Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Outsourcing Public Services: Governors Push Privatization, With Disastrous Results
Governors across the country have outsourced important public services to private firms with high-powered lobbyists, mostly with disastrous results, according to a report released Wednesday by the Center for Media and Democracy's " Outsourcing America Exposed " project. "While large corporations...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Ohio Earthquakes Directly Connected to Fracking, Research Shows
Fracking triggered hundreds of small earthquakes along a previously unmapped fault in eastern Ohio late last year, according to a new study to be published in the journal Seismological Research Letters . Looking at data from National Science Foundation seismographs located near fracking sites,...
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Monday, October 13, 2014
In Rejecting Columbus, Cities Forge Path Toward System Alternative
As Minneapolis and Seattle mark their cities' first-ever Indigenous Peoples' Day, activists are calling for a nationwide revocation of Columbus Day in favor of a holiday that honors the more complicated past of this land's original inhabitants. In an interview with Democracy Now! , Seattle city...
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Court Overturns Alaska's First-in-the-Nation Gay Marriage Ban
A federal judge on Sunday afternoon struck down Alaska's gay marriage ban—the first of its kind, passed by voters in 1998. "The court finds that Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage and refusal to recognize same sex marriages lawfully entered in other states is unconstitutional as a deprivation of...
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Pentagon Accused of Whitewashing History of Vietnam War Era
More than 500 scholars, veterans, and activists have signed a petition demanding the chance to correct the Pentagon’s sanitized version of Vietnam-era history, the New York Times reported Friday. The Pentagon is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by holding events around the...
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Report Documents Walmart Heirs' Efforts to Destroy Rooftop Solar Revolution
The Walton family—who, as heirs to the Walmart fortune, have more wealth than 42 percent of American families combined—are impeding the nation's transition to a clean energy future, a new study by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) finds. "The Waltons claim to have a deep commitment to...
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Friday, October 10, 2014
In Wisconsin and Texas, Courts Deliver Victories for Voting Rights
In a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday evening blocked Wisconsin from implementing a voter ID law that would have required voters to provide photo identification before casting their ballots in the coming election. The Court, which recently allowed North Carolina officials to eliminate...
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Thursday, October 09, 2014
Off-Duty St. Louis Officer Kills Black Man, Spurring Protests
An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old African American man on Wednesday, prompting overnight protests in the streets of south St. Louis, just a few miles from Ferguson, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer in August. Details...
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Thursday, October 09, 2014
Suicide Blast in Yemeni Capital Kills Dozens
A suicide bombing on Thursday killed at least 43 people, including several children, in the capital city of Yemen, a nation that President Obama has recently put forth as a model of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts. The blast struck as hundreds of people were arriving in Sanaa's Tahrir Square for a...
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Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Students Walk Out After Attack on 'Union that Defends Public Education'
Students from at least two Philadelphia public high schools refused to go to classes Wednesday morning to protest the recent and abrupt cancellation of the city’s contract with the Philadelphia teachers' union. The Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC), which replaced the elected school board...
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