Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Key-Holder at Sacred Christian Site in Jerusalem Vows to Refuse Entry to Mike Pence
Vice President Mike Pence will not be permitted to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem when he visits the Middle East next month, as a result of the Trump administration's decision to recognize the city as Israel's capitol, according to the man who holds the keys to the building. "I...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Report Links Trump's Anti-Press Rhetoric to Record Number of Jailed Journalists
Exacerbated by President Donald Trump's anti-press rhetoric, a record number of journalists worldwide are currently behind bars for reporting or commenting on news events according to an annual survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The numbers reflect not only a "bleak climate" for...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Advocates for Peace Applaud as Tillerson Drops Preconditions Demand for Direct Talks With North Korea
Advocates of peace and diplomacy were expressing relief Wednesday after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson s aid the Trump administration is willing to hold direct talks, without preconditions, with North Korea. "At long last, the administration has dropped the unattainable precondition that North...
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Warning Against Abdication of Duty, Senators Demand FCC Abandon Net Neutrality Vote
Thirty-seven Democratic senators, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), sent a letter (pdf) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday, urging the panel to abandon its "reckless plan to radically alter the free and open Internet as we know it." If...
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Senator Leading #TrumpToo Call Won't Be Silenced By President's "Sexist Smear"
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) quickly fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he posted a crude tweet about her, attacking the lawmaker amid calls for Congress to investigate the president's history of sexual harassment and assault and her suggestion that he resign. With as many as...
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
#FundCHIPNow: Kimmel Slams GOP for Taking Healthcare for Kids Hostage While Pushing Tax Cuts for Billionaires
Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel spoke out against the Republican Party's refusal to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on his show Monday night, again entering the national conversation about the damaging Trump agenda after delivering several monologues earlier this year about the...
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Anti-Nuclear Coalition Accepts Nobel Peace Prize As Calls for Disarmament Grow
Pope Francis made a renewed appeal for nuclear disarmament on Sunday, addressing a crowd at the Vatican's St. Peter's Square as the Nobel Committee was awarding one of the world's foremost anti-nuclear groups with the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. The Pope spoke out about "the strong link between...
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
FCC Commissioner Urges Fraud Investigation Ahead of Net Neutrality Vote
Calls grew over the weekend for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate potential fraud regarding its call for public comments on net neutrality—before the panel votes on the issue on Thursday. At Wired , FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel—one of two Democrats on the commission...
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Protesters Greet Trump at Mississippi Museum As Leaders Honor Civil Rights Figures
As civil rights activists and African-American leaders including Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) boycotted President Donald Trump's visit to Mississippi's brand-new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson on Saturday, hundreds of protesters greeted the president to condemn his record on race relations and civil...
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Saturday, December 09, 2017
Black Lives Matter Supporters Call Attention to Graphic Video of Arizona Shooting
Black Lives Matter activists were among those who used social media on Friday and Saturday to call attention to the case of Daniel Shaver, a 26-year-old man who was shot to death by a police officer in Mesa, Arizona in January 2016. A disturbing, graphic video of the shooting was released shortly...
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