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  1. 'The Sky Didn't Fall': Study on Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Proves Critics WrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | Common Dreams

    Common Dreams is a small non-profit that exists only because of the support of our readers. No advertising; no paywalls: our content is free.

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  2. Experts Resign From EPA Subcommittee to Protest Trump's War on ScienceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | Common Dreams

    "Like so many of our colleagues in the broader research community, we have deep concerns about the leadership at EPA and its continued obfuscation of scientific evidence and the research enterprise," wrote Carlos MartA n and Peter Meyer. Protesting the Trump administration's "continued obfuscation of scientific evidence and the research enterprise," two scientists resigned Friday from an Environmental Protection Agency advisory subcommittee focused on public health and pollution.

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  3. Why Are Leftists Targeting Troll Columnists Like Ann Coulter Instead of Institutions?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Common Dreams

    People protest the appearance of then-Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Feb. 1 in Berkeley, Calif. California is at the center of the ongoing, nationwide conflict over free speech on college campuses.

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  4. ACLU Statement on Ann Coulter SpeechRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | Common Dreams

    Following news that Ann Coulter cancelled her appearance at the University of California, Berkeley, American Civil Liberties Union National Legal Director David Cole had this reaction: "The unacceptable threats of violence that have led to the 'hecklers' veto' of Ann Coulter's speech at Berkeley are inconsistent with free speech principles that protect us all from government overreach. Hateful speech has consequences, particularly for people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and others who have been historically marginalized.

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  5. Harvard "Pauses" Fossil Fuel Investment in Natural Resources...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | Common Dreams

    After years of escalated pressure from students, faculty and alumni, Harvard University is taking a significant step toward fossil fuel divestment. Earlier this week, at a Climate Week event entitled, "How Harvard's Endowment is Thinking About Climate," Colin Butterfield, Harvard Management Company's Managing Director of the Committee of Natural Resources said that HMC is "pausing" direct investments in oil, gas, and coal in the natural resources portfolio.

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  6. Original Yellowstone poster and the re-imagined one for year 2050.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | Common Dreams

    The original Yellowstone poster and the re-imagined one for year 2050. In a project meant to galvanize people to take action on climate, the Berkeley, California-based artist Hannah Rothstein has redesigned iconic National Parks posters for the year 2050 to showcase the devastation to come if climate change goes unchecked.

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  7. Experts Slam Surprise US "Electronics Ban" on Flights from Muslim-Majority CountriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Common Dreams

    The affected countries are Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Criticism abounded Tuesday after the U.S. government announced a surprise ban on any electronics "larger than a cell phone" on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries-Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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  8. And Now, For Some Good NewsRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2016 | Common Dreams

    In states and municipalities across the country, voters showed strong support for getting big money out of politics and empowering ordinary citizens "This election is a firm rebuttal to those who claim Americans are uninterested in democracy. Citizens engaging with money in politics, ethics reform and voting rights proved not only that many are aware of how broken our system is, but also that many are committed to reforming it."

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  9. A high school student protests Trump's victory in Berkeley, California, on Wednesday.Read the original story

    Nov 11, 2016 | Common Dreams

    Women , immigrants , disabled people , activists , people of color , journalists , and LGBTQ people are fearing for their rights-and in some cases, for their lives-as they face the coming Trump administration backed by a right-wing dominated U.S. House and Senate. Indeed, as reports of hate-motivated attacks spike mere days after Donald Trump's shocking win, two open documents filled with survival tips for members of embattled communities are being shared countless times on social media, urging action before the January 20 inauguration.

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  10. Voters Lifting Democracy Reform IssuesRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2016 | Common Dreams

    As Americans cast their votes today, one message of the 2016 election already is clear: left, right and center, people are determined to make our democracy again work for them and their families. While journalists have focused on the public's frustration with politics as usual, largely missed in the run-up to today's election has been a burgeoning and increasingly successful nationwide movement for democracy reform.

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