Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 3:45pm
Urgent Calls for Justice in Charlotte as Window for Police Transparency Closes
Not satisfied with the portions of body and dashcam footage showing the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott released over the weekend, community members and civil rights groups on Monday continued to demand transparency and accountability from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD)...
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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:30pm
Over 200 Groups Demand EPA Revise Dangerously Flawed Fracking Study
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) flawed assessment that fracking has not led to "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States" must be urgently corrected, more than 200 environmental and public interest groups demanded in a letter (pdf) to EPA chief Gina...
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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:00am
While Russia and US Point Fingers, Aid Groups Warn that 'Aleppo is Slowly Dying'
One week after the collapse of a tenuous ceasefire, tensions between the United States and the Russian-Syrian alliance appear to be at a boiling point, while the consequence of that political fall-out is "nothing short of a human catastrophe." At an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security...
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:30pm
The Boss on The Apprentice: Springsteen Calls Trump "Basically a Moron"
Bruce Springsteen, the rock n' roll embodiment of the Everyman, minced no words when asked his thoughts on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. "The republic is under siege by a moron, basically," the singer told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview preview published Friday. "Without...
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:30pm
Court Says Ohio's Voter Purge is Illegal, But Will Rolls Be Restored in Time for Election?
In a decision said to be a " big deal " for voters in a crucial swing state, a federal court on Friday declared that Ohio's practice of purging millions of registered citizens from its rolls is in violation of national voting laws. The order reverses a lower court ruling, which favored Secretary of...
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:30am
'Release the Tapes!': Demand for Transparency Grows in Charlotte and Beyond
"The public owns this video."
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:45am
Welcoming Charges, Family of Terence Crutcher Vows to 'Break Chains' of Impunity
The family of Terence Crutcher claimed a "small victory" late Thursday after the Tulsa County district attorney charged police officer Betty Shelby with manslaughter in the first degree for killing the unarmed father of four. "While we are pleased to learn that the officer who senselessly killed by...
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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 3:45pm
Tribes Across North America Unite in 'Wall of Opposition' to Alberta Tar Sands
In a historic show of unity, more than 50 First Nations across North America on Thursday signed a new treaty alliance against the expansion of tar sands mining and infrastructure in their territory. Citing the threats to water and land through a spill or pipeline leak, as well the industry's...
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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
The New, New Climate Math: 17 Years to Get Off Fossil Fuels, Or Else
Though it may not have seemed possible, climate catastrophe is even closer than previously thought, with new figures released Thursday finding that—when the wells already drilled, pits dug, and pipelines built, are taken under consideration—we are well on our way to going beyond 2°C of warming. "If...
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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:45am
In Charlotte, National Guard Descends on Community Seeking Justice and Answers
The National Guard and State Highway Patrol were deployed Thursday morning in uptown Charlotte after another night of demonstrations captured the community's grief and outrage over the recent police killing of Keith Lamont Scott. Scott's family said they are seeking answers as well as justice and...
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