Alan Maki

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Gender MALE
Occupation Union Organizer
Location Warroad, Minnesota, United States
Introduction I live in northern Minnesota with my dog Fred, a Chocolate Lab. I have been involved in the peace, labor, civil rights, and environmental movements for over 30 years, and I am a socialist. I would encourage everyone to get involved in promoting the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which came into existence on December 10, 1948; we should strive to use the yearly anniversary of this document to popularize it. We need to struggle to create a more progressive, socially just society where all working people receive real living wages and have a voice at work, and in their communities. I am working with casino workers across Minnesota who are trying to organize a union. I am also working with people in northern Minnesota struggling to save the Big Bog, our primary freshwater aquifer--- this bog is being mined for peat. In my spare time during the spring and fall you can find me fly fishing on the Dark River, a pristine designated trout stream;in the winter ice fishing on Lake-of-the-Woods. I look forward to hearing from you. Nothing human is alien to me.
Interests reading, writing, Cribbage, Scrabble, cross country skiing, hunting, fly fishing, ice fishing, camping, canoing, hiking, history, digital photography, peace, labor, socialism, gardening, Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party
Favorite Movies Travlin' Man, Prairie Giant the Tommy Douglas story, Bethune, Cold Mountain, Reds
Favorite Music Spyro Gyra, Arturo Sandoval, Miles Davis, Dixie Chicks, Peter Paul and Mary, Carly Simon, Chris Isaak
Favorite Books Twilight of World Capitalism by William Z. Foster, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, Reflections of the North Country by Sigurd F. Olson, Yours In Struggle by Tim Buck, Son of a Working Man by Jim Tester, Workingclass USA by Gus Hall, Kalevala, Under the North Star by Vaino Linna, The Collected Works of Sigurd F. Olson, Organize by Wyndham Mortimer

What's the best time you've ever had licking stamps?

At a letter writing party with my friends writing to George Bush telling him to stop this dirty, illegal, and immoral war in Iraq.