Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
How the GOP's Healthcare Plan Helps Make Case for Medicare-for-All
The GOP's new plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with something much worse merely supports the argument that the only way to achieve true healthcare reform is to enact a single-payer, Medicare-for-All system, advocates said this week. "Instead of fixing the very real holes in...
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
GOP Plan Targets Poor, Sick, Elderly While Providing Tax Cuts for Wealthy
The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) "will do active harm to millions of people , particularly low-income people and seniors;" includes tax breaks for wealthy insurance CEOs ; and is generally "a nastier, more consumer-unfriendly proposal than even close followers...
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Monday, March 06, 2017
DOJ Remains Silent as Spicer Refuses to Go Down Trump-Created 'Rabbit Hole'
While White House press secretary Sean Spicer continued to deflect questions about President Donald Trump's groundless wiretapping claims on Monday—going as far as to say that discussing them would involve going down " a rabbit hole "—at least one U.S. lawmaker wants to know whether Attorney...
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Monday, March 06, 2017
How Would Your District Fare? Memo Breaks Down Nationwide Impact of ACA Repeal
With Republicans set to unveil their Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replacement legislation this week, supporters of the healthcare law are warning of the "true cost" of scrapping the ACA, or Obamacare: loss of coverage for tens of millions of people, across many demographics and in each of...
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Monday, March 06, 2017
On SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch, Resistance Tells Dems: 'We Need You to Do Better'
Progressive labor, environmental, LGBTQ, and women's rights groups on Monday put Senate Democrats on warning over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch . "Democrats have failed to demonstrate a strong, unified resistance to this nominee despite the fact that he is an ultra-...
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Monday, March 06, 2017
US Supreme Court Punts on Transgender Rights, Sending Case Back to Lower Court
"This is a detour, not the end of the road, and we'll continue to fight for Gavin and other transgender people to ensure that they are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve."
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Friday, March 03, 2017
Detained After Speaking Out, 22-Year-Old 'Dreamer' Faces Immediate Deportation
Lawyers for a 22-year-old "Dreamer" named Daniela Vargas , whose parents brought her to the United States from Argentina when she was just seven years old, say she faces deportation without a hearing after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained her Wednesday morning. #FreeDany Tweets...
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Friday, March 03, 2017
Rhode Island Resisters Confront 'Coward' Paul Ryan on Behalf of Wisconsinites
Paul Ryan couldn't make time for his Wisconsin constituents during last week's congressional recess, so locals asked people around the country to hold the GOP House Speaker accountable as he visited other states. On Thursday in Rhode Island, members of the resistance did just that. According to the...
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Thursday, March 02, 2017
Building "Feminism for the 99 Percent," Women's Strike Will Take Many Forms
Whether by walking off the job or boycotting "unseen" labor, women and allies around the world next week will stand up and speak out to say: Women's rights are human rights. Coinciding with International Women's Day, the March 8 day of action is being promoted in solidarity by those who organized...
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Thursday, March 02, 2017
After Sharing Her Immigration Story, 22-Year-Old Dreamer Detained by ICE
Twenty-two-year-old "Dreamer" Daniela Vargas, whose family came to the United States from Argentina when she was seven years old, was detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday morning, shortly after speaking out publicly about the rights of undocumented immigrants...
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