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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...

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A Standing Ovation for Barack Obama?

Today former President Barack Obama will receive the "Profiles in Courage Award" at the JFK Library in Boston.
How much "courage" does it take to attack people with drones?

Barack Obama lacks all ethical, moral and political courage; this warmonger deserves this honor about as much as he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize... not at all.

Tell Trump: Hands Off Venezuela!

What do we do to stop Trump's Wall Street government from meddling in the affairs of Venezuela to steal its oil, engage in the super-exploitation of its workers; and, what I think is at least as equally as important as its oil, stopping the building of socialism?

And where does the AFL-CIO stand in all of this? Supposedly when John Sweeney was elected president, the AFL-CIO disentangled itself from the CIA. Yet, today, the AFL-CIO doesn't seem to be supporting this government of the working people headed up by Nicolás Maduro, a bus driver.

There are probably many reasons people can find to disagree with Maduro; but, like the leader of the Venezuelan Communist Party has stated, his Party "is not about about to part ways with Chavismo" over these differences.

We really need a mass anti-imperialist organization in this country similar to the "Anti-imperialist League" Mark Twain was a part of in order to oppose Wall Street's imperialist agenda and to actively support people in other countries standing up to imperialism--- which includes most countries in the world.

William Z. Foster the great U.S. working class leader when asked what the U.S. working class needed most, responded: "A good strong dose of anti-imperialist education."

This remains true today.

Perhaps we should begin this anti-imperialist education by building committees in solidarity with Venezuela calling for ending all U.S. meddling and interference?