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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DAPL protest News
Friday, February 16, 2018
Warnings Mount That Trump's Infrastructure Plan Will Make It Harder to Fight Pipelines
As green groups continue to denounce the Trump administration's recently unveiled infrastructure plan as a "scam" that's designed to keep the nation trapped in its "dirty and destructive past," analysts are also warning the proposal will "make it harder for the next big anti-pipeline movement" to...
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Cabinet News
Friday, February 16, 2018
New Analysis Catalogs Trump's Controversy-Riddled Cabinet-Level Selections
As the heads of Veterans Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency face intense scrutiny over taxpayer-funded travel decisions, a new analysis by the Washington Post reveals that more than 40 percent of President Donald Trump's initial cabinet-level selections have faced ethical or other...
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Emily Ladau News
Thursday, February 15, 2018
'Shame': 12 Democrats Join With House GOP to Attack Americans With Disabilities Act
In a " shameful " move that disability rights advocates say "further marginalizes one of the most excluded communities in society," a dozen Democrats joined with House Republicans on Thursday to pass a bill that would erode key protections for Americans with disabilities. "Congress should be making...
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News
Thursday, February 15, 2018
#FreeDennis: 300+ Students Stage Walkout After Texas Teen Detained by ICE
More than 300 students from Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston, Texas walked out during their lunch break on Wednesday to protest the detention of an undocumented peer by federal immigration authorities. Dennis Rivera-Sarmiento, a 19-year-old from Honduras, was detained by Immigration and...
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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is startled by Cody the Dachshund News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Corbyn's Labour Party Unveils Plan to Make UK 'World Leader on Animal Welfare'
Animal welfare advocates are celebrating a new detailed plan unveiled Wednesday by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party in the UK that aims to improve the lives of domesticated pets, laboratory and farm animals, and those in the wild. "We wholeheartedly welcome the proposals in the animal welfare strategy...
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Supporters of Planned Parenthood News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Enough Defense, Declares Planned Parenthood, 'We're Going on Offense!'
Planned Parenthood has announced that it is going on the offensive in the ongoing fight to expand reproductive rights across the United States with a new " sweeping plan " to challenge the Trump administration as well as anti-choice activists and lawmakers by proposing policies to make sexual...
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DACA protest News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
As GOP Lawmakers Delay Debates, Another Win for DACA Recipients in Federal Court
While the immigration debate struggles onward in Congress, a second federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's effort to sunset the national program that provides protections to undocumented people brought to the United States as children. Following a ruling last month by a judge in San...
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Bibi News
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
While 'Not the Worst' of His Crimes, Israeli Police Call for Indicting Netanyahu on Corruption Charges
While it has nothing to do with violating international law and the human rights of Palestinians, Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that the state indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery and corruption. The recommendation comes as part of ongoing probes into allegations...
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News
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
'A Big Scare Tactic': ExxonMobil Files 'Conspiracy' Counter Suits Against Climate Defenders
In response to a series of lawsuits aimed at holding the oil giant to account for its climate crimes , ExxonMobil is taking " a bare-knuckle approach rarely seen in legal disputes " by threatening and filing counter suits against those who have sued them. "Rather than bully communities trying to...
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waves crash over railing News
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
'Game-Changer': Confirming Fears, Satellites Show Fast-Rising Seas
As the Trump White House continues to advocate for the increased use of fossil fuels for energy—while every single other nation on Earth has committed to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions that are driving global warming—scientists have found that global sea level rise is accelerating each year. "...
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