Jenna McGuire, staff writer

Jenna McGuire is an editorial assistant in the Common Dreams newsroom.

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 Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) News
Friday, August 16, 2019
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Explains What She and Rep. Tlaib Planned to Accomplish Before Israel Barred Them
In an eloquent and detailed Twitter thread on Friday afternoon, Rep. Ilhan Omar explained what she and her congressional colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib will no longer be able to do after the Israeli government barred the pair from leading a delegation trip to the country. Read the thread: Let’s be...
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"The symbolism of the seesaw is just magical." (Photo: Twitter) News
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
In Joyful Act of Resistance, Pink Seesaws Installed at Border Fence
Two California professors built three pink seesaws on the U.S.-Mexico border to allow families to play together and to bring "joy, excitement, and togetherness" to both sides of the divide. As The Guardian reported: Installed along the steel border fence on the outskirts of El Paso in Texas and...
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Smoldering ashes are seen on the ground in Badu near Maiduguri on July 28, 2019, after the latest attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in northeast Nigeria has left 65 people dead. (Photo: AUDU MARTE/AFP/Getty Images) News
Monday, July 29, 2019
Terror Attack in Nigeria Kills At Least 65 People in Latest Example of 'Sharp Increase' in Extremism Tied to AFRICOM
At least 65 people were killed over the weekend in Nigeria by the suspected terrorist group Boko Haram, the deadliest attack in the region this year and a continuance of soaring violence that a new analysis says correlates to the rise of an expanded U.S. footprint in Africa. According to Muhammad...
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"Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign." (Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage) News
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
'Our Fight for Justice Is Far From Over': Bernie Sanders Thanks Cardi B for Backing 2020 Campaign
American rapper Cardi B took to Twitter Tuesday to praise Sen. Bernie Sanders to her nearly 6.4 million followers—citing Sanders' long-term commitment to human rights—and lament the country had "let him down" in the 2016 election: I been reading about Bernie Sanders and I’m really sad how we let...
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"One in four women will have an abortion before the age of 45...I am one of them." (Photo: Busy Tonight/Twitter) News
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
'Genuinely Really Scared for Women and Girls': Busy Philipps Shares Personal Abortion Story In Viral Video
Busy Philipps, actress and host of Busy Tonight , took time out of her Tuesday night show to defend reproductive rights in response to Georgia passing a six-week abortion ban earlier in the day, which ACLU called a "near total ban on abortion." "I had an abortion when I was 15 years old," said...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
'Disgusting': GOP Congressman Tries to Get Parkland Victim's Father Ejected From Gun Control Hearing
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) was angrily interrupted by Manuel Oliver, the father of Majory Stoneman Douglas shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence Wednesday after the lawmaker said that "a wall" on the southern border would be a more effective way to...
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"Our hearts are breaking for this family."(Photo: CBS Screenshot) News
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
'Wanting to Kiss and Hold Her Son One Last Time,' Public Pressure Wins Yemeni Mother Waiver to Trump's Cruel Muslim Ban
Shaima Swileh, a Yemeni mother who the United States government had denied entry on the basis of the Trump administration's controversial Muslim ban, has finally won a temporary visa to visit her dying two-year-old son, Abdullah Hassan, who has been on life support for over a month in an Oakland,...
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