Jenna McGuire, staff writer

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

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Fuel tanks are seen at Colonial Pipeline's Linden Junction Tank Farm on May 10, 2021 in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  Colonial Pipeline was forced to shut down the largest U.S. pipeline system on Friday after a ransomware attack. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) News
Monday, May 10, 2021
Cyberattack-Induced Shutdown of Major US Pipeline Renews Calls for Clean Energy
After the largest gasoline pipeline in the U.S. was shut down over the weekend due to a crippling cyberattack, environmentalists said Monday the situation is just further reason why the dirty and dangerous fossil fuel industry should be left behind in favor of a transition to clean energy. "The...
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Children walk to school in Havana, Cuba on January 13, 2021. (Photo: YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, May 06, 2021
36 Civil Society Organizations Urge Biden to Reverse Draconian Sanctions Against Cuba
Three dozen sustainable agriculture and environmental organizations sent a letter Thursday to U.S. President Joe Biden urging him to follow through with his stated commitment to human rights by ending economic sanctions against Cuba and restoring the United States' diplomatic relationship with the...
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A Miami Police officer watches protestors from an armored vehicle during a rally in Miami, Florida on May 31, 2020 in response to the killing of George Floyd. (Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Anti-War Group Releases Activist Guide to End Militarized Policing in US
In an effort to curtail police militarism, anti-war group Win Without War on Thursday released an activist guide titled Stop Militarizing Our Communities: 5 Things You Need to Know About the 1033 Program . The activist guide was authored by Tanaya Sardesai, a student at Pomona College and a former...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) looks on during a press conference at a memorial site for Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on April 20, 2021. (Photo: KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Amid National Reckoning on Police Brutality, Omar Reintroduces Bold Reform Bills
Rep. Ilhan Omar reintroduced a package of three police reform bills on Wednesday—legislation that aims to curtail systemic police brutality in the United States and abroad. "We're in the midst of a national reckoning that recognizes our history of systematic racism and we need to have systemwide...
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A bumble bee (Bombus) collects pollen on a lavender plant. (Photo: Jens Büttner/picture alliance via Getty Images) News
Friday, April 16, 2021
New Study Finds Undisclosed Ingredients in Roundup Lethal to Bumblebees
Commonly used herbicides across the U.S. contain highly toxic undisclosed "inert" ingredients that are lethal to bumblebees, according to a new study published Friday in the Journal of Applied Ecology . The study reviewed several herbicide products and found that most contained glyphosate, an...
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Climate activists with Stop the Money Pipeline held a rally in midtown Manhattan on March 3, 2021, at BlackRocks HQ and then JP Morgan Chase HQ, two of the worlds biggest funders of climate destruction, to urge the two companies to end their support for the dangerous proposed Line 3 pipeline project, and stop funding fossil fuels and forest destruction. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
'The Climate Emergency Is Not Coming. It Is Here': Local Officials Across US Demand Fracking Ban
More than 375 local and state elected officials from across the United States sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Congress Tuesday urging national leaders to halt all new fracking and fossil fuel infrastructure projects. The letter ( pdf ), organized by the advocacy group Food & Water...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is pictured during a "Fridays for Future" protest in front of the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm on October 9, 2020. (Photo: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Forget 2030 or 2040, Says Greta Thunberg, World Must 'Reduce Our Emissions Right Now'
Global climate leader Greta Thunberg in a new interview published Wednesday expressed frustration with inadequate future climate targets by world governments that fail to address the urgency of the climate crisis. "We need to stop focusing on dates and numbers and actually accept and acknowledge...
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A Central American woman and her son cross the Rio Grande on February 8th, 2021 to surrender to the border patrol at the Texas United States crossing. (Photo: David Peinado/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Monday, March 29, 2021
Bowman Blames Decades of US Capitalism, Imperialism for Flow of Asylum-Seekers
New York Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman appeared on CNN 's "Inside Politics" Sunday evening and said decades of U.S. imperialism and capitalist interests in Central America are largely responsible for those now seeking asylum at the nation's southern border. Bowman emphasized the U.S. must...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a news conference about the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol on March 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Thursday, March 18, 2021
172 Republicans Rebuked for Voting Against Protecting Women From Violence
On Wednesday—despite opposition from 172 Republicans—the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize the historic Violence Against Women Act. Despite the well-documented and ongoing abuses suffered by women in the United States, only 29 House Republicans...
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"A time for us to recommit ourselves to the cause of equity and equality for women the world over, and to shine a light on the systemic obstacles that fuel gender disparities and undermine women’s potential." (Photo: Getty/ Stock Photo/LordHenriVoton) News
Monday, March 08, 2021
Biden Signs Two Executive Orders to Advance Gender Equality on International Women's Day
On Monday—International Women's Day—President Joe Biden signed an executive order to establish the White House Gender Policy Council to address gender equality and human rights of women and girls and "ensure that every domestic and foreign policy we pursue rests on a foundation of dignity and...
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