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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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres News
Sunday, December 01, 2019
Decrying 'Utterly Inadequate' Efforts to Tackle Climate Crisis, UN Chief Declares 'Our War Against Nature Must Stop'
On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres decried the "utterly inadequate" efforts of governments to curb planet-heating emissions and called for "a clear demonstration of increased ambition and commitment" from world leaders to tackle the crisis.
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Climate activists protests at three coal mines in Germany Saturday. News
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Thousands of Activists Stage Protests at Three German Coal Mines to Demand Bolder Climate Policies
On the heels of Friday's global youth-led climate strike, thousands of activists staged demonstrations at three coal mines in Germany Saturday to protest the government's plan to phase out coal by 2038, which activists say isn't soon enough.
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Trump blimp News
Saturday, November 30, 2019
NHS Staff to Lead Protest Against Trump During His Trip to the UK Amid Rising Privatization Concerns
Nurses and doctors from the United Kingdom's National Health Service are planning to lead a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump next week amid mounting concerns about potential privatization of the U.K.'s decades-old public healthcare system.
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Iain Armitage and Jane Fonda News
Friday, November 29, 2019
Dozens Arrested for Demanding Food Justice at Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Friday Protest in DC
As protesters filled streets around the world Friday for a youth-led climate strike, more than three dozen people were arrested at the U.S. Capitol for Jane Fonda's weekly Fire Drill Friday civil disobedience demonstration, which the actress and activist launched last month.
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Thousands of students participated in the global climate strike News
Friday, November 29, 2019
'We See No Other Options': Youth Activists Lead Global #ClimateStrike Ahead of COP 25
People worldwide poured into the streets Friday for a youth-led climate strike that aimed to pressure global governments to step up their efforts to tackle the planetary emergency at a key United Nations summit scheduled to start Monday.
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Climate Emergency sign News
Thursday, November 28, 2019
EU Lawmakers Declare 'Climate Emergency,' But Campaigners Say Only 'Emergency Action' Will Prove They Mean It
After members of the European Parliament on Thursday voted 429 to 225—with 19 abstentions—to declare a climate emergency both on the continent and globally, activists called on the European Union to match those lofty words with deeds and take immediate action to combat the increasingly urgent crisis.
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XR protester arrested News
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
'The Law Is on Our Side': Extinction Rebellion Celebrates Dropped Charges Against 105 Climate Activists
Extinction Rebellion and its supporters celebrated Wednesday after the agency that conducts criminal prosecutions in England dropped charges against 105 activists who were arrested in London last month for participating in the environmental movement's "Autumn Uprising" actions. "It is to be hoped...
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act now banner News
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
'Not Enough to Declare Climate Emergency': Ahead of EU Vote, Demand for Action Not Just Words
Ahead of an expected vote Thursday by European Union lawmakers to declare "an environment and climate emergency in Europe and globally," green groups are emphasizing that the symbolic declaration must accompany ambitious action. "Our house is on fire. People around the world are suffering and...
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ban fracking News
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The 'Climate Crisis Is a Health Emergency': New Report Warns US Fracking Boom Making People and Planet Sick
"The actions we take now by extracting, transporting, and liquefying fracked gas will determine the health of generations to come." That's according to Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota in the general internal medicine department and lead author of a...
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privacy image News
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Expert Says Senate Democrats' Sweeping Online Privacy Bill Answers Public Demand for 'Transformative Shift'
Privacy advocates on Tuesday welcomed broad new legislation introduced by leading Senate Democrats that aims to codify digital privacy rights, outlaw harmful data practices, and create new enforcement and accountability measures to protect online consumers. The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (...
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