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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

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Where were the voices for peace, social and economic justice and in defense of public education at the Science Marches?

I'm wondering where the voices like those of Einstein, Oppenheimer, Steinmetz, Pauling are who would have opened up their speeches condemning science being used for war and not for peace, people and the planet; science used to improve the lives of the people instead of to maximize corporate profits.

Quite frankly, I don't think most of these professors give two-hoots about how science has been used to create so much misery for working people in the workplace by pushing workers through speed-up to keep up with the pace of highly automated equipment and machinery.... the result of modern science and technology being used against the people.

You know, I couldn't find one single professor in the sciences to side with casino workers trying to win smoke-free workplaces.

And furthermore, where have these millions who marched on Science Day been in the struggle over defending the integrity of public education by insisting that the core of public education is centered around modern scientific materialism?

In my opinion, once again we see a huge march that will be used by the Democrats to pick up votes rather than advance peace, a defense of public education, a defense of workers' rights and livelihoods.

We are on the verge of World War III which we all know will result in nuclear war followed by nuclear winter and this point isn't even front and center at any of these Science Marches? Really; what the heck is going on?

And what about science and Monsanto?

We need science for peace, the people and the planet... not for Wall Street profits.

Yes; science must be defended but not as some kind of classless undertaking.