Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:30am
In Boon for Monsanto, Federal Judge Quashes Maui County GMO Ban
Overriding the will of the Hawaiian people, who for years have endured immense pesticide exposure from the outsized presence of Big Ag on the islands, a federal court judge on Tuesday ruled that Monsanto may continue operating in Maui County despite a voter-approved ban on genetically modified...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:30pm
Organic Under Attack: Report Exposes Big Food's Tobacco-Style PR Blitz
Remember that recent blog post you read about the popularity of genetically modified foods? Or the economics expert on the news who questioned if paying the price of organic food was 'worth it'? According to a new report, these views were very likely the product of a public relations blitz by Big...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
On the Edge of Default, Greece Requests New Bailout Deal
With a midnight International Monetary Fund deadline, last-minute negotiations between international creditors and the Greek government are developing rapidly throughout the day. Check back for updates. Update 3 PM EDT Eurogroup finance ministers reportedly rejected Greece's last-ditch request for...
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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:00pm
Defense Attorneys Demand Release of Thousands of CIA Black Site Photos
A recently unearthed cache of photographs of CIA black sites is threatening to further complicate the proceedings of the 9/11 military commission as attorneys for the men detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility are demanding the release of the documents as evidence of the U.S. torture...
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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:45am
US Supreme Court Backs Coal Profits Over Public Health
Placing the interests of Big Coal over public health, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to back the Environmental Protection Agency's new power plant emissions standards. In a 5-4 ruling (pdf), the court argued that the Obama administration "unreasonably" interpreted its authority under the...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:45pm
'Enough is Enough!' Sanders Declares Corporate Greed Must Go
As Congressional Democrats on Wednesday took a sharp U-turn from their previous opposition to President Barack Obama's corporate-friendly trade agenda, presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.) reiterated his disdain for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and demanded that the era of "corporate...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
Greece 'Shoved Over Red Line' as IMF Pushes Even Harsher Cuts
More austerity, more cuts, or no deal. That's the message the International Monetary Fund threw back at the Greek government after negotiators on Wednesday rejected the latest reform proposals submitted by the Syriza government. According to reporting on the ground, there were a "flurry of...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 9:45am
In Historic Ruling, Dutch Court Says: Climate Action is a Human Right
In a landmark ruling that many hope establishes a new global precedent for a state's obligation to its citizens in the face of the growing climate crisis, a Dutch court on Wednesday said that the government has a legal duty to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2020. The decision came in...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 4:00pm
National Movement to Lower Flag of Racial Hatred, 150 Years Overdue
One hundred and fifteen years after the end of the American Civil War and despite decades of calls for its retirement, the Confederate Flag—the emblem of the Old South and its racist legacy—may finally be coming down. In the days following the horrific massacre of nine black people at a church...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 2:30pm
UK Doctors Warn TTIP Means Certain Death for Public Healthcare
Doctors in the United Kingdom are warning that passage of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will mean certain death for the country's public healthcare system, opening the door for privatization and lawsuits from the United States' for-profit medical industry. Speaking at...
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