Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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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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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Hours After Texas School Shooting, Students Detained for Peacefully Protesting Outside Paul Ryan's Office
Four Maryland high school students were arrested by Capitol Police on Friday afternoon for peacefully protesting outside House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) office in Washington, D.C., demanding that the lawmaker work to pass stricter gun control legislation that has the support of most Americans. "...
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Friday, May 18, 2018
Sessions Takes Away 'Lifeline' for Tens of Thousands of Immigrants, Setting Stage for Quick Deportations
Immigrant rights advocates raised concerns on Friday about a decision reached by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, forbidding immigration judges from delaying hearings while immigrants await resolutions that could affect their cases—including their pending applications for visas and green cards. The...
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At least nine people were killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday morning. News
Friday, May 18, 2018
10 Dead as Texas Students Become Latest Casualties in String of School Shootings
Ten people were killed, 9 students and a teacher, in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday morning, 35 miles southeast of Houston. At least three people were being treated for injuries. Law enforcement officials said the number of casualties could rise. Two suspects have...
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Friday, May 18, 2018
Trump Poised to Impose 'Domestic Gag Rule' to Keep Women From Obtaining Abortion Care and Counseling
Bringing the anti-choice "global gag rule" stateside, the Trump administration is expected to announce Friday a new policy that would cut funding for health clinics that provide abortions or give information to patients about where they can obtain abortion care. Shameful. This new move by the...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
As DRC Ebola Outbreak Reaches City, Trump's Slashing of Global Health Funds Decried as 'Crazily Short-Sighted'
An Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly two dozen people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reached the city of Mbandaka on Thursday, raising alarm among public health officials—who have noted in recent days that President Donald Trump's slashing of emergency health funding may hinder...
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