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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White House liaison Heidi Stirrup was reportedly barred from the U.S. Department of Justice building in recent weeks. (Photo: Administration for Children and Families) News
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Trump's "Eyes and Ears" at DOJ Reportedly Banned From Building After Trying to Get Inside Information on Election Fraud
Within the past two weeks, as President Donald Trump spread lies about voter fraud and refused to accept his loss of the November election, White House liaison Heidi Stirrup was barred from the U.S. Department of Justice building in the nation's capital for pressuring staff to give her inside information about investigations into election fraud and other issues, the Associated Press revealed Thursday.
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Overcrowding, poor sanitary conditions, and chronic health problems have helped exacerbate the spread of Covid-19 in U.S. prisons and jails. (Photo: Spencer Weiner/Getty Images) News
Thursday, December 03, 2020
200+ Health Experts Urge Biden to Reduce 'Dangerously Overcrowded' Prisons During Pandemic
After months of decision-makers failing to heed warnings that the coronavirus pandemic made U.S. carceral facilities " ticking time bombs ," resulting in what critics have called " mass murder ," more than 200 health experts on Thursday urged President-elect Joe Biden to take swift action to reduce...
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Amazon workers and community allies demonstrate during a protest organized by New York Communities for Change and Make the Road New York in front of the Jeff Bezos' Manhattan residence in New York on December 2, 2020. (Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, December 03, 2020
In Open Letter to Jeff Bezos, Over 400 Lawmakers From Around the World Join #MakeAmazonPay Campaign
After a global coalition of workers and activists took to the streets in 15 countries on Black Friday last week to launch the #MakeAmazonPay campaign, 401 lawmakers from 34 countries around the world endorsed the effort on Thursday with an open letter to Jeff Bezos, the company's founder and CEO as...
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Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, walks out of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse after a status hearing July 10, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Recently Pardoned Flynn Shares Call for Trump to Declare Martial Law and Make Military Oversee New Election
A week after Michael Flynn secured a full pardon from President Donald Trump, the ex-national security adviser is under fire for sharing a call for his former boss to "immediately declare a limited form of martial law, and temporarily suspend the Constitution and civilian control of these federal elections, for the sole purpose of having the military oversee a national re-vote."
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A woman checks her cell phone as she waits in line to enter the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C on November 29, 2017 for a hearing on Carpenter v. United States. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
ACLU Sues to Find Out How and Why Federal Agencies Are Accessing Americans' Cell Phone Location Data
After a series of news reports that have alarmed civil liberties advocates and progressive lawmakers, the ACLU sued on Wednesday to find out how and why federal agencies are buying access to bulk databases of Americans' cell phone location information and effectively bypassing the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement.
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A nurse adjusts intravenous drug dosages being given to a Covid-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) floor at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on April 21, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Expert Panel Advises CDC That US Healthcare Workers and Nursing Home Residents Should Get Covid-19 Vaccine First
With the coronavirus pandemic still raging across the United States and two vaccine developers awaiting emergency use approval from the federal government, a panel of independent experts on Tuesday recommended to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that healthcare workers as well as...
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Attorney General Bill Barr leaves the U.S. Capitol after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his office on November 9, 2020. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
'I Guess He's the Next One to Be Fired': Even William Barr Says No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud
Sparking immediate and widespread speculation that he will soon become just the latest top official ousted for publicly countering President Donald Trump, U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday told the Associated Press that the Justice Department has not found any evidence of voter fraud...
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A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Tests Reveal Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' in Aerial Pesticide Showered Over Millions of Acres in US
A national nonprofit revealed Tuesday that testing commissioned by the group as well as separate analysis conducted by Massachusetts officials show samples of an aerially sprayed pesticide used by the commonwealth and at least 25 other states to control mosquito-borne illnesses contain toxic...
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A man walks on rubble of a building destroyed in airstrikes carried out by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition hours after the U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths departed Sana'a on June 06, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) News
Monday, November 30, 2020
'A Moral and Legal Obligation': 80+ Groups Urge Biden to End US Complicity in Saudi-Led Assault on Yemen
As President-elect Joe Biden builds out his administration by choosing and considering some people who have progressives alarmed on a foreign policy front, more than 80 organizations joined together on Monday for a letter urging the incoming president to finally end U.S. support for the devastating...
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A smartphone is operated in front of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon logos in Hédé-Bazouges, France, on September 28, 2017. (Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 30, 2020
33 Groups Urge Biden to Hold Big Tech Accountable and Keep Industry Allies Out of His Administration
Adding to the pressure that President-elect Joe Biden is under to avoid a " corporate Cabinet " and instead appoint progressives champions to his administration, Public Citizen spearheaded a letter on Monday urging the next U.S. president to steer clear of Big Tech executives, lobbyists, lawyers,...
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