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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baby powder ads News
Friday, December 14, 2018
Borrowing From Big Tobacco's Playbook, Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos in Baby Powder for Decades: Reuters
A Reuters investigation published Friday charges that Johnson & Johnson, a multi-billion dollar company known for its healthcare products, knew for decades that its iconic talcum baby powder "was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos," but concealed the information from regulators and the public.
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climate activists News
Friday, December 14, 2018
'Stand With People, Not Polluters': Sit-In on Last Day of COP24 Highlights #PeoplesDemands for Ambitious Climate Action
As world leaders continue to negotiate a global game plan for climate action on the final day of the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, more than 150 representatives from movements across the globe came together for a sit-in to demand that governments "stand with people, not polluters" and "commit to action in line with the urgency of the crisis."
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Facebook News
Thursday, December 13, 2018
'They Are a Terrible Company': Fact-Checkers Speak Out About Facebook's Faux Effort to Fight 'Fake News'
The latest critics of Facebook's so-called fact-checking operation—launched shortly after the 2016 presidential election with the supposed goal of identifying and removing fraudulent news stories from the platform—are some of the the fact-checkers themselves.
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Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone News
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Watchdog Raises Alarm About 'New Normal' as Hundreds of Journalists Worldwide Jailed for Doing Their Jobs
For the third consecutive year, the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) has documented at least 251 cases of reporters across the globe being jailed for doing their jobs, with more than half imprisoned in Turkey, China, and Egypt after being accused of "anti-governmental activities."
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ice News
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
To End Fear and Protect Justice, Dozens of Retired Judges Call on ICE to End Courthouse Arrests
In a letter to the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday, 68 retired state and federal judges implored the agency "to restore confidence in safe access to the courts" by barring immigration enforcement arrests at courthouses.
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U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres News
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Concluding #COP24 Without Bold Climate Action Plan 'Would Be Suicidal,' UN Chief Warns
As people across the globe are rising up to demand bold climate action amid record-breaking levels of planet-warming emissions, "off the charts" rates of melting ice, and mounting concerns about extreme weather and declining biodiversity, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday warned world leaders of the consequences if the COP24 talks in Poland conclude without an ambitious plan for the future.
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pelosi sit-in News
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
'We Need an Unprecedented Transformation in Every Sector': 250 Climate Activists Stage Sit-in at Pelosi's San Francisco Office
"How many natural disasters and unnecessary deaths will it take before politicians truly accept that we are in the middle of a moral and existential emergency?" That's what 24-year-old youth climate activists Morissa Zuckerman wants to know.
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Ted Lieu News
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
'If You Don't Want Negative Search Results, Don't Do Negative Things,' Ted Lieu Tells GOP During Google Hearing
"If you want positive search results, do positive things. If you don't want negative search results, don't do negative things."
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arctic sea ice News
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
'An Indication of What's Coming': Melting at North and South Poles Worse Than Previously Thought
As the Trump administration tries to undermine the COP 24 climate talks in Poland, new U.S. government data shows that ice melt at both of the planet's poles—driven by rising air and ocean temperatures resulting from human-caused global warming—is worse than previously thought.
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Google China sign News
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Human Rights Groups Blast Google for 'Actively Aiding China's Censorship and Surveillance Regime'
In an open letter addressed to Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai, a coalition of human rights groups and advocates are raising alarm about the company "actively aiding China's censorship and surveillance regime" with its work on a search engine project called Dragonfly.
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