Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
In Early Holiday 'Gift to Polluters,' Trump Guts Protections for 60 Percent of Nation's Streams, Wetlands, and Waterways
Sixty percent of U.S. waterways will be at risk for pollution from corporate giants, critics say, following the Trump administration's announcement Tuesday that it will roll back an Obama-era water rule meant to protect Americans' drinking water and all the waterways that flow into it. The...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
'For Taking Great Risks in Pursuit of Greater Truths,' Journalists Under Attack Named TIME Magazine's Person of the Year
Capping off a year marked by accusations of "fake news," hurled at journalists by President Donald Trump and other global threats to press freedom, TIME magazine selected as Person of the Year journalists who have spent the past year fighting increased hostility toward their work—including those...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
'Not Your Average Demonstration': Faith Leaders Arrested Demanding Demilitarization of US Border
Dozens of faith leaders were arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border in California on Monday after they confronted border patrol agents, demanding the demilitarization of the area and calling on the Trump administration to end its detention and deportation of asylum-seekers. "How we act in these moments...
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Monday, December 10, 2018
'The System Is Shaken': As Yellow Vests Persist in France, Macron Bends With Minimum Wage Hike and Pension Tax Canceled
Following four weeks of "Yellow Vest" protests which have erupted into violence at times, French President Emmanuel Macron indicated Monday that his government can no longer ignore the demands of hundreds of thousands of citizens—announcing a minimum wage increase and a cancellation of a tax on...
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Monday, December 10, 2018
'We Gonna Rise Up, Rise Up 'Til It's Won!': 140+ Arrested at Pelosi and Hoyer Offices as Youth-Led Protests Demand Green New Deal on Capitol Hill
Before presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) even appeared at her office to hear from young Americans who had traveled from all over the country to urge her to back a Green New Deal, Capitol police arrived Monday and arrested more than 60 of the protesters. As of this writing, at least...
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Monday, December 10, 2018
#NoMoreExcuses: Mass Action on Capitol Hill to Demand Dems Back Green New Deal Instead of Fossil Fuel Interests
Following a Sunday night training, at least 1,000 people arrived on Capitol Hill Monday as the movement to pressure Democratic lawmakers to back a Green New Deal makes its final push before Congress heads into its holiday recess. We have until Dec 13 to set the agenda for 2019. A #GreenNewDeal MUST...
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Friday, December 07, 2018
Celebrating a Congress That Looks 'Like America,' Ilhan Omar Shrugs Off Right-Wing Islamophobic Rant
Incoming Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Friday reminded a right-wing pastor and others who would lament the new cultural diversity of the U.S. Congress that the 2018 midterm elections simply gave Americans—particularly Democratic voters and progressives—the representation they asked for in Washington...
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Friday, December 07, 2018
For Allowing Serial Sexual Abuser to Escape Justice, Demand Surges for Labor Secretary Acosta's Immediate Resignation
One of the nation's leading women's rights organizations joined a number of political commentators on Friday in demanding to know: How does Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, who was accused last week in an in-depth investigative article by the Miami Herald of helping a serial sexual abuser...
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Thursday, December 06, 2018
'Dirty, Dying, and Dangerous' Fossil Fuel Industry Only Winner as Trump's Coal Bailout Architect Confirmed to FERC
The Senate's narrow approval of fossil fuel-defender Bernard McNamee for a seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday provoked anger and dismay from climate action groups, which have demanded the Trump administration listen to scientists and the American people and end its...
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Thursday, December 06, 2018
New Lancet Study Shows Right-Wing Attacks on Refugees and Migrants Based on 'White Nationalist Propaganda'—Not Facts
A new study published Thursday in The Lancet , one of the world's preeminent medical journals, makes clear the increasingly familiar attacks used by right-wingers worldwide to dehumanize migrants and refugees by describing them as disease-infested is a xenophobic slur rooted in racism and hate, not...
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