Lend Lease 12 – Recent Trade-Unionism Action in the US and Europe – Aug 25, 2019

Description: Final summer episode before our hiatus. Bill and Rachel discuss industrial union action by US flight attendants, European flight crews, European dockworkers and shipyard workers, and Kentucky coal miners, as well as Bernie Sanders’ new proposal for federal union rights legislation.

Links and notes for episode 12 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lend-Lease-Episode-12-Notes-and-Links-Latter-Day-Syndicalist-Action-in-the-First-World.pdf

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Lend Lease 4 – Four Years of Medicare For All Discourse – June 30, 2019

This week Bill, Nate, and Greg discuss the evolution of Medicare For All discourse from the 2015 Democratic debates to the 2019 Democratic debates as well as the political evolution of Delaware since Joe Biden was first a Senator.

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May 15, 2018 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 225

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Topics: Radical history in Pennsylvania; the Sanders bill to make unionizing easier. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: May 13th, 2018.

Episode 225 (52 min):
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Related links

AFD Ep. 225 Links and Notes on Pennsylvania Radicalism

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Dec 19, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 208

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Topics: Water utility privatization in the United States and beyond; the Sanders-Warren recovery plan for Puerto Rico. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Dec 17th, 2017.

Episode 208 (51 min):
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Note: No new episodes until January 9th.

Related links

AFD 208 Articles Discussed (PDF)

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Dec 12, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 207

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Half Episode. Topics: Bernie Sanders’ worker ownership bill; the failure of the railgun and other defense spending boondoggles. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Dec 10th, 2017.

Episode 207 (26 min):
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Regular episode returns next Tuesday, and then we’ll be off for two weeks.

Related links

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/jeremy-corbyn-unveils-right-own-john-lewis-style-employee-ownership-policy-1581548
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jan/20/labour-backs-employees-right-own-shares-workplace
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/congress-bills-bernie-sanders-worker-coops
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/why-bernie-sanders-is-pushing-for-more-employee-owners-in-the-workforce-20170523
https://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20132/bernie_sanders_urges_workers_to_seize_means_of_production
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41614820
http://time.com/money/3964733/hillary-clinton-profit-sharing-proposal/
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/rip-railgun-why-the-us-navys-super-weapon-might-be-dead-23553
https://www.naval-technology.com/comment/railgun-potentially-cancelled-went-wrong-us-superweapon/
http://taskandpurpose.com/navy-electromagnetic-railgun-budget/
http://taskandpurpose.com/navy-electromagnetic-railgun-ship-defense/

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Arsenal Bolt: Quick updates on the news stories we’re following.

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“Bernie Sanders invokes FDR in explaining socialism as ‘foundation of middle class'” – LA Times:

“The next time you hear me attacked as a socialist,” Sanders said, “remember this: I don’t believe government should take over the grocery store down the street or own means of production. But I do believe the middle class and working class of this country who produce the wealth of this country deserve a decent standard of living, and their incomes should go up and not down.”

 

Should USPS be empowered again to offer banking services?

Arsenal Bolt: Quick updates on the news stories we’re following.

Speaking of underbanked Americans without access to safe, low-cost services for cashing checks and saving money…

Don’t miss “Bernie Sanders’s Highly Sensible Plan to Turn Post Offices Into Banks” – The Atlantic:

…only about 7 percent of the world’s national postal systems don’t offer some bank-like services.
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The reason why this would be so useful in the U.S. is that somewhere between 20 and 40 percent of the population has to rely on check-cashing or payday-lending services, which in some places charge usurious rates that send people into spirals of recurring debt.
[…]
…in 1910, William Howard Taft introduced a postal-savings system for new immigrants and the poor that lasted until 1967.

 
Low-grade localized socialism we can believe in! (And a new revenue stream for our constitutionally mandated postal service.)

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