--- prompted by the millionaires on the national AFL-CIO's Executive Council--- pushed workers out of the streets and into the arms of a bunch of wimpy Democrats who, at best, acquiesce to the Republicans at every opportunity, rather than struggling and fighting back instead of building more potent street heat leading into a general strike which would have halted Scott Walker in his goose-stepping fascist tracks.


The proper approach, in my opinion, would have been to continue building towards more aggressive actions in the streets, in places of employment and simultaneously at the ballot box by taking up the struggle to build on Wisconsin's progressive traditions for a working class based progressive people's party to free the working class from the two-party trap. It isn't too late to do this but working people are going to have to forgo holding up the tails of these Dumb Donkeys settling for what the sparrows leave behind.