Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:30pm
DAPL Opponents Vow to 'Rise' From Ashes of Oceti Sakowin and Keep Fighting
As the Army Corps of Engineers forcibly evicted the last of the remaining water protectors from the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on Thursday, Indigenous opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) made it clear that their expulsion would not be the end of the fight. "Our hearts are not defeated...
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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:45am
"People of Mexico Will Not Accept" Trump's Unilateral Border Plans: Foreign Minister
It is little wonder President Donald Trump predicts a "tough" meeting between his State Department and the Mexican government on Thursday after the Mexican foreign secretary threatened to to take legal action, potentially appealing to the United Nations, against the United States' "unilateral"...
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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:15am
Message to Trans Youth: "We Stand Ready to Protect You, Even if Washington Won't"
"You belong." "Nothing is wrong with you." "We have your back." After the Trump administration on Wednesday revoked Title IX protections for transgender students, allies and legal organizations are vowing to protect the rights of students and transgender youth who are now increasingly vulnerable to...
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:30pm
We Will 'Never Be Broken': Facing Imminent Eviction, Water Protectors Stand Their Ground
Faced with an imminent evacuation deadline, Indigenous opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline are vowing to stand their ground despite threats of arrest and possible violence. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday refused to extend the Wednesday 2pm GMT deadline for the few hundred remaining...
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
Trump Administration Issues How-To for 'Hyper-Aggressive Mass Deportation Policy'
The Trump administration on Tuesday issued new guidelines that constitute a "sweeping rewrite" of Obama-era policies on immigration, greatly expanding the number of individuals that can be forcibly deported and further emboldening the current crackdown. The memoranda on implementation (pdf) and...
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:45am
Trump Administration Toying With Alternative Economic Facts
The Trump administration's hallmark " alternative facts " may infiltrate U.S. economic data. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the White House "is considering changing the way it calculates U.S. trade deficits, a shift that would make the country's trade gap appear larger than it had in...
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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:45pm
AG Sessions Basically Endorsed the Worst of DHS' Harsh New Deportation Plan
After the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) approval of a sweeping new deportation guidelines last week, new reporting on Monday revealed that the aggressive plan has already been endorsed by the recently installed Attorney General Jeff Sessions . The guidelines , signed by Homeland Security...
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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:45pm
Defense Confirms that Endless War in Iraq Will Continue Under Trump
One thing, it seems, that will not change under President Donald Trump is the United States military's occupation of Iraq after Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that he believed "we'll be in this fight for a while." During his presidential campaign, Trump claimed that he had opposed the...
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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:45am
UK Parliament Debates Trump Visit as Nation Rallies in Support of Immigrants
While members of the British Parliament are debating whether or not to welcome Donald Trump with a state visit, people across the United Kingdom on Monday are taking to the streets to protest the anti-immigrant policies championed by the new U.S. president and the global far-right movement. Tweets...
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Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 10:45am
Onetime Rival Endorses Ellison for DNC Chair
Dropping out of the race to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC), New Hampshire party chair Ray Buckley threw his support behind progressive rival Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). "From the moment I stepped into this race, I made it clear that the top two priorities of the next DNC chair must...
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