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Jessica Corbett

Jessica Corbett

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Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams.


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Wildlife Defenders Slam Senate Dems' Bill for Not Protecting Refuge in Alaska

"We will never stop fighting to protect these sacred lands, the Porcupine caribou, and our communities," vowed the Gwich'in Steering Committee's executive director.

Jessica Corbett ·


After Kansas Win, Abortion Rights Advocates Call Ballot Measures the 'Next Frontier'

"Ballot initiatives are a phenomenally powerful tool when there's a disconnect between the popularity of an issue and what's being enacted by politicians," said Kelly Hall of the Fairness Project.

Jessica Corbett ·


98 Million in US Skipped Treatment or Cut Back on Essentials to Pay for Healthcare This Year

"People have been making trade-offs to pay for healthcare for years. Inflation has only made things worse as people are also now struggling with the high price of gas, food, and electricity," said the president of West Health, which conducted the new poll with Gallup.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Authoritarian Crusade': DeSantis Suspends State Attorney Over Pledges on Abortion, Gender-Affirming Care

"It's absolutely insane that a prosecutor elected by the people of his county can just be suspended by a governor for not carrying out the governor's pet projects of reaction," said one critic.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Alarming': Nearly 1/3 in US Worry About Violence, Intimidation at Polls

"The fear people are experiencing—especially Black people, Hispanic people, and young people—is a form of voter suppression that needs to be addressed before the election," said one expert.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Distressing': Republicans Eyeing 2024 Race Support Plot to Purge Federal Workers

"Schedule F would burn down the civil service system," warned one public policy professor. "It would be a government of the lawless leading the incompetent."

Jessica Corbett ·


UN Chief Says 'Grotesque' Fossil Fuel Greed Punishing the Poor, Destroying Planet

António Guterres outlined recommendations from a new report about how to handle the energy crisis exacerbated by Russia's war in Ukraine while working to meet global climate goals.

Jessica Corbett ·


Activists Disrupt Global AIDS Conference to Demand Action on Monkeypox

"We're demanding immediate equitable global sharing of supplies of testing, treatments, and vaccines."

Jessica Corbett ·

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