Jenna McGuire, staff writer

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

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"(Regan Russell) supported Black Lives Matter, Indigenous rights and she was an intersectional vegan who understood the importance of equality in terms of racial justice and in terms of animal equality."(Photo: Animal Justice) News
Friday, June 26, 2020
'We Need More People Like' Regan Russell: Mourning and Justice Demanded Over Killing of Animal Rights Activist Regan Russell
Family and friends are mourning the loss and demanding justice after longtime animal and human rights activist Regan Russell, 65, was killed last week when she was fatally hit by a truck transporting pigs for slaughter while protesting outside of Fearmans Pork Inc. in Burlington, Ontario. Ten...
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Fisherman push their boat during low tide on oily mud in the river at Ogoniland's village of K-Dere, near Bodo, which is part of the Niger Delta region, on February 20, 2019. -Decades of oil spills has left the Ogoniland region in southern Nigeria an environmental disaster zone. (Photo: should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, June 19, 2020
'Shell Must Not Get Away With This': Niger Delta Still Waiting for Big Oil to Clean Up Devastating Pollution
In 2011, a ground-breaking report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on oil pollution in Ogoniland highlighted the devastating impact of the oil industry in the Niger Delta and made concrete recommendations for clean-up measures and immediate support for the region's devastated communities. Now...
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"We don't need a savior, we need us. And we need Bernie because he empowers us." (Photo: Twitter) News
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Feminist Icon and 'Vagina Monologues' Playwright Eve Ensler Delivers 'Must Watch' Endorsement for Bernie Sanders
Feminist activist and writer Eve Ensler—playwright of "The Vagina Monologues" and founder of V Day and One Billion Rising —delivered a riveting endorsement speech for Bernie Sanders in San Jose, California on Sunday, calling him the "best choice for the most vulnerable among us." "As a feminist and...
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During 2018, 396,448 people were booked into ICE custody: A daily average of 42,188 immigrants. 256,000 were deported the same year. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Guess What Happened After ICE, Which Has Torn Thousands of Families Apart, Tried to Honor Human Rights Day on Twitter
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who held a record number of undocumented immigrants in detention in 2018 and has faced widespread criticism for their treatment of vulnerable communities, tweeted out a picture on Tuesday night to celebrate Human Rights Day. It did not go well. Democratic...
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Songwriter and singer Ariana Grande pictured with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after a concert performance of hers which Sanders and his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, attended in Atlanta on Tuesday night. Grande issued her support for the Senator on social media Wednesday. (Photo: via Jane O'Meara Sanders / @janeosanders) News
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
'My Guy': Ariana Grande Gives Big Hug to Bernie Sanders on Her Massive Social Media Platforms
American singer, songwriter, and actress Ariana Grande became the latest celebrity to give 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders a big show of support—sending out a photo of the two together to her tens of millions of followers on Wednesday afternoon. Grande called Sanders, "MY GUY...
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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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