Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 2:00pm
Students Take Lead to Reclaim US Public Education from Corporate Assault
Parents, teachers, and students took part in rallies and "walk-ins" across the country on Wednesday, seeking to "reclaim" U.S. public schools from the grips of corporate reformers and privatization schemes. The coordinated actions are the second national event organized by the Alliance to Reclaim...
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:00am
Pro-Corporate TTIP on the Ropes as Top French Officials Lambaste 'Bad Deal'
The corporate-influenced TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ( TTIP ), exposed earlier this week as "an enormous corporate power grab," looks increasingly precarious. French President François Hollande reportedly said Tuesday that he would "never accept" the current agreement, citing its...
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 8:45am
Mass Evacuation as 'Apocalyptic' Inferno Engulfs Canadian Tar Sands City
A raging wildfire in a Canadian tar sands town has forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed several residential neighborhoods, offering a bleak vision of a fiery future if the fossil fuel era is not brought to an end. The blaze in Fort McMurray , Alberta, started over the weekend,...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 3:30pm
Gripped by Climate Disruption, World on Brink of Global Water Crisis
Global water shortages, exacerbated by human-caused climate change, are likely to spur conflict and migration across the Middle East, central Asia, and Africa—all while negatively impacting regional economies, according to a new World Bank report published Tuesday. Rising demand combined with...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 1:15pm
Verizon Accused of Deceiving Customers as Historic Strike Perseveres
Three weeks after roughly 40,000 Verizon workers began a historic work stoppage to protest the " corporate greed " of the telecom company, the union behind the strike joined pubic interest groups in charging Verizon with "systematically deceiving customers" as part of its push to transfer users...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:00am
"Nature Won't Wait": Break Free 2016 Begins with UK Coal Mine Occupation
Hundreds of climate activists shut down the UK's largest open-cast coal mine on Tuesday morning—the first of a wave of peaceful direct actions spanning six continents and 12 days, targeting the world's most dangerous fossil fuel projects. Mining work has now been halted at the Ffos-y-fran mine in...
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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
State Party Officials Reportedly Displeased with Clinton-DNC 'Laundering' Scheme
Hillary Clinton's use of a so-called joint fundraising committee, through which her presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and 32 state party committees can solicit big-money donors , is under fire not just from rival Bernie Sanders, but also from state party officials and...
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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:45pm
'Slap in the Face': Top Court Overrules Local Fracking Bans in Colorado
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Monday that state law trumps two cities' attempts to stem the domestic fracking boom, issuing "a severe slap in the face" to Coloradans and local democracy alike. The court heard cases from Longmont, where voters banned the oil and gas drilling practice in 2012,...
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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 9:45am
'Today Marks the End of TTIP': Greenpeace Leak Exposes Corporate Takeover
Confirming that the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ( TTIP ) amounts to "a huge transfer of power from people to big business," Greenpeace Netherlands on Monday leaked 248 secret pages of the controversial trade deal between the U.S. and EU, exposing how environmental regulations,...
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:00am
Save the Starfish: Deoxygenated 'Dead Zones' Threatening Marine Life
Imperiling fish, crabs, squid, sea stars, and myriad other marine creatures, climate change is sapping the oceans of oxygen, according to a new study that warns of widespread deoxygenation within decades. Using models and maps, researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in...
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