Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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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
Not Running for Re-Election, Chaffetz Will Be Lame(r) Duck Oversight Chair
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), a polarizing conservative figure and primary target of the resistance , announced Wednesday that he won't run for re-election in 2018. As chair of the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz investigated Planned Parenthood as well as former Democratic presidential...
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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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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Waffling on Single-Payer and Trump Resistance, Feinstein Faces Angry Boos
It's not only Republicans that are feeling the heat in their hometowns during this congressional recess. Democrats who aren't on board with increasingly popular progressive proposals are being held to account as well. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was a case-in-point on Monday, when she faced...
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Oathbreaker-in-Chief? Majority Doesn't Trust Trump to Keep His Promises
The percentage of Americans who think President Donald Trump keeps his promises has dropped precipitously over the two months, according to a new Gallup poll out Monday. The survey conducted April 5-9 found that roughly 45 percent of respondents think Trump follows through on his promises, down...
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Monday, April 17, 2017
'New Step in Long Walk to Freedom': Palestinian Prisoners Launch Mass Hunger Strike
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on Monday, protesting dismal conditions as well as "Israel's inhumane system of colonial and military occupation." Some said as many as 1,500 political prisoners in six jails across Israel were participating in the open-ended...
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