Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Displaying 'Hostility' Towards Women's Rights, Trump's State Dept. Omits Reproductive Freedoms From Annual Report
The Trump administration's contempt for women's and reproductive rights was on full display on Friday as the State Department released its annual report on global human rights, which critics said excluded numerous violations of reproductive freedoms and access to contraception. "Reproductive rights...
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Friday, April 20, 2018
Demanding Arizona Put Schools Over Corporate Tax Cuts, Teachers Approve Statewide Strike
After an overwhelming majority of teachers in Arizona voted on Thursday night to approve a strike over chronically low teacher salaries and harsh austerity measures that have left the state's public schools struggling, Arizona is poised to become the latest Republican-controlled state to see...
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Friday, April 20, 2018
Trump Officially Unveils Policy to Expand Sale of Killer Drones
The Trump administration on Thursday officially unveiled its new policy aimed at upping foreign sales of military drones, with President Donald Trump hailing the plan as one that will allow weapons deals to be finalized more quickly. The new policy will allow defense companies to negotiate...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Despite GOP Griping, Duckworth Drags US Congress 'Into 21 Century' by Bringing Newborn Baby onto Senate Floor
After calling attention to outdated Senate rules that made little to no accommodations for lawmakers who are parents, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) made history on Thursday when she became the first senator to bring a baby onto the Senate floor. The senator brought her newborn daughter, Maile, who...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Vowing to Defend Ideals of Socialist Revolution, Miguel Diaz-Canel Steps in as Cuba's New President
Entering office as Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel said Thursday that he would focus his leadership on ensuring that "the revolution continues its course"—promising the modernization of the island nation's economy but making clear that he would fiercely defend its socialist system from...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
'Cardi B Is Right': Sanders and Rapper Call Attention to Social Security and Urge Strengthening of System
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) embraced a newfound ally this week when he tweeted his agreement with a statement made by rap artist Cardi B about strengthening Social Security. In a recent GQ interview , Cardi B shared her interest in politics and her admiration for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and...
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
'Momentum for Better Elections' as Maine Supreme Court Approves Ranked-Choice Voting for 2018 Elections
Election reform advocates on Wednesday praised a decision by Maine's Supreme Court, upholding the use of ranked-choice voting for the state's upcoming primary elections, saying the ruling demonstrated that the court heeded the demands of Maine voters. "Mainers have said clearly that they want...
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Message Is Clear as Trump Plays Weapons Salesman: 'Buy American...Tanks, Drones, Bombs, and Guns!'
Ahead of the unveiling of his "Buy American" initiative to push even more arms exports into foreign countries, President Donald Trump has begun acting as a weapons salesman, directly appealing to foreign leaders to buy U.S.-made military equipment. The initiative will loosen restrictions on exports...
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Arms Control Experts Demand "Urgent Steps" to Constrain New Nuclear Arms Race
As Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin vow to develop and modernize their nuclear arsenals, more than three dozen arms control experts and officials from the U.S., Russia, and Europe on Wednesday warned that two key agreements limiting nuclear proliferation are in danger of collapsing, and...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Species Threatened as Climate Crisis Pushes Mother Nature 'Out of Synch'
The warming of the Earth over the past several decades is throwing Mother Nature's food chain out of whack and leaving many species struggling to survive, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study offers the latest evidence that the...
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