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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...

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The working class struggle

The class struggle does not begin or end at the ballot box for the working class.

We need to learn to initiate united, militant mass struggles in the streets with the intent of winning what we can't win at the ballot box.

We need to explore concepts of struggle like the general strike.

We are struggling for our rights, our livelihoods, in defense of democracy and for peace, social and economic justice.

Don't be tricked into believing everything hinges on "the next election."

Wall Street, our enemy, would like us to believe our only avenue is voting; on the other hand, some phony leftists would have us believe participating in the electoral process is futile.

Working people must learn to master all methods of struggle if we are going to improve our lives.

Why would we allow our common Wall Street enemies to dictate our course of struggle?

We need working class think tanks and working class political action committees.

We need a new party; a working class based people's party that is anti-imperialist/anti-monopoly with the understanding that peace and disarmament is the way to prosperity for all and we need to be explicit that we are challenging Wall Street for political and economic power.

Building a huge movement to impeach Trump could be the catalyst for organizing a new political party.

It is time for working people to tell the Republicans and Democrats to go to hell.