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National (In)Security and the Pentagon Budget

Mandy Smithberger TomDispatch
A Post-Coronavirus economy can no longer afford to put the Pentagon first. As it turns out, creating jobs through Pentagon spending is among the least effective ways to rebuild the economy.

Big Plastic Asks for $1 Billion Coronavirus Bailout

Sharon Lerner The Intercept
plastic trash The 223 companies that belong to and fund the American Chemistry Council and the Recycling Partnership — both of which signed the letter — include 60 publicly held companies with a combined revenue of $2.7 trillion and net profit of $210 billion.

Bailout the Pension System

Ed Ott Portside
This fight needs to start now and it needs to start with the unions, the progressive elected and working class activists.

Congress Must Act for the Common Good

United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America
The health, economic well-being, and very lives of the American people depend upon Congress putting people over profit and enacting a bold and far-reaching relief package now.

Tidbits - Apr. 2, 2020 - Reader Comments: No One Asked How We Can Afford It; COVID-19; GE Workers Walk-Demand to Make Ventilators Not War Weapons; Asian Americans Attacked; A Different Response - Vietnam, Cuba; Rent Moratorium; Rev Joseph Lowery

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Reader Comments: No One Asked How We Can Afford It; COVID-19; GE Workers Walk - Demand to Make Ventilators Not War Weapons; Asian Americans Attacked; A Different Response - Vietnam and Cuba; Rent Moratorium; Remembering Rev Joseph Lowery

The Great Austerity Shell Game

Richard Wolff The Guardian (UK)
Here's how the capitalist scam works: let government borrow for crisis bailouts, then insist cuts pay for them. Guess who loses.
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