Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Theresa Foley of Maine called on sexual assault survivors' and women's voices to be heard by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) at a protest over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination on Friday. (Photo: Julia Conley/Common Dreams) News
Friday, September 28, 2018
"We're F*cking Fed Up!": This Survivor's Impromptu Speech Against Kavanaugh Outside Susan Collins' Office Says It All
Theresa Foley of Westbrook, Maine had no plans to join a protest outside Sen. Susan Collins's (R-Maine) office in Portland on Friday afternoon, but after watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify regarding her sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the day before,...
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As Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley indicated that he would push through a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a number of Democrats walked out in protest after condemning Grassley for violating the panel's rules. News
Friday, September 28, 2018
'Listen to the People!' Democrats Walk Out of Committee Meeting in Protest as GOP Pushes Toward Kavanaugh Vote
As Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley indicated that he would push through a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a number of Democrats walked out in protest after condemning Grassley for violating the panel's rules. Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Kamala Harris (D-Calif...
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
In Stark Contrast to Ford's Measured Appearance, Kavanaugh Falls Apart With 'Rage, Terror, and Fear' on National TV
In a public meltdown that many found nearly impossibly to comprehend, Brett Kavanaugh's opening statement and early responses before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday offered a stark contrast to Dr. Christine Ford's morning appearance, as the Supreme Court nominee launched into an angry,...
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Women and men showed support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday regarding her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. News
Thursday, September 27, 2018
As Survivors Nationwide Express Gratitude for Ford's 'Courage,' Power of Her Testimony Declared 'Disaster for Republicans'
Women across the country expressed gratitude on Thursday as they watched Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify publicly that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her years ago. Dr. Ford's testimony came in front of 11 Republican senators, all men, on the Senate Judiciary...
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
To Avoid Repeating Catastrophic Mistake of Iraq Invasion, Senate Bill Would Forbid Attack on Iran Without Congressional Approval
With National Security Adviser John Bolton threatening to "come after" Iran this week and President Donald Trump accusing the country of sowing "chaos, death, and destruction," Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) was joined Wednesday by several other members of the Democratic caucus in urging Congress to...
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
'All Options on the Table, Every One': Trump Doubles-Down on Overthrowing Maduro in Venezuela
A day after suggesting that he could overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, President Donald Trump indicated that a meeting between the two leaders could be possible at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)—but didn't rule out military action. "All options are on the table, every one...
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Sexual assault survivors and allies across the country have called on the U.S. Senate to withdraw Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination amid numerous allegations of assault against him. News
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
'This Process Needs to Stop Right Now': Demand for Withdrawal of Kavanaugh Nomination After Swetnick Rape Allegations
As the Senate Judiciary Committee reviewed on Wednesday a sworn statement given by Julie Swetnick, who alleged that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took part in gang-raping girls as a high school student and was "present" when she herself was gang-raped at a party when in high school,...
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Warnings of US Attack on Iran After 'Cartoon Villain Rhetoric' of John Bolton and Trump's Warmongering at UN
Experts warned of the possibility of war as Senate Democrats prepared to introduce legislation aimed at stopping the Trump administration from attacking Iran on Wednesday, following a belligerent speech by National Security Adviser John Bolton at a meeting of anti-Iran groups. Bolton, who helped...
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Secretary Nielsen Denied It, But DHS Memos Show She Likely Knew Exactly What Child Detention Policy Would Do
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo obtained by two government watchdog groups confirm what critics of President Donald Trump's separation of families have suspected for months—that the practice was the result of a policy proposed and approved of by the Trump administration, specifically...
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Amid Effort to Ram Kavanaugh Through Senate, House GOP Refusing to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act
While Republican lawmakers have attempted to push through a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination amid multiple sexual assault allegations against him, none of the party's members have signed on to support a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expires at the...
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