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Tidbits - Oct. 21, 2021 - Reader Comments: Worker Strike Wave, John Deere; Dismantle Missile Systems; India Walton Sabotaged by Dems; Socialists and 50s Civil Rights Movement; CUNY’s Alleged Wrong Doings; Black and Puerto Rican History;

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Reader Comments: Worker Strike Wave, John Deere; Dismantle Missile Systems; Democratic Primary Winner India Walton Sabotaged by Dems; Socialists and 50s Civil Rights Movement; CUNY’s Alleged Wrong Doings; Black and Puerto Rican History In Action;

The Democrats as the ‘Un-Republican’ Party

Bill Fletcher, Jr. Organizing Upgrade
No longer is it appropriate to view the Democrats and Republicans as Tweedle-dee and tweedled-dumb. The Republicans are now the party for dictatorship, and it is highly unlikely that there is a way for them to walk that back.

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.

Hope for Labor at the End of History

Steve Fraser and Joshua Freeman Dissent Magazine
Amid the bleak political landscape of Clinton’s America, a 1996 summit of union organizers and intellectuals proved a surprise success. It also showed the weakness of left ideas without a strong labor movement.

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

Turnout Key to Beat the Right in California Recall

Irene Rojas-Carroll and Marcy Rein Organizing Upgrade
“By voting NO on the recall we are saying we want to keep expanding health care for all, expand rent protections so people can keep a roof over their heads, and keep protecting essential workers and immigrants.”

The Scion - What Happened to Andrew Cuomo?

Raina Lipsitz The Nation
In the past year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has gone from being a national media darling and fantasy presidential contender to a forlorn, scandal-plagued figure, walking the executive grounds enrobed in a blanket.
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