Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:00pm
Protests and Outrage Force Campus Rape Into Spotlight
The national problem of campus sexual assault has in recent days been jolted into the spotlight as the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia grapples with demonstrations and outrage after being exposed for its pervasive rape culture. The protests are spurred by a Rolling Stone...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 9:00am
Military-Grade Malware Linked to US and British Intelligence Agencies
Security researchers have recently exposed a sophisticated new "military grade" malware program which is specifically targeting governments, academics and telecoms and, according to new reports, is suspected as being the handiwork of U.S. and British intelligence agencies. According to security...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:15pm
Hunger Striking Eco-Activist 'Prepared to Die' for His Cause
Environmental crusader Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh, who has refused food and water for more than two months, said he's "prepared to die" for his country, while reports indicate that the renowned Trinidadian university professor and activist is approaching his final days. Since September 17, Kublalsingh,...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:45am
Senate Torture Investigation Fails to Interview Key Torture Victims
The soon-to-be-released Senate inquiry into CIA torture has failed to investigate the experience of those who felt that treatment first hand: Guantanamo's highest level detainees, according to Monday reporting by the Guardian's Spencer Ackerman, who spoke with attorneys for the imprisoned men. "If...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:15pm
American Ranking Plummets in Global Index of 'Personal Freedoms'
In an age of expanding national security powers, increasing surveillance state, and rolled-back civil liberties protections, Americans' perception of their own personal freedoms is plummeting, according to the annual ranking by the Legatum Institute in London. In Washington D.C. this week to...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:30pm
Walmart Workers Worldwide Call out World's Richest Family for 'Shameful' Labor Practices
Calling out one of the world's richest families for perpetuating global inequality while reaping the benefits, Walmart workers in more than ten different countries are uniting on Wednesday in a global day of action for decent wages and respect at work. With coordinated demonstrations planned in...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 1:00pm
'Nay!': US Senate Fails in Attempt to Force Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
Climate campaigners celebrate the vote result, even as they acknowledged the deplorable fact that such a vote took place at all.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:15pm
'Unbelievable, Terrible': Forest Service OKs Fracking in Largest National Forest on East Coast
Threatening the water supply for millions of Americans, the U.S. Forest Service has opened the doors for oil and gas companies to drill by fracking the largest national forest on the East Coast, the George Washington National Forest, according to an updated federal management plan released Tuesday...
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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:30am
Missouri Governor Declares Preemptive State of Emergency for Ferguson
As community readies for no-indictment ruling, activists say, 'No indictment is a declaration of war, from the state, from the police, from the system itself.'
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:15pm
Palm Oil Development Fueling Demise of Biodiversity 'Crown Jewel': Report
Indonesia's Leuser Ecosystem, one of the most "biodiverse ecosystems ever documented by science," is facing imminent threat from industrial development, according to a new report published Wednesday by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The Leuser Ecosystem, located on the island of Sumatra,...
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