Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
Six More Charged in Flint Water Crisis, but Still No Accountability for Snyder
Six additional state employees now face criminal charges for hiding unsafe lead levels leading up to the Flint water crisis—but Gov. Rick Snyder and his top officials continue to evade accountability. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the charges in a press conference on Friday, in...
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Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00am
From Populism to Nationalism: The Highs and Lows of Democrats' Big Finale
The final night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) saw highs, lows, and abundant examples of party propagandizing. Here are some takeaways from Night Four: 'Our enemies will fear us' Retired four-star Gen. John Allen was flanked by military officials as he offered one of most...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 3:15pm
Greenwald Explains What Out-of-Touch Media Doesn't Get About Trump, Russia, and US Electorate
Donald Trump poses "extreme dangers" to the United States and the world, journalist and co-founding editor of The Intercept Glenn Greenwald says in a new interview published at Slate . But to stop the GOP presidential nominee from getting elected, "U.S. media and U.S. elites" must take a lesson...
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Texas abortion booklet News
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:45pm
Texas Women Strike Back Against State-Mandated Abortion 'Propaganda'
Women's health advocates in Texas are outraged over the contents of a misleading and state-mandated booklet that's handed out to women seeking an abortion. According to the Austin Chronicle , "The error-ridden pamphlet, created by a 2003 abortion informed consent law, has been criticized for years...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:45am
Ex-CIA Chief's Speech Disrupted by Chants of "Love Not War" at DNC
Former CIA director and defense secretary Leon Panetta's speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Wednesday night was interrupted by chants of "No more war!" According to news reports, as Panetta dug into Hillary Clinton rival Donald Trump, delegates from Oregon, California, and...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:30pm
Intelligence Official Overseeing Whistleblowing Cases Blows Whistle Himself
An official charged with investigating whistleblower cases within the U.S. intelligence community is himself blowing the whistle on alleged "public corruption," according to new reporting by McClatchy . Journalist Marisa Taylor describes Daniel Meyer as "the Obama administration's top official...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 10:30am
Bill Clinton Draws Flak for 'Trumpish' Comments on American Muslims
Former President Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Tuesday night, largely focused on humanizing his wife, is drawing criticism for its characterization of American Muslims. "If you're a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and...
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:45pm
Worse Than Keystone XL? TransCanada's Terrifying "Plan B"
The pipeline giant TransCanada, stymied in its attempt to drive Keystone XL through America's heartland, is facing renewed opposition to its " new and equally misguided proposal" to build the Energy East pipeline across Canada and ship tar sands oil via tankers along the U.S. East Coast to...
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Between Speech and Roll Call Vote, Bernie Sanders Forges Path Forward
Ahead of a roll call vote on Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders spent the morning lobbying his delegates, calling for unity and urging them to join him in backing Hillary Clinton as a bulwark against the prospect of President Donald Trump. Sanders delegates—many of whom could be seen weeping as their...
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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 4:00pm
Will DNC Give Sanders Supporters the Full Roll Call Vote They Seek?
Bernie Sanders' name will be placed in nomination and there will be a full roll-call vote on the Democratic National Convention (DNC) floor on Tuesday night, according to reports. The Los Angeles Times noted Monday that Sanders supporters "fanned out across Philadelphia on Monday morning,...
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