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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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Editor-in-Chief: Maya Schenwar
Publisher: Joe Macaré

Editorial Team

Managing Editor: Victoria Harper
Managing Editor, BuzzFlash: Mark Karlin
Content Relations Editor: Alana Yu-lan Price
Senior Editor
and Lead Columnist: William Rivers Pitt

Associate Editor: Britney Schultz

Assistant Editor/Staff Reporter: Candice Bernd
Copy Editors: Patty Fitzgerald, Matt Surrusco
Staff Reporters: Dahr Jamail, Mike Ludwig
Reporting Fellow: Adam Hudson
Electronic Publishing Fellow: Samantha Borek

Electronic Publishing Intern: Erica Moriarty

Production and Tech Team

Digital Liaison/Designer/Photo Editor: Jared Rodriguez
Designer/Photo Editor: Lauren Walker
Community Liaison: Joseph Peterson

Community Engagement Fellow: Kelly Hayes
Joomla! Site Development and Maintenance: CNP Integrations

Development Team

Development Director: Ziggy West Jeffery
Administrative Manager: Annie Stoddard
Financial Administrator: Kendel Gordon

Contributing Writers

Dirk Adriaensens, Nafeez Ahmed, Musa al-Gharbi, Randall Amster, William C. Anderson, Angola 3 News, Roger Annis, Ted Asregadoo, William J. Astore, Bill Ayers, Salvatore Babones, Eleanor J. Bader, Dean Baker, Pam Bailey, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Tom Barry, Beverly Bell, Jessica Bernstein, Renata Bessi, Adam Bessie, Keane Bhatt, Darwin BondGraham, Marion Brady, Jeremy Brecher, Ellen Brown, Bryan K. Bullock, Shahid Buttar, Ellen Cantarow, Aaron Cantú, Ira Chernus, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Noam Chomsky, Jeff Cohen, Marjorie Cohn, Victoria Collier, Shamus Cooke, Jason Coppola, Michael Corcoran, Lawrence Davidson, Ellen Dannin, Simon Davis-Cohen, Susie Day, Amy Dean, Anthony DiMaggio, Peter Dreier, Roger Drouin, Max Eternity, Laura Flanders, Alison Flowers, Margaret Flowers, Harriet Fraad, Henry A. Giroux, Jesse Hagopian, Tom H. Hastings, Ryan Harvey, Maryam Henein, Steve Horn, Adam Hudson, H. Patricia Hynes, Sarah Jaffe, Dave Johnson, Mara Kardas-Nelson, Kathy Kelly, Rania Khalek, James Kilgore, Katie Klabusich, Sam Knight, Andalusia Knoll, David Krieger, George Lakoff, Victoria Law, Tanya H. Lee, Wilmer J. Leon III, Jon Letman, Bruce E. Levine, Mike Lofgren, John Logan, Sarah Macaraeg, Bethania Palma Markus, Niall McLaren, Peter McLaren, Bruce Melton, Toshio Meronek, Michael Meurer, Brian Moench, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Nick Mottern, Bill Moyers, Robert Naiman, Santiago Navarro F., Michael I. Niman, Tolu Olorunda, John Pilger, C.J. Polychroniou, Gareth Porter, Nicholas Powers, Ben Ptashnik, Bill Quigley, Raven Rakia, Jeff Ritterman, William I. Robinson, Phil Rockstroh, Roberto Rodriguez, Sarah Rosenblatt, Richard Sale, Erika L. Sánchez, Abby Scher, JP Sottile, Richard Smith, Rachel Smolker, Josmar Trujillo, Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Evaggelos Vallianatos, Mark Weisbrot, Chris Williams, Christopher Williams, Lawrence S. Wittner, Michael Winship, Ali Winston, Richard D. Wolff and Kevin Zeese.

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President: Robert Naiman
Members: Henry A. Giroux, Lewis Gordon, Victoria Harper, Maya Schenwar

Board of Advisers

Valerie Anderson, Dean Baker, Beverly Bell, Scott Blau, Cynthia Boaz, Alan Breslauer, Rinaldo Brutoco, Maxon Buscher, Marjorie Cohn, Henry Crapo, Jodie Evans, Jaclyn Friedman, Jeff Haas, George Lakoff, Bryan Lockwood, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Nell Painter, Richard Power, Roberto Rodriguez, Mark Ruffalo, Graham Ryan, Mariesa Ryan, T.M. Scruggs, Leslie Thatcher, Mikey Weinstein and Richard D. Wolff.