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Julia Conley: Environmental Threats Rapidly Becoming ‘Single Greatest Challenge to Human Rights’ according to UN

“Governments’ failure to act on climate change in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence may well be the biggest intergenerational human rights violation in history.” —Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International

September 14, 2021 · 2 Comments

Julia Conley: ‘This Is Our Future’ Without Climate Action, Advocates Warn After Pipeline Causes Fire in Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is on fire, it’s 112 degrees in Portland, roads and rails are crumbling from the sun, wildfire and hurricane season are here in record time and people are concerned about the cost of going green. COMPARED TO WHAT?”

July 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Julia Conley: 126 Nobel Laureates Warn ‘Humanity Taking Colossal Risks With Our Common Future’

Ahead of G7, coalition of luminaries says “new relationship with the planet” and “transformational action this decade” absolutely necessary.

June 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Julia Conley: McConnell Backs Trump’s Refusal to Concede to Biden

“The American people made their voices heard in record numbers… Rejecting that mandate in favor of political games and conspiracy theories is a dangerous attack on our democracy—even by Mitch McConnell’s standards.” —Sen. Elizabeth Warren

November 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Julia Conley: A Solution for All Generations

With her plan for Social Security expansion, Elizabeth Warren demands that the rich pay their fair share to lift 5 million out of poverty: “No one who spends 30 years working and contributing to Social Security should retire in poverty.”

September 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Julia Conley: Trump Threatens to Ship Undocumented Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities

Trump framed the proposal as a threat—but several politicians and rights advocates replied that immigrants would be welcome in those communities.

April 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

Julia Conley: The Kill List

The consequences of this action are too severe and the right to due process too foundational to a constitutional democracy, to allow the government to secretly condemn an American citizen to death.

April 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Julia Conley: As Public Shouts Approval for Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Tax Rate for Ultra-Rich, Elites at Davos Admit: “It’s Scary”

“It’s wild that some people are more scared of a marginal tax rate than the fact that 40 percent of Americans struggle to pay for at least one basic need, … Continue reading

January 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

Julia Conley: Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ against North Korea

If North Korea makes any more threats to the U.S., “they will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power the likes of which the world has never seen before.” — … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Julia Conley: As Climate Threats Mount, Experts Say No Time Left for Deceitful “Debate”

As new and worrying evidence of global warming’s destructive impacts mount around the globe, climate experts are saying efforts by the Trump administration’s EPA chief to discredit decades of climate … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

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