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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Eight-year-old Indi Pineau, a third grader in Lakewood, Colorado's Jeffco Public Schools, participates in her first day of online learning in her room at her family's home on March 17, 2020. (Photo: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/<em>The Denver Post</em> via Getty Images) News
Friday, February 26, 2021
'Life-Changer for Millions': FCC Approves Program to Help Poor Families Overcome Digital Divide During Pandemic
Advocates for boosting access to high-speed internet on Friday welcomed a unanimous vote by the Federal Communications Commission establishing the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to help low-income households across the country get and stay online during the coronavirus pandemic. Under the $3.2...
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Friends of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold posters bearing his picture as they attend an event marking the second-year anniversary of his assassination in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2020. (Photo: Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, February 26, 2021
'Utter BS': Human Rights Advocates Outraged Biden Won't Punish MBS Over Gruesome Khashoggi Murder
President Joe Biden's decision not to punish Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite the Friday release of a declassified intelligence report concluding that the Saudi leader approved the 2018 assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi outraged human rights and press freedom advocates within and...
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Amazon forest area is burned in rural Novo Progresso north of Brazil on Thursday, August 28, 2019. (Photo: Gustavo Basso/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Friday, February 26, 2021
'A Red Alert for Our Planet': New UN Report Shows Radically Bolder Action Needed to Hit 1.5°C Target
A United Nations report out Friday reveals just how far off the world is from meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement based on the emissions reduction plans that governments across the globe have put forth for the next decade. The Paris agreement aims to limit global temperature rise this...
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Opponents of the Line 3 and Dakota Access pipelines are urging President Joe Biden to kill the fossil fuel projects. (Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/indivisible_nmh/status/1362241112900071424/photo/1">Indivisible North Metro</a>/Twitter) News
Thursday, February 25, 2021
300,000+ Demand Biden Stop Line 3 and Dakota Access Pipelines to 'Secure the Livable Future We All Deserve'
Indigenous and climate campaigners who helped President Joe Biden win the White House with warnings about what was at stake in last year's election are now pushing him to deliver on his campaign promise to #BuildBackBetter by stopping a pair of fossil fuel pipelines and implementing a climate test...
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Rep. Gerry Connolly, (D-Va.) speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing February 24, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jim Watson-Pool/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Gerry Connolly Goes Off on Jim Jordan: "I Didn't Vote to Overturn an Election. And I Will Not Be Lectured by People Who Did!"
Rep. Gerry Connolly unloaded on a Republican congressman who suggested Wednesday that Democratic lawmakers' concerns about the operations of the United States Postal Service and controversial changes sought by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy were partisan rather than rooted in wanting to better...
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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday signed a sweeping criminal justice reform package. (Photo: JB Pritzker/Twitter) News
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
'All Other States Should Follow': Advocates Applaud as Illinois Approves Elimination of Cash Bail
Policymakers across the United States are now facing increased pressure to eliminate cash bail after Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker this week signed into law sweeping criminal justice reform legislation that would make his state the first to do so. House Bill 3653, which the Democratic governor signed...
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Edit Krnanska, age 7, splashes and plays in floodwaters around the city dock in Annapolis, Maryland on July 23, 2018. (Photo: Marvin Joseph/<em>The Washington Post</em> via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Coastal Annapolis Becomes 25th US Community to File Climate Suit That Aims to #MakePollutersPay
Annapolis on Monday joined two dozen cities and states that have filed a "fast-growing wave of climate lawsuits" intended to make fossil fuel giants who spent decades lying about the impact of their products cover the costs of current and future damage. Maryland's coastal capital city is targeting...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday opposed the confirmation of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. (Photos: Chip Somodevilla and Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Citing Concerns About Corporate Power, Bernie Sanders Votes Against Biden's Choice for USDA Chief
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday was the lone progressive to vote against Tom Vilsack reprising his role as secretary of agriculture, citing concerns that progressive advocacy groups have been raising since even before President Joe Biden officially nominated the former Obama administration appointee...
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A new report by WWF International and 15 other groups warns nearly one in three freshwater fishes are at risk of extinction (Photo: Camilo Díaz/WWF Colombia) News
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
'We Must Heed the Warning': 1 in 3 Freshwater Fishes—Vital to Food and Jobs for Millions—Face Extinction
The world's freshwater fishes are in "terrible trouble," with nearly a third facing extinction if humanity doesn't swiftly change its ways to prevent major losses that would impact not only the species at risk but also hundreds of millions of people, according to a report released Tuesday by 16...
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Millions of Texans lost their power last week when Winter Storm Uri hit the state and knocked out coal, natural gas, and nuclear plants that were unprepared for the freezing temperatures. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
Monday, February 22, 2021
As Millions in Texas Lack Safe Water, Sunrise Movement Rallies at State Capitol Demanding Green New Deal
While millions of Texans on Monday continued living without safe drinking water and many faced storm damage and massive electricity bills , youth leaders with the Sunrise Movement rallied at the state capitol in Austin, using the current conditions across the Lone Star State to bolster their demand...
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