Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
Diane Ravitch to Readers: Don't Let Charter Industry Silence John Oliver
What do an education historian and a late-night comedian have in common? Shared opposition to the fraud and abuse associated with charter schools and other privatization efforts, of course. On Thursday, longtime educator and activist Diane Ravitch encouraged her readers to start a campaign of...
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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:45am
Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore's "Incomprehensible" Police Spying
Revelations that Baltimore police are spying on residents from the air—which the department publicly confirmed for the first time on Wednesday—have prompted outrage from civil liberties activists who slammed the program as "incomprehensible and unacceptable." Bloomberg revealed this week that the...
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 1:30pm
Mississippi Parents Demand an Answer: Are Charter Schools Constitutional?
Mississippi parents are challenging the public funding of charter schools on the grounds that it's not constitutional. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an advocacy group, filed a motion for a summary judgment this week on behalf of the parents, for a speedy answer to this question. The only...
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:30am
Baltimore Police Are Secretly Spying on Residents from the Air: Bloomberg
Since January, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has been using small aircrafts to spy on residents for as much as 10 hours a day, without informing the public, in a project financed by a private donor and facilitated by a private company, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The BPD, Bloomberg 's...
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 12:45pm
Lawmakers, Peace Groups Team Up to Block 'Disturbing' US-Saudi Arms Deal
Anti-war advocates are launching an 11th-hour bid to stop U.S. Congress from approving a $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia in its fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen , which was announced earlier this month. Chief among them are the activist group CODEPINK and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.),...
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:15am
Leading Doctor Calls Climate Change Gravest Health Threat of 21st Century
Climate change is the greatest threat to public health worldwide and doctors must step up to help mitigate it, according to a leading advocate speaking at the annual Canadian Medical Association (CMA) meeting in Vancouver on Monday. Dr. James Orbinski , a former top official with the medical...
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Monday, August 22, 2016 - 3:45pm
Nearly 15 Years and $70 Billion Later, US Troops Still Endlessly Fighting Taliban
More than a hundred U.S. troops were sent to Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan on Monday to continue fighting the Taliban, in the first deployment of forces to the area since the drawdown in 2014—offering another signal that the U.S. military presence there is expanding, not decreasing, as President Barack...
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Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:30am
As She Rakes in the Cash, Clinton Fundraisers Still Shrouded in Secrecy
Hillary Clinton spent the weekend fundraising in affluent New England communities, speaking to more than 2,200 donors at private brunches and gatherings in Nantucket and Cape Cod—but what she told them "remains a mystery," the Associated Press reported Monday. The fundraising effort—which follows...
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Friday, August 19, 2016 - 3:00pm
Amid Flooding, Groups Call for End to 'Unconscionable' Fossil Fuel Auctions
A coalition of climate and advocacy groups on Friday called on the Obama administration to cancel an upcoming fossil fuel auction as Louisiana reels from the unprecedented floods that have ravaged the state—and which rescue groups have described as the worst U.S. disaster since Superstorm Sandy...
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Friday, August 19, 2016 - 1:45pm
Whistleblower Rejects Award to Protest SEC and Wall Street's "Looting"
A Deutsche Bank whistleblower rejected his portion of a $16.5 million award for exposing corporate crime because the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) let bank officials off the hook, he said Thursday. Former risk manager Eric Ben-Artzi, who went to federal authorities in 2010 after he was...
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