Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, July 23, 2018
Trump Takes Aim at California's Highly Successful Auto Emissions Standards
The Trump administration is set this week to propose a rollback of California's highly successful auto emissions standards, in a move that could result in yet another sweeping environmental anti-regulatory measure. This is wild. California is among the toughest auto emissions regulators in the...
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Monday, July 23, 2018
Women Dressed as 'Handmaids' to Confront 'Vicious Theocrat' Mike Pence in Philadelphia Over His Anti-Choice Agenda
Resisting the Trump-Pence administration's anti-choice and anti-woman agenda, dozens of woman dressed as handmaids from the novel and TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" are planning to greet Vice President Mike Pence when he arrives in Philadelphia on Monday for a GOP fundraiser. The white bonnets and...
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Monday, July 23, 2018
Earliest "Earth Overshoot Day" Ever Expected for 2018 as Consumption of Natural Resources Accelerates
With rising carbon emissions, deforestation, and unsustainable food systems, humans have used up the planet's resources in record time this year, moving up Earth Overshoot Day by two days to August 1—the earliest sustainability researchers have ever recorded the symbolic date. Scientists say earth'...
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Friday, July 20, 2018
Embracing Medicare for All and Refusing Corporate Cash, Abdul El-Sayed Touted as 'True Progressive' in Michigan Governor's Race
After Thursday night's final gubernatorial debate in Michigan's Democratic primary race , voters and political commentators alike pronounced progressive candidate Abdul El-Sayed the clear winner, praising his universal healthcare plan and refusal to take corporate donations. El-Sayed denounced...
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Friday, July 20, 2018
While Child Detention Crisis Has Faded From Headlines, Horror and Cruelty of Family Separation Remains
With less than a week to go until the Trump administration's court-ordered deadline for reuniting all families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, the vast majority of families remain apart, according to government officials. Just 364 families out of about 2,500 have been reunited under President...
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Friday, July 20, 2018
As Trump Guts EPA From Within, Watchdog Reports Blasts Agency for Failures Related to Flint Water Crisis
A new report lays blame on all levels of government for the water crisis that has gripped Flint, Michigan for more than four years, and which safety advocates say has yet to be fully resolved. As the Trump administration urges budget cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency's...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Taking 'Wrecking Ball' to Endangered Species Act, Trump Administration Opens Door for Corporate Attack on Vulnerable Wildlife
Gutting the law that has protected the bald eagle, the American crocodile, the gray wolf, and countless other animals from extinction over the past four decades, the Trump administration gave its latest handout to corporate interests on Thursday when it unveiled sweeping changes to the Endangered...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Cynthia Nixon and Ocasio-Cortez Blast 'Cynical' Cuomo-Backed Women's Equality Party for Endorsing Male Centrists in New York
At an event held by Mic on Wednesday, progressive New York candidates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cynthia Nixon shared indignation but not surprise over the failure of the Women's Equality Party to endorse either woman in their high-profile 2018 races. "Cynthia and I have both been snubbed by the...
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Advocates Applaud San Francisco's Limited Voting Rights for Non-Citizens as City Addresses Fears of Federal Response
San Francisco officials began registering non-U.S. citizens to vote in school board elections this week, reasoning that parents whose children are educated there should have a say in how the schools are run—but fears about the federal government's potential response to the new limited voting rights...
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Outside 'Ring of Steel' Fence, Demonstrators Swarm Embassy Residence as Trump Arrives in UK
Contrary to President Donald Trump's claim on Thursday that "they like me a lot in the U.K.," he was immediately met with angry and rowdy protesters as he arrived in London to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of larger demonstrations against the president expected to draw tens, if not...
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