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New Survey on Campus Sexual Assault Finds ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Results

New Survey on Campus Sexual Assault Finds ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Results

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer More than a quarter of female undergraduate students from 27 schools experienced some form of sexual assault or misconduct on campus during their four years at college, according to a new survey by the Association of American Universities (AAU) released Monday. AAU sent surveys to […]

‘Refugees Welcome’: As EU Slams Door on War Survivors, People Show Another Way

‘Refugees Welcome’: As EU Slams Door on War Survivors, People Show Another Way

Published on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer In response to the worst refugee crisis since World War II, European governments aretightening their borders and preparing to escalate military targeting of so-called human smugglers. But many people within the European Union are modeling a different approach by holding rallies and opening their homes […]

China Port Explosions Release Deadly Chemical, Prompting Fear and Outrage

China Port Explosions Release Deadly Chemical, Prompting Fear and Outrage

Published on Saturday, August 15, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer The death toll from this week’s fiery explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin climbedabove 100 on Saturday, while confusion spread over whether authorities had ordered the evacuation of everyone within two miles amid fears of chemical contamination. According to news reports, an evacuation order […]

As Anniversary Nears, Atomic Bomb Survivors Speak Out Against Nuclear Power

As Anniversary Nears, Atomic Bomb Survivors Speak Out Against Nuclear Power

Published on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer As the world nears the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, some of the individuals who survived the horror of nuclear detonation are speaking out against the continued proliferation of nuclear energy. With strong backing from President […]

For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too

For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too

For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too by Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica, Sep. 25, 2014, 10:02 a.m. A ProPublica review of U.S. Department of Labor investigations shows that oil and gas workers 2013 men and women often performing high-risk jobs 2013 are routinely being underpaid, and the companies hiring them often are […]

Grassroots Resistance as ‘Police Militarization’ Expo Descends on Oakland

Grassroots Resistance as ‘Police Militarization’ Expo Descends on Oakland

Published on Thursday, September 04, 2014 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer Sustained resistance in Ferguson, Missouri — in the face of riot police, and military service members, and war-grade weapons and vehicles — has forced the issue of police racism and militarization into the national and global spotlight. As the summer closes on a […]

Ferguson Protesters File Lawsuit Against Police for Civil Rights Violations

Ferguson Protesters File Lawsuit Against Police for Civil Rights Violations

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri filed a $40 million federal lawsuit on Thursday alleging that police in the local and county departments violated civil rights and used excessive force to falsely arrest innocent bystanders in an attempt to crack down on the […]

Burger King ‘Inversion’ Allows It to Profit Off Public, Dodge Taxes, say Critics

Burger King ‘Inversion’ Allows It to Profit Off Public, Dodge Taxes, say Critics

Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Critics are slamming Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s announcement it is buying Canadian food chain Tim Hortons Inc. and moving its headquarters to Canada as a tax-dodging move enabled by a tax code that “treats corporations better than people.” The tax loophole […]

‘They Just Killed Him’: New Video Betrays Police Depiction of Fatal Shooting

‘They Just Killed Him’: New Video Betrays Police Depiction of Fatal Shooting

Published on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Common Dreams byJon Queally, staff writer Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man was shot and killed by police on Tuesday just miles from where ongoing street protests in response to the August 9th killing of a black unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, have garnered international attention. Following the death […]

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