Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:45pm
Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation
Despite its claims to want to unify voters ahead of November's election, the Democratic party appears to be pushing for an agenda that critics say ignores basic progressive policies, "staying true" to their Corporate donors above all else. During a 9-hour meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday,...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00am
Is Brexit Win a Warning Signal for Trump-Era America?
The UK's shock decision to exit the European Union has left a foreboding shadow over the American political landscape, sending the U.S.—and the world—a stark warning about the dangers of a disaffected working class and the power of negative politics. Conservatives worldwide have been heralding...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:30pm
With New Vision for Europe, Rising Podemos Threatens to Upend Establishment
Spain's Podemos party, which in recent years rose to prominence on a defiant anti-austerity platform, has overtaken one of the nation's two leading political powerhouses and is threatening to unseat the conservative establishment in Sunday's general election. Polls on Monday suggest that the...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:00am
Teacher Killings Ignite Calls for Revolution in Mexico
The Mexican government's deadly crackdown on a teacher's union protest has rattled the nation in recent days, as 200,000 doctors on Wednesday joined the ongoing national strike against President Enrique Peña Nieto's neoliberal reforms. Anti-government sentiment is mounting after police forces...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 11:45am
Closure of Diablo Nuclear Plant Signals Dawn of Renewable Energy Era
A plan to shutter the last remaining nuclear power plant in California and replace it with renewable energy is being heralded widely as "a clear blueprint for fighting climate change," which environmentalists hope will serve as "a model" for the nation. "The end of an atomic era," is how the San...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 9:45am
In Four-Party Race, Clinton's Lead Takes a Hit
In a head-to-head contest, Hillary Clinton has maintained a comfortable lead over her likely presidential opponent Donald Trump . However, new polling out Tuesday shows that when pitted in a four-way match-up, such as is expected come November, Clinton's advantage shrinks to just four points. The...
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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 3:30pm
Transparency Fail as FBI Retracts Redactions in Orlando Transcripts
After coming under fierce criticism for its decision to published redacted transcripts of the Orlando shooter's 911 calls, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) late Monday released the full transcript which actually names the terrorist organizations Omar Mateen claimed allegiance to. "Unfortunately...
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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 1:00pm
Mexican Police Unleash Deadly Violence Against Protesting Teachers
A Mexican teacher protest against neoliberal education policies turned deadly on Sunday, with nine people killed, after police unleashed gunfire on the demonstrators' road blockade. According to TeleSUR , teachers from the dissident union, Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE...
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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:30am
Clinton's Wall Street Donors Revolt After Warren Emerges as VP Contender
Top Democratic donors in the financial industry are threatening revolt after news broke that top Wall Street critic and progressive darling Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is one of the leading candidates for vice president under Hillary Clinton. An in-depth report published by Politico on Monday...
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 3:45pm
Majority Want Assault Weapons Ban, So Why Don't Dems Filibuster for That?
Outrage over government inaction on gun control has reached a fever pitch days after the Orlando shooting massacre that left 49 people dead. While Democrats staged a dramatic talking filibuster on the floor of the Senate Wednesday afternoon demanding so-called commonsense gun reform, hundreds of...
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