Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 10:30am
Thousands in Toronto for Historic #JobsJusticeClimate Mobilization
Demanding a clean energy revolution, respect for First Nations communities, green jobs, and true environmental justice, thousands of Canadians are expected to turn out in Toronto on Sunday for a much-anticipated March for Jobs, Justice, and the Climate . #jobsjusticeclimate Tweets It is predicted...
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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Defying Troika, Greece Chooses 'Democracy Over Fear' With 'No' Vote on Austerity
Update (2:20 pm EDT): News outlets are officially reporting that the 'No' side has won a decisive victory in Greece, rejecting a bailout offer from foreign creditors that would have imposed further austerity and economic hardship. Reuters reports that government officials "immediately said they...
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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
With Austerity Vote Just Hours Away, World's Eyes on Greece
"What they're doing with Greece has a name: terrorism," Greek Finance Minister Yaris Varoufakis told the Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Saturday, one day before his country votes on an austerity-driven bailout proposal in a referendum that some say could decide whether or not Greece stays in the...
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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 11:15am
WikiLeaks: US Bugged More Than Two Dozen Brazilian Leaders
Just days after Brazil President Dilma Rousseff's official working visit to the United States, during which she and President Barack Obama issued a joint communique affirming their "mutual respect and trust," WikiLeaks and The Intercept on Saturday, July 4 published a "top secret U.S. National...
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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 10:15am
Direct Actions Across Canada Declare: 'Time to Move on' from Tar Sands
Creative direct actions are taking place across Canada on Saturday, in a nationwide mobilization meant to demonstrate that Canadians "care about their communities, and that we are ready to stop digging, start building and move beyond the tar sands." #JobsJusticeClimate Tweets The 'We > Tar Sands...
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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 11:30am
Weekend Actions in Canada Herald 'New Kind of Climate Movement'
"As we approach one of the most important elections in this country’s history and another round of international climate negotiations, it is crucial for us to unite and demonstrate to our leaders that we are ready for real climate action."
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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 8:30am
Latest Tally Shows Raging Assault on Reproductive Rights Nationwide
The right-wing assault on women's health and reproductive rights continues to rage in state legislatures across the United States, with a new report showing that in the first half of 2015 alone, states enacted no fewer than 51 wide-ranging abortion restrictions. According to the New York-based...
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 3:00pm
TISA Leaks Part Deux: More Evidence of Concerted Attack on Democracy
One day after it leaked a trove of documents related to the massive, pro-corporate Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), WikiLeaks on Thursday published another four chapters of the proposed 52-nation trade deal, covering key areas ahead of the next negotiating round on Monday. As with Wednesday's...
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:45am
Bernie Sanders Blasts Troika for 'Abysmal Failure' of Greek Austerity
Describing the austerity policies that European creditors have imposed on Greece as an "abysmal failure," progressive presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday chastised the so-called Troika—the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the European Commission...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:00pm
Marking 'New Chapter,' Embassies to Reopen in US and Cuba
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and reopen their respective embassies in Washington, D.C. and Havana on July 20—a move he said would begin "a new chapter with our neighbors in the Americas." "We don't have to be...
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