Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, May 04, 2017
'Affront to Justice': Protester Faces Year in Jail for Laughing During Sessions Hearing
Sixty-one-year-old Desiree Ali-Fairooz, an activist with the anti-war group CodePink, faces up to one year in jail for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' January confirmation hearing . Fairooz was convicted Wednesday of disorderly or disruptive conduct and demonstrating on U.S. Capitol...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Senator's Tweetstorm Shows Stark Human Toll of Trump Immigration Crackdown
Offering a stark example of the dreadful personal toll President Donald Trump's immigration policies are taking on vulnerable families, centrist Democrat Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania on Wednesday took to Twitter to live-tweet the deportation of a mother and her young son to Honduras. The dramatic...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Rights Groups Hold Emergency Protest vs. Looming 'License to Discriminate'
Rights groups protested outside the White House on Wednesday ahead of an anticipated executive order from the Trump administration—one they say is nothing more than a "license to discriminate." Politico reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump "has invited conservative leaders to the White...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Flint Residents Could Lose Their Homes Over Unpaid Bills for Poisoned Water
The city of Flint, where the pipes have still not been fixed and the water crisis is ongoing, is threatening to place tax liens on people's homes for non-payment of water bills, according to a local news source. NBC affiliate 25News reported Tuesday that more than 8,000 people have received notice...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Trump Risks Turning US Into 'Global Climate Deadbeat' by Withdrawing From Paris
With the Trump administration reportedly on the verge of withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, environmental groups are warning that doing so could make the U.S. an international pariah . "Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement would turn America from a global climate leader into a...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Opposing Trump's "Moral Chaos," People's Budget Offers Roadmap for Resistance
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) on Tuesday unveiled its "People's Budget," offering a vision of economic equality and fairness that comes in sharp contrast to the Trump administration's "slash-and-burn approach to governing based on ideological extremism." The People's Budget: A Roadmap...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Despite Win in Court, Net Neutrality Facing Battles on Multiple Fronts
Even as a federal court gives a boost to the legal underpinnings of net neutrality, the critical open internet protection faces parallel attacks from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and now Republicans in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Monday denied a...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Exposing GOP Cruelty, Alabama Rep Says Pre-Existing Conditions Are Your Fault
As House Republicans scramble to amass support for the latest incarnation of their cruel repeal-and-replace legislation , one GOP representative laid bare the heartless way in which conservatives see the debate over pre-existing conditions and affordable coverage. The Republican healthcare bill,...
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
'Quiet No More': Hundreds of Thousands Ready to Strike on May Day
Hundreds of thousands of immigrants and allies are expected to strike and protest on Monday, taking part in what organizers are hoping will be the largest national strike since the May Day demonstrations of 2006. "I definitely think this is going to be one of the biggest May Day marches," Kent Wong...
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Outrage as White House Set to 'Roll Out Red Carpet' for Murderer Duterte
Just a few weeks after he congratulated autocratic Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on a controversial referendum win, U.S. President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte—who has presided over a violent " war on the poor " in his country and is the subject of a mass murder...
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