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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child and agents News
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Immigrant Rights Advocates Mark Father's Day With Vigil at Facility for Migrant Children Torn From Parents
As families across the United States celebrated Father's Day on Sunday, immigrants and advocates held a vigil at the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in South McAllen, Texas to express support for children who were torn from their asylum-seeking parents at the Southern border and are now being held in the facility.
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Kathy Kraninger News
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Outrage After White House Vows New CFPB Nominee Will Continue Mulvaney's Efforts to Gut Agency
After the White House announced Saturday that President Donald Trump will nominate Kathy Kraninger to take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), critics blasted her as " unqualified " and warned that if confirmed, she will continue Acting Director Mick Mulvaney 's efforts to defang...
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Yemeni women and girls News
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Coalition Ignores Famine Warnings and Continues Assault on Yemen as Critics Question US Complicity
Ignoring international aid groups' warnings that an attack on the Yemeni city of Hodeida, which is held by Houthi rebels, could exacerbate hunger in an impoverished and war-torn nation already on the brink of famine, Saudi-led U.S.-backed coalition forces continued a sweeping assault on the Red Sea...
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Debate News
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Praise for Progressive 'Torchbearer' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Takedown of 'Career Politician' Joe Crowley
Progressives praised U.S. House primary candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—"a torchbearer for the progressive movement"—for her performance Friday night in a debate against Rep. Joe Crowley, a powerful player in the Democratic Party's establishment and longtime representative of New York's 14th District.
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) News
Friday, June 15, 2018
Progressives Denounce Democratic Senators for Trying to Keep Trump on a 'Permanent War Footing' in Korea
"Why, exactly, do we need a bill to ensure we have troops in South Korea at all times, even as the two Koreas seem closer to reconciliation than ever before?"
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ceremony News
Friday, June 15, 2018
'Historic First': Nebraska Farmers Return Land to Ponca Tribe in Effort to Block Keystone XL
In a move that could challenge the proposed path of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline—and acknowledges the U.S. government's long history of abusing Native Americans and forcing them off their lands—a Nebraska farm couple has returned a portion of ancestral land to the Ponca Tribe. "Repatriating...
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley News
Friday, June 15, 2018
As World Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Looks Like Trump About to Ditch UN Human Rights Council
While the global community celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this week with commemorations highlighting "the right to peace," sources tell Reuters that the Trump administration is planning to pull the United States out of the Human Rights Council, the U.N.'s main body for such issues.
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Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge News
Thursday, June 14, 2018
World's Millionaires and Billionaires Now Control Half the World's Personal Wealth, New Analysis Shows
Millionaires and billionaires own nearly half of all the world's personal wealth, which reached $201.9 trillion last year, according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group. "The share of global wealth held by millionaires increased to almost 50 percent in 2017, compared with just under 45...
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fingerprinting News
Thursday, June 14, 2018
'Madness': In Effort to Revoke Citizenship, Team Trump Combing Through Decades-Old Fingerprints of Immigrants
In an "unprecedented" effort to revoke citizenship, the Trump administration is analyzing decades-old records of fingerprints from thousands of legally documented immigrants to identify anyone "who may have lied or falsified information on their naturalization forms," according to the Washington Post.
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bye, ice News
Thursday, June 14, 2018
'Utterly Terrifying': Study Affirms Feedback Loop Fears as Surging Antarctica Ice Loss Tripled in Last Five Years
"The most robust study of the ice mass balance of Antarctica to date," scientists say, "now puts Antarctica in the frame as one of the largest contributors to sea-level rise."
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