Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
ACLU Demands Courts Protect Refugees Fleeing Domestic and Gang Violence After Sessions 'Illegally' Revokes Asylum Rights
Calling the Trump administration's decision to end asylum protections for victims of violence one that "betrays our values," the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a federal lawsuit against the government on Tuesday on behalf of several refugees. BREAKING: We’re suing Jeff Sessions for...
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Attacking Everything From Contraception Access to Wage Equality, 15 Members of Congress Named 'Worst for Women'
Predicting that female voters will be a deciding factor in the 2018 midterms, two political action groups on Tuesday launched an interactive campaign exposing some of the worst offenses lawmakers have committed against American women—including several who are up for re-election in November. At...
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
A 'Complete Fabrication': FCC Chair Ajit Pai Finally Admits Claim of Attack on Net Neutrality Comment System Was Total BS
After spending a year claiming that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) public comment system had been hacked while the agency was gathering feedback on net neutrality protections—resulting in the loss of comments in favor of the rule—commission chair Ajit Pai was forced to admit on...
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Warning Kavanaugh Would Be 'Rubber Stamp' on Trump's Anti-Healthcare, Anti-Choice Agenda, Groups Announce Wave of Direct Actions
As senators spend the next week in their home states for the August congressional recess, several will encounter advocacy groups demanding that they stop Brett Kavanaugh—the anti-choice and anti-healthcare judge whose nomination was backed by the Koch Brothers—from becoming the next U.S. Supreme...
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Monday, August 06, 2018
'Why Elect Progressives? THIS': Shredding of Social Safety Net Blamed as Bankruptcies Soar for Older Americans
A study of rising bankruptcy rates among older Americans places blame squarely at the feet of a hollowed-out safety net and policy changes that have left people without adequate retirement savings, paying huge out-of-pocket medical expenses, and seeing their funds dwindle due to the student loan...
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Monday, August 06, 2018
'Repugnant and Dangerous': Ignoring Role of Climate Crisis, Trump Offers Buffoonery on California Wildfires
In his first public statement on the wildfires that have ravaged over 150,000 acres in California, President Donald Trump confounded and frustrated many on social media with a tweet blaming California's "bad environmental laws" for the blazes. While climate scientists in recent weeks have stated...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
Trump's SEC Closes Probe of Exxon's Knowledge of Climate Crisis in Latest 'Gift for the Fossil Fuel Industry'
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Friday that she would continue her probe into Exxon Mobil's knowledge of the climate crisis following the Security and Exchange Commission's (SEC) decision to drop its own two-year investigation without recommending any action be taken against the...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
Trump's 'Strategic' Attacks on Media Threaten to Incite Violence, UN Human Rights Experts Say
The White House has shrugged off accusations that President Donald Trump is waging war on the news media—notably this week when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to state that the press is not, as Trump has stated, "the enemy of the people." But two international rights experts said...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
After Coercing Parents Into Agreeing to Deportation, Trump DOJ Foists Responsibility to Reunite Families on ACLU
After misleading parents into waiving their right to be reunited with their children—and then deporting them—the Trump administration claimed on Thursday that if immigrant rights groups want families reunited, they should now be responsible for finding the parents who have been sent back to their...
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President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed the House and Senate to pass a version of the farm bill that includes work requirements for families who receive food stamps. News
Thursday, August 02, 2018
In Latest Attempt to Harm Struggling Families, Trump Urges Lawmakers to Push One Million Americans Off Food Stamp Program
With both houses of Congress preparing to merge their two versions of the farm bill, President Donald Trump announced his hope on Thursday that lawmakers will reach an agreement that kicks one million Americans off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps...
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