Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

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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, November 19, 2018

Social Security, history and class struggle

Why do we need to understand the history of how Social Security came into existence?

Because understanding the massive grassroots struggles on the part of the people to win this important reform from a corporate dominated government that continuously refused to provide it is key to defending and improving Social Security today.

Because without understanding history it becomes difficult to initiate struggles today.

Based on the urgency of the situation, we socialists have launched a struggle for an immediate $500.00 a month across the board increase for everyone on Social Security. The government should kick this in instead of talking about cutting Social Security.

Our objective, in the very near future, is to see to it that no one on Social Security receives less than $2,000.00 a month.

So far, no one else has suggested anything else nor have they initiated any struggles to defend Social Security and improve the livelihoods of those receiving Social Security.

According to everyone the economy is booming; employers are, in fact, reaping huge record profits.

Now is the time to increase the employer’s share and reduce the payroll tax on employees to pay for this in combination with this $500.00 contribution we are demanding from the federal government.

Record profits.

Wall Street is rolling in the dough.

A trillion dollars a year for militarism and wars.

Massive billion dollar giveaways to companies like Amazon.

And the workers now on Social Security created this wealth as current workers expand this wealth.

Wall Street oligarchs, the employers, are hoarding this wealth.

America needs a raise.

Raise the Minimum Wage to a real living wage based on the cost of living.

Raise Social Security to a real living income based on the cost of living.

The working class is entitled to a decent standard of living derived from the wealth we have created.

Labor, and only Labor with quite a little bit of help from Mother Nature, creates all wealth.

How much longer will we continue to allow this exploitation of Labor and rape of Mother Nature without demanding what we are entitled to... peace and a decent standard of living for working class families and a respect for Mother Nature.