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If you can get through the paywall, this is a very good read about the often contentious conversations we are having today around Anti-Zionism and antisemitism. It starts with appreciation for the debates within early Zionist projects -- born out of the existential threat to Jewish life in Europe (and the US government's failure to take in European Jewish refugees) -- between cultural Zionists who wanted a Jewish homeland but not a Jewish state, with the goal of building a form of binationalism wherein the aspirations of both Jewish settlers and Palestinian Arabs are fully honored, and the territorial Zionists, who wanted to claim all of Palestine as a Jewish state, with no regard for the people who were already there. Sadly, (and for many complex reasons), the territorialists won the argument. Shatz points out today's irony of ironies -- Netanyahu's illiberal ethnocratic nationalism serves as a model for right-wing authoritarians who are comfortable with overt antisemitic rhetoric and violence, like Orban, Bolsinaro, and Trump. In response, we on the Left need to take care to recognize the use of antisemitic tropes in our efforts to elevate the humanity of Palestinians.
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HUGE NEWS! The Senate just passed an indexed $15 minimum wage. With the House having already passed $15 as well, the bill now awaits Governor Ned Lamont's signature to become law!

Thanks to all the advocates, activists, workers, and legislators who made this possible. Special shout-outs to our great friends State Senator Julie Kushner and State Representative Robyn Porter for leading the $15 minimum wage bills through the legislature and sticking with workers every step of the way.

#15forCT #RaiseTheWage #FightFor15