Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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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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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:30pm
Kucinich: Weary Nation 'Must Not Cede to Forces of Destruction'
If Americans can look beyond the political theater of the current lame-duck Congress and the uneasy prospect of Republicans taking over Capitol Hill come January, they could begin to restore a badly broken democracy, says former congressman and two-time presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. "When...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
Justice for the 43: Tensions High in Mexico City Before Mass March
Thousands of people are expected to take part in a march in Mexico City on Thursday evening, protesting the alleged massacre of 43 missing Mexican students and the government corruption they say breeds such violence. Earlier Thursday, protesters on their way to Mexico City's international airport...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
Ahead of Primetime Annoucement, Voices Urge Obama to 'Go Big' on Immigration
Just hours before President Barack Obama's scheduled announcement on immigration reform, progressive advocacy groups representing millions of Americans delivered more than 260,000 petitions to the White House, urging Obama to take bold action by expanding deferred action to immigrants who would...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:30am
Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant Among Those Arrested at Minimum Wage Protest
Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was arrested Wednesday night after she failed to disperse during a minimum wage protest outside of Alaska Airlines headquarters in city of SeaTac, Washington. Sawant , a socialist activist and part-time economics professor, was one of four people arrested...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
Obama to Announce Executive Action on Immigration
President Barack Obama will unveil much-anticipated executive actions on immigration in a televised address on Thursday at 8 pm, the White House announced Wednesday. In his Facebook video announcement, Obama said he will reveal "steps that I can take to start fixing our broken immigration system...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
UN Calls for 'Fast-Track' Approach to Combatting Worldwide AIDS Epidemic
Faced with an opportunity to end the epidemic within two decades or risk reversing important health gains of the last ten years, the world is at a crossroads in the fight against HIV and AIDS, according to a report released Tuesday by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 3:15pm
Arrests Mount as 'We Are Seneca Lake' Campaign Enters Fourth Week
Close to 50 climate activists have been arrested over several weeks as part of an ongoing civil disobedience campaign in opposition to a gas storage facility on the shore of Seneca Lake in central New York. Eight protesters were arrested on Tuesday morning for blockading the gates to Texas-based...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:45am
Canaries in the Arctic: New Study Shows Stunning Polar Bear Decline
The polar bear—stranded on a shrinking ice floe and struggling to survive as global warming melts its Arctic habitat and limits its access to prey—has become one of the iconic symbols of climate change. But beyond the poignant symbolism, the truth remains this: the polar bears are in big trouble...
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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
More Than 300 A Year: New Analysis Shows Devastating Impact of Pipeline Spills
Released one day before the U.S. Senate votes on the Keystone XL pipeline, a new analysis of federal records shows that in just the past year and four months, there have been 372 oil and gas pipeline leaks, spills, and other incidents, leading to 20 deaths, 117 injuries, and more than $256 million...
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