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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Stormy Daniels signs copies of her book <em>Full Disclosure<em> on October 8, 2018 at the Museum of Sex in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images) News
Friday, May 07, 2021
DOJ Called to Go After Trump for Stormy Daniels' Hush Money After 'Outrageous' FEC Decision
GOP federal regulators on Thursday blocked the continuation of a probe into whether former President Donald Trump violated campaign finance law when his personal lawyer Michael Cohen paid $130,000 in hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election—sparking calls for action by...
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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen talks during a press briefing on Covid-19 vaccination developments on April 14, 2021 in Brussels. (Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images) News
Thursday, May 06, 2021
After US Reversal, EU 'Ready to Discuss' Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver
After the Biden administration shocked the world by expressing support for waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines, a European Union leader on Thursday suggested that the bloc's members "are ready to discuss" also dropping their opposition to the proposal—which rich nations...
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Pristine Boulder Creek flows from the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness toward the Lochsa River in the Clearwater National Forest of northern Idaho. (Photo: Don & Melinda Crawford/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) News
Thursday, May 06, 2021
'America the Beautiful': Biden Administration Aims to Protect 30% of US Lands and Waters by 2030
Climate and conservation advocacy groups joined business, Indigenous, and local political leaders on Thursday in welcoming a new federal report that details the Biden administration's vision for conserving at least 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. "We need to translate this vision into new and...
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People living with diabetes, activists, faith leaders, and healthcare advocates rallied in front of the New York Stock Exchange to commemorate World Diabetes Day as part of a National Day of Action called by the Lower Drug Prices Now Campaign on November 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
'Let's Do Insulin Next,' Says Ocasio-Cortez After Biden Backs IP Waiver to Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Access
After the Biden administration on Wednesday caved to global pressure and endorsed waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines, progressives across the United States called for taking a similar approach to other lifesaving drugs and treatments made less accessible by Big Pharma's...
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Demonstrators hold a rally to "Free the Vaccine," calling on the U.S. to commit to a global coronavirus plan that includes sharing formulas with the world to help ensure that every nation has access to a vaccine, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on May 5, 2021. Shortly after the rally kicked off, the Biden administration announced its support for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, and said it will negotiate the terms at the World Trade Organization. (Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP News
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
'A Transformative, Hopeful Event': Under Pressure, Biden Backs Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver
In the face of mounting international pressure , the Biden administration on Wednesday announced support for waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines—which campaigners welcomed as " a transformative, hopeful event " that has the potential to save lives around the world,...
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Tenant rights activists hold a demonstration to protest what they claim to be inadequate legislative relief for renters during the Covid-19 pandemic and to call for the cancellation of rent on February 28, 2021 in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Trump-Appointed Judge Rules Against CDC Moratorium on Evictions During Pandemic
Delivering another blow to people across the United States still struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic and related economic crisis, a Trump-appointed federal judge on Wednesday vacated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's temporary federal eviction moratorium, which was...
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An electric shuttle bus travels through downtown Santa Barbara, California. (Photo: Jumping Rocks/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
Backed by Unions and Climate Campaigners, Brown and Schumer Unveil $73 Billion Clean Bus Plan
As scientific studies continue to show the necessity of sweeping societal reforms to reduce planet-heating emissions, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined with Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chair Sherrod Brown on Tuesday to unveil a plan—backed by green groups and union...
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The top five weapons firms received over $150 billion in Pentagon contracts during Fiscal Year 2020—and, according to a new issue brief, "not all of these funds are well spent."(Photo: Kiyoshi Tanno/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
Execs at Top Pentagon Contractors Raked in $276.5 Million Last Year, Analysis Finds
With U.S. President Joe Biden still under fire for proposing a $753 billion national defense budget for the next fiscal year—the bulk of which would go to the Pentagon—a report published Tuesday exposes the "huge sums paid to the CEOs and other top executives of the nation's five largest weapons...
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"Beetles and springtails have enormous impacts on the porosity of soil and are really getting hammered, and earthworms are definitely getting hit as well," said study co-author Nathan Donley, a scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. (Photo: zianlob/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
New Soil Study Shows Pesticides 'Destroying the Very Foundations of Web of Life'
A study published Tuesday in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science bolsters alarm about the role that agricultural pesticides play in what scientists have dubbed the " bugpocalypse " and led authors to call for stricter regulations across the U.S. "It's extremely concerning that over 70%...
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A journalist is seen bleeding after police started firing tear gas and rubber bullets near the 5th police precinct in Minneapolis following a demonstration to call for justice for George Floyd, a unarmed Black man killed by police, on May 30, 2020. (Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, May 03, 2021
On World Press Freedom Day, US Report Reveals 'Startling Extent of Police Violence Against Journalists'
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on Monday released its fourth annual report about conditions that members of the U.S. media faced while on the job last year—and revealed "the startling extent of police violence against journalists during a year of protest." The new report (pdf),...
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