Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:15pm
In New Documentary, Omar Khadr Speaks for Himself
Viewers in Canada and beyond are finally getting the chance to hear directly from Omar Khadr, once the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay prison, who has spent the last 13 of his 28 years in custody. Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was 15 when he was shot and captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan...
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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
Minneapolis as the 'New South': Police Data Shows Severe Racial Disparities
Black people and Native Americans in Minneapolis face "extreme racial disparities" at the hands of local law enforcement, with black residents nearly 9 times more likely than whites to be arrested for a low-level offense, according to a new analysis released Thursday. "Minneapolis police show the...
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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:15am
Is US Trade Rep a Wall Street Crony? Groups Demand Transparency.
Noting deep ties between the country's top trade negotiator and Wall Street banks, ten groups representing millions of Americans are calling on the White House to make public all communications between U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and the massive financial institutions that stand to...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:00pm
Dems Back Debt-Free College as Issue Moves Into Election Spotlight
Nine additional Democratic senators on Wednesday came out in support of a resolution calling for debt-free public college, bringing to 20 the total number of Senate Dems who support the measure, introduced only a month ago by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Chuck...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:30pm
Edward Snowden a 'Total Hero,' Says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak
Privacy advocate and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak considers NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to be a "total hero" and laments a missed opportunity to build more privacy protections into modern computer operating systems, according to a recent interview. Asked about Snowden in an interview with...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:30am
Disgusted With Tory Government, Brits March in Force Against Austerity Madness
Thousands are gathering in London on Wednesday, protesting the conservative Tory government's 'oppressive and draconian' austerity program. Tweets about #fuckthetories OR #endausteritynow According to the Guardian , organizers expect a crowd of around 5,000—including a large student bloc —to rally...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
Amidst New Protests, DOJ Seeks to Rein in Deadly Cleveland Police
On the same day that clergy from about 40 churches marched through downtown Cleveland to protest the acquittal of a white police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists in 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with the city and its police department,...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:45am
With Local Democracy Squashed, Fracking to Resume in Texas Town
Less than two weeks after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation to prevent local municipalities from regulating a wide variety of drilling practices, fracking is set to resume in the city of Denton, where nearly 60 percent of voters banned the practice last November. According to KERA News , "...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
As Patriot Act Expiration Looms, Critics Hope for Sunset on Mass Surveillance
With the fate of the USA Patriot Act still hanging in the balance late afternoon Friday—and lawmakers eager to leave Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day barbecues and campaign stops in their home states—the chance to see the sun go down on the controversial spying bill is still on the table. The...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 2:15pm
'Nothing to Fear for Voting for Love and Equality': Ireland Poised to Make History
More than 3 million voters in Ireland are expected to take part in the country's historic referendum on same-sex marriage on Friday—with opinion polls pointing toward a big win for the 'Yes' side in favor of marriage equality. Tweets about #voteyes OR #voteyesireland News outlets are reporting that...
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