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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People protest against recent violence at demonstrations in Nigeria on October 21, 2020 in New York City. Multiple protesters of police brutality were shot dead by Nigerian soldiers Tuesday. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Demanding Investigation, Amnesty International and UN Official Condemn Killing of #EndSARS Protesters by Nigerian Forces
Both the United Nations high commissioner for human rights and Amnesty International demanded investigations and accountability after the advocacy group said Nigerian forces opened fire and killed at least 12 protesters of police violence on Tuesday at two locations in Lagos, the African nation's largest city.
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In August 2020, Ireland, Nigeria, and Niue marked the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima by ratifying the U.N. Treaty that bans all activities related to nuclear weapons. (Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/icanw.org/photos/4024403290909893">ICAN</a>/Facebook) News
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
'Unprecedented and Desperate': As Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Nears Entry Into Force, Trump Administration Urges Withdrawals
Disarmament advocates and nuclear experts responded with alarm Wednesday to reporting that the Trump administration is urging countries that support a United Nations treaty to ban nuclear weapons to ditch the pact before it reaches the 50 ratifications necessary to enter into force.
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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) speaks during a news conference called "Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020," in the U.S. Capitol on February 11, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Merkley Unveils Pioneering Bills to Make Financial Institutions 'Stop Bankrolling Climate Catastrophe'
Green groups applauded Sen. Jeff Merkley on Wednesday for introducing a pioneering pair of bills that aim to "protect the long-term health and well-being of the American people and their economy from the catastrophic effects of climate chaos" by preventing banks and international financial institutions from financing fossil fuels.
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Climate activists staged a protest outside the European Central Bank headquarters demanding that the ECB stop fueling the climate crisis by supporting fossil fuel companies on October 21, 2020. (Photo: Koala Kollektiv) News
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
'Stop Financing Climate-Wrecking Companies': Campaigners Light Earth on Fire Outside European Central Bank HQ
Climate campaigners on Wednesday gathered at the headquarters of the European Union's central bank in Frankfurt, Germany to demand that it stop financing the fossil fuel industry, building on months of criticism targeting the bank for "playing both firefighter and arsonist" by purchasing bonds from polluters as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks during a news conference in the Hart Senate Office Building on October 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Senate Republicans are looking to hold a confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, October 26, just over a week before Election Day. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Rights Advocates and Dems Reiterate Calls to #BlockBarrett as McConnell Vows to Confirm Trump Nominee on Monday
Human and civil rights advocates joined with Democratic lawmakers Tuesday in reiterating their concerns about and opposition to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the chamber will vote on President Donald Trump's pick for the high court on Monday.
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House Democrats on Tuesday introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/19779889@N00/">arbyreed</a>/flickr/cc)</p> News
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Advocates Welcome 'Inspiring' Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act as 'Exactly What America Needs Right Now'
Leaders of climate and conservation groups on Tuesday welcomed House Democrats' introduction of landmark legislation that aims to address the ocean impacts of human-caused global heating and reform federal ocean management—recognizing that, as Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva put it, "a healthy ocean is key to fighting the climate crisis."
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A worker installs solar panels at the Solarpark Eggersdorf solar park on September 4, 2012 near Muencheberg, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Investing $2 Trillion in US Clean Energy and Infrastructure Could Create Millions of 'Good Jobs,' Analysis Finds
Pursuing trade and industrial policies that boost U.S. exports and eliminate the trade deficit while investing $2 trillion over four years in the nation's infrastructure, clean energy, and energy efficiency improvements could support 6.9 to 12.9 million "good jobs" annually by 2024, according to an analysis published Tuesday.
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The stage is set ahead of the vice presidential debate in Kingsbury Hall of the University of Utah October 7, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, October 09, 2020
Second Presidential Debate Canceled After Trump's Battle With Covid-19 Spurs Fight Over Safety Protocols
The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday canceled the second presidential debate planned for next week a day after announcing the event would shift to a virtual format "in order to protect the health and safety of all involved," which prompted President Donald Trump—who is battling Covid-19...
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<p>President Donald Trump co-owns the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas with casino mogul Phil Ruffin. (Photo:<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/supermac/8407195088/"> ian mcwilliams</a>/flickr/cc)</p> News
Friday, October 09, 2020
Times Reveals Trump Secured Massive Windfall Then Poured Millions Into 2016 Campaign, Sparking Calls for Federal Probe
The New York Times continued its explosive reporting on President Donald Trump's tax records on Friday by divulging that he engineered an eight-figure windfall shortly before contributing $10 million to his "self-funded" 2016 presidential campaign—which sparked fresh calls for probing the president...
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Demonstrators from the Center for Popular Democracy Action stand on the U.S. Supreme Court steps dressed in Handmaids Tale costumes to voice opposition to Judge Amy Coney Barretts nomination to the court on September 30, 2020. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Friday, October 09, 2020
Warning Fundamental Rights and American Lives at Stake, 5,000+ Lawyers Urge Senate to Reject Barrett
Ahead of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings scheduled to start Monday, more than 5,000 lawyers issued an open letter Friday urging senators to "defend the lives and fundamental rights of all Americans" by refusing to confirm President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
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