Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Millions of Women Join Forces in Brazil to Fight Back Against 'Misogynist" and 'Truly Fascist' Presidential Candidate
Millions of women are coming together to lead the charge against right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, joining the #NotHim movement amid growing anger over his misogynistic and fascist policies that have led many to compare him to U.S. President Donald Trump. As the country...
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Friday, September 21, 2018
Maine Lawmakers Vote to Curb Free Speech by Banning Projection of Political Messages onto State House
An increasingly common form of non-violent protest is under threat this week after state legislators in Maine voted to bar demonstrators and groups from projecting political messages onto the State House in Augusta. As the Portland Press Herald reported, at the request of the Maine State Capitol...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
'Evil': Worst Fears Realized as ICE Arrests Dozens of Family or Guardians Attempting to Retrieve Children From Detention
Confirming the fears of many immigrant families who have declined to step forward and claim children who are being held in detention facilities, a new report shows that more than 40 people have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after doing just that. CNN reported Thursday...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Advocacy Groups Vow to 'Protect the Protest' as Government and Corporations Challenge First Amendment Rights
With wealthy corporations, state legislatures, and the federal government finding new ways to challenge Americans' right to protest, several nonprofit groups have banded together to fight back on behalf of those facing legal jeopardy for peacefully blocking pipelines or using civil disobedience to...
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Protesters wore pins with messages of support for Christine Ford at demonstrations on Capitol Hill on Thursday. News
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Ford Supporters Descend on Senate Offices of Grassley and Collins to Demand GOP #CancelKavanaugh
Women and men from across the country crowded into the lobby of the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning, affirming their support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, who she has accused of sexual assault. The Women...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
How Does Trump 'Even Sleep at Night'? Cuts to Cancer Research, Head Start, and Women's Shelters Among $226 Million Diverted to Pay for Child Detention
Along with tens of thousands of children and families, cancer patients, Americans with substance abuse disorders, and victims of domestic violence are among the casualties of President Donald Trump's detention of young immigrants—according to government documents outlining the administration's plan...
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Wednesday that Christine Blasey Ford's decision not to testify at the Senate hearing on her assault allegations would be "not fair" to Judge Brett Kavanaugh. News
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
As Collins Appears to Side With Kavanaugh Over Assault Allegation, Group Issues Warning: Women Won't Forget
"If it's truly Senator Collins' intention to side with Brett Kavanaugh over Dr. Blasey Ford, she will never again be able to claim the mantle of an ally to women or survivors, and that is not something that women will ever forget—not next week, not next month, and not in 2020 when she's up for...
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President Trump said Wednesday that the FBI is not in the position to investigate Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh—even though the bureau investigated Anita Hill's claims of sexual harassment by Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991. News
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Amid Call to 'Push Pause Button' on Kavanaugh Hearing in Order to Probe Assault Allegation, Trump Lies That FBI Can't Investigate
While Democrats including Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and women's advocacy groups have demanded for the fair treatment of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were in high school, the White House and the...
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
With Soaring Profits Going Straight to the Top, Disregarded Steel Workers Unanimously Approve Strike
Union leaders said this week that tens of thousands of steelworkers are increasingly likely to go on strike as their companies rake in profits—refusing to allow recent windfalls to benefit their employees while handing out bonuses to executives. If the demands of workers now attempting to...
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Friday, September 14, 2018
After Decades as Progressive Champion, Willie Nelson Somehow Angers Right-Wing Texans by Going "All In" for Beto O'Rourke
Country music icon Willie Nelson's decades of progressive political activism appeared to have gone unnoticed by many of his right-wing fans, with outrage erupting this week over the musician's plans to perform at a rally for Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Beto O'Rourke. Nelson shared with his...
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