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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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is shoved back by Mississippi patrolmen during the 1966 March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson News
Monday, January 20, 2020
Countering Annual Whitewash of His Legacy, Progressives Remember the 'Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist' Martin Luther King Jr.
While the likes of President Donald Trump, right-wing Republicans, and Pentagon officials—in addition to many liberals—marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with selective quotes and messages, progressives aimed to challenge their whitewashed narrative of the civil rights leader's legacy with detailed reminders of King's scathing critique of not only racism but also capitalism, militarism, and imperialism.
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Clarice Akinyi washes clothes in Mashimoni village, Nairobi, Kenya News
Monday, January 20, 2020
Blaming 'Flawed and Sexist' Capitalist System, Oxfam Report Finds 2,153 Billionaires Wealthier Than 4.6 Billion of World's Poorest
"Economic inequality is out of control," declares Time to Care , a new report about global wealth inequality that Oxfam International published Monday, ahead of the annual World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland.
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Demonstrators take part in the Women's March Jan. 20, 2018 in New York City. News
Friday, January 17, 2020
Millions Expected to Join Global Women's March to 'Act as a Catalyst for Political and Social Change'
Millions of advocates for women's human rights are expected to take to the streets in dozens of cities worldwide on Saturday, Jan. 18 for the fourth annual Global Women's March.
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Greta Thunberg and other protesters News
Friday, January 17, 2020
Joining Thousands of Swiss Climate Strikers Before Davos, Greta Thunberg Tells World Leaders: 'You Haven't Seen Anything Yet'
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg joined thousands of protesters on the streets of Lausanne, Switzerland Friday ahead a summit for the world's business and political leaders in Davos that kicks off Tuesday.
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Dead common murres News
Thursday, January 16, 2020
'Scale of This Failure Has No Precedent': Scientists Say Hot Ocean 'Blob' Killed One Million Seabirds
On the heels of new research showing that the world's oceans are rapidly warming, scientists revealed Wednesday that a huge patch of hot water in the northeast Pacific Ocean dubbed "the blob" was to blame for killing about one million seabirds.
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Sanders and Schumer News
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Schumer Praised for Joining Sanders in Voting Against Trump Trade Deal That Ignores Climate Crisis
Environmentalists and progressives nationwide celebrated Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's decision Thursday to vote against President Donald Trump's new trade deal because it ignored the human-caused climate crisis.
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mick and trump News
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Senate Urged to Convict Trump After GAO Says White House Broke Law by Freezing Ukraine Aid
Sparking fresh calls for the Republican-controlled Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office, a federal watchdog agency announced Thursday that the White House violated the law by withholding congressionally approved U.S. military aid to Ukraine—a decision at the center of the impeachment probe.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Standing With Labor, Farmers, and Climate Groups on Trump Trade Deal, Sanders Vows to Vote Against NAFTA 2.0
Sen. Bernie Sanders took to the Senate floor Wednesday to explain why he intends to stand with labor and climate groups in opposition to a major new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada ahead of an expected vote by the Republican-majority upper chamber Thursday to approve the deal.
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rich old people News
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Study Shows Being Rich Buys 9 Extra Years of 'Healthy' Living in US and UK
A new study that highlights the serious impacts of wealth inequality in the United Kingdom and United States suggests that being rich can add about nine "healthy" years to a person's life.
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sign: democracy not for sale News
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Top Megadonors and Corporations Have Poured Almost $2 Billion Into Politics Since Citizens United
"This is not what democracy looks like. This is the world Citizens United made," Alan Zibel, research director of Public Citizen's Corporate Presidency Project, said Wednesday as his group released a pair of reports.
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