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Cubans Don’t Want Regime Change

Medea Benjamin Jacobin
The US hoped the protests in Cuba would overthrow Cuba’s government. That didn’t happen. Talking to average Cubans on the island reveals why: Despite criticisms of the government, many Cubans want to further the revolution, not scrap it.

Bringing the Supply Chain Back Home

Robert Kuttner New York Review of Books
Is Biden ready to insist that national economic planning is not just ideologically permissible but urgently necessary?

Report Outlining How to Cut $1 Trillion From Defense Budget Is Just a Start

Mandy Smithberger & William D. Hartung TomDispatch
New report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has outlined three different ways to cut $1 trillion in Department of Defense spending over the next decade. The options in the budget watchdog’s new report are anything but radical.

Why Is U.S. Military Spending Increasing to New, Outlandish Levels?

Lawrence S. Wittner History News Network
Critics of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan to increase funding for U.S. education, healthcare, and action against climate catastrophe say the U.S. can’t afford it, there are no such qualms about ramping up funding for the military.

Happy Striketober. Let's Restore the Legal Right to Strike.

Shaun Richman In These Times
Now’s the perfect time to fight for the right to return to a job once a strike is over. The United States is experiencing a wave of worker militancy and a White House that actually wants to take concrete actions to defend and grow labor unions.

USPS Begins Postal Banking Pilot Program

David Dayen The American Prospect
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has taken the most dramatic step in a half-century to re-establish a postal banking system. The test allows customers to cash business or payroll checks at the post office and place them onto a gift card.

When Democrats Go Small, They Lose Big

John Nichols The Nation
If Democrats allow corporate-aligned “centrists” to downsize the budget plan, abandoning FDR's legacy, they will lose not just the battle but the war.

What’s Wrong With Kyrsten Sinema?

Michelle Goldberg New York Times
People sometimes describe the Arizona senator as a centrist, that seems the wrong term for someone who’s working to derail some of the most broadly popular parts of Biden’s agenda, corporate tax increases and reforms to lower prescription drug prices
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