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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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
In Win for Women, New Jersey Enacts Nation's Strongest Equal Pay Law
While recent research shows that the gender wage gap is getting worse for women under 40, New Jersey took a major step forward on Tuesday by enacting the nation's strongest equal pay legislation. The strongest equal pay law in the nation being signed right now. A moving movement #EqualPayNJ . Thank...
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Valve turners Annette Klapstein and Emily Nesbitt Johnston News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
State Appeals Court Rules Valve Turners Can Proceed With Necessity Defense for Pipeline Protest
In a victory for activists who shut down a tar sands pipeline as part of a multi-state protest in 2016, a Minnesota appeals court has ruled that the "valve turners" can present a defense that their action was necessary because of the threat that fossil fuel production poses to the planet. On Monday...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Citing FEC's Refusal to Act, CREW Files Suit Against Paul Ryan-Aligned Dark Money Group
After nearly six years of stalling by the federal authority that oversees elections, a government ethics watchdog has filed a " historic " lawsuit against a right-wing nonprofit aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan, alleging that the group has violated campaign finance laws and should be required...
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Colorado teachers News
Monday, April 23, 2018
As Wave of Teacher Strikes Slated to Continue, GOP State Lawmakers Aim to Jail Protesters
While teachers in Arizona and Colorado plan to demonstrate later this week to demand higher salaries and greater government investment in the public education system, GOP state lawmakers are aiming to punish protesters, even as new polling shows the majority of Americans support paying teachers...
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Puffin News
Monday, April 23, 2018
In Decline "Invariably of Humanity's Making," 1 in 8 of World's Bird Species Threatened by Extinction
The world's 11,000 bird species are in the midst of a major biodiversity crisis—with one in eight threatened by extinction—because of human activity, according to a five-year study published Monday. "Human-induced climate change may prove to be the most serious threat of all." — State of the World'...
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LeeAnne Walters News
Monday, April 23, 2018
Citizen Scientist Who Helped Expose Flint Water Crisis Honored With Goldman Prize
A stay-at-home mother of four and trained medical assistant who led the effort to expose the water crisis in Flint, Michigan has recieved a prestigious award that honors grassroots environmental activists from across the globe. LeeAnne Walters is the North American recipient of this year's Goldman...
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gaza News
Friday, April 20, 2018
As International Outrage Grows, Israeli Soldiers Injure Hundreds in Fourth Week of Gaza Protests
Despite mounting concerns from the international community—including Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman —Israeli soldiers reportedly killed at least four Palestinians and injured hundreds on Friday as the March of Great Return continued for the fourth straight week in Gaza. Snipers with the...
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walkout News
Friday, April 20, 2018
#NationalSchoolWalkout Underway Because "Guns Don't Die. Children Do."
Students walked out of classrooms across the country at 10am local time on Friday—the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre—for the latest in a series of recent youth-led demonstrations to demand stricter gun laws. #NationalSchoolWalkout : DC students have taken Penn. Ave for a march to...
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anwr News
Friday, April 20, 2018
Showing 'Total Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Public Wishes,' Trump Moves to Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge to Drilling
Demonstrating a " total disregard for Indigenous rights and public wishes ," the Trump administration on Friday moved to expedite oil and gas exploration in previously protected lands in Alaska. The Interior Department published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a public comment period...
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protester News
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Ahead of Nationwide Walkout, Study Shows More Mass School Shooting Deaths So Far This Century Than Entirety of Last
One day ahead of a national student-led walkout to demand action to end gun violence, new research shows that "in less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century. "In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to...
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