Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Break Free From Plastic Movement Blasts Big Polluters on Industry-Backed 'America Recycles Day'
Members of the global Break Free From Plastic movement on Friday marked the annual "America Recycles Day" by highlighting criticism of the industry-backed event and pressuring corporate polluters to "reduce the production of plastics, instead of focusing on cleaning it up after the fact."
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Friday, November 15, 2019
Dozens of Groups Urge California Gov. Gavin Newsom to 'Facilitate a Public Takeover of PG&E'
As the West Coast's wildfire season continues, dozens of progressive organizations sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday urging the first-term Democrat to "facilitate a public takeover of PG&E to protect ratepayers, California communities, and our climate."
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Fridays for Future demonstration News
Thursday, November 14, 2019
New Global Health and Climate Crisis Report Warns of Future 'Where a Child Has to Fight Simply to Survive'
A report published Wednesday in medical journal The Lancet warns that the human-caused climate crisis is already disproportionately affecting children worldwide and "will define the health profile of current and future generations" if left unabated.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
As Superbugs Infect Millions and Kill Tens of Thousands Each Year, CDC Chief Warns Post-Antibiotic Era 'Already Here'
Bolstering concerns about the "continuing threat" that so-called superbugs pose to human health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Wednesday that found antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths annually in the United States.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Trump's Fight to Keep His Tax Returns Secret Has Nowhere Left to Go But the US Supreme Court
Critics of President Donald Trump welcomed a federal appeals court's decision Wednesday to let stand an earlier ruling affirming the authority of Congress to seek Trump's tax records, which sets up a potential review of the case by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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A U.S. Army soldier fires an M4 carbine rifle News
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The So-Called War on Terror Has Killed Over 801,000 People and Cost $6.4 Trillion: New Analysis
The so-called War on Terror launched by the United States government in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks has cost at least 801,000 lives and $6.4 trillion according to a pair of reports published Wednesday by the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.
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bee on flower News
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Conservationist Warns 'Unnoticed Apocalypse' of Insects 'Should Set Alarms Ringing'
Conservationists on Wednesday called for immediate action by governments, industries, and the public to address a decades-long, human-caused insect "apocalypse" detailed in a new report and warned of the sweeping, serious consequences of inaction. "If we don't stop the decline of our insects, there...
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
'Enormous Victory': US Judge Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers' Electronic Devices Unconstitutional
In a development that the Electronic Frontier Foundation declared "an enormous victory for privacy," a federal judge in Boston ruled Tuesday that suspicionless searches of travelers' phones, laptops, and other electronic devices by government agents at U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional. "...
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No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren News
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
A Refrain of 'Drop the Charges' Rises as Scott Warren Faces Retrial for Giving Aid to Migrants in Need
Human rights advocates and family members gathered outside a federal courthouse in Arizona on Tuesday as the retrial began for Scott Warren, who faces up to a decade behind bars for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the Sonoran Desert.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Experts Warn This Industry-Backed Attack on Science at EPA Would Be Among 'Most Damaging' of All Trump-Era Policies
Advocates of strong public health protections responded with alarm to a Monday night New York Times report on the Environmental Protection Agency's new draft proposal for the Trump administration's drawn-out effort to dramatically scale back the scientific research that can be used in government policymaking.
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