Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Amid Warnings Saudi Attack Will Plunge Yemen Into Famine, Urgent Demand for US to End 'Complicity in This Atrocity'
Peace advocates and international observers are warning that a looming U.S.-backed assault on the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah could throw the war-torn country into the famine that human rights groups have warned about for months—and implored members of Congress on Tuesday to take immediate action...
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Poor People's Campaign Leaders Among Dozens Arrested Nationwide as Moral Movement Persists
A day after being detained for leading a Poor People's Campaign demonstration on Capitol Hill—just two of the dozens of arrests of anti-poverty advocates at protests across the country on Monday—Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis were set to speak at a forum on inequality and poverty in...
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
News Organizations Challenge Facebook Over 'Dangerous' Effort to Categorize Political Journalism as Propaganda
Facebook's new advertising disclosure rules for news organizations provoked outcry this week as seven media groups protested against the tech giant's attempt to blur the lines between news and propaganda and to regulate the sharing and spread of political and election-related news on their platform...
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Friday, June 08, 2018
After Trump Asserts Authority to Pardon Himself, House Dems Demand WH Records on 'Dangerous' Abuse of Power
Hours after President Donald Trump doubled down on his claim that he has the authority to pardon himself should he be found guilty of any crime, Democrats in the House moved to force a vote on a resolution to demand White House records on the president's use of his pardon power. . @realDonaldTrump...
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Friday, June 08, 2018
'Dead Wrong': Sanders Rebukes Starbucks Chairman's False Claim About Medicare For All
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) strongly pushed back against Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz's argument—heard for years from centrist Democrats and Republicans, despite a wealth of evidence to the contrary—that a Medicare for All system would be prohibitively expensive for the United States and is...
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Friday, June 08, 2018
In 'Chilling' Attack on Press Freedom, Trump's DOJ Seizes Phone and Email Records of Reporter
Crossing a line that the Obama administration was previously attacked for breaching, the Department of Justice seized the phone and email records of a national security reporter at the New York Times in the Trump administration's effort to stop government leaks. One of the most extreme attacks on...
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Despite Medicare for All Support 'Spreading Like Wildfire,' Pelosi Shrugs, Says Dems Will 'Evaluate'... If They Win
Despite mounting evidence that support for Medicare for All is "spreading like wildfire" and has become a winning issue for Democratic candidates, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is drawing ire from progressives following a press conference on Thursday where she told reporters that she is open...
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Leaving Room for Trump's Signature, Coal Baron Provided Drafts of Pro-Industry Executive Orders
Reports of coal executive Bob Murray's suggestions for pro-fossil fuel executive orders in early 2017 raised further concerns on Thursday regarding his industry's power over the Trump administration. Coal exec Bob Murray wrote environmentally destructive executive orders for Trump to sign. In case...
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
As Judge Slams Family Separation as 'Brutal, Offensive' Conduct, Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Policy Advances
Slamming the Trump administration's attempt to deter asylum seekers by separating immigrant children from their parents as "brutal," a federal judge declared Wednesday that the ACLU's lawsuit challenging the policy would be allowed to proceed. "We are enormously pleased with the ruling about an...
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
'Tremendous Defeat' for Trump's DOJ as Judge Rules in Favor of Philadelphia's Sanctuary City Status
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that the Trump administration's policy of withholding law enforcement funding from Philadelphia over its status as a sanctuary city "violates statutory and constitutional law." Contrasting with the Justice Department's policy, Philadelphia's refusal to cooperate...
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