Please note I have a new phone number...

512-517-2708

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, February 24, 2017

The struggle continues... more organization and unity is required.

With a cheap computer, very cheap printer and some ink and paper we have the resources to have an office for the revolution in every home. We just aren't organizing effectively yet. If we came together around a few common concerns this rotten government could be brought down and the whole capitalist system replaced with socialism and a real people's democracy.

Gather a few friends together and get going.

Each of us is like a little raindrop... alone confronting the system we don't amount to much--- but, let it pour!

If we each had a little project like this going we would have a real movement across the country in no time.

Think in terms of organizing this kind of project in every single voting precinct across the country.

If you don't want to write your own leaflet just print off copies of my letter to the Editor and pass it out as a leaflet:

Re: Feb. 9 article, “Trump looks to stabilize health insurance market”


So, the “health” — read: profits — of the health insurance industry supersedes the human right of access to health care?


Left out of the discussion is the real solution to this health care mess, which would eliminate the health insurance industry: national public health care based on the public education model. Publicly financed. Publicly administered. Publicly delivered.


It makes more sense to finance a network of publicly funded neighborhood and community health care centers across the country dispensing free health care for everyone instead of squandering the precious wealth of our nation maintaining over 800 military bases dotting the globe protecting Wall Street’s interests and wasting trillions of dollars on these dirty wars from which only the Wall Street merchants profit.

ALAN MAKI, LAKEWAY, TEXAS



This is the way my Letter looked in the newspaper:















And this is a little petition I have been circulating:



Campaign for a “21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity”

We are fed up with politicians campaigning on promises of “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” and then failing to make themselves legislatively responsible for attaining and maintaining full employment.

We are fed up with our tax dollars being squandered on militarism and wars instead of being used to create jobs by solving the problems of the people and defending our living environment… its time to beat swords into plowshares. Put people to work solving the problems of the people.

A National Public Health Care System would create over twelve-million new jobs paying real living wages providing people with free health care---  general medical, eyes, ears, dental, family planning and mental health--- through a network of neighborhood and community health care centers; this is a better use of our tax-dollars than wasting our human and financial resources on a far flung empire of over 800 U.S. military bases around the world. Or, it could be financed the same way Social Security is financed. Public funding. Public administration. Public delivery… nothing controversial; just like public education.

A National Public Child Care System would create over three-million new jobs providing working class families with free child care.

We need to restore C.E.T.A., WPA and CCC.

“At Will Employment” legislation in states across the country needs to be rescinded to expand democracy in the workplace and provide workers with the right to freely participate in the communities where they live.

All attacks on immigrant workers, documented and undocumented, need to end.

Planned Parenthood needs to be defended and programs expanded.

We insist Congress and the president enact full employment legislation which makes them legislatively responsible for attaining and maintaining full employment; assure everyone who wants a job employment at real living wages in line with the actual cost-of-living.

Full employment would provide stability for Social Security; everyone paying in; everyone getting something out.  Pensions must be honored and protected. The Wall Street swindle of pension funds must end. Restore the Glass-Steagall Act.

We are entitled to a Peace Dividend.

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Let’s talk about the politics and economics of livelihood.
Return to: Alan L. Maki;   phone: 651-587-5541   or e-mail: red_finn@live.com 

The Austin American-Statesman publishes my "Letter to the Editor."

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/opinion/letters-the-editor-february-2017/V5dVviS94TkwvZwtyMpqTK/

Re: Feb. 9 article, “Trump looks to stabilize health insurance market


So, the “health” — read: profits — of the health insurance industry supersedes the human right of access to health care?


Left out of the discussion is the real solution to this health care mess, which would eliminate the health insurance industry: national public health care based on the public education model. Publicly financed. Publicly administered. Publicly delivered.


It makes more sense to finance a network of publicly funded neighborhood and community health care centers across the country dispensing free health care for everyone instead of squandering the precious wealth of our nation maintaining over 800 military bases dotting the globe protecting Wall Street’s interests and wasting trillions of dollars on these dirty wars from which only the Wall Street merchants profit.


ALAN MAKI, LAKEWAY