Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Trump Resorts to 'Pure 1984 Totalitarian Gaslighting,' Telling Supporters to Ignore News Coverage of His Policies
Hours before President Donald Trump's former lawyer released an audio recording of Trump discussing a hush-money payment to a former Playboy model, the president uttered a phrase that critics said seemed ripped from the pages of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984. "It's all working out,"...
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
At Rally Outside Jamie Dimon's Home, Immigrant Rights Advocates Demand #BackersOfHate Stop Bankrolling For-Profit Prisons
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon became the latest power broker to be directly confronted with the outrage of immigrant rights advocates, as CREDO Mobile, Make the Road New York, and other groups led a protest outside Dimon's Manhattan apartment building over his bank's financing of immigration...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
With No Evidence That #GOPTaxScam Has Benefited Most Americans, Republicans Unveil Plan to Double Down on Corporate Tax Cuts
Despite the profound unpopularity of the Republican Party's tax law, pushed through last December amid loud protests directed at President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers, party leaders on Tuesday unveiled framework for their "tax cuts 2.0" package—signaling that they are doubling down on their...
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Wildfires are raging in countries around the world, including northern Sweden—above the Arctic Circle. (Photo: @AssaadRazzouk/Twitter) News
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
As Wildfires Rage and Heat Records Broken Worldwide, Corporate Media Urged to Cover Climate Crisis' Link to Extreme Weather
Climate scientists sounded alarms on Tuesday as reports circulated of extreme weather and record-breaking high temperatures all over the globe, with dozens of deaths and thousands of hospitalizations reported in some countries—while one journalist with a major platform on corporate cable news...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
'Truly Terrible': As Many as 463 Parents Have Already Been Deported, Putting Family Reunification in Jeopardy
As the Trump administration's court-ordered deadline approaches for reuniting all the families it has forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers advised a U.S. District Court that as many as 463 parents may have already been deported, jeopardizing...
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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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