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Donald Trump is out of the White House. COVID-19 is fading, at least in wealthier nations. The world, they say, is returning to “normal.” That’s the narrative that the corporate media is selling. But there’s a problem: “normal” is destroying our planet, threatening our democracies, concentrating massive wealth in a tiny elite, and leaving billions of people without access to life-saving vaccines amid a deadly pandemic. Here at Common Dreams, we refuse to accept any of this as “normal.” Common Dreams just launched our Mid-Year Campaign to make sure we have the funding we need to keep the progressive, independent journalism of Common Dreams alive. Whatever you can afford—no amount is too large or too small—please donate today to support our nonprofit, people-powered journalism and help us meet our goal.

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Julia Conley

Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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New Deep Canvassing Campaign for 2022 Aims to Bolster Progressive Power in Congress

"Democrats backed themselves into a corner a long time ago when they began sacrificing bold action for marginal wins," said People's Action. "Our 2022 strategy will finally kick this habit."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Climate Crisis and Negligent Policymakers Blamed for 'Record Sickening Levels' of Manatee Deaths in Florida

"The reason sensitive manatees are dying is no big mystery," wrote the Orlando Sentinel editorial board. "Environmentalists heralded this foul die-off. Politicians were deaf to the warning."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Rights Groups Applaud Reintroduction of MORE Act to Reverse Harms of War on Drugs

House Democrats removed language that was in an earlier version of the bill which would have excluded some of those most impacted by failed drug policies from participating in the marijuana industry. 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'This Is the Price of War': Israeli Newspaper Publishes Photos of All 67 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza Onslaught

"Conversations around Israel/Palestine are changing in Jewish communities across the globe," said rabbi and author Abby Stein. "It's about time."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Sanders, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Allow College Athletes to Unionize

"Big time college sports haven't been 'amateur' for a long time, and the NCAA has long denied its players economic and bargaining rights while treating them like commodities," said Sen. Chris Murphy.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Economic Study Shows Why 'Saving the Planet Is Not a Jobs Killer'

"It's not an impossible task to make sure workers in the fossil fuel industry are provided with the skills, training, and opportunities to find other jobs," the Center for Economic and Policy Research found. 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


In Victory for Public Health, Biden's EPA Reverses Trump-Era 'Secret Science' Rule

"The Biden administration is making clear that the best available science, and not political interference from industry, will guide the EPA's decisions on protecting the public from pollution."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Decrying 'Catastrophic Harm,' ACLU Files Legal Challenge Against Arkansas Transgender Healthcare Ban

The lawsuit from the ACLU's Arkansas chapter is the first major challenge of one of the many anti-transgender rights measures being pushed by Republican legislatures across the country. 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

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