Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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President Trump's pick to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division has a long history of defending discrimination against Americans based on age, religion and other factors. News
Friday, June 30, 2017
Trump's Civil Rights Nominee Has Long Anti-Civil Rights History
The ACLU and other civil rights advocates are denouncing the White House's nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. If approved by the Senate, Eric Dreiband's appointment would continue the Trump administration's well-established pattern of filling high-level jobs with...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
PA Teachers Lead Fight Against "Reckless" Bill Allowing Guns in Schools
The gun control advocacy group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is leading the fight against a newly-passed bill in the Pennsylvania State Senate, which would allow teachers and other employees to carry firearms in public schools. The bill passed with a vote of 28-22, with 26 Republicans...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Forcing Canada to Confront Past, First Nations Erect Symbolic Teepee in Nation's Capitol
Widespread applause greeted a large teepee in front of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday morning. First Nations protesters erected the teepee as a reminder of the mistreatment of their ancestors amid celebrations in Canada for the country's 150th anniversary. Though the demonstrators'...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
NRA Decries Liberal Violence While Appearing to Declare War on Resistance
A new ad released by the National Rifle Association, in which conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch bizarrely casts the anti-Trump resistance as a violent threat—is receiving fierce pushback on Thursday, with many pointing out the irony (and danger) of the nation's largest gun lobby casting...
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
'Kill the Bill, Don't Kill Me!': Americans with Disabilities Lead the Fight Against Trumpcare
Protesters staged sit-ins at Senate offices across the country, demanding 'No' votes on GOP's healthcare bill
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Top U.N. Human Rights Official Denounces Trump's Pro-Torture Rhetoric
A top human rights official for the United Nations is concerned that President Trump's pro-torture rhetoric could usher in a new era marked by the broad use of torture by world powers. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said this week that Trump's "persistent flirtation"...
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Despite Delay, Resistance Doubles Down Against Deeply Unpopular Trumpcare Bill
As progressives gear up for a National Day of Action to protest the Republican healthcare bill, more evidence is piling in that Americans don't approve of the Senate plan to repeal and replace the the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare. A new poll by NPR/Marist finds that just 17 percent of...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Even Millionaires Are Ready to Ditch Trump
A CNBC poll finds that President Trump's support is waning among many of his fans from a particular demographic: millionaires. The survey was conducted with the Spectrem Group, a consulting firm that conducts research on affluent households. Forty-five percent of the millionaires surveyed voted for...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
EPA Head's Plan to Gut Popular Water Rule Condemned as Gift to Polluters
Stirring criticism from environmental groups, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt said Tuesday that the Trump administration will take steps to roll back the Clean Water Rule, the Obama-era regulation that grants clear protections to America's waterways and drinking water supplies...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
'Scary': CO2 Rates Climb Even as Emissions Stabilize
Climate scientists are sounding the alarm about a new realization: while carbon dioxide emission rates by humans have stabilized, the level of the greenhouse gas in the earth's atmosphere has continued to rise in 2017. According to a report in The New York Times on Monday, experts are concerned...
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