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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President Donald Trump stands after signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on January 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Monday, August 10, 2020
Trump Trade Policies and Mishandling of Coronavirus Pandemic Have 'Wiped Out' US Manufacturing Jobs: Economist
President Donald Trump's trade policies during his first term have "failed to stop offshoring or the erosion of the U.S. manufacturing base," and his administration's mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic has erased much of the progress made in the wake of the 2008 finanical crisis, according to...
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Bystanders look at MV Wakashio bulk carrier that had run aground and is leaking oil near Blue Bay Marine Park in southeast Mauritius on August 6, 2020. (Photo: Dev Ramkhelawon/L'Express Maurice/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, August 10, 2020
'We Are Expecting the Worst': Alarm Over Eco Crisis Grows Amid Fears Ship Leaking Oil Near Mauritius Could Break in Two
Urgent efforts to contain an oil spill off the coast of Mauritius reportedly ramped up on Monday due to fears that a cracked ship spilling fuel into the Indian Ocean—polluting nearby coral reefs, mangrove forests, and beaches of the island nation—could soon split in two, exacerbating the local...
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essential worker holds sign News
Friday, August 07, 2020
Analysis Shows Rapid and Reckless Reopenings Not Only Bad for Public Health—But the Economy Too
An analysis published in Forbes this week—just ahead of Friday's federal jobs report—challenges the argument from many GOP politicians, including President Donald Trump, that rapidly reopening businesses and loosening restrictions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic is somehow good for the economy.
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Author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll last year accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s. News
Friday, August 07, 2020
Judge Rules Trump Rape Accuser E. Jean Carroll's Defamation Suit Against President Can Proceed
A New York state judge ruled Thursday that a defamation lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump by journalist and columnist E. Jean Carroll—who last year accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s—can proceed while an appeals court weighs a separate, similar case of another woman who has accused the president of sexual assault.
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Workers install a solar PV power system. (Photo: Team Massachusetts 4D Home/flickr/cc) News
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
New Analysis Details How Electrifying the US Economy by 2035 Could Create 25 Million Green Jobs
A report released Wednesday by a new nonprofit—in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic disaster, and calls for a green recovery from those intertwined crises that prioritizes aggressive climate policies—lays out how rapidly decarbonizing and electrifying the U.S. economy could create up to 25 million good-paying jobs throughout the country over the next 15 years.
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At least 212 eco-defenders were murdered around the world last year, according to a new annual report. (Image: Global Witness) News
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Global Witness Reveals 2019 Was 'Deadliest Year on Record' for Eco-Defenders, With 212 Murdered Worldwide
"In 2019, Global Witness recorded 212 murdered land and environmental defenders—making it the deadliest year on record for people defending their homes, forests, and rivers against climate-destructive industries." That's according to Defending Tomorrow: The climate crisis and threats against land...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Yale Study on $600 Unemployment Lifeline Championed by Democrats Destroys Favorite GOP Talking Point
A new study by Yale economists out this week debunks the repeated GOP talking point that the $600 federal expansion of unemployment benefits has disincentivized people from returning to work—findings published the same day Senate Republicans released a coronavirus relief proposal which critics condemned as an "utter disgrace" that will "unleash widespread suffering" on people nationwide.
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Real Answers Demanded After Barr Dodges on Government Authority to Aim 'Intrusive Surveillance Tools' at Protesters
An exchange about government spying powers between Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Attorney General William Barr during a Tuesday House Judiciary Committee hearing prompted calls for an immediate explanation from the Trump administration about the legal basis for using advanced surveillance techniques on protesters nationwide.
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On July 25 at 3:50 am EDT, the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite revealed very powerful thunderstorms (yellow) around Hanna's center. (Image: NASA/NRL) News
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Climatologist Michael Mann on 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: "Hate to Say, 'We Told You So'"
"Hate to say, 'We told you so.'" That comment came in a Monday tweet from climatologist Michael E. Mann , responding to a pair of meteorologists who noted the warm waters along the East Coast of the United States, which "means trouble for any tropical cyclones coming up the coast" for the next...
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Protesters take action against the Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro in the central region of the city of São Paulo, Brazil, on June 28, 2020. (Photo: Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Brazilian Health Workers File ICC Complaint Arguing Bolsonaro Covid-19 Response Has Been Crime Against Humanity
A network of unions and social organizations representing over a million health workers in Brazil filed a complaint Monday calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro's widely condemned handling of the coronavirus pandemic, arguing it amounts to a crime...
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