Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett

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

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#JusticeForJane rally News
Friday, October 20, 2017
#JusticeForJane: Abortion Rights Activists Rally as US Govt Holds Teen 'Hostage'
As reproductive rights advocates rallied outside the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday morning in support of an undocumented 17-year-old seeking an abortion, an ACLU attorney attended a federal court hearing on the teenager's behalf to challenge attempts by Trump administration...
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flooding in Texas News
Friday, October 20, 2017
"Absolutely Unconscionable': In Post-Harvey Texas, No Relief Funds for Critics of Israel
Called an "egregious violation of the First Amendment, reminiscent of McCarthy-era loyalty oaths" by the ACLU, Texas city won't approve hurricane relief grantees who participate in non-violent boycott over Israeli government's crimes and abuses.
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News
Thursday, October 19, 2017
#ProtectTheArctic: Senate Battle Underway to Stop GOP From ANWR Drilling
Conservation groups and Senate Democrats have come together in hopes of thwarting Congressional Republicans' attempts to include a provision in the federal budget resolution that would allow drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in northeastern Alaska. TODAY the Senate...
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butterfly in Germany News
Thursday, October 19, 2017
'Ecological Armageddon': Warnings From Scientists as Flying Insects Disappear
A new study published Wednesday, revealing populations of flying insects like bees and butterflies plunged more than 75 percent in German nature preserves over the past 27 years, has scientists calling for further research into probable causes such as climate change and pesticide use, and raising...
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devastation in puerto rico News
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Despite Puerto Rico Disaster, Vulture Firms Relentlessly Seeking Billions in Debt Payments
As Puerto Rico continues its struggle to manage $95 billion in Hurricane Maria -related damage stacked atop its $74 billion of pre-existing debt, investigative journalists have revealed the 10 biggest financial firms that "are still fighting to get billions out of the bankrupt island as it tries to...
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News
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
As Trump Denies 17-Year-Old Abortion Access, Court Battle Exposes Broader Problem
As undocumented teen is held "hostage" by government officials, ACLU challenge exposes cruelty of administration's anti-choice policies
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 #NoMuslimBanEver protest News
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Ahead of #NoMuslimBanEver March, Federal Judges Block Trump's Latest Travel Ban
After a federal judge in Hawaii temporarily halted President Donald Trump's third travel ban Tuesday afternoon, a second judge in Maryland issued a similar ruling Wednesday morning, calling the latest iteration the "inextricable re-animation of the twice-enjoined Muslim ban." We're sensing a...
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Climate activists Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Victory for 'Valve Turners' as Judge Allows 'Necessity Defense' for Climate Trial
In a decision that is being called " groundbreaking " and " precedent-setting ," a district court judge in Minnesota has ruled that he will allow oil pipeline protesters to present a " necessity defense " for charges related to a multi-state action by climate activists last October. "Finally, we'll...
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Greenpeace protest sign News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Federal Court Dismisses RICO and Defamation Lawsuit Against Greenpeace
In a decision that could set a powerful precedent for protecting activists from legal attacks, a federal judge on Monday dismissed all claims in a lawsuit filed by a major Canadian logging company against Greenpeace, Stand.earth, and individual activists, which included claims under the Racketeer...
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Pope Francis News
Monday, October 16, 2017
For Abandoning Climate Accord, Pope Swipes Trump on World Food Day
Pope Francis says addressing armed conflicts and the effects of climate change are "prerequisites" for ending global hunger
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