Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:30am
Suit Demands EPA Show Documents Related to Big Oil Influence over Fuel Standards
A leading Washington, D.C. ethics organization filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Each year, the EPA sets the RFS for how much renewable fuel...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 3:45pm
Voices Renew Call for Inquiry into Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women
While close to 200 delegates gathered this week at the f ourth National Aboriginal Women’s Summit in Nova Scotia, the Canadian Public Health Association on Monday joined a growing chorus of calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. In addition, the Association, which...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:30am
'The Arctic is the Lynchpin': Vying for Control of the Icy North
The U.S. will assume leadership of the international Arctic Council this week, as Russia and Canada flex their military muscles in the fossil fuel-rich polar region. For environmentalists, by opening U.S. Arctic waters to oil drilling leases, the Obama Administration hasn't instilled confidence in...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:15pm
WTO Meat-Labeling Ruling Jeopardizes Consumer Safeguards
The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised, and slaughtered are in violation of trade rules that require imports to be treated no less favorably than domestic products. In...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:15am
Reality of National Security State Trumps 'Delusions' of U.S. Democracy
"I think the American people are deluded." So says Tufts University political scientist Michael J. Glennon, whose new book, National Security and Double Government (Oxford University Press), describes a powerful bureaucratic network that's really pulling the strings on key aspects of U.S. foreign...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 4:30pm
'Unusual' NSA Work Deal Raises Questions About Conflict of Interest
A senior official at the U.S. National Security Agency has been cleared to work part-time for a private firm started by former NSA director Keith Alexander, according to exclusive Reuters reporting , raising questions about the blurring of lines between government and business. The news agency...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:45pm
UN Health Agency Admits Mistakes, While US Ramps Up Ebola Response
As President Barack Obama appointed an 'Ebola czar' and contemplated imposing restrictions on travelers coming to the U.S. from West African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) admitted that it dropped the ball in stemming the still-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:30am
Proving Power of Renewables, Wind Making Dirty Fuels Obsolete in Northern Europe
The wind power boom in Nordic countries is making fossil fuel-fired power plants obsolete and is pushing electricity prices down, according to reporting by Reuters published Friday. Power prices in Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have dropped sharply as renewable energy floods the market,...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Leaked TPP Chapter Exposes Sweet Deals for Big Pharma and US Bully Tactics
WikiLeaks on Thursday released a second updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights chapter, charging that it will hinder affordable access to medicines globally, increase online surveillance, and impinge on civil liberties while benefiting Big Pharma and...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:00am
#SolidarityWithTeachers: Philly Educators, Students, Parents Take to the Streets
Hundreds of teachers, students, parents, and union leaders are expected to attend a massive rally in Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, protesting the recent cancellation of the teachers' union contract and imposition of health care costs on educators. The demonstration will take place at 4 p.m...
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