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Julia Conley: Book-Banning Efforts Rising at Unprecedented Rate, US Libraries Report

Efforts to censor entire categories of books reflecting certain voices and views shows that the moral panic isn’t about kids: It’s about politics.

September 20, 2022 · 3 Comments

Julia Conley: NASA Images of Shrinking Lake Mead Offer ‘Stark Illustration’ of Climate Crisis

“This is not a drought, this is aridification,” said one water law expert. “This is the new world we live in.”

July 26, 2022 · 2 Comments

Julia Conley: ‘Horrifying’: Researchers Find Microplastics in Lungs of Living People

There were 12 different types of microplastics found in the tissue, and male patients had higher levels of the material in their lung tissue.

April 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Julia Conley: ‘Climate Revolution’ | Scientists Launch Global Civil Disobedience Campaign

“Scientist Rebellion will be on the streets between April 4th and 9th, acting like our house is on fire,” said organizers. “Because it is.”

April 5, 2022 · 1 Comment

Julia Conley: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Defender of Human Rights in South Africa and Beyond, Dies at 90

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

December 27, 2021 · 1 Comment

Julia Conley: AOC Laments How Accused Predator Kavanaugh Ready to Rule on ‘Whether to Legalize Forced Birth in the US’

The congresswoman suggested Justice Brett Kavanaugh should recuse himself from Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, considering multiple sexual assault allegations against him that the FBI failed to investigate.

December 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

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