Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
Despite Calls for Immediate Ban, Oil-By-Rail Industry Bullies Regulators to Keep Cars on Tracks
Amid calls for an outright ban of old, dangerous tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil by rail, industry leaders are pushing to keep them on the tracks even longer. Top oil and railroad lobbyists on Tuesday urged federal regulators to give them as long as seven years to upgrade unsafe...
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:00am
Kissinger Sought to 'Crack the Cubans,' New Documents Show
Newly disclosed government documents show that U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drew up plans to "smash Cuba" with air strikes nearly 40 years ago, in response to Cuban President Fidel Castro's 1976 military intervention in Angola and the small country's pursuit of its own foreign policy in...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:00am
Sick-Outs and Walk-Outs: Students and Teachers Escalate Fight Against Censorship of History
A passionate coalition of teachers and students in Jefferson County, Colorado are continuing their fight against censorship this week, employing some of the very tactics the conservative school board wants to eliminate from history textbooks. Seventy-two of 102 teachers at Golden and Jefferson high...
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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 3:00pm
A 'Spoon-Fed' Terror Threat: The Truth About Khorasan
In an effort to win support for its bombing campaign against Syria, the Obama Administration concocted a new terror threat—the so-called 'Khorasan Group'—and got the mainstream media to run with the story, according to reporting by Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain, published at The Intercept...
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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:45am
In Effort to Combat Campus Sexual Assault, California 'Yes Means Yes' Signed into Law
California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a law requiring all state colleges to adopt a 'yes means yes' policy of unambiguous, affirmative consent by students engaged in sexual activity, marking a paradigm shift in h ow colleges and universities deal with sexual assaults. The law would apply...
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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:45pm
Evidence Mounts of Hidden Fracking Hazards
"Without a clearer view of the big picture of frac sand mining's impact, laws that protect our communities' air and water aren't being developed or enforced."
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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:30am
Los Angeles Hotel Workers Win Big Minimum Wage Victory
The Los Angeles City Council passed one of the highest minimum wage requirements in the country this week, which will apply to employees at big hotels around the city. In a 12-3 vote on Wednesday, council members backed an ordinance establishing a minimum hourly wage of $15.37 for workers at Los...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:45pm
Muslims and Scholars Condemn ISIS for Betraying Religion of 'Mercy' and 'Compassion'
The American-Muslim community and rights groups are pushing back against Islamophobia, which they worry is on the rise due to heightened concern about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS). On Wednesday, 120 religious scholars and Muslim leaders released an open letter refuting the ideology...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 11:00am
Broken Dreams: Amidst Economic Insecurity, Americans Can't Get Ahead
A new study shows that a majority of Americans have "a decidedly gloomy" economic outlook and have lost faith in the so-called American Dream. According to the non-profit Public Religion Research Institute's 2014 American Values Survey, " Economic Insecurity, Rising Inequality, and Doubts About the...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 11:15am
Told They Cannot Learn About Social Movements, Colorado Students Take To the Streets
Hundreds of students from high schools across Colorado's Jefferson County school district walked out of classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week, protesting attempts by rightwing members of the school board to amp up what they consider the "positive aspects of the United States and its...
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