Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:15pm
American Ranking Plummets in Global Index of 'Personal Freedoms'
In an age of expanding national security powers, increasing surveillance state, and rolled-back civil liberties protections, Americans' perception of their own personal freedoms is plummeting, according to the annual ranking by the Legatum Institute in London. In Washington D.C. this week to...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:30pm
Walmart Workers Worldwide Call out World's Richest Family for 'Shameful' Labor Practices
Calling out one of the world's richest families for perpetuating global inequality while reaping the benefits, Walmart workers in more than ten different countries are uniting on Wednesday in a global day of action for decent wages and respect at work. With coordinated demonstrations planned in...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 1:00pm
'Nay!': US Senate Fails in Attempt to Force Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
Climate campaigners celebrate the vote result, even as they acknowledged the deplorable fact that such a vote took place at all.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:15pm
'Unbelievable, Terrible': Forest Service OKs Fracking in Largest National Forest on East Coast
Threatening the water supply for millions of Americans, the U.S. Forest Service has opened the doors for oil and gas companies to drill by fracking the largest national forest on the East Coast, the George Washington National Forest, according to an updated federal management plan released Tuesday...
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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:30am
Missouri Governor Declares Preemptive State of Emergency for Ferguson
As community readies for no-indictment ruling, activists say, 'No indictment is a declaration of war, from the state, from the police, from the system itself.'
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:15pm
Palm Oil Development Fueling Demise of Biodiversity 'Crown Jewel': Report
Indonesia's Leuser Ecosystem, one of the most "biodiverse ecosystems ever documented by science," is facing imminent threat from industrial development, according to a new report published Wednesday by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The Leuser Ecosystem, located on the island of Sumatra,...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
With Day of Action, Hundred Thousand Nurses Declare: 'Our Safety is Not Negotiable'
With vigils, rallies, and strikes, 100,000 registered nurses across the country on Wednesday are voicing their growing frustration with what they see as a lack of protections for health care workers risking their lives on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic and other health crises. "The lack of...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:30am
Indicating Split, FCC Head Declares 'Independence' from Obama's Net Neutrality Stance
The Obama-appointed chief of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has signaled that he will not likely back the president's recent stand on the issue of net neutrality, telling a group of Internet executives that, despite Obama's call to reclassify the Internet as a public utility, he is an...
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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:30pm
Sanders Calls for Voting Holiday to 'Fix' Failed Democracy
Responding to the "disgraceful" voter turnout for last week's midterm election—just 36.6 percent—Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.) argued on Monday that the way to "fix" American democracy is for Election Day to be established as a national holiday. "Can we be satisfied with a 'democracy' when more than...
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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:00am
In Response to 'Unprecedented' Public Outcry, Obama Goes Big on Net Neutrality
Responding to the call of millions of Americans and years of grassroots campaigning, President Obama on Monday took what net neutrality proponents called a "major step" towards the protection of the Internet by issuing a statement calling for the safeguarding of "one of the most significant...
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