Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
DAPL Company Hired War on Terror Contractors to Suppress Native Uprising
The years-long, Indigenous-led fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) briefly captured the nation's attention last fall as images of peaceful resisters being sprayed with water canons and surrounded by police in tanks and other military-grade equipment were spread widely, fueling global...
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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Other G7 Leaders Plow Ahead After Trump Throws 'Tantrum' Over Climate Accord
Further isolating the United States as other world powers prepare to take on the crisis of climate change, President Donald Trump refused to commit to the landmark Paris Climate Agreement as the remaining G7 leaders reaffirmed their determination to implement the accord. In what has been described...
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Beyond Trump, Campaigners Demand G7 Leaders Commit to Climate Action
Global leaders taking part in the Group of Seven (G7) meeting this week are being called upon to brush aside the anti-science recalcitrance of the Trump administration and take the lead in addressing the crisis of climate change. "The G7 states have played a major role in polluting our planet, but...
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Intensifying Cycle of Violence, US Strikes Kill Scores More Syrian Children, Civilians
Scores of civilians, including more than 30 children, have been killed in recent days as an escalated air assault led by the United States continues in eastern Syria despite warnings from the United Nations over the careless and indiscriminate attacks. An early morning airstrike in the town of...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Declaring FERC a 'Rubber Stamp for Industry,' Campaigners Disrupt Senate Hearing
Decrying the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as nothing but a "rubber stamp" for industry, a number of activists disrupted a Senate energy committee hearing Thursday on President Donald Trump's FERC nominees. "FERC'in nuts" was how E&E News reporter Hannah Northey described the...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
'From Laughable to Inevitable': $15 Minimum Wage Hits Congress
Answering the call from millions of underpaid American workers who for years have pounded the pavement demanding a living wage, progressive lawmakers on Thursday unveiled legislation in both the House and Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, "reversing the growing trend...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Trump Empire Claims Tracking Payments Too Hard, Watchdogs Say Too Bad
Despite promising to donate whatever profits President Donald Trump makes from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury, it has been revealed that the president's real estate empire is actually not tracking those payments, which ethics watchdogs warn puts him in clear violation of the Constitution...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
'You Can't Make This Up': Comcast Threatens Legal Action Against Net Neutrality Proponents
Open Internet proponents who have been fighting the Trump administration's rollback of net neutrality protections, which has been enacted at the bidding of the telecom industry, said Tuesday that Comcast is now threatening legal action saying the website Comcastroturf.com is infringing on its...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Intelligence Chief Refuses to Say if Trump Sought Help Rebuffing FBI Probe
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday refused to confirm or deny allegations that President Donald Trump had asked him to "push back" against the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Coats' testimony before the Senate Intelligence...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Resurrecting 'Gilded Age,' Trump Budget Sacrifices All for Military and Ultra-Rich
President Donald Trump officially unveiled his budget on Tuesday and made clear that the candidate who rose to power with a promise to protect the downtrodden and working class had swapped that rhetoric for " hardline rightwing economics " that prioritizes military might and insulating the one-...
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