Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 4:15pm
Trump Just Drove a Truck Through Hole DNC Platform Panel Left in Clinton's TPP Promise
Laying bare how dangerous it could be for Democrats to ignore populist opposition to corporate-friendly "free trade" deals, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Hillary Clinton for her stance on trade in general and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in particular...
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
Abortion Restrictions Poised to Fall Like Dominoes in Wake of SCOTUS Ruling
The significance of Monday's landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion is already being felt across the nation, giving women's health advocates reason to hope that the concerted right-wing assault on reproductive rights has been " stopped in its tracks ." On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected...
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 9:45am
Global Inequality Robbing Millions of Children of 'What It Is to be a Child'
Global inequality—"a vicious cycle of disadvantage"—threatens the lives and futures of tens of millions of children around the world, according to a new report from UNICEF. The annual State of the World's Children report, released Tuesday, warns that unless serious steps are taken to narrow the gap...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 3:45pm
Plan for Nation's Largest Oil-by-Rail Terminal Faces Massive Opposition
Hundreds of people gathered inside and outside a hearing in Vancouver, Washington on Monday, voicing their opposition to a proposal to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail marine terminal along the Columbia River—just 70 miles downstream from where a so-called bomb train derailed and exploded...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:45pm
Clinton's "First Major Betrayal"? DNC Surrogates Defeat Anti-TPP Measure
Well, that didn't take long. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, through her surrogates on the Democratic National Committee's platform drafting panel, appears to already be hedging on her most recent stance on the Trans Pacific Partnership ( TPP ). Clinton flipped her position on...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:00am
US Supreme Court Stops the Sham by Striking Down Texas Abortion Law
Women's health advocates rejoiced on Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Texas' controversial abortion restrictions, saying they pose an unconstitutional burden. Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with four liberal justices for a 5-3 decision (pdf) in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt ,...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 9:45am
Injuries After Anti-Fascists Counter White Supremacist Rally
Amid an intensifying atmosphere of racist rhetoric and hate-fueled violence, 10 people were injured Sunday after violence broke out between a white supremacist group and anti-fascist counter-protesters in Sacramento, California. According to the Sacramento Bee : Demonstrators battled with sticks,...
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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:15pm
Food Advocates Race to Stop Destructive GMO Labeling "Compromise"
The "compromise" food-labeling bill announced Thursday by leaders of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee is nothing less than a "rollback of democracy at the behest of the world's largest agribusiness and biotech corporations," said Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter. The...
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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
RNC Protest Rules to be Revised After Judge Says They're Unconstitutional
The ACLU of Ohio and the city of Cleveland have reached a settlement after a judge on Thursday struck down the rules set by city officials for protesters at next month's Republican National Convention, saying the restrictions on speeches and parades were unconstitutional. The decision from U.S...
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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:30am
To Transform Nation, Sanders Urges Movement to Organize its 'Outrage'
In a 75-minute speech on Thursday night, Bernie Sanders described his "vision of transforming this country"—a vision that depends on the wholesale mobilization of the populist army galvanized by his presidential campaign. "Never, ever lose your sense of outrage," Sanders told the New York City...
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