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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...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

What will those who refuse to back Trump's impeachment do....

... when the Democrats can't defeat Trump?

Trump's Miami speech: Trump Demands End to Maduro Regime in Broad Attack on Socialism

A must see and listen to speech:


Only a completely deranged moron billionaire would make such a warmongering imperialist speech.

It is the epitome of hypocrisy for Trump, himself a crooked and corrupt liar representing his fellow Wall Street imperialist monopolists, to be lecturing the peoples of the world about how capitalism is better than socialism and threatening the peoples of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua with military intervention and invasion intended to topple their governments and replace these governments created according to his dictate if they don't accede to his demands and abandon their socialist path to progress.

This speech on its face is a violation of international law and requires Trump and his backers including Pence, John Bolton, Pompeo, Steny Hoyer, Stephen Miller and Eliot Abrams to be brought before the International Criminal Court. Trump's threats are crimes against humanity.

The claim that Juan Guaido is the President of Venezuela must be rejected as nuts, preposterous, crazy and outrageous; Nicholas Maduro is the only legitimate President of Venezuela- he was elected.

All sanctions against Venezuela must be dropped.

We must pursue normalized relations in all spheres of human endeavor- including development, trade, science and culture- with the peoples of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua... these people are our friends, not our enemies.

The right to self-determination of the people's of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua must be defended... and this includes their right to choose the socialist road of development.

We need to build solidarity with the peoples of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua who have the moral and political courage to stand up for their rights in opposition to Trump and this bunch of Wall Street imperialists who think they can dictate how everyone must live.

Our own enemy is Wall Street; not the people of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua with whom we share this common enemy: Wall Street.

We, the people of the United States, must join with the rest of the world's peoples and say "NO'' to this U.S. orchestrated and financed coup now underway in Venezuela; this subversion of the democratic rights of the Venezuelan people to choose their own government and economic system must end.

Trump made the most barbaric, jingoistic and chauvinistic speech in Miami riddled with a litany of lies about socialism intended to mislead and disorient people about what is going on in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.

Trump has launched into this attack on Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua largely to cover up his own corruption and his own trampling of our own Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Trump should be impeached, removed from office and prosecuted based on these threats and attacks on the peace loving peoples of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua who pose no threat to anyone and just want the right to develop free from Wall Street's dictate.

These monstrous threats made by Trump are those of a raving moronic lunatic and are in complete violation of our own Constitution and run counter to all international laws intended to protect the peace, sovereignty of all nations and the right of all peoples to choose their own governments and paths of economic development... this is about the right of all nations to self determination.

No nations should ever be threatened by these imperialist bullies.

People have a fundamental human right to choose socialism over capitalism.

It is Trump and this Wall Street bribed cabal of Washington politicians who must be replaced.

These arrogant exploiting Wall Street billionaires like Trump can not stand to think that working people, farmers and peasants can run the government and the economy without them.

The Wall Street billionaires like Trump can not stand to think that people will choose to use the wealth created with their labor to better their own lives rather than fill the coffers of these greedy Wall Street exploiters and thieves.

With Wall Street billionaire monopolists using their wealth to select people like Trump to be the President of the United States this is what needs to be examined if we are going to talk about what constitutes democracy.

Wall Street's Military-Industrial Complex is at the center of this U.S. imperialist foreign policy gone so awry. When so much power is allowed to be placed in the hands of these Wall Street imperialist merchants of death and destruction this is where all problems arise.

It is long past time for us to consider the need for a new working class based people's party that is both anti-monopoly and anti-imperialist with the moral, ethical and political courage to challenge Wall Street for political and economic power which will get us on the road to socialism.

Now would be a good time to consider what Minnesota's former socialist governor, Elmer Benson, had to say:


The "nationalism" of Trump's "America First" is a recipe for fascism, imperialist intervention and never-ending dirty imperialist wars. 

Each and everyone of us must ask ourselves if we want these creeps like Trump and the Hitlerite Eliot Abrams speaking for us and carrying out U.S. foreign policy.

Never has the mainstream corporate owned media been so unanimous in joining the call for imperialist intervention and war... lie after lie after lie in support of Trump's attempt to bring down the governments of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua... and Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats join in beating the drums of war--- shameful and disgusting.

Capitalism is Wall Street's system; socialism is the system of workers, farmers and peasants.

A creep like John Bolton, his hands dripping with blood, who has picked up the baton from the long discredited likes of the murderous Allen Dulles of the CIA has the unmitigated gall to refer to the peace-loving peoples of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua as the "Troika of Tyranny" when Bolton and Trump and this cabal pushing this coup in Venezuela are the real tyrants. And, what is Juan Guaido the self-proclaimed president of Venezuela if not the CIA's and Eliot Abrams' chosen and selected tryrant to rule over Venezuela for the purpose of restoring a vile and corrupt oligarchy managing Venezuela for Wall Street's greedy selfish interests of robbing Venezuelans of their wealth? Who but a crazed tyrant walks out into the street and proclaims them-self to be a president?

As the British trade unionist Arthur Scargill has stated: "Now is the time for all socialists to unite in solidarity with Nicolas Maduro and the people of Venezuela."

Trump's criminal imperialist intent was elaborated on and heralded here on the front page in the Wall Street Journal in late January: