Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Social Democratic Nations Rank Happiest on Global Index (Again). US Ranking Falls (Again).
The social democracy of Finland was once again ranked number one on the United Nations' World Happiness Report, released on Wednesday, while the corporate-dominated United States fell one place to rank at 19th. For the seventh year in a row, the UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Kale, Strawberries, and Spinach Top List as Report Shows Nearly 70% of US Produce Contain Dangerous Pesticide Residue
The majority of conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables contain pesticide residues that are not eliminated even after washing and peeling the food, scientists revealed Wednesday. The findings came in an annual report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Shopper' s Guide to Pesticides...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
'A Poll Tax By Any Other Name': Florida GOP Undermines Newly-Restored Voting Rights For 1.4 Million People
Civil rights advocates Tuesday slammed Republicans in Florida for passing a bill that would severely undermine a law approved by voters last year that restored voting rights to residents with felony convictions. Four months ago, Florida voters passed Amendment 4 in a state referendum to allow many...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Black Sites for Kids: Rights Advocates Outraged Over Child Immigrants Being Held at 'Off-the-Books' Detention Facilities
Immigrant rights advocates were horrified Tuesday by a new report which confirmed that the Trump administration is sending some immigrant children to clandestine facilities that are not known to their families and lawyers and are not equipped to provide care to vulnerable minors. An investigation...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Attorneys and Reporters Interrogated at Border About Political Beliefs In 'Outrageous' Violation of Rights
Rights advocates are issuing fresh warnings of intimidation and repressive tactics in the wake of new reporting about U.S. border patrol agents detaining and interrogating journalists and immigration lawyers, including questions about their political beliefs. NBC News reported Monday that at least...
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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Trump Defends Fox Hosts' Racist Remarks As White House Dismisses Reports That President Inspired Christchurch Attacker
Expressing deep frustration and anger over President Donald Trump's ongoing refusal to unequivocally condemn white nationalism, critics on Sunday pushed back against the White House's dismissal of reports that the suspect in last week's Christchurch mosque attacks admired the president—even as...
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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Cries of 'Shame!' Heard at Arlington County, Va. Hearing As Officials Approve $23M in Incentives for Amazon
Anti-Amazon protesters in Arlington County, Virginia were outraged Saturday after the county board dismissed outright their concerns over the corporate giant's decision to build a headquarters in Crystal City— voting unanimously to approve $23 million in tax incentives for the company. The 5-0 vote...
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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Demands That Trump End Economic War and Attempts at Regime Change at #HandsOffVenezuela March on Capitol Hill
Denouncing the "strangling" of the Venezuelan economy via sanctions and demanding the Trump administration allow the South American country to determine its own fate, pro-democracy protesters marched through Washington, D.C. on Saturday to demand, "Hands Off Venezuela!" The demonstration came seven...
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Saturday, March 16, 2019
In 'Breakthrough' for Labor Rights, Sanders Campaign Becomes First Presidential Campaign to Formally Unionize
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Saturday that his support for his 2020 campaign staff's decision to unionize demonstrated his commitment to fighting for workers' rights. Sanders' Friday announcement made his presidential campaign the first in history to recognize a unionized...
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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Vowing Gun Reforms and Calling for 'Love for All Muslim Communities,' New Zealand PM Praised for Leadership After Mosque Attacks
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern awed American gun control advocates Friday night when she announced that her administration would promptly pursue changes to her country's gun laws following the shooting deaths of 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch—in stark contrast to the response...
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