Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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A new report found that watching Fox News for only three minute per week made an average Democratic voter more likely to vote Republican in the 2008 election. News
Friday, September 08, 2017
Your Worst Fears About Fox News Are Confirmed By New Study
Fox News Channel has been recognized since its inception in 1996, when it was established by Republican operative Roger Ailes, as a right-leaning news source. But a new study published in the American Economic Review shows just how influential the channel is when it comes to changing viewers' minds...
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Hurricane Irma, seen in a NOAA satellite image, was rapidly approaching South Florida on Friday. News
Friday, September 08, 2017
Trump's Anti-Climate Budget Would Be Disaster for Combating Future Disasters
With much of the Caribbean devastated by Hurricane Irma's 185 mile-per-hour winds and 20-foot storm surges, South Florida anticipating similar destruction as the Category 4 storm approaches for a direct hit, and the Houston area beginning a recovery from Hurricane Harvey which is expected to last...
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Friday, September 08, 2017
Florida Warned 'Don't Let Your Guard Down' as Irma Roars for Direct Hit
Despite media reports of weakening winds, weather experts warned South Florida residents to remain vigilant and prepare for the worst as Hurricane Irma approaches the region, headed north from the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center called the storm "extremely dangerous" even though it's been...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Pushing 'False Equivalence' Between Survivors and the Accused, DeVos to Roll Back Title IX
Advocates for sexual assault survivors criticized the Trump administration's announcement on Thursday that it would roll back Obama-era guidance on campus assault. As dozens of protesters gathered outside to demand continued protections for survivors, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
'Unprecedented' Lofoten Declaration Demands Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Industry
As climate scientists stress that climate change has contributed to the enormous size and strength recent storms including Hurricane Irma, which has killed at least ten people in the Caribbean and left the island of Barbuda "uninhabitable" as it heads toward Florida, a coalition of more than 220 organizations called for a "managed decline of fossil fuel production" on Thursday, with an immediate end to new oil, gas, and coal development.
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Parts of the Caribbean island of St. Martin were left flooded Wednesday after Hurricane Irma hit. News
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Caribbean Islands Pleaded for Climate Action. Hurricane Irma Shows Why.
Some of the small Caribbean islands that are expected to suffer the most damage from Hurricane Irma have had some of the loudest voices in recent months regarding the effects of climate change—and the harm being done by leaders including President Donald Trump, who withdrew the United States from...
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While tech companies like Google tend to champion progress in the way of diversity and social support programs, a new survey finds that high-powered tech leaders have negative views toward labor unions and government regulation. News
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Applauded for Stances on Social Issues, Poll Highlights Silicon Valley's Disdain for Unions and Regulation
While the tech industry has recently taken credit for taking progressive stances on key social issues, a new survey shows that the political views of Silicon Valley's most influential players are not as clear-cut as they may appear—with many showing hostility to the rights of workers and and taking...
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Student debt in the U.S. has reached more than $1.3 trillion. The Department of Education recently announced it would not work with the CFPB to hel students with complaints about their student loan servicers. News
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Ditching Watchdog, Betsy DeVos Signals 'Open Season to Defraud' Student Borrowers
Calling the move "outrageous and deeply troubling," consumer advocates and opponents of skyrocketing student debt spoke out Tuesday against the Trump administration's decision to end the working relationship between the Department of Education and the government watchdog tasked with helping oversee...
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Many families in the Gaza Strip are living with no electricity or only a couple of hours of power per day, making conditions stifling at home. Households also lack clean drinking water and fresh food because of poor infrastructure and the energy crisis. News
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Human Rights Group Calls Conditions in Gaza 'Unlivable' for One Million Children
Save the Children called on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, reporting that one million children there are coping with "unlivable" conditions, as schools and households struggle to function with limited basic services and the constant threat of conflict. While the United...
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is tracking Hurricane Irma, shown here approaching the Caribbean Islands in an infrared satellite image taken Monday night. News
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Caribbean Islands Brace for Impact of 'Monstrous' Hurricane Irma
While many corporate media outlets have been focused on the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida and other southern states in the continental U.S., the Caribbean Islands are also preparing for what meteorologists are calling the strongest hurricane to form in the Atlantic in the past...
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