Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, April 21, 2017
In Latest Populist Betrayal, Trump Executive Order Unchains Wall Street Greed
In yet another Wall Street giveaway, President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon took executive action to chip away at Dodd-Frank financial regulations and roll back rules aimed at reducing corporate tax avoidance. "The biggest bailout in the financial crash went to insurance firm AIG, which fell...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Marking Earth Day, Indigenous People Worldwide to Fight Corporate Forces
Indigenous people and allies around the world are mobilizing this Earth Day to demand respect for community land rights in the name of the climate, biodiversity, and human rights. "Peoples and local communities are the best guardians of their lands and forests, yet governments are giving the go-...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
With First Vote, Gorsuch Allows 'Machinery of Death' to Whir On in Arkansas
Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote late Thursday to allow Arkansas to execute Ledell Lee, a man who maintained his innocence until the end.
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
What's Worse? Trump Dropping 'Mother of All Bombs' or That 70% of Americans Approve
Despite the lack of information from the Pentagon about President Donald Trump's deployment on April 13 of the "Mother of All Bombs" in Afghanistan—or its aftermath—close to 70 percent of American voters say they "strongly" or "somewhat" support the bombing, according to a new poll. Defense...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
DAPL Developer Spills Drilling Fluids Into Wetlands While Constructing Another Pipeline
The company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is under fire in Ohio, where construction of a separate pipeline resulted in spills of millions of gallons of drilling fluids into nearby wetlands. "These disasters prove that the fossil fuel industry is unable to even put a...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
TrumpCare 3.0: GOP's Zombie Healthcare Plan Keeps Getting Worse
It's "red alert" time on healthcare, according to one observer, amid reports that some congressional Republicans think they have a deal—and it's even worse than the last one (which was itself crueler than its predecessor ). The Huffington Post reported Wednesday: The deal, brokered between House...
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Money Talks: Exodus of Advertisers Forces Out Bill O'Reilly at Fox
Right-wing misogynist Bill O'Reilly "will not be returning to the Fox News Channel," his parent company said Wednesday afternoon, following years of offensive commentary and what one media watchdog called "inaccurate and embellished reporting." His ouster comes weeks after a New York Times...
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
No Active U.S. Politician Is More Popular Than This Independent, Socialist Senator
As he tours the country hoping to give the Democratic Party an energy boost, yet another poll has shown Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to be extremely popular among the U.S. electorate. A Harvard-Harris survey found that 57 percent of registered voters view Sanders favorably, according to The Hill ,...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Lawsuit Against Trump Grows to Encompass More Violations—and Plaintiffs
The lawsuit charging President Donald Trump is in violation of the U.S. Constitution by accepting benefits or gifts from foreign governments through his hotel properties expanded in multiple ways on Tuesday. For one thing, the lawsuit—filed on Trump's first full business day in office by watchdog...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Tribunal Finds Monsanto Endangers Right to Food, Health, Environment
Biotech giant Monsanto "has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to a healthy environment, the right to food, and the right to health," five international judges comprising the "Monsanto Tribunal" declared Tuesday. The panel, which heard two days of testimony outside the...
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