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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

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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.

Confusion on the "left" over Syria

There is a lot of confusion as to what is going on in Syria.

I am sharing here what I posted on another Facebook page in response to some leftists supporting the U.S. backed Syrian "rebels:"

When we end this Wall Street tyranny with its imperialist agenda right here in our own country people everywhere will be able to achieve liberty, justice and democracy and all the two-bit half-assed fascist dictators all over the world will come tumbling down.

The Syrian people never asked for the United States to meddle in their affairs and throw their country into violence.

The Syrians had large and very influential Marxist parties. I don't see any of the Syrian Communist Parties supporting these so-called "rebels" intent on doing the same thing in Syria the SPLA has done in Sudan; are you even aware of what has happened in Sudan?

You conveniently ignore the influence of the United Arab Republic which included Syria--- which the Wall Street imperialists opposed. There is a lot more to history than just Assad. I never see any of you supporters of the "rebels" who are concerned about history mention the anti-imperialist Nasser years.

I'm wondering if you don't fear that Assad may be moving in the direction Nasser was moving?

We do know from history that it is possible for those like Assad to move with the people in opposition to U.S. imperialism... more so than these so-called "rebels" financed, armed and provided military support by U.S. imperialism.

General Wesley Clark long ago exposed the fact that the U.S. generals and politicians were itching for wars in seven countries and Syria is one of those countries, as is the Sudan; and Iraq, Iran, etc.

Isn't our goal and objective to stop U.S. imperialist intervention in these countries so the people of these countries can determine their own destinies?

I really don't think those of you who support these "rebels" have given full thought to what is going on.

If you support the U.S. backed Syrian "rebels" do you also back the SPLA and the violence and mayhem George Bush instigated which led, very conveniently, to oil rich South Sudan breaking away from Sudan and now Exxon-Mobil just signed "agreements" for oil with South Sudan--- the oil Sudan wanted to nationalize for the benefit of the people of all Sudan?

And don't you feel kind of strange supporting the same "rebels" Donald Trump is supporting?

When and where has U.S. imperialism ever supported the legitimate democratic will of any people? Wall Street does not even acknowledge such for our own people.