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  • Home Care Workers' Inclusion in Basic Labor Protections Is Just the Beginning

    By Ai-jen Poo and Elly Kugler, Truthout | Op-Ed

    A home care worker with a consumer who relies on their care. (Photo: Photo courtesy of Caring Across Generations)A home care worker Dabphne Hughes sits with a consumer who relies on their care. (Photo: courtesy of Caring Across Generations)

    After decades of racially motivated exclusion, home care workers have finally won the same basic workplace rights everyone else has enjoyed. But this is just the beginning: We have to take this moment to reinvest in workers, in each other and in our country's future.

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  • Tortured in Guantánamo, Uncharged Prisoner Details a US-Created Hell

    Tortured in Guantánamo, Uncharged Prisoner Details a US-Created Hell

    By Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Little Brown and Company | Book Excerpt

    Mohamedou Ould Slahi has never been charged him with a crime by the US government, yet he has been imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay since 2002. Three years into his captivity, Slahi began writing a diary, recounting life before and after this terrible miscarriage of justice befell him.

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  • The Hypocrisy of the US Promoting the "Rule of Law" in Africa

    The Hypocrisy of the US Promoting the "Rule of Law" in Africa

    By Adjoa Agyeiwaa, Truthout | Op-Ed

    While President Obama recently spoke of promoting democracy and the rule of law in Africa, in many African countries, US backing is the only thing keeping kleptocrats in power. However, people in Senegal, Burkina Faso and other nations are beginning to struggle and speak out against their rulers.

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