Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, October 22, 2018
#WontBeErased: Massive Rally Outside White House to Counter Trump's 'Sick, Cynical' Attempt to Deny Trans People's Existence
Assembling in front of the White House on Monday, members of the LGBTQ community and their allies gathered to deliver a clear message to President Donald Trump: transgender people "Won't Be Erased." The phrase became a rallying cry at demonstrations and on social media the day after reports...
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Monday, October 22, 2018
In 'Historic Moment' for Climate Action, Wales Pledges to Leave Its Remaining Coal in the Ground
Climate action groups on Monday applauded the government of Wales for demonstrating that it is taking seriously the existential and planetary threat posed by fossil fuels by announcing that the country would end its extraction of coal. Wales' new proposed plan to reject all future coal mining...
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Monday, October 22, 2018
While Trump and Kushner Insulate Saudis, Germany Halts Arms Exports to Kingdom and Calls on EU Allies to Follow Suit
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday became the first major U.S. ally to take concrete action to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, when she announced her government would halt arms sales to the kingdom and called on other countries to do the same...
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Monday, October 22, 2018
NYT Report Details 'Horrifying,' 'Appalling,' and 'Completely Legal' Pregnancy Discrimination in US
An investigation into pregnancy discrimination in the workplace has renewed calls for a long-overdue update to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, after the New York Times reported on several women who suffered pregnancy loss after their employers demanded that they continue working under strenuous...
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Friday, October 19, 2018
In Just Three Days, 'Genius' Fundraising Campaign by Progressive Group Pours $500,000 Into Overlooked State-Level Democratic Campaigns
A fundraising campaign conceived by the progressive think tank Data for Progress has raised more than $500,000 in just three days for under-the-radar state-level Democratic candidates who had previously been neglected by the party's national leadership—all by pointing small-dollar donors in the...
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Friday, October 19, 2018
With GOP Candidate Also Overseeing Georgia Elections, 107,000 Voters Purged in Yet Another Suppression Effort
A new report uncovered yet another voter suppression tactic employed by Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp—who is also running for governor— which scrubbed more than 100,000 voters from the state's rolls. AMP Reports revealed Friday how, under the state's "use it or lose it" law,...
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Friday, October 19, 2018
With Steve Bannon in the Shadows, Brazil's Right-Wing Forces Accused of Illegal WhatsApp Propaganda Campaign to Lift Bolsonaro
Brazilian left-wing presidential candidate Fernando Haddad is demanding an investigation into an illegal campaign funded by right-wing marketing firms in support of his opponent, Jair Bolsonaro, which is making use of the messaging service WhatsApp to send anti-Haddad propaganda to millions of...
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Saudi journalist, Global Opinions columnist for the Washington Post, and former editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel Jamal Khashoggi offers remarks during POMED's "Mohammed bin Salman's Saudi Arabia: A Deeper Look." (Photo: POMED/Flickr/cc) News
Thursday, October 18, 2018
While President Continues to Play Dumb on Murder, 2016 Reporting Shows Saudis Only Blacklisted Khashoggi After Journalist Criticized... Trump
As a columnist for the Washington Post , Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi frequently criticized his home country's government—denouncing the country's treatment of women and most recently, in his final column published Wednesday, calling on Saudi officials to embrace press freedom. But as critics...
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Found in 90 Percent of Table Salt Brands, Study Finds Average Adult Ingests 2,000 Pieces of Microplastic Per Year
A year after researchers at a New York university discovered microplastics present in sea salt thanks to widespread plastic pollution, researchers in South Korea set out to find out how pervasive the problem is—and found that 90 percent of salt brands commonly used in homes around the world contain...
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
As Trump Accused of Conspiring With Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, Dems Demand Full Disclosure of Financial Ties
As President Donald Trump continues to provide cover for Saudi Arabia while making no moves to hold the kingdom accountable for the suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Democratic senators have demanded records detailing any and all financial ties the president has with...
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