Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:45am
Nearly 60 Lawmakers Boycott Netanyahu Speech
As Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoyed no less than 26* standing ovations during his speech before the United States Congress on Tuesday morning, the resounding applause did not include the clapping hands of nearly sixty lawmakers who did not attend the controversial address...
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:30am
Clinton Skirted Public Disclosure Laws While Heading State Department
Former Secretary of State and likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for years skirted public disclosure and federal record-keeping laws by using her personal email account while serving her post as the United States' highest ranking ambassador, reports revealed on Tuesday. According to the...
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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:15pm
Obama Task Force Calls for Significant Changes to Policing in America
Rights groups and others are welcoming the release of a report by the president's policing task force on Monday, saying that the policy recommendations are the best chance the White House has for improving the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities they are meant to...
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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:15am
Racist Policing in Ferguson Verified by DOJ Report
The U.S. Justice Department has reportedly concluded that the Ferguson Police Department has for years practiced discriminatory policing tactics, creating a culture of "racial animosity" in the lead up to the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown last summer. The findings, which are...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:15am
2014 Marked Ultimate Low in Human Rights, Says Amnesty Report
The legacy of 2014 will likely be that the world suffered a "historic failure" in human rights, according to Amnesty International's annual assessment. Released Wednesday, the human rights report says that the year had been "devastating" for civilians caught in the cross-hairs of war and that...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 8:45am
Snowden Document Reveals Huge Scope of Canada's Domestic Surveillance
Canada's electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), collects millions of emails and other information from its citizens and stores them for "days to months," according to a document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and revealed by CBC News in collaboration...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
Egyptian Minister Urged Use of Automatic Weapons Against Protesters
An Egyptian minister has been exposed encouraging the country's police force to use "automatic weapons" against protesters in a recording broadcasted by the Qatari-owned Al Jazeera news network on Tuesday. According to reports, a voice attributed to Egyptian interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim is...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:30am
Proving That 'Activism Works,' Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill
Following years of fierce environmental campaigning by a grassroots movement against the monied fossil fuel industry, President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a Congressional bill approving the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Only the third veto by this president, many hope that the action marks...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 2:15pm
United Against 'Debt Trap' of For-Profit Colleges, Students Fight Back with Loan Strike
Taking a stand against the for-profit schools which they say have saddled them with mountains of debt, a number of recent graduates, dubbed the Corinithian 15, on Monday launched a student debt strike. The former students, with help from the anti-debt collective Rolling Jubilee, are refusing to pay...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:15am
Following New Rules, Groups Say Only 'Safe' Arctic Drilling Is 'No Drilling'
Environmentalists are sounding the alarm after the Obama administration unveiled the first-ever guidelines for drilling in the Arctic. Released by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday, the proposed guidelines are being...
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