Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
In Rebuke of Trump's Effort to 'Weaponize' 2020 Census Against Immigrant Communities, Federal Judge Strikes Down Citizenship Question
Civil liberties and immigration rights advocates are applauding a ruling decision by a federal judge New York on Tuesday after the court struck down the Trump administration's attempt to insert a citizenship question in to the 2020 Census. Ruling on a lawsuit filed by the New York Immigration...
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
After Career Full of Racist Remarks, GOP Finally Gets Around to Punishing Rep. Steve King
Progressives on Tuesday expressed relief that Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was booted from his House committee assignments following his latest racist comments, but also noted that the GOP's decision to penalize King is long overdue, following nearly two decades of openly bigoted remarks. The move by...
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Monday, January 14, 2019
'Not Qualified': Critics Decry Bigoted Views of Trump's Pick to Replace Kavanaugh on DC Circuit Court
President Donald Trump is hoping to fill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's former seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit with a former law professor whose early writings on the government and justice betrayed misogynist and bigoted views—leaving critics concerned on Monday...
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Monday, January 14, 2019
New Analysis Shows Why Democrats Are Wrong to Fear Bold Embrace of Medicare for All
O n the same day a new poll showed an overwhelming majority of Americans think the nation's healthcare system is "in state of crisis," a new analysis shows that Democrats should listen to those Americans—and end their reluctance to run on the promise of a bold solution like Medicare for All while...
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Monday, January 14, 2019
Beginning Walkout, Los Angeles Teachers Find Support From Sanders—But Not Corporate Democrats
As more than 30,000 educators and supporters prepared Monday to protest the Los Angeles school district's overcrowded classrooms, low teacher salaries, and refusal to hire sufficient support staff, observers noted how the lines being drawn reflect divisions within the Democratic Party regarding...
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Friday, January 11, 2019
'Not a Good Answer': Privacy Advocates Reject Democratic Proposal for 'Technological Wall' With Expanded Border Surveillance
Progressives in recent weeks have applauded Democrats' refusal to bend to President Donald Trump's demands for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key component of his xenophobic anti-immigration agenda. But on Friday, digital rights advocates called on Democratic lawmakers to expand their fight...
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Friday, January 11, 2019
New Analysis Shows Push for Green New Deal Hindered by Silence of Corporate Media
A new analysis by one of the nation's top public interest advocacy groups shows that even as the planet and humanity face an existential threat due to the climate crisis, most corporate media outlets in the U.S. have largely ignored the urgent need for a Green New Deal and the growing political...
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Friday, January 11, 2019
To Fund 'White Supremacist Vanity Project,' Trump Eyes Relief Funds Earmarked for Actual Disasters
While scientists warn that the climate crisis will continue to cause increasingly damaging weather events and disasters in U.S. communities, President Donald Trump made clear Friday his focus on a separate, invented "crisis" as he ordered officials to consider redirecting billions of dollars in...
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Hundreds of Federal Workers Resort to GoFundMe to Cover Expenses as Trump Shutdown Drags On
Twenty days into President Donald Trump's government shutdown, many federal employees are unable to mask their desperation as they miss paychecks and watch their rent, utility, and grocery bills pile up—and hundreds have turned to the public for help. "I'm never one to beg or ask for help but this...
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
After 17 'Shameful' Years of Guantanamo Prison, Rights Group Demand 'Stain' on Nation's History Be Shuttered
On the eve of the 17th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay's opening, human rights advocates made yet another call Thursday for the prison to be closed and the dozens of prisoners held there to be transferred—calling attention back to an institution that has long since faded from American headlines...
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