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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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Friday, October 11, 2019
Applause at Global Summit as Ocasio-Cortez Calls Climate Crisis 'Consequence of Our Unsustainable Way of Life'
Freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advocated for a Global Green New Deal to combat the climate crisis that humanity has created with an "unsustainable way of life" during a speech that closed out the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen on Friday.
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American activist and actress Jane Fonda News
Friday, October 11, 2019
Jane Fonda Among Those Arrested While Launching #FireDrillFriday Campaign to Demand Climate Action
Jane Fonda was arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building Friday as the 81-year-old activist and actress launched a new weekly civil disobedience campaign called #FireDrillFriday to pressure American policymakers to tackle the climate crisis.
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Google #DontFundEvil News
Friday, October 11, 2019
'Remember When Google's Thing Was DO NO EVIL?': Report Reveals How Internet Giant Funds Climate Villains
Google, whose unofficial company motto was once "Don't be evil," counts major deniers of the climate crisis among the groups "that receive the most substantial contributions" from the tech giant's U.S. Government Affairs and Public Policy team. "It ought to be disqualifying to support what is...
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Pete Buttigieg News
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Ahead of CNN Town Hall, Warren and Buttigieg Unveil Their Plans to Protect and Expand LGBTQ Rights
Two Democratic White House hopefuls—Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay man to run for president—released their respective policy plans to safeguard and enhance the rights of LGBTQ people ahead of a Thursday night town hall on LGBTQ issues.
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Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria News
Thursday, October 10, 2019
New Study Warns 5 Billion People Could Face Higher Risk of Climate-Related Coastal Storms, Water Pollution, and Crop Losses by 2050
By 2050, five billion people across the globe—disproportionately those in poorer communities—could face a higher risk of enduring coastal storms, water pollution, and crop losses linked to the human-caused climate crisis, warns a study published in the journal Science and reported on Thursday by The Scotsman .
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President Donald Trump News
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
As UN Faces 'Worst Cash Crisis' in a Decade, Trump Demands Other Countries Pay Up While US Owes Over $1 Billion
With a Wednesday morning tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump cast a global spotlight on the United Nations' multimillion-dollar funding crisis and the over $1 billion in budget payments the United States owes the world body. In response to a CBS News report that United Nations Secretary-General...
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methane seep News
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
'This Is Truly Terrifying': Scientists Studying Underwater Permafrost Thaw Find Area of the Arctic Ocean 'Boiling With Methane Bubbles'
Scientists studying the consequences of methane emissions from underwater permafrost in the Arctic Ocean announced this week that they found a 50-square-foot area of the East Siberian Sea "boiling with methane bubbles."
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Demonstrators in Quito News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Ecuador's President Moves Government From Capital as Protests Over Austerity Measures Continue
Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno announced late Monday that he had temporarily moved government operations out of the capital of Quito following days of nationwide protests led by unions and Indigenous groups against austerity measures unveiled last week, including the end of decades-old fuel subsidies.
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LGBTQ rights advocates News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
LGBTQ Advocates Flood Capitol Hill on Day One of Supreme Court's First Trans Civil Rights Case in US History
Civil rights advocates rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for three related cases—including its first on trans rights—in which, as the ACLU put it, "the Trump administration is urging the court to rule that it's legal to fire workers for being LGBTQ."
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Célia Xakriabá, an indigenous leader and activist, News
Monday, October 07, 2019
Brazilian Experts Warn in Open Letter to President Bolsonaro a 'Genocide Is Underway' Against Uncontacted Tribes
In an open letter to Brazilian society and right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, a group of experts warned that a "genocide is underway" against uncontacted tribes because of Bolsonaro's efforts to strip away Indigenous peoples' rights and lands and open up more of the Amazon rainforest to agribusiness and mining.
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