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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planes News
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
'Provocative Military Ruckus': North Korea Warns US-South Korea War Games Could Derail Trump-Kim Summit
Pointing to "provocative" military drills the U.S. and South Korean air forces are conducting in the region, North Korea is warning that the war games could jeopardize a highly anticipated summit scheduled to take place in Singapore next month, which is supposed to bring together the North's leader...
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Janus News
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
'Stop at Nothing' Plan to Destroy Nation's Union Power Includes $80 Million Koch- and Walmart-Funded War Chest
Less than a week after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled legislation to strengthen trade unions across the United States, a new report reveals that a network of right-wing think tanks—funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers and the heirs to the Walmart fortune—has launched a nationwide campaign...
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Trump, Pruitt News
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
'This Is a Big Deal': Fearing 'Public Relations Nightmare,' Pruitt's EPA Blocked Release of a Major Water Contamination Study
Fearing a "public relations nightmare," President Donald Trump's White House and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the reign of administrator Scott Pruitt, blocked the release of a major water contamination story, according to emails obtained by the Union of Concerned Scientists and...
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piggies News
Monday, May 14, 2018
Calling for Overhaul of Nation's Food System, New Campaign Seeks Ban on Factory Farms
Farmers, environmental advocates, and community leaders came together in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday to launch a national campaign to outlaw factory farming, in conjunction with a new report that outlines the long list of negative consequences tied to housing hundreds or thousands of animals in...
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May 16 News
Monday, May 14, 2018
#RedAlert Urgency for Net Neutrality Ahead of 'Most Important Vote for the Internet in History of the Senate'
Kicking off a 48-hour countdown to what he described as the "the most important vote for the internet in the history of the Senate," Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) announced Monday that the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to restore federal net neutrality rules gutted by the GOP-controlled FCC...
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Gina Haspel News
Monday, May 14, 2018
With Haspel Confirmation Pending, Torture Opponents Target Fence-Sitters Flake, Heitkamp, and Others
With at least two Senate Democrats now supporting Gina Haspel 's nomination to run the CIA, despite her leadership role in the Bush administration's post-9/11 torture program, those working to #BlockHaspel are ramping up pressure on senators from both parties who are on the fence or may be swayed...
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Federica Mogherini News
Friday, May 11, 2018
Challenging 'Impulse to Destroy,' EU's Top Diplomat Vows to Stand With Iran Against Trump's Attack on Nuclear Deal
As Iranians take to the streets to protest President Donald Trump—who ditched the Iran nuclear deal this week despite warnings that it could lead to " a potentially catastrophic military confrontation "—in a speech on Friday, Europe's top diplomat vowed to work with the international community to...
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nasa heat News
Friday, May 11, 2018
As CO2 Levels Soar Past 'Troubling' 410 ppm Threshold, Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program
As the Trump administration charges forward with its war on science by canceling a " crucial " carbon monitoring system at NASA, scientists and climate experts are sounding alarms over atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) that just surpassed a " troubling " threshold for the first...
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif News
Friday, May 11, 2018
Condemning International Silence That Enables Israeli 'Aggression,' Iran Charges Strikes Against Syria Launched Under 'Invented Pretexts'
Amid heightened fears that U.S. President Donald Trump's violation of the Iran nuclear deal and Israel's airstrikes on " Iranian targets " in Syria this week could lead to " an all-out regional war ," Iran called out world leaders for refusing to denounce the Israeli bombing campaign. Iranian...
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Adelsons News
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Latest Sign of 'Broken' Democracy as Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Drops $30 Million on GOP Super PAC
With the midterm elections less than six months out, casino mogul and right-wing megadonor Sheldon Adelson has reportedly cut a $30 million check to the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF)—a super PAC that works to keep Republicans in control of the U.S. House—provoking renewed calls for stricter...
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