Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, May 14, 2021
'Reckoning for Roundup Rolls On': Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Verdict in Case Against Monsanto
"The reckoning for Roundup rolls on." So said George Kimbrell, legal director of the Center for Food Safety, on Friday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco affirmed a lower court ruling against Monsanto (since acquired by Bayer) which found the chemical giant...
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Friday, May 14, 2021
'Nothing Is More Beautiful Than Solidarity': Hundreds Mobilize to Stop Arrest of Immigrant Neighbors in Glasgow
Progressive lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates in the United Kingdom on Thursday into Friday applauded an impromptu show of solidarity in Glasgow, Scotland which forced immigration enforcement agents to release two men after they attempted to detain them in a dawn raid during Eid al-Fitr...
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Smoke and flames rise after Israeli forces launched air attacks on the Gaza Strip on May 14, 2021. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Friday, May 14, 2021
IDF 'Willfully' Misled Media About Ground Invasion to Lure Gaza Fighters Into Tunnels: Report
Even as fresh fears surfaced of a looming ground invasion by the Israel Defense Forces in Gaza emerged Friday morning, reporting indicated that members of the international media were "willfully" misled just hours earlier when the IDF falsely announced overnight it had begun ground operations as a...
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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Study Shows 'Intentional Policy Decisions'—Not Abstract Market Forces—to Blame for Wage Stagnation
A new report published Thursday by the Economic Policy Institute details how wage stagnation in the U.S. is not due abstract forces like technological advances and globalization, but the result of very specific decisions made by U.S. policymakers over the past several decades. The new analysis by...
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Sônia Guajajara, the head of Brazil’s largest indigenous organization, was put under investigation last month over social media campaigns raising awareness of the threat of Covid-19 to the country's indigenous people. (Photo: Stefano Montesi - Corbis/ Getty Images) News
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Indigenous Rights Defenders Condemn Government Probe Into Critics of Bolsonaro's Covid Response
Investigations opened last month into two Indigenous leaders in Brazil were closed this week after a federal judge denounced the government's actions as an "illegal embarrassment," but the think tank Política por Inteiro said President Jair Bolsonaro has created "an environment of violence" against...
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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Study Showing 100% of Breast Milk Samples With 'Forever Chemicals' Bolsters Call for PFAS Ban
Public health advocates on Thursday demanded federal action to ban the use of toxic "forever chemicals" found in many household products after 100% of breast milk samples were found in a study to be contaminated with the substances. Researchers at Toxic-Free Future, Indiana University, the...
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People run away from the waves flooding Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach and its sidewalk on April 9, 2010. The unusual roughness was, according to experts, caused by the same climate phenomenon that originated the heaviest rains in the area in half a century, unleashing floods and mudslides which killed an estimated 380 people in the state of Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Antonio Scorza/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Despite Urgent Need for Green Recovery, World's Cities Woefully Underfunded to Fight Climate Emergency
Although more than 90% of cities around the world report facing risks of flooding, drought, extreme weather, and other hazards due to the climate crisis, nearly half of the cities in a new survey reported that they have no plans in place to adapt to the planetary emergency, with one in four citing...
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A doctor checks the body temperature of a man returning from Iran at a quarantine zone to test for the coronavirus in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan on February 25, 2020. An international panel called February 2020 a "lost month" during which the global community failed to work cooperatively to get the pandemic under control. (Photo by Banaras Khan / AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Failed Leadership, Gross Inequality, and History of Ignored Warnings Allowed Pandemic's Deadly Spiral: Global Panel
A lack of global leadership, raging inequality, and lack of a functionary alert system were pinpointed as among the key failures as the Covid-19 outbreak took hold last year, an international panel announced in a new report released Wednesday. The report—titled Covid-19: Make it the Last Pandemic (...
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Climate Experts Applaud as US Government Approves Largest Offshore Wind Farm in Nation's History
Climate scientists were among those who applauded the Biden administration Tuesday as the Interior Department announced the approval of the United States' first large-scale offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts. The farm will include up to 84 turbines near Martha's Vineyard and will...
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Indigenous Rights Groups Join Michigan Gov. Whitmer in Demanding Shutdown of Enbridge's Line 5
Indigenous rights and climate action groups are set to hold an "Evict Enbridge" celebration on Wednesday and Thursday to mark Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's deadline for Canadian oil and gas company Enbridge to shut down its Line 5 pipeline. Ahead of Wednesday's deadline, which Whitmer set last...
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