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Julia Conley

Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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100+ AP Staffers Condemn News Agency for 'Sacrifice' of Emily Wilder After Right-Wing Smear Campaign

Wilder's firing has left AP employees "wondering how we treat our own, what culture we embrace and what values we truly espouse as a company."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Health Systems of Dozens of Countries Near 'Total Collapse' Due to Oxygen Shortages

"If oxygen capacity is there for mining companies to extract, the capacity must be there for the health system to save lives."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'We Can Change': In New Film, Greta Thunberg Connects Dots Between Animal Exploitation, Climate Crisis, and Pandemics

"We need to rethink how we value and treat nature in order to safeguard future and present living conditions for life on Earth."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Gaza Health Officials Fear Covid-19 Surge as Tens of Thousands Emerge From Crowded Bomb Shelters

"People stopped [social] distancing" during the bombing campaign, said a doctor at al-Shifa hospital. "They had no choice."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Nearly 200,000 Gather in London for History-Making Demonstration of Solidarity With Palestinians

"This movement is growing every single day," said the Muslim Association of Britain. 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'Outrageous': Georgia State Judge Allows Citizens to Examine Fulton County Ballots

"This is further shameful evidence that the Big Lie is becoming state policy," said attorney Marc Elias.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Canadian Activists Pour 'River of Blood' on Israeli Consulate Steps to Symbolize Devastation Across Palestine

"The death and destruction inflicted by Israel in Gaza, as well as the heightened violence by Israel across Palestine, cannot be washed away."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'This Has to Stop': Palestinian Rights Advocates Condemn Antisemitic Incidents in US

Those committing such attacks, said one Palestinian-American writer and activist, "are not in solidarity with Palestinians, they are in solidarity with racism, a force we suffer from."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

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