Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
Economists Throw Weight Behind Universal Health Care in Vermont
It is not only possible, but financially and economically advantageous to implement a publicly financed healthcare system in Vermont, according to an open letter signed by more than 100 economists and delivered Thursday to lawmakers at the Vermont State House. "As economists, we understand that...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
Damning Report Reveals Canada's Indifference Toward Indigenous Women
Over the course of two decades, dozens of human rights groups, First Nations advocates, and women's organizations have issued more than 700 recommendations on how to stem the Canadian crisis of violence against Indigenous women and girls. But an "alarming" study (pdf) released Thursday shows that...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:15am
'Worse Than Wrong': Wisconsin Advances Bill To Gut Workers Rights
The Wisconsin State Senate passed so-called 'right-to-work' legislation late Wednesday night, against a backdrop of protests from those saying the bill represents pay cuts for working people and a direct attack on organized labor. After nearly eight hours of debate, the bill passed the Senate 17 to...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:15pm
US Addiction to Corn and Cars Is Fueling Global Hunger and Displacement
Driven by the United States, global demand for food-based biofuels such as corn ethanol is unsustainable, threatening the food security of some of the world's poorest people and endangering already strained land and water resources, according to a new research published this week. " Mandating...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:15am
As Ranks Swell But Paychecks Dwindle, Adjuncts Hold National Day of Action
Adjunct faculty from colleges and universities around the country are holding teach-ins and rallies—and some will walk off the job—on Wednesday, demanding fair pay and better working conditions as part of the first-ever National Adjunct Walkout Day. "We're striking today and walking out...to raise...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 2:45pm
Fracking-Friendly Ohio Justices Backed by Oil and Gas Industry, Analysis Shows
Two of the justices behind last week's pro-industry fracking decision in Ohio were the beneficiaries of that same industry's largesse, in the form of sizable campaign contributions, a Columbus Dispatch computer analysis has shown. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French authored the majority...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:30am
'Going up Against a Beast': Wisconsin Workers Rise to Fend Off GOP Attack
Thousands of workers and community members from across Wisconsin are protesting in the state Capitol building on Tuesday and Wednesday, charging that right-to-work laws weaken unions, keep wages low, and do little to help the economy.
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:45pm
Climate Crusading Former Maldives Leader Arrested, Dragged Into Court
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, the renowned climate and human rights crusader who was ousted in a military coup in 2012, was arrested Sunday on charges of terrorism and then forcibly dragged by police into criminal court on Monday. Nasheed, the first democratically elected leader of the...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:30am
New Leak Spurs Radiation Spike at Fukushima
A fresh leak of radioactive water was detected at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant on Sunday, raising new concerns about ongoing efforts to clean up the site. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), which operates the Fukushima Daiichi plant, said sensors attached to a drainage channel that diverts...
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:00pm
Austerity in Illinois? Critics Slam 'Morally Reprehensible' Budget Proposal
With its deep cuts to higher education, Medicaid, pension benefits, and social services, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is being called " reckless ," " heartless ," and " morally reprehensible ." Rauner, who won a decisive victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in November,...
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