Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Trump Has Called for Pentagon to Make Beds Available for 20,000 Children at US Military Bases
Responsibility for unaccompanied children and families who arrive in the U.S. via the southern border appeared to shift to the U.S. military on Thursday, as the Trump administration called on the Pentagon to make preparations to house approximately 20,000 children on military bases. Per Pentagon...
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Saying 'A Handful of Pardons' Won't Cut It, NFL Players Demand Sweeping Prison Reform
In a New York Times op-ed, several current and former NFL players rejected President Donald Trump's request for a list of people they would like to see him pardon, demanding instead that he enact far-reaching reforms to end the crisis of mass incarceration, which has seen black Americans sent to...
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Barbara Lee Urges UN to Probe Trump's Human Rights Abuses at Border as Violation of International Law
Even as breaking news reports on Thursday indicated Trump may soon backtrack on his so-called "zero tolerance" policy, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) has responded to evidence of grave abuses of children at immigrant detention facilities by urging the United Nations to investigate the Trump...
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
'Shut This Place Down': Children Drugged and Given Forced Injections at Texas Detention Facility, Lawsuit Says
As thousands of children remain in federal custody after being taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border , federal court filings allege that children in at least one detention center in Texas have been forcibly given medications that have made them dizzy, lethargic, and even incapacitated...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
House Democrats Propose Bill to Counter Trump's 'Dangerous' Executive Order to Lock Up Families Indefinitely
Calling President Donald Trump's executive order to end family separation "dangerous" and "disgusting," House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill to end Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy and ensure that no families are separated by the government after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Twitter Locks Accounts of Splinter News Staffers After Website Publishes White House Adviser Stephen Miller's Phone Number
Twitter temporarily locked several journalists who work for Splinter News out of their accounts on Wednesday and limited others' Twitter use, after the outlet published a cell phone number belonging to President Donald Trump's senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller. Splinter shared Stephen Miller's...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
From Microsoft to General Dynamics, Corporations Under Pressure to End Business Dealings With ICE
Corporations that contract with President Donald Trump's immigration agencies faced harsh rebuke this week both from within their ranks and from outside critics over their complicity with the Trump administration's separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 100 employees at...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Paving Way for 'Transformative Social Policy', Canada Approves Recreational Marijuana Legalization
Confronting the failed "War on Drugs" head on and offering leadership and a new model for other nations to follow, Canada on Tuesday became the second country in the world—following Uruguay—to fully legalize recreational use of the substance at the federal level. BREAKING: Canada is legalizing...
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The White House Didn't Want You To Hear Stephen Miller's Voice Defend Family Separation (And the NYT Said OK)
"Translation: We at 'the paper of record' decided to put our thirst for continued access to the architect of a barbaric program separating children from their parents ahead of the public's right to have the fullest possible picture of that program and the twisted mind behind it." —Naomi Klein...
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Sessions' Separation of Families Results in Charges of Child Abuse and Immorality From His Own Church
Bringing charges against Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the church where he's been been a member for many years, more than 600 clergy and lay people of the United Methodist Church wrote a formal complaint this week regarding Sessions' enforcement of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance"...
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