Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Black Defendants Face Harsher Sentences From GOP-Appointed Judges, Study Finds
In the latest study detailing the criminal justice system's failure to deliver equal justice to Americans of varying races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds, judges appointed by Republican presidents were found to give black defendants longer sentences than those appointed by Democrats...
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
'Dark and Disturbing' DOJ Report Shows Big Pharma Knew of Opioid Abuse After Releasing Popular Painkiller
As lawsuits mount against the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma over its knowledge that one of its best-selling drugs was addictive and dangerous, a newly- uncovered Justice Department report shows that the multi-billion dollar corporation also knew that patients were abusing OxyContin shortly...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Fight for $15 and Time's Up Join Forces to Fight Sexual Harassment at McDonald's
Two social and economic justice movements converged on Tuesday as Fight for 15 and the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund lodged sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 employees of the fast food chain. "McDonald's advertises all over television saying it's 'America's best first...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
As Teacher Revolt Sweeps Nation, Democrats Propose Clawing Back Tax Cut for 1% to Fund $50 Billion Boost to Schools
On the heels of protests across the nation over low pay for teachers and states' prioritization of corporate tax cuts over investing in schools, Democratic lawmakers joined with national education leaders on Tuesday to unveil a proposal aimed at restoring the nation's schools and boosting teacher...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Iranian Commander Issues Reminder That US Is the World's "Top Criminal with Regard to Missiles"
A top Iranian military commander responded on Tuesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's demand that Iran end its domestic nuclear energy development, with a stern reminder that the United States has shown itself as the world's most dangerous and violent military and nuclear power. "Who are you...
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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Young Voters Likely to Continue Post-Parkland Mobilization in Voting Booth, Registration Records Show
According to voter registration records in states that will be closely watched in the November midterm elections, young Americans are planning to exercise their right to vote in greater numbers than usual. A look at how political activism around school shootings may shape elections in states like...
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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Filling 'Glaring Gap,' Amnesty Teams Up with Wikipedia to Include Entries on Women Human Rights Defenders
Online activists from over 20 countries spent the weekend uploading to Wikipedia the biographies of "women human rights defenders"—an unsung group whose efforts, campaigners say, have gone largely unrecognized by the international community, even as their work has improved the lives of marginalized...
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Sunday, May 20, 2018
New Reports Surface of Trump Campaign's Involvement with Foreign Entities
Days after the Senate Judiciary Committee released a transcript of its interview with Donald Trump, Jr. regarding his meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign, new reports surfaced suggesting that the president's son met with other foreign entities to discuss the election...
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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Carson Pulls Tool Used by Officials to Identify Segregation
In the latest sign that the Trump administration is systematically sabotaging the stated missions of federal government agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this week that it was doing away with efforts to identify segregation in American communities. HUD announced on...
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Saturday, May 19, 2018
EU and Iran Will Attempt to Salvage Nuclear Deal Following Trump's Breach of Agreement
The European Union and Iran signaled on Saturday that they would not permit President Donald Trump's deeply unpopular decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal to deteriorate their own involvement in the agreement. "We have sent a message to our Iranian friends that as long as they are sticking to the...
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