Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Terrorizing of Immigrant Community Continues as ICE Arrest of Pizza Delivery Man Sends 'Shock Waves'
Local officials in New York are demanding the release of a man who was arrested after a soldier at a U.S. military base called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the pizza delivery man while he was working in Brooklyn earlier this week. I join @JustinBrannan and @TheNYIC in seeking...
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
After Historic Primary Win in New Mexico, Climate Champion Deb Haaland On Track to Be First Native American Woman in Congress
As primary results in dozens of races across the nation came in on Wednesday, climate action and immigrant rights groups were among those celebrating former New Mexico Democratic Party leader Deb Haaland's victory in the primary for the state's 1st congressional district. "Deb Haaland's primary win...
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Fed Up With Big Banks That Fund Climate Crisis and Oppression, Community Coalition Demands Public Bank for New York
Chanting, "Wells, Chase, B of A, public bank's a better way!" social justice groups rallied at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday to demand that New York City divest from Wall Street banks and establish a public bank that is "expressly chartered to serve the public interest." Activists chant as...
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Calls to Expel US Ambassador to Germany After Trump Appointee Pledges to 'Empower' Far Right Across Europe
President Donald Trump's newly-appointed U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has angered officials there by signaling that he aims to act as a spokesperson for right-wing policies promoted by Trump and other European leaders—prompting some to call for his expulsion from Germany less than a...
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
In Typical 'Police State' Response, Cops Show Up With Guns Drawn After Friends Worried Chelsea Manning Was Near Suicide
Security footage filmed in U.S. military whistleblower Chelsea Manning's apartment last week shows that police responded to calls about Manning's well-being after she posted two tweets that alluded to a planned suicide attempt, by breaking into her home with their guns drawn. The video encapsulates...
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
A 'Scale of Brutality...Out of Control': Amnesty Says US Annihilation of Raqqa Possible War Crime
The large-scale and indiscriminate bombing of Raqqa, Syria by the U.S. military and allied forces last year likely breached international humanitarian law and amounted to war crimes, according to a new report by Amnesty International. 100s of civilians killed: -in their homes. -where they sought...
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Monday, June 04, 2018
With Recent Events Reminiscent of Nation's "Darkest Chapters," #LivingWhileBlack Victims Demand Congressional Hearings
Recent experiences of black Americans who have been harassed by neighbors and strangers have led a group to call for congressional hearings on racial profiling by companies as well as individuals. "Over the last few years high profile cases of racial profiling that have turned deadly have made...
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Monday, June 04, 2018
Demanding Medicare for All and the End of ICE, NY Congressional Candidate Ocasio-Cortez Wins DSA's Endorsement
The Democratic Socialists of America endorsed New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday, throwing its support behind the progressive candidate as her campaign to unseat longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), the powerful chair of the House Democratic Caucus, gains steam...
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Monday, June 04, 2018
'Sure Looks Like Zuckerberg Lied' to Congress About User Privacy, As New Facebook Data-Sharing Deals Come to Light
At least one member of Congress regarded new information about Facebook's data-sharing partnerships with tech companies as evidence that the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, lied to lawmakers in April about the control users have over their information on the social media platform. Sure looks like...
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Friday, June 01, 2018
Following Worker Revolt, Google to End Drone Technology Contract with Pentagon
Following outcry from thousands of employees and the resignations of several over its work on drone and artificial intelligence (AI) technology with the U.S. military, Google announced Friday that it would not renew its contract on the Pentagon program known as Project Maven. Wow. Kudos to all the...
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