Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Campaign Finance Amendment Advances to U.S. Senate Floor
In a victory for campaign finance reform, the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning voted to advance Tom Udall's (D-New Mexico) proposed constitutional amendment that would restore authority back to Congress, individual states, and the American people to regulate political donations and election...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
NSA Targeting: 'Nobody Is Safe When One Group Is Singled Out'
Rights organizations responded harshly to reports that the National Security Agency and FBI covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans using secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies. While the revelations, reported by Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
New Billboards in DC Encourage Whistleblowers to Come Forward
Daniel Ellsberg introduces ExposeFacts.org - Whistleblowers welcome. from ExposeFacts on Vimeo .
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Afghan Civilians Facing 'Disturbing Upward Spiral' of Violence
Violence soared in Afghanistan during the first six months of 2014, according to a report released amidst brewing political crisis and rising insurgency. Between January 1 and June 30, 2014, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan documented 1,564 civilian deaths and 3,289 injured civilians,...
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
'Big Oil Playbook' on Display in Small Town Tar Sands Fight
Exemplifying tactics outlined in a new report that dissects the oil industry's efforts to influence the tar sands debate, members of a Big Oil front group packed a city council meeting in South Portland, Maine, on Monday night, forcing the meeting to be rescheduled. The council was slated to take...
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Monday, July 07, 2014
Coal Lawsuits Could "Devastate" Entire Mining Industry
Pending lawsuits in three states could have far-reaching implications for the coal-mining industry, as the U.S. Department of Interior has been charged with too quickly rubber-stamping coal-mining operations without adequate public input or consideration of pollution impact. Filed by the...
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Monday, July 07, 2014
"Super PAC to End Super PACs" Hits Goal, Takes Aim at Dark Money Politics
The Mayday PAC, a progressive campaign finance reform project aimed at reducing the influence of a wealthy few in U.S. politics, met an ambitious $5 million goal on July 4. When he launched the project earlier this year, Harvard Law professor and Internet activist Lawrence Lessig advised people to...
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Thursday, July 03, 2014
Controversy Rages Over 'Acid Fracking' in Florida
An 'acid fracking' operation near the Everglades in south Florida has generated a court battle , protests, and outrage among the public and elected officials alike, with community members and county commissioners accusing state regulators of not doing enough to protect public health and the...
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Thursday, July 03, 2014
New Campaign Pushes for 'Basic Income Guarantee' in Canada
Canadian academics and activists are engaged in that country's first national campaign for a basic guaranteed income, which they say would "help prevent poverty, reduce inequality, enhance individual freedom, boost human creativity, stimulate entrepreneurship, promote citizenship, increase...
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
GMO Labeling Bill Moves Forward in Oregon
Voters in Oregon want to know what's in their food and in November they will be given the chance to have their voices heard. Food safety advocates on Wednesday submitted over 150,000 signatures, nearly twice the amount required, in support of Ballot Initiative #44, which would require food...
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