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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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Trouble with Iowa Corn, corruption, and the presidential caucuses

Food for thought:

http://harpers.org/archive/2016/02/the-trouble-with-iowa/?single=1

Big agri-businesses like Archer-Daniels-Midland and Cargill like to influence the elections from behind the scenes.

Where are the writers like Lem Harris and Fred Stover when we need them. Missing from this entire farm question, how our food is produced and who profits and who bribes the politicians is a Marxist analysis these two writers used to provide.

Big-agribusiness monopolies are reaping huge profits while exploiting farm labor as they feed us food at high prices--- both the food they feed us and the high prices are, quite literally, killing us and killing democracy.

How is it that Monsanto escaped scrutiny during the Iowa caucuses?

No discussion of the Iowa Beef Industry Council even though these bastards are killing us.

And what about how Occidental Petroleum owns IBP, Iowa Beef Packers now Tyson Fresh Meats. Also doing business as Tyson Foods.

No mention of the way leading Democrats were responsible for giving huge tax-breaks for the production of ethanol from corn which is depriving people of food while its production pollutes the waters.

How was so much missed during the Iowa primaries?

How could it be that the socialist Bernie Sanders missed so much about agriculture and state monopoly capitalism in Iowa?

The trouble with Iowa is that the huge monopolies own the state.