Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, August 19, 2019
Trump's Domestic Gag Rule Forces Planned Parenthood to Withdraw From Title X Funding, Threatening Healthcare of 1.5 Million Women
Reproductive rights advocates slammed the Trump administration on Monday after Planned Parenthood announced that the White House had forced it to decline funding used to provide healthcare to more than a million low-income women. The organization said it was withdrawing from Title X funding, citing...
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Monday, August 19, 2019
After Nationwide Calls for Justice and Family's Tireless Advocacy, NYPD Fires Officer Who Killed Eric Garner
This story has been updated from its original. Civil rights advocates on Monday applauded the family of Eric Garner for their tireless advocacy over the past five years, as the NYPD announced that Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who killed Garner in 2014, had been fired. A number of observers also...
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Monday, August 19, 2019
Icelanders Hold Funeral for Okjukull, Country's First Glacier to Die From the Climate Crisis
Gathering on a vast rocky landscape which until recent years was covered in a thick sheet of ice, Icelanders on Sunday took part in what was both a show of mourning and a call to action as they held a funeral for the country's first glacier to be lost to the climate crisis. About 100 people marched...
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Friday, August 16, 2019
In Face of Violence, Racist Rhetoric, and Mass ICE Raids, Latinx Community Leaders Publish Letter Declaring, 'We Will Not Be Silenced'
Banding together after a number of attacks on immigrants and Latinx people in the U.S., more than 200 Latinx entertainers, artists, and rights advocates published a letter in several major newspapers on Friday, which pledges solidarity with people of Latin American descent across the United States...
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Friday, August 16, 2019
Critics Denounce Trump's "Dangerous" Claim That Locking Away Americans With Mental Illnesses Is the Answer to Gun Violence
President Donald Trump repeated his claim on Thursday that people with mental illnesses are the cause of the country's epidemic of gun violence, underscoring his refusal to take meaningful action on gun control, his desire to demonize and detain vulnerable people, and his attacks on Americans'...
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Cropping Out "Immigrants Welcome," Cuccinelli Takes Selfie With Replica Statue of Liberty Before Removing It From DHS Headquarters
Despite widespread outcry after saying the U.S. should only welcome immigrants who "can stand on their own two feet" and that Statue of Liberty was only meant to welcome Europeans to U.S. shores, President Donald Trump's top immigration official Ken Cuccinelli had a replica of the famous monument...
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Global Temps Continue to Soar Upward as NOAA Confirms July 2019 Was Hottest Month Since Records Began in 1880
As climate scientists raise alarm over hotter and hotter global temperatures, a top U.S. weather agency reported on Thursday that July 2019 was the hottest month the planet has ever experienced since the government began recording global temperatures nearly 140 years ago. NOAA's monthly Global...
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Decrying Silicon Valley's Exploitation of Gig Economy Workers, Warren Backs California Bill to Guarantee Labor Protections
Arguing that corporate greed among Silicon Valley executives and an increasingly precarious labor market are among the biggest battles facing this generation of U.S. workers, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday endorsed a bill making its way through the California state legislature aimed at...
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
CodePink Files Complaint Over AIPAC's 'Illegal Propaganda Trip' to Israel for Members of Congress
Slamming a loophole in an anti-corruption law which has allowed the pro-Israel lobby to influence U.S. lawmakers, the grassroots social justice organization CodePink filed a complaint Thursday over the recent AIPAC-funded trip Democrats and Republicans in Congress took to Israel. Forty-one...
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Fracking Boom in US and Canada Largely to Blame for 'Massive' Rise of Global Methane Levels: Study
New research by a scientist at Cornell University warns that the fracking boom in the U.S. and Canada over the past decade is largely to blame for a large rise in methane in the Earth's atmosphere—and that reducing emissions of the extremely potent greenhouse gas is crucial to help stem the...
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