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, July 3, 2016

Millionaire labor leader turned foundation-funded intellectual Amy Dean "analyzes" Obama and the Democrats.

Amy Dean, another one of these millionaire labor leaders now further enriching herself at the foundation-funded trough, has come out with an "analysis" of the Obama legacy concerning organized labor... read what she wrote for yourself...


http://democracyjournal.org/magazine/41/workers-stand-with-labor/


... and then ask a few questions like:


Why doesn't she call for the repeal of "At-Will Employment?"


Why doesn't she call for a "21st Century Full Employment act for Peace and Prosperity" that would make it mandatory for the president and Congress to attain and then maintain real full employment?


Why doesn't she call for the Minimum Wage becoming a real living wage tied to the actual cost-of-living like Frances Perkins intended?


Why doesn't Amy Dean point out that Wall Street's imperialist agenda is detrimental to working people improving their lives and livelihoods?


Amy Dean does not advocate public ownership of the mines, mills, factories or entire industries as the solution to Wall Street employers fleeing to low wage/cheap resource markets--- and, we must never forget it is low wages that make resources cheap.


Amy Dean fails to point out that it is not China dumping cheap steel in the United States that is the problem but Wall Street's control of the Chinese labor market pushing the wages of Chinese workers down so Wall Street's profits rise that makes Chinese Steel cheaper than U.S. steel. The millionaire labor leaders and their Democratic partners ignore this little fact.


And, finally; why doesn't Amy Dean make any reference to the "Cost-of-Living Crisis" every single working class family is caught up in?


Of course, Amy Dean makes no mention of the fact that millionaire labor leaders are not capable of understanding the problems of working people and that all they do in order to protect their own cushy jobs is kiss the butts of Democratic Party politicians who, working with their Republican counterparts, are shoving austerity measures down our throats to pay for their dirty wars.


Amy Dean claims to advocate for "social democracy" in place of neo-liberalism even though neo-liberalism can't survive without the partnership and collaboration from social democrats who mislead the labor movement.


Amy Dean conveniently doesn't recommend workers turning to real socialist and Communist ideas as were advocated by Eugene Debs, William Z. Foster, W.E.B. Du Bois or the "seat of the pants socialist" William Winpisinger.


Amy Dean is pushing for the election of Hillary Clinton with the rest of the millionaire labor leaders who, like their Democratic politician counterparts, lack the moral and political courage to get specific about solving any of our problems.


Let's remember: Movement building is about educating, organizing and uniting in militant and determined struggle to win SPECIFIC solutions to our common problems.


Let Amy Dean start writing like this, from a Marxist class struggle perspective and see how long her foundation funding lasts...


Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIu29su9Xr8