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  • New Blueprint for US Workplace: Ellen Bravo on Fight for Paid Family Leave

    New Blueprint for US Workplace: Ellen Bravo on Fight for Paid Family Leave

    By Amy Dean, Truthout | Interview

    When American workers finally get paid family leave, it's no exaggeration to say that they'll have Ellen Bravo to thank. Bravo, director of Family Values @Work, a 21-state coalition that is working to pass paid leave legislation at both the state and national level, has worked to organize women and men with this one policy goal for several decades. Bravo says most workplaces are still designed for men with wives at home.

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  • Israel's Grinding Ground War in Gaza

    Israel's Grinding Ground War in Gaza

    By Richard Silverstein, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Israel and the international community, for there to be a viable Palestine, must recognize Hamas as a valid political interlocutor, rather than purely a terrorist organization. The current charade sponsored by Israel and accepted by the West, sees Hamas as a band of bloodthirsty Jew-hating al-Qaeda-like zealots. If you wish to remain in a state of perpetual war with Palestine, then this rejectionist stance works well for you. If you really want peace, you need to try something different.

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