Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:30pm
Cementing AT&T Strangehold, FCC Poised to Approve DirecTV Buyout
Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm after news reports revealed that the U.S. government is poised to greenlight a massive telecommunications merger between industry giants AT&T and DirecTV. On Tuesday, after the Wall Street Journal first broke the news, Federal Communications...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 9:00am
Study: When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal
Despite the oft-repeated claim that the recent decline in U.S. carbon emissions was due to the so-called 'fracking boom,' new research published Tuesday shows that it was the dramatic fall in consumption during the Great Recession that deserves credit for this drop. As nations grapple with the best...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 2:15pm
Varoufakis: Troika Forced Syriza Into Choice Between 'Suicide or Execution'
In his first international television interview since stepping down from his post as Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis told CNN 's Christiane Amanpour on Monday that European lenders had forced his government to make a choice between "suicide or execution." After five months of rigorous...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:30pm
Terrorism 101: Occupy and Student Groups Labeled 'Extremist Threat' by London Police
Once again demonstrating how Western governments and law enforcement are actively working to conflate environmentalists and activists with al Qaeda and other so-called "terrorists," reports this week revealed that London police are including such domestic, liberal groups in a presentation...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 10:00am
Rights Groups Fight Back Against Canada's 'Stomach-Churning' Spy Bill
Press freedom and civil liberties groups on Tuesday mounted a legal challenge against Canada's recently passed anti-terror law, arguing that it poses a "grave threat" to the constitutional rights of citizens. "The legislation presents disturbing implications for free speech, privacy, the powers of...
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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 2:15pm
Smashing All Previous Records, 2015 on Track to Be Hottest Year Yet
...and 2016 may likely be even hotter, scientists warn
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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Your Move, US Congress: EU and UN Back Iran Nuclear Accord
Sending a strong signal to the U.S. Congress to follow suit, both the European Union and United Nations Security Council on Monday endorsed the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers. As part of the accord, both bodies agreed to end crippling economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for...
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Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 1:00pm
'If We Can Do It, So Can You': Marshall Islands Makes Inspiring Climate Pledge
Faced with the disastrous impacts of the growing climate crisis, the Marshall Islands, a remote Pacific island nation, has taken a decisive step towards the preservation of the planet, as well as its own land and people. On Sunday, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) President Christopher Loeak...
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Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 10:00am
Disrupting Speeches, Protesters Challenge Sanders and O'Malley: Say 'Black Lives Matter!'
Demanding that pervasive racial injustice and police brutality against people of color be addressed on the campaign trail, protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement interrupted speeches by Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley Saturday evening. Cutting off O'Malley's...
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Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
Tsipras Boots Syriza's Left from Government
Less than 48 hours after tense negotiations led to the passage of a new harsh austerity package, Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday reportedly "reshuffled" his administration, booting members of Syriza's leftist flank who opposed the controversial bailout. "It marks the beginning of...
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