Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Confirming Women's Experience of Harassment, 'Troll Patrol' Study Reveals Twitter Flooded With Misogyny and Abuse
A crowd-sourced study by a leading humanitarian group and global artificial intelligence company confirms that women around the world face abuse when using Twitter—and that without the social media platform's commitment to combating such treatment, pervasive online abuse will continue to have the...
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Sunday, December 16, 2018
"It's About the Students!" 50,000 LA Teachers Join Protest, Accusing District of Hoarding Funds Instead of Investing in Schools
Los Angeles teachers set out to provide a "show of force" on Saturday, with tens of thousands rallying in the city's downtown area to illustrate the power in their numbers, ahead of a potential strike next month. The city's teachers' union, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), has been embroiled in...
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Sunday, December 16, 2018
After Enabling Trump's Anti-Immigration Policies, Paul Ryan Makes Exception for Immigrants From His Own Homeland
After spending much of the past two years enabling President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policy and blocking the House from voting on bipartisan legislation to protect young immigrants, outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is showing recent enthusiasm for welcoming a select group of...
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Sunday, December 16, 2018
'This Is a Child Prison': Visiting Texas Detention Center, Democrats Demand Release of Children to Family Sponsors
Democratic lawmakers joined protesters in a demonstration Saturday in the border town of Tornillo, Texas, where about 2,700 young immigrants are currently being held in a detention center—with some having languished there for months. The facility is better described as a "child prison," said the...
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
'Morally Unacceptable': Final Deal Out of COP24 Sorely Lacking in Urgency and Action, Climate Campaigners Say
Climate action groups slammed the outcome of the 24th annual Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice, Poland on Saturday, calling the agreement reached by about 200 diplomats and negotiators "barely adequate" as a plan to ensure that countries will follow through with their emissions...
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
Federal Court's 'Disastrous' Affordable Care Act Ruling Only Bolsters Case for Medicare for All, Advocates Say
A federal judge's ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) violates the U.S. Constitution alarmed healthcare advocates Friday, but left most unconcerned that the judge would succeed in taking away health coverage from 20 million Americans —and only served to bolster the argument for a Medicare for...
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
Facing 17 Ethics Investigations and a Subpoena From House Dems, Ryan Zinke Set to Resign by End of the Year
After racking up 17 federal investigations into suspected ethics violations and facing likely questioning by a House panel over his conduct in office, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to resign from the Trump administration at the end of the year. President Donald Trump announced Zinke's...
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Friday, December 14, 2018
Quoting Dr. Seuss, Court Throws Out Pipeline Permit and Implores Forest Service to 'Speak for the Trees' Instead of Corporate Polluters
A federal appeals court rebuked the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for allowing an energy corporation to move ahead with its plan to build a pipeline that would cut across two national forests and the Appalachian Trail—arguing that the agency put two energy companies' profits ahead of its own stated...
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Friday, December 14, 2018
'Indefensible': 7-Year-Old Child's 'Horrific' Death in DHS Custody Prompts Outrage
The ACLU blamed a "lack of accountability and a culture of cruelty" at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agency (CPB) for the death of a seven-year-old girl who was in immigration custody last week, calling for an in-depth investigation into the child's fate. This tragedy represents the worst...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Yellow Vest Uprising Exposes Urgent Need for Rapid Energy Transition That Stiffs Elites, Lifts the Working Class
President Donald Trump looked on approvingly at the chaos that engulfed Paris last weekend as more than 1,000 "Yellow Vest" protesters were arrested in one of their largest demonstrations yet — claiming that 100,000 French people had taken to the streets to protest policies aimed at cutting carbon...
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