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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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Friday, June 16, 2017

The left is under attack... because Wall Street fears our potential.

The left is under attack... the Wall Street ruling class wants to prevent us from filling the political vacuum left by most people in this country now rejecting the Democrats and Republicans.


We need a massive people's front in this country to defend democracy the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, fight corruption in politics and to bring forward good governance... Trump must be imprisoned and impeached for the way he has undermined the Constitution and his entire Cabinet of corporate Wall Street thieves and brown-nosers must be driven out of government.


We need to bring people together around a left agenda which includes a defense of democracy and a working class alternative to that of the Wall Street Republicans and Democrats.


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. Or paid for with a tax on Wall Street transactions. Or financed with a combination of these methods. 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 the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (C.E.T.A.), Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).


“At Will Employment” legislation in states across the country needs to be rescinded and repealed 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. A Basic Income for All must be guaranteed. Pensions must be honored and protected.


The Wall Street swindle of pension funds must end; restore the Glass-Steagall Act.


Turn Habitat for Humanity into a massive public works project to create jobs and assure everyone has a decent home.


Free education through university; cancel student debt. End military recruitment in the high schools.
Unemployment and lack of a National Public Health Care System is the price we pay for militarism and wars. We are entitled to a Peace Dividend……...


Let’s talk about the politics and economics of livelihood and the socialist alternative to capitalism as the way to save people and the planet.


We need to bring together liberals, progressives and leftists if we are going to defeat Wall Street's attempt to use Trump to reorganize society along more totalitarian lines akin to fascism.


We need to be working in a way which contributes to building a new working class based people's party that is both anti-monopoly and anti-imperialist, for peace, social and economic justice with the stated aim of challenging our common Wall Street enemies for political and economic power which will put us on the road to socialism... the only alternative to this rotten capitalist system.


We have a lot of work to do.


TOGETHER we can do this.


Let's get to work.

Why aren't unions pushing for a public banking system?

The AFL-CIO owns one-million six-hundred thousand shares of Well Fargo stock (valued at around $54.00)--- around $100 million dollars.


The AFL-CIO owns millions of shares in stock in other banks, too.


Why isn't the AFL-CIO pushing for a national public bank which would be a much better investment for working class families?

The "Financial Choice Act."

While the media has been bombarding us with all kinds of bullshit, the U.S. House passed the the Republican "Financial Choice Act": https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/10


This is an attack on the majority of the American people... especially an attack on worker's pensions.


Now the Senate has to go along... what will we do?


I find it strange no one has anything to say about this even though this legislation places every single union pension fund pension fund, all pension funds of any kind and individual pension funds in jeopardy.


And, it allows Wall Street "financial advisers" under the guise of providing financial advice to steal every single small investor blind.


And there are no comments about this?



This is about giving Wall Street parasites the right to rob working people they have already exploited.


This is a step towards privatizing Social Security.


Already, workers who have been forced into taking "buyouts" in return for "voluntarily" giving up their jobs have been swindled out of their money by these Wall Street "financial advisers."


Working people don't understand the complexities of the capitalist free market when it comes to the machinations of stock exchanges, "investing"... and the "Financial Choice Act" will enable the parasitical Wall Street vultures to unethically pick the pockets of working people without fear of prosecution--- legalized robbery and theft.