Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Erdoğan Claims Ultimate Power in Turkey After Nearly Split Vote
In a very close—and closely watched—referendum vote, Turks on Sunday handed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan what many say is authoritarian rule. With more than 99 percent of ballots counted, Erdoğan claimed a win with 51.36 percent voting in favor of the referendum and 48.64 voting against. However...
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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Keystone XL Opponents Target Banks Funding Climate Destruction
Kicking off a week of actions targeting the institutions financing the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipelines, activists on Saturday protested at banks in 25 cities to shine a spotlight on the roll they are having on climate destruction. "It's back—and so are we," reads the call to...
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Sunday, April 16, 2017
RESIST DAY #87: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas' Execution Spree
A federal judge on Saturday issued an injunction blocking Arkansas from its rush to carry out 6 executions in less than two weeks, siding with the plaintiffs who argued that the " assembly line " killings could subject inmates to a torturous and botched execution. Eight inmates were initially...
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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Snowden Says Cyberweapons Dump Underscores NSA Hacking Tools Are Not Secure
Hackers and security experts are raising alarm over a massive cyberweapons dump that they say underscores the danger of government spy agencies developing intrusive surveillance tools. On Friday, the hacking group Shadow Brokers released a cache of cyberweapons developed by the National Security...
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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Tens of Thousands Protest Coast-to-Coast Daring Trump to Release Taxes
Update: Over 25,000 marched along the National Mall in Washington, D.C. while thousands more took part in more than 200 rallies across the nation on Saturday to send a message to President Donald Trump that the nation wants to know who he does business with. "Local news outlets in cities including...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
Will Turkey Hand Erdoğan Authoritarian Rule With Referendum Vote?
Turkish citizens head to the polls on Sunday to vote on a historic referendum that could potentially cement autocratic rule in the nation, consolidating power for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. If the referendum passes, "it will abolish the office of prime minister, enabling the president to...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
With Message for Trump, Citizen Group Launches First Space Protest
President Donald Trump and his policies have sparked worldwide marches, seemingly round-the-clock demonstrations, and a fierce popular resistance movement, and now, it seems, the "first protest in space." The citizen-led space exploration group, the Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN) , this...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
Americans Bracing for More War Under Trigger-Happy Trump
The American public is bracing for war now that President Donald Trump has seemingly stumbled upon "the keys to the family gun cabinet," as one observer put it, after a week of rash and aggressive military action. The unprecedented use of a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Int'l Spy Agencies First to Spot 'Suspicious Interactions' Between Russia, Trump Team
The ongoing probe into ties between Russia and affiliates of President Donald Trump was reportedly first spurred by international spy agencies that picked up "suspicious interactions," which they began sharing with the FBI, the Guardian reported on Thursday. Speaking to a number of unidentified...
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