Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:45pm
Julian Assange on the TPP, NSA Spying, and his Own Ambiguous Future
In an hour-long interview aired Wednesday, Julian Assange spoke with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! at the Ecuador embassy in London and shared his perspective on NSA spying, the pending Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, and other controversies. The Wikileaks founder currently awaits his...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:45pm
'Love Affair' Continues as Former Sen. Landrieu Joins Keystone XL Lobby Firm
In another instance of the "revolving door" between business and politics, it was announced on Tuesday that former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who often distinguished herself as Democrat who openly supported the interests of the Big Oil, will be joining the lobbying firm Van Ness...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 11:00am
Given Rampant White-Collar Crime, FIFA Raid Raises Questions About DOJ Priorities
While the early morning raid and arrest of several high-ranking officials with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) captivated the international news circuit Wednesday morning, many observers were left wondering: With so many corrupt bankers , politicians, and other one-...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 3:15pm
'Today We Begin a Political Revolution': Bernie Sanders Launches Presidential Bid in Vermont
With a progressive vision that includes breaking up the biggest banks , political transparency, free college education , environmental action , and equity for working and middle class Americans, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Tuesday officially launched his bid for the 2016 Democratic...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:30am
Threat of 'Inevitable' War Looms Between US and China Over Pacific Island Row
Tensions between China and United States continue to rise over the South China Sea as a Chinese government newspaper warns that war may be 'inevitable' if the U.S. and its allies do not back off from the heavily disputed territory. Last week, the Chinese government condemned the actions of the U.S...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:45pm
As Spying Foes Look to 'Sunset' Patriot Act, White House Turns up the Pressure
With key provisions of the Patriot Act set to expire at the end of the month and congressional in-fighting over the legality of government surveillance continuing to rage, the National Security Agency (NSA) will reportedly begin "winding down" bulk surveillance operations this weekend. "After May...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 1:15pm
In Step with Texas, Oklahoma Poised to Outlaw Local Drilling Bans
Despite mounting scientific evidence that fracking is increasing seismic activity in the state, Oklahoma legislators are poised to pass legislation preventing municipalities from passing local bans on drilling operations. Senate Bill 468 would overturn an 80-year-old statute and explicitly...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 11:45am
Mattress in Tow, Columbia University Alleged Rape Victim Graduates
Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz on Tuesday walked across the stage and accepted her graduation diploma with a mattress in tow. Since the beginning of the school year, Sulkowicz has lugged her dorm mattress all over the Manhattan campus to protest Columbia's alleged dismissal of her rape...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Fossil Fuel Titan Spins Ebola Crisis for Corporate Gain
The world's largest privately-held coal company has been exposed capitalizing off the Ebola crisis in West Africa—a move public health officials called "ludicrous" and "opportunistic." A Guardian exposé reveals that Peabody Coal's new public relations campaign—which aims to brand the iconic...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
In Victory for Growing Workers Movement, LA Passes $15 Minimum Wage
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to approve a $15 an hour minimum wage, becoming the largest U.S. city to adopt a living wage. The ordinance would boost the $9 an hour base wage to $15 by 2020 for as many as 800,000 workers. Los Angeles now joins Chicago, San Francisco,...
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