Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, May 17, 2019
'Speak Up and Be Allies': Men Asked to Join Women in Sharing Stories of Abortion
As women on social media this week responded to the latest extreme anti-choice laws passed in Alabama and Missouri by sharing their own experiences with abortion, some rights advocates called on men to join in the campaign so that reproductive justice work doesn't fall solely on women. Sen. Cory...
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Friday, May 17, 2019
Amid Wave of Anti-Choice Laws Across US, Warren Introduces Plan to Protect Abortion Rights
Two days after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a ban on almost all abortions in the state, and with the Republican-controlled Missouri legislature poised to pass its own regressive law, Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on the U.S. Congress to step in and pass federal laws to prevent further...
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Thinning Five Times Faster Than Just Two Decades Ago, Study Shows Antarctic Ice Melting at Terrifying Rate
New research released Thursday revealed that ice sheets in Antarctica are thinning even more rapidly than scientists previously believed, with ice melting at five times the rate it did in the 1990s. "Seems like humans are genuinely getting close to unlocking the “Make Earth Unlivable” achievement...
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Inslee's $9 Trillion Climate Plan Praised for Showing Why Rapid Mobilization a 'Massive Economic Opportunity'
A new climate action plan put forth by Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday is being praised for highlighting the enormous economic benefits that would result from a rapid shift in the U.S. to a renewable energy that centers the needs of workers and vulnerable communities...
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Major Victory for Climate Campaigners as NY Gov. Cuomo Rejects 'Dangerous' Williams Pipeline
Grassroots climate campaigners in New York celebrated a major victory late Wednesday as Gov. Andrew Cuomo blocked the construction of a $1 billion pipeline which would have carried fracked gas from New Jersey to Long Island. The 24-mile Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project, proposed by the...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
In Victory for Grassroots Campaign, Met Museum Will Stop Accepting Donations From Opioid Crisis-Fueling Sackler Family
Organizers behind a campaign to pressure major art institutions into cutting ties with the Sackler family secured a major victory Wednesday when the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it would no longer accept donations from the family, whose pharmaceutical empire helped fuel the opioid crisis...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
As Palestinians Mark 71st Anniversary of Mass Eviction, Trump's Ambassador to Israel Claims Country Is 'On the Side of God'
Further solidifying human rights advocates' fears that the Trump administration's policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is solely focused on satisfying the Israeli government, a top U.S. diplomat in the region suggested Tuesday that Israel's authority in the Middle East is God-ordained. At an...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
#LindseyGrahamResign Goes Viral After Senator Advises Don Jr. to Refuse Congressional Subpoena
Tens of thousands of social media users joined a call for Sen. Lindsey Graham's resignation on Tuesday, after the South Carolina Republican publicly offered advice to Donald Trump Jr. about his recent congressional subpoena. The president's eldest son was subpoenaed in April to testify before the...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
While Americans 'Have Been Waiting Two Years For Congress to Do Its Job,' Arrests End Impeach Trump Sit-In Within Two Minutes
At least 20 people were arrested in the rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building on Tuesday as they participated in a sit-in to demand that President Donald Trump be impeached. Dozens of protesters from across the country came to Washington for the action. The grassroots groups behind the sit-in...
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At the Monday rally, Sanders also condemned powerful centrists, many of whom he said enable fossil fuel companies. News
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
"Middle-of-the-Road" Climate Plans From Centrist Democrats Won't Save Us, Warns AOC at Green New Deal Rally
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued a rebuke on Monday to longtime members of Congress and presidential candidates who claim incremental measures will solve the climate crisis and vowed not to allow Republicans or centrist Democrats to hamstring the push for a Green New Deal. At a Washington, D.C...
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