Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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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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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Progressives Slam DCCC for Tapping Only Pro-Business Centrists for Leadership Roles—Ignoring Energy of Left-Wing Movement
Corporate Democrats have made it known that although progressive candidates represent the views of the majority of Democratic voters on a number of high-priority issues including healthcare and the climate crisis, the party leadership will continue to marginalize progressives in the 2020...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Trump Nomination of Wheeler Ensures EPA Will Continue to Put 'Profits of Polluters' Over Human Health and Planet
In the six months since he stepped in to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency following Scott Pruitt's resignation last summer, Andrew Wheeler has gutted fuel efficiency standards , rolled back carbon emissions rules for coal plants, and moved to allow more mercury emissions —and President...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Leaving Legacy of 'World-Altering Work' for Women, 'Godmother of Title IX' Bernice Sandler Dies at 90
Dr. Bernice Sandler, whose experiences of sex discrimination on a college campus in the 1960s became the basis for sweeping reforms to ensure an equitable learning environment for women, died last weekend at the age of 90. Sandler had "embarked on a lifelong mission to change the culture of sex...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
30,000 LA Teachers 'Strike Ready' as District Refuses to Spend $1.86 Billion Reserve on Better Pay, Smaller Class Sizes
Educators and their allies in the second-largest school district in the nation are making a stand for students and education quality this week as more than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers prepare to go on strike , after the school district has refused to use its nearly $2 billion dollar reserve to...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Highlighting Systematic 'Violation of International Human Rights', Ocasio-Cortez Shreds Trump Address
Vehemently rejecting President Donald Trump's Tuesday evening address on immigration, in which the president was allowed by every major news network to once again portray immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border as drug dealers and rapists, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) appeared on...
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