Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Floor Vote Over 'Bigotry, Hatred, and Hostility'
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said he would force a vote in the House on impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday, citing the "bigotry, hatred, and hostility" that Trump has demonstrated since taking office. "I love my country," wrote Green on Tuesday in a letter (pdf) to his colleagues in the...
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
'Tax the Rich, Not the Sick!': Hundreds Storm Capitol Hill Offices to Denounce GOP Tax Bill
Opponents of the Republican tax plan moving through Congress showed they were not backing down on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters chanted "Kill the bill!" and "Tax the rich, not the sick!" as they assembled outside the offices of GOP lawmakers. While numerous arrests were made in the crowded...
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
With Oceans Threatened as 'Never Before in Human History,' World Leaders Fail to Show Urgency
While renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough warned the world's oceans are "under threat now as never before in human history," g reen groups on Tuesday said a United Nations resolution to end plastic pollution in the world's oceans does not go nearly far enough to combat the problem, and...
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Headlining at Verizon Headquarters, FCC Chair Ajit Pai Dismisses Net Neutrality Defenders as 'Desperate'
Net neutrality advocates geared up for protests as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) head Ajit Pai headed to Verizon's headquarters in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to speak at an telecommunications policy event, days before a planned vote on net neutrality protections that's expected to benefit...
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Monday, December 04, 2017
Ignoring Local Tribes and Public Outcry, Trump Carves Up National Monuments for Mining and Drilling
Indigenous rights groups and environmental advocates were among thousands of people who gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday to greet President Donald Trump with a demonstration against his decision to shrink two of the state's national monuments, opening the land to oil and gas companies...
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Monday, December 04, 2017
North Korea Warns Massive U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Put Nations on 'Brink of Nuclear War'
The North Korean government called the latest military drills by the U.S. and South Korea a "grave provocation" on Monday, adding to regional and global fears that President Donald Trump's aggressive actions at a time of heightened tensions could endanger civilian lives. The U.S. Air Force, Navy,...
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Friday, December 01, 2017
Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Named as 'Very Senior Member' Who Instructed Flynn on Russia
Confirming the suspicions of some analysts, NBC News reported on Friday that President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner was the "very senior member of the presidential transition team" who instructed former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn to speak with...
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Friday, December 01, 2017
As Military Obscures Bloodshed, Number of Civilians Killed by US Bombs Soaring, Say Watchdogs
Human rights and military monitoring groups on Friday repudiated reports about civilian deaths in the U.S.-led coalition's air war against ISIS, with transparency group Airwars estimating that seven times as many civilians have been killed in air strikes than the military claims. The organization,...
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Friday, December 01, 2017
'Can You Spell Obstruction?': GOP Senators Admit Trump Asked Them To Curb Russia Probe
Democratic lawmakers, commentators, and ethics officials are expressing shock—but not surprise—on Friday regarding a new report that President Donald Trump attempted to pressure Republican Senate leaders earlier this year to curb their investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016...
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Trump's $100K Salary Donation to Opioid Crisis Denounced As 'Meaningless Gesture'
At a White House press briefing on Thursday, officials praised President Donald Trump's "extreme generosity" as they announced that he would be donating his third-quarter salary to help combat the opioid crisis—but critics raised questions about the gesture amid the scope of the epidemic as well as...
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