Julia Conley

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.


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The GOP has turned voter suppression into part of its national platform

Republicans have been busy in the 10 years since the supreme court gutted voting rights

June 27, 2023, 20:38 PDT

Environmental Protection Agency sued for not protecting the environment

'For too long, EPA has allowed pesticide-coated seeds to jeopardize threatened and endangered species across the country'

June 5, 2023, 9:00 PDT

10-year-old rape victim flees Ohio to Indiana for abortion, Indiana fines Doctor for talking about it

Indiana AG claims Dr. Caitlin Bernard is 'pushing a narrative' by talking about a legal abortion she provided

May 26, 2023, 10:20 PDT

Biden signs executive order on environmental justice while supporting controversial pipeline

'The Biden administration is showing its two faces... and it's a bad look'

April 24, 2023, 15:02 PDT

Sanna Marin falls as Finland joins Europe’s rightward trend

April 3, 2023, 9:47 PDT

Progressives push Dems to nix tradition letting GOP block Biden judges

"When Republicans had the advantage, they just didn't hesitate"

February 27, 2023, 21:18 PST

‘Cold hard threat to democracy’: GOP sowing chaos at polls even before Election Day

"Voters deserve better than this when they exercise their constitutional right at the polls," said one government watchdog

October 28, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Progressives in US House call for ‘proactive diplomatic push’ for Ukraine ceasefire

"The longer the war in Ukraine goes on, the greater the risk of escalation—to widespread, devastating effect," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal

October 25, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Concerned over lack of ‘working-class’ energy for midterms, Sanders plans 8-state blitz

"It is rather amazing to me that we are in a situation right now, which I hope to change, where according to poll after poll, the American people look more favorably upon the Republicans in terms of economic issues than they do Democrats," said Sen. Bernie Sanders

October 20, 2022, 6:00 PDT

‘Makes me physically ill’: Footage shows DeSantis’ election police force in action

"This is an incredible look at the gulf between the voter fraud rhetoric of politicians and reality; instead of scheming fraudsters, you've got confused people being rounded up by police because they trusted the system"

October 19, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Progressives say new midterm poll must be ‘wake up call’ to Democrats

"Democrats should close the election with a clear argument about who is prepared to fight for the working class," said one strategist

October 18, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Poor hit hardest as ‘maternity care deserts’ grow across US

Ohio, where Republicans imposed an abortion ban earlier this year, saw the biggest rise in the number of women who live in counties where they have no access to maternal healthcare

October 13, 2022, 6:13 PDT

Acidification of Arctic happening up to 4 times faster than other oceans

The research followed reports that the Arctic is warming nearly four times faster than the Earth as a whole

September 29, 2022, 18:50 PDT

Warnings mount over right-wing plot to rewrite US Constitution

Ahead of the midterm elections, said one political strategist, "Democrats must emphasize to voters that Republicans still control most state legislatures, and if they remain in power, they can drastically change the Constitution"

September 20, 2022, 11:00 PDT

After $1.9 trillion giveaway to rich, McConnell calls debt relief for working class ‘slap in the face’

"You literally canceled $1,900,000,000,000 in tax cuts for the rich," said Public Citizen

August 25, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Progressives applaud as Biden signs ‘landmark’ Inflation Reduction Act into law

The bill is "a start to, not the culmination of, our work to reduce global warming pollution and ensure clean air, clean water, and the preservation of open spaces," said one climate campaigner

August 17, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Doctors against Oz launch campaign denouncing GOP candidate as ‘quack’

"ShamWow guy + stethoscope = Dr. Oz," said John Fetterman, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Pennsylvania

August 11, 2022, 11:00 PDT

After House passes assault weapons ban, advocates say Senate opponents must be forced to vote

The bill stands virtually no chance of passing in the Senate, but campaigners said a vote would "show young people why we need to turn out to expand [Democrats'] majority in the Senate"

August 1, 2022, 6:00 PDT

NASA images of shrinking Lake Mead offer ‘stark illustration’ of climate crisis

"This is not a drought, this is aridification," said one water law expert, adding, "This is the new world we live in"

July 26, 2022, 11:00 PDT

In post-Roe US, patients already denied care for wide range of medical concerns

"I have gotten some reports where children have been denied methotrexate for their juvenile arthritis until they've proven they're not pregnant," said one physician

July 12, 2022, 13:00 PDT

Hundreds march in Akron enraged by police killing of Jayland Walker

"The police can do whatever they want," said one local resident through tears, adding, "They can take our children's lives and think it's okay"

July 5, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Poll shows majority oppose Supreme Court’s attack on fundamental rights

Fifty-six percent of respondents said they're now concerned the court will attack marriage equality and the right to obtain contraception

June 30, 2022, 13:00 PDT

UN chief warns of ‘ocean emergency’ as leaders confront biodiversity loss, pollution

"We must turn the tide," said Secretary-General António Guterres. "A healthy and productive ocean is vital to our shared future"

June 29, 2022, 13:00 PDT

Amnesty report demands Biden take action to end death penalty

"The world is waiting for the USA to do what almost 100 countries have achieved during this past half-century—total abolition of the death penalty," said the group

June 28, 2022, 13:00 PDT

Supreme Court takes ‘wrecking ball’ to separation of church and state with prayer ruling

After decades of affirming that prayers led by school officials are unconstitutional, said Justice Sonia Sotomayor, "the court now charts a different path"

June 27, 2022, 15:29 PDT

Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court should roll back all privacy rights

‘In future cases, we should reconsider all of the Court’s substantive due process precedents,’ right-wing justice wrote

June 25, 2022, 7:37 PDT

Extremist groups flock to ‘siege’ protest of Canada’s capitol

Similar protests to the so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’ are reportedly being planned in the U.S. and throughout Europe

February 8, 2022, 0:37 PST

In first, U.S. labeled ‘backsliding democracy’ in report detailing state of democracy worldwide

More than one in four people globally live in backsliding democracies, which also include Brazil and India, according to the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

November 24, 2021, 3:00 PST

New bill aims to crack down on corporate behemoths evading taxes

Measure promoted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would set minimum 15 percent tax rate for companies with $1 billion or more in annual revenue

November 20, 2021, 10:45 PST

FDA authorizes Pfizer Covid-19 for emergency use in children between 5 and 11

Young children should receive one-third of the adult dose in two vaccinations administered three weeks apart, agency says

October 30, 2021, 9:18 PDT

New study reveals how low-income voters were crucial to Biden’s 2020 victory

October 16, 2021, 12:42 PDT

Dental and medical insurance lobbyists are quietly trying to block Medicare dental expansion

Industry groups are trying to stop Americans on Medicare from receiving dental benefits for fear that it would harm their profits

August 28, 2021, 2:20 PDT

Biden administration says it will take steps to protect schools from GOP governors who ban Covid safety procedures

Education Department says it will use federal relief funds to fill offsets caused by state governments and also pursue civil rights investigations on behalf of students

August 20, 2021, 10:00 PDT

Report: The ‘Fight for $15’ movement has won raises for 25 million workers

Since its beginning in 2012, the movement to increase the hourly minimum wage to $15 has won many victories, even though advocates vow to continue the struggle

July 29, 2021, 11:59 PDT

Top vaccine official ousted in Tennessee says she’s ‘afraid for my state’

Republicans in state have banned outreach efforts of any kind to promote vaccinations against diseases

July 15, 2021, 1:17 PDT

Facebook allowed conservative activists to run fake Green Party page

Social media giant took no action after determining right-wing group was posing as environmental advocates

June 12, 2021, 2:00 PDT


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