Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

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

Articles by this author

Stephen Moore News
Friday, March 22, 2019
'Like Nominating Dr. Phil to Run CDC': Alarm Bells as Trump Nominates Right-Wing Sycophant Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve
Economists and progressive experts responded with exasperation and unease on Friday after President Donald Trump said he will nominate right-wing commentator Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve, the gatekeeper of the nation's economy.
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report cover News
Friday, March 22, 2019
'In a Just World, It Would Be Treated as Crime Against Humanity': New Report Exposes Big Oil's Real Agenda
In the years since the 2015 Paris agreement, the world's top five Big Oil firms collectively have spent more than a billion dollars on "misleading" branding and lobbying to "capture the public and political narrative" on the climate crisis while they continue expanding their fossil fuel operations.
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#SaveYourInternet News
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Major EU Websites Go Dark With #Blackout21 Protest Ahead of Vote to Create Internet 'Censorship Machine'
Free speech and digital rights advocates across Europe blacked out websites on Thursday to protest the controversial Copyright Directive the European Parliament is scheduled to vote on next Tuesday. Activists are also planning #SaveYourInternet protests, which are set to take place across Europe on...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Decrying 'War Being Waged Against Working People,' Sanders Joins Striking Union Members at UCLA
"What we are seeing all across this country is a war being waged against working people," Sen. Bernie Sanders said while standing in solidarity with striking union workers in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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banking on climate change News
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Green Groups Call Out Big Banks for Pouring Billions Into Fossil Fuel Industry
A coalition of environmental groups called out 33 global banks on Wednesday for collectively giving at least $1.9 trillion to fossil fuel companies since world leaders adopted the Paris climate agreement in December of 2015.
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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager News
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Calls for Breaking Up Tech Giants Grow Louder After EU Hits Google With $1.7 Billion Antitrust Fine
In a move that elevated growing calls for breaking up tech giants, European regulators on Wednesday hit Alphabet's Google with its third antitrust fine in two years—this time, fining the company nearly $1.7 billion.
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News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
UNESCO Report Shows World's Most Vulnerable and Poor Paying More Than Rich for Clean Water
Globally, those who are poor or marginalized because of their identities pay far more than the rich to acquire clean water.
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wildfire News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
'The Trend Is Unmistakable': New Analysis Shows Heat Records Broken Twice as Often as Cold Ones
A new analysis revealed Tuesday that over the past two decades heat records across the United States have been broken twice as often as cold ones—underscoring experts' warnings about the increasingly dangerous consequences of failing to dramatically curb planet-warming emissions.
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Jair Bolsonaro News
Monday, March 18, 2019
'One of the World's Most Respected Intelligence Agencies': Bolsonaro's Bring-Your-Son-to-the-CIA Day
Nearly 55 years after the CIA backed a coup d'état that overthrew Brazil's democratically-elected government, the nation's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro raised eyebrows on Monday with an unusual and unannounced trip to the U.S. spy agency's headquarters in Virginia.
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Beira, Mozambique News
Monday, March 18, 2019
'Everything Is Destroyed': 90% of Mozambique Port City Wrecked by Tropical Cyclone Idai
Hundreds of people were killed and many more remain missing after a tropical cyclone destroyed 90 percent of the port city of Beira, Mozambique, before moving on to Malawi and Zimbabwe—eliciting fresh demands for bolder efforts to battle the climate crisis that is making extreme weather more common and devastating.
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