Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 11:30am
Organic Food Activists Take Thanksgiving Fight to Monsanto's Front Lawn
People around the country are pledging to make their Thanksgiving feasts as organic, local, non-GMO, and pesticide-free as possible, while healthy food advocates are taking their message straight to agrochemical giant Monsanto's front lawn. Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir—a project of...
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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 9:15am
'Love Each Other': Support Floods in for Ferguson Public Library
The Ferguson Municipal Library, a beacon of peace in a community wracked by unrest, has received a flood of donations in response to its decision to stay open following Monday's grand jury announcement—more than $175,000, or more than half its annual budget, in just two days. The public library ,...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
Putting 'Health Above Polluters,' EPA Proposes New Ozone Limits
In a bid to protect public health and reduce the smog pollution that's been linked to respiratory problems, asthma attacks, and cardiovascular damage, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday unveiled new air quality standards for ozone—though some suggested they might not go far...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:15am
Is Spate of Texas Earthquakes Connected to Nearby Fracking Operations?
The city of Irving, Texas has experienced five earthquakes in four days, leading some critics to blame increased seismic activity on nearby fracking operations. The first earthquake, Saturday night, was a magnitude 3.3 quake that was felt by hundreds of North Texans. A 2.5-magnitude quake hit on...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:00pm
Groups Sue US Government to Stop Coal Industry's Pillage of Public Lands
Environmental groups, with the help of a well-known philanthropist, have sued the federal government over the environmental impacts of its coal-leasing program. The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), housed within the U.S. Department of the Interior, leases mining rights on federal property...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 8:45am
'Pretty Obvious,' says US Climate Envoy, We'll Have to Leave Fossil Fuels 'In the Ground'
Fighting climate change on a global scale will "obviously" require that fossil fuels stay in the ground, State Department climate change envoy Todd Stern said in Washington, D.C. on Monday. According to the Guardian , Stern told a forum at the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:15pm
Moms, Farmers Head to Court to Keep Maui from Becoming 'Poisoned Paradise'
A coalition of activists including moms, farmers, and public interest groups has filed papers defending Maui County's recently passed ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The ballot initiative, which passed with 50.2 percent of the vote, prohibits the growth, testing, or cultivation of GMO...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:15am
To End Hunger, Empower Women: Study
Empowering women and girls is critical to ending hunger, extreme poverty, and malnutrition around the world—including in the United States—according to a new report released Monday by the Bread of the World Institute. The report by the Institute, a non-partisan, Christian citizens' movement aimed...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 2:15pm
Failing to Deliver: Manufacturing Wages Aren't What They Used to Be
Though nine out of ten Americans perceive blue-collar jobs as "good jobs" and policymakers tout the benefits of expanding the country's manufacturing base, the truth is that factory wages now rank in the bottom half of those for all jobs in the U.S., according to a new study from the National...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:15am
'Bittersweet': Immigrant-Rights Advocates Respond to Obama Plan
President Barack Obama's announcement of relief from deportation for about 5 million people, unveiled in a televised address Thursday night, is eliciting mixed reactions from immigrant-rights activists, families, and elected officials, some of whom say the plan goes too far—and others who say it...
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