Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
'Your Bombs Are Killing Victims Here': U.S.-Made Bomb Hit School Bus in Attack That Killed 40 Yemeni Children
The United States carries direct responsibility for the school bus bombing that killed 40 children in Yemen last week, according to munitions experts who found that the bomb used was sold to Saudi Arabia by the State Department. The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a...
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Medicare for All advocates march in Los Angeles in February 2017. (Photo: Molly Adams/Flickr/cc) News
Friday, August 17, 2018
Jake Tapper's Flawed 'Happy Fact Check Friday' on Medicare for All Widely Condemned
CNN anchor Jake Tapper added his name to a growing list of journalists in the corporate media who set out to debunk progressives' calls for Medicare for All on Friday with a "Friday Fact Check" segment, promptly misrepresenting statements by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and New York Democratic...
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Friday, August 17, 2018
Saying Trump EPA Made 'Mockery of the Statute,' Court Orders End to Illegal Delay of Chemical Disaster Rule
Chemical manufacturers must immediately comply with the Chemical Disaster Rule, a set of requirements aimed at keeping communities safe from toxic disasters, following a federal court ruling on Friday which called the Trump administration's delay of the rule "arbitrary" and illegal. "This is a...
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Friday, August 17, 2018
If You Wanted to Kill Crucial Climate Research, 'You Might Do It Like This'
Climate scientists who have had their research held up this year are pointing to the Interior Department, which added an additional step in the review process for approving funding grants, as the reason they have been hamstrung in their efforts to study the climate crisis and its effects on the...
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Friday, August 17, 2018
Trump Rant About Canceled Military Parade Panned as Product From 'Diseased Mind of a Shrieking Dimwit'
After postponing his coveted military parade—an event which 75 percent of respondents in a poll earlier this year said was not a good use of government funds—President Donald Trump shared with his Twitter followers on Friday that he'll find another use for the money that would have paid for the...
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Even Before #GOPTaxScam, Analysis Shows CEOs Made 300 Times More Than Average Workers in 2017
As progressives have worked to win the fight for a $15 federal minimum wage, CEO pay has skyrocketed even further in the past year—while business leaders and Republicans have claimed that raising wages for workers would be prohibitively expensive. Avg. CEO pay, top 350 companies —> 2009: $11.1M...
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin, Soul Legend and Icon of Civil Rights and Feminist Movements, Dies at 76
Legendary soul singer, feminist, and civil rights icon Aretha Franklin died early on Thursday morning. Often called the "Queen of Soul" as well as the "Voice of Black America," she was 76 years old. Franklin was renowned for her rendition of Otis Redding's "Respect," which became a feminist anthem...
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
'Journalists Are Not the Enemy': 300+ Newspapers Unite to Defend the Free Press from Trump's Unprecedented Attack
With President Donald Trump ramping up his attacks on the free press in recent weeks, more than 300 local and national newspapers across the country on Thursday took the suggestion of a Boston Globe editor, penning editorials to rebuke Trump's frequent claim that journalists are "the enemy of the...
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
'Belly Flop': With Only One Percent of Leases Sold, Even Fossil Fuel Industry Understands Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan Is Ridiculous
In yet another rebuke to the Trump administration's claims that opening wide swaths of the ocean to the ravages off fossil fuel production is wise or necessary, an auction for more than 14,000 offshore drilling leases on Wednesday received little enthusiasm from oil and gas companies. The Interior...
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Glyphosate—It's What's for Breakfast: Study Finds Cancer-Causing Weedkiller in Popular Oatmeal, Cereals, and Snack Bars
A study of dozens of popular oat-based breakfast foods delivered sobering news this week when almost all of the products examined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) were found to contain the chemical glyphosate. "We're very concerned that consumers are eating more glyphosate than they know,"...
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