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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...

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...

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bill McKibben and Rolling Stone

Great article with a few things missing.

I am glad to hear Bill McKibben tell people not to be patient with Pruitt and Trump.

We were through Oklahoma a couple months back and stopped in Picher, Oklahoma.

If anyone wants to find out where our future lies with leaving the decision-making process in the hands of the Pruitts of this world I would suggest you become acquainted with Picher, Oklahoma...

Oklahoma is Scott Pruitt's home state:,_Oklahoma

Quite frankly, I don't understand why Bill McKibben overlooked Picher, Oklahoma in this article he wrote in Rolling Stone.

In communications I had with Bill McKibben he said he was going to start pointing out the relationship between environmentalism and peace. For some reason he still hasn't made the connection.

Perhaps if everyone who shares his article in Rolling Stone would encourage people to read about Picher, Oklahoma they would understand the connection better between the destruction of our environment, global warming and climate change and the military industrial complex seeing as how the bullets made from lead mined in Picher were used for wars... the lead that killed others in far off places ended up killing Picher, Oklahoma... there is a lesson to be learned here.

I wish I would have known about Picher, Oklahoma and Scott Pruitt when I wrote this article for Canadian Dimension magazine:

One of the country's leading activists on Trump's Cabinet of climate deniers, and what we can do to resist their fossil-fuel-loving agenda.