Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Where Did Tax Benefits Trump Promised Average Americans Go? Straight to Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Their Crappy Insurance
Any tax cuts working families received this year after the Republican Party pushed through its tax law have likely been canceled out by higher costs of gas, healthcare, and other necessities, according to Americans for Tax Fairness (AFT), due to President Donald Trump's policies. As you’re driving...
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Wednesday, July 04, 2018
'I Can't Afford That': Trapped and Injured by Subway Car, Woman Begged Bystanders Not to Call Ambulance Due to Expense
As Americans across the country celebrate Independence Day with parades, barbecues, and fireworks displays, the story of a woman begging bystanders not to call an ambulance after she was injured in an accident went viral this week—with universal healthcare advocates pointing to the incident as...
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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
As Women Send Coat Hangers in Bulk, Ad Blitz to Demand Susan Collins Defend Abortion Rights
With the news that President Donald Trump has interviewed four anti-choice judges as potential nominees to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, women's rights advocates are turning their attention to Sen. Susan Collins, putting pressure on the so-called "moderate" Republican...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated her victory in New York's 14th congressional district with supporters on June 26. News
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Progressives Gain Steam as Ocasio-Cortez Leverages Historic Win to Back Other Insurgent Democrats
Progressives nationwide are applauding the wave of left-wing victories in a number of Democratic primary races—and warning that centrist Democrats who dismiss the growing nationwide enthusiasm for candidates who refuse corporate money and support bold proposals like Medicare for All and tuition-...
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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
In 'Huge Win' for Immigrant Rights, Trump Administration Ordered to End Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers
Immigrant rights advocates on Tuesday applauded a federal judge's ruling that the Trump administration cannot detain asylum seekers who are awaiting immigration hearings—a practice that breaks the government's own policies as well as international law. Today’s ruling means the Trump administration...
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Monday, July 02, 2018
'This Is Crazy': News Outlets Indirectly Paid Melania Trump Up to $1 Million for Images Under Contract That Demanded 'Positive' Coverage
President Donald Trump told the public that his wife Melania's controversial jacket proclaiming, "I really don't care" was directed at the media. But reports on Monday suggested the First Lady cares a great deal about news coverage of her—enough to sign a deal with a photo agency that guaranteed...
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Monday, July 02, 2018
As Abolish ICE Movement Grows, Police in Louisville Tear Down Latest Protest Encampment
Protesters in Louisville, Kentucky were outraged Monday after police swiftly removed an encampment they had set up outside the city's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility as part of the national #OccupyICE movement. I cannot get my jaw off the floor the @louisvillemayor had the gall,...
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Monday, July 02, 2018
In 'Final Warning Shot to Trump,' Michael Cohen Suggests He Could Cooperate With Mueller Probe
Speculation over the possibility that President Donald Trump's former attorney could cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the president intensified on Monday, as details of ABC 's in-depth interview with Michael Cohen came to light. Cohen, who is under federal...
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Friday, June 29, 2018
With 700+ Events Planned for Saturday, Nationwide Rallies Will Demand End to Trump's 'Zero-Humanity' Policy
More than 700 direct actions are planned in cities and towns across the country on Saturday, as Americans rally against President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, the forcible separation of families, and the imprisonment of children. It looks like literally the entire country is...
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Friday, June 29, 2018
To Protect Children From Trump Border Policy, Canadian Youth Refugee Choir Cancels US Performance
Citing President Donald Trump's Muslim ban which was upheld this week by the U.S. Supreme Court, a Syrian children's choir based in Canada canceled its plans to sing at an international festival in Washington, D.C. "I can't imagine that we could go if one of [the singers] got turned away at the...
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