Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 2:30pm
Coalition Dropping US-Made Cluster Bombs on Yemen
The Saudi-led bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen is using U.S.-supplied cluster munitions, endangering civilians and violating an international arms treaty, Human Rights Watch warned on Sunday. According to the group, there is "credible evidence" that cluster bombs have been used in recent...
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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 1:00pm
Candidate Sanders Calls for 'Political Revolution' Against Billionaire Class
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for revolution. The independent senator from Vermont who just this week announced his bid for Democratic nominee, minced no words when speaking on ABC's This Week on Sunday. "I think I'm the only candidate who's prepared to take on the billionaire...
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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 12:15pm
Protests Go Global as Ethiopians March Against Police Brutality in Tel Aviv
Several thousand people, mostly hailing from Israel's large Ethiopian population, took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Sunday to protest racism and police brutality against ethnic minorities. According to reports, marchers blocked highway traffic chanting and bearing signs which read: "A violent...
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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 11:00am
'Backwards and Shameful': Swarthmore College Refuses to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Turning a deaf ear to the will of the school community and growing international consensus on the imperative to divest from fossil fuel development, leaders at Swarthmore College decided Saturday to to keep its wealth invested in coal, oil and gas companies. In a decision that came as a surprise to...
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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
Targeting ISIS, US-Led Strike Kills 52 Civilians, Including 7 Children
A U.S. military strike on Friday targeting fighters with the Islamic State has killed 52 civilians, including 7 children and 9 women, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday. According to the human rights watchdog group, an additional 13 Syrian civilians are missing following...
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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:30am
With Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality, Activists Declare: "Black Spring" has Begun
Fueled by the announcement on Friday that six police officers would be charged for their role in the tragic death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, activists are holding a national day of protest on Saturday to amplify the growing call for racial justice and end to police brutality against people of...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 2:15pm
Revealed: Canadian Government Trying to Buy First Nations Support for Tar Sands
The government of Alberta, Canada is trying to buy the approval of First Nations opposed to tar sands development by offering them royalties or possible investor-shares in the fossil fuel project profits. According to a draft proposal of an agreement seen by Canada-based Guardian reporter Martin...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:30am
Two-Stepping Away from Bill's Legacy, Hillary Rebukes Era of Mass Incarceration
Proposal to reform US system of justice a reversal of 90s-era policies put in place by former President Bill Clinton and supported by the 2016 presidential candidate
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 11:15am
Iran: Hypocrisy of Nuclear Proliferation Highlighted by Israel's Undeclared Arsenal
Speaking before the Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty on Monday, Iran demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons halt all plans to modernize their arsenals, while warning that the atomic stockpile of Israel, which is not a signatory, poses a "serious and continuous threat"...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 8:45am
National Security Whistleblowers Call for Repeal of Patriot Act
Prominent national security whistleblowers are calling for the full repeal of the USA Patriot Act, charging that under that legislation the federal government has decimated the U.S. Constitution and warning that unless action is taken, there is no end in sight to government secrecy and manipulation...
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