Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:45pm
'Captivity is Degrading': Historic and Controversial Buenos Aires Zoo to Close
The historic and scandal-prone Buenos Aires zoo is set to close and all animals transitioned to nature preserves because, as the city's Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta put simply on Friday, "Captivity is degrading." The 140-year-old zoo in Buenos Aires' Palermo neighborhood will be turned into an "...
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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
Standing on Backs of Global Poor, Filthy Rich Getting Even Filthier
The wealth gap keeps growing as the world's richest get richer at the expense of the poor, according to a new study released this week by an alliance of major organizations. The World Wealth Report from Oxfam, Greenpeace, and other groups found that while the total number of millionaires in the...
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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:30am
After Brexit, European Left Calls for 'Massive Political Opposition'
In the tumultuous aftermath of the UK's vote to leave the EU , the European left is responding with a mix of reason, measured reassurances, and righteous defiance. Left Unity, a populist UK political party, released a statement early Friday morning that criticized the right-wing organizers of the...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 2:45pm
California Oil Spill Leaves 'Gooey Mess'—And a Reminder of Big Oil's Dangers
An oil spill has reportedly leaked thousands of gallons of crude from a pipeline into a canyon in Ventura County, California, fire officials said Thursday—in what environmentalists say is a reminder of the dangers of coastal fossil fuel operations. The leak spilled at least 29,000 gallons, or 700...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:45am
Supreme Court Deadlocks on Immigration, Leaving Millions in Limbo
This story may be updated. The U.S. Supreme Court has deadlocked on President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration. The 4-4 tie on United States v. Texas (pdf) sets no precedent, but leaves in place a previous ruling by a lower court that blocks the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:30am
Democrats Vow More Action as House Adjourns With No Vote on Guns
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives ended their overnight sit-in demanding gun reform Thursday morning after Republicans formally adjourned the legislative session until July 5. More than a dozen Democrats, led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) remained on the chamber floor, although it is...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 3:00pm
Senate Rejects "Hatchet to Americans' Privacy"—But Threat Remains
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to pass a bill that would have dramatically expanded the FBI's warrantless surveillance powers, but the fight is not over as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may call for a second vote on the proposed legislation. According to the digital rights group...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:30pm
#NoBillNoBreak: Democrats Occupy the House to Demand Gun Reform
"Now is the time for us to find a way to dramatize it, to make it real," declared Rep. John Lewis. "We have to occupy the floor of the House until there is action."
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:00am
As Southwest Burns, Climate Scientists Warn: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
Wildfires in the Southwestern U.S. continued to rage on Wednesday, as the combination of extreme heat and erratic winds fueled the devastation and firefighters warned that blazes near Los Angeles were only about 10 percent contained . As residents flee and emergency crews attempt to contain the...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:45pm
Post-Orlando Senate Rejects Gun Control, Calls for More Spying Instead
The U.S. Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would expand the FBI's secret surveillance powers, including warrantless collection of browsing history, Reuters reports . Lawmakers will vote on the amendment, sponsored by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), no later than...
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