Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
'Somebody's Cheating': 8 Years After Ban, Scientists Urge World Leaders to Find Mysterious Source Behind Skyrocketing CFC Levels
Despite having been banned, emissions of a chemical found to create holes in the ozone layer have skyrocketed in recent years, according to a new study—leading scientists to wonder whether the pollutant is being secretly manufactured somewhere on Earth. Scientists at the National Oceanic and...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Whistleblower Leaked Suspicious Cohen Payments Due to Concerns Over Missing Files—and Possible Cover-up
A law enforcement agent leaked three government documents detailing suspicious financial activity by the firm of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, due to concerns that information on Cohen's dealings were missing from a government database—a serious red flag pointing to the...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Financial Disclosure Showing Trump Payment to Cohen Is 'Tantamount to a Criminal Referral,' Former White House Ethics Chief Says
Following Wednesdays's revelations regarding President Donald Trump's payment to his lawyer, Michael Cohen, in 2016, former White House ethics chief Walter Shaub called on the Department of Justice to investigate whether Trump had deliberately hid the payment previously, saying the news out of the...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
'Clear Human Fingerprints' Found by NASA Study of Increasingly Dire Global Water Shortages
With a first-of-its-kind satellite study, NASA scientists have identified more than 30 parts of the globe where the depletion of freshwater has been most dramatic, largely due to human activity and the climate crisis. Parts of India, the Middle East, Australia, the Arctic, Antarctica, and...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A Dozen Google Employees Resign Over Pentagon Drone Contract as 4,000 Workers Demand End to Project
About a dozen Google employees have resigned in protest of the tech giant's involvement in an artificial intelligence (AI) collaboration with the U.S. military, in which Google is participating to develop new kinds of drone technology. The employees are resigning due to the ethical concerns they...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
In 'Deliberately Cruel' Assault on Rights, Trump's DHS Plans to Detain Immigrant Children on Military Bases
In a step toward separating families who cross the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration is preparing to detain immigrant children on military bases, according to the Defense Department. These used to be called “Internment Camps.” https://t.co/zl9CwYlXjC — Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright)...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
'Excruciatingly Close': With Just 24 Hours Until Crucial Vote, Net Neutrality Defenders Urged to Flood Senate Phone Lines
Internet freedom defenders warned on Tuesday that with only 24 hours left before the Senate votes to possibly nullify the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of net neutrality, the vote is expected to be "excruciatingly close"—and urged net neutrality supporters to flood Capitol Hill's...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
'Can We Do That?': As Israel Murders Palestinians in Gaza, Right-Wing Troll Ann Coulter Suggests Shooting to Kill Along US-Mexico Border
As the death toll in Gaza climbed with the Israeli military killing unarmed Palestinian protesters this week, a tweet from right-wing troll Ann Coulter highlighted the parallel between the indifference of many in the U.S. political establishment to the suffering of people in Gaza, and the disdain...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
'See You in Court': With China Funding New Trump Resort Project, President in Clear Violation of Constitution
The government watchdog group that has previously sued President Donald Trump over alleged ethics violations sharpened its focus this week on a billion-dollar development project involving the Trump Organization that is being partially financed by the Chinese government—calling it a clear violation...
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Monday, May 14, 2018
Investors Controlling $2.5 Trillion Stand With Indigenous People Against Trump Plan to Drill 'Sacred' Arctic Refuge
An indigenous group was joined by investors controlling trillions of dollars in assets on Monday as they called for fossil fuel companies and the banks that fund them to end efforts to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—making clear that harming the protected land is bad for business as...
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