January 31, 2013, guests Richard Flamer and Alan Maki

Chuck and Mike welcomed Richard Flamer and Alan Maki to the show.

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Richard Flamer

Richard Flamer joined us from Chiapas, Mexico, where he heads up the Chiapas Project, a Catholic Worker Farm. He started out by mentioning what it’s like when he comes to US.

He comes up to work construction projects, couple times a year, to help fund the farm. He also uses his social security and veterans’ disability checks for it.
He mentioned seeing a story when he was in US last, about a woman getting $1900 surgery for her dog. That would pay for 30 people’s meals for 6 months.

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Alan Maki

Alan Maki is a northern Minnesota activist who has been involved in the peace, labor, civil rights, and environmental movements for over 30 years. He is a socialist, and a monthly columnist on our show.

. He says 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. He works with casino workers across Minnesota who are trying to organize a union, and with people in northern Minnesota struggling to save the Big Bog, our primary freshwater aquifer that is being mined for peat.

As always, Chuck and Mike closed with The News from Mount Liberty.

Sherwood Ross

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Chuck Gregory

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Mike Palecek

Co-founder and co-host of the show, Mike Palecek is a writer who lives in Saginaw, Minnesota, west of Duluth. He is a former federal prisoner for peace; was the Iowa Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District in the 2000 election, gaining 65,000 votes on an anti-war platform in a conservative […]