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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Expanding on the momentum of the quickly growing national movement to hold JPMorgan Chase accountable for its central role in funding the global fossil fuel industry, dozens of New York residents with the organization Rise and Resist, with co-sponsor Rainforest Action Network, stormed the bank's new headquarters in central Manhattan on November 20, 2019 demanding an end to its massive financing of the climate crisis. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
'Wall Street Is a Primary Villain' in Climate Crisis, Analysis Shows
"The boardrooms of the world's largest banks are polluted to the core... How are we ever meant to stop the climate crisis if the world's most powerful decision-makers are in bed with the companies behind the wheel!?" That's how Bank on Our Future—a U.K.-based network pressuring financial players to...
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The Global Climate and Health Alliance marked World Health Day on Wednesday with a call for governments to learn from the coronavirus pandemic and make health policies a central part of climate commitments and action. (Photo: Ronen Tivony / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Coalition Calls for 'Building a Fairer, Healthier World' Through Climate Action
Faced with " a world in disarray ," from over 2.87 million global Covid-19 deaths including 556,500 in the U.S. to rising atmospheric carbon and inadequate emissions reduction plans , an international coalition on Wednesday urged world leaders to learn from the coronavirus pandemic and "make health...
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Gambian war crimes lawyer Fatou Bensouda takes the oath during a swearing-in ceremony as the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor in The Hague, on June 15, 2012. (Photo: Bas Czerwinskini/ANP/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, April 02, 2021
'Critical First Step' But 'Long Overdue': Biden Repeals Trump Sanctions on the ICC
Progressives in Congress and human rights organizations on Friday welcomed the Biden administration's repeal of sanctions on the International Criminal Court imposed under former President Donald Trump in a bid to pressure the Hague-based tribunal to not investigate alleged U.S. and Israeli crimes...
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Protesters make the three-finger salute as copies of the 2008 constitution are burnt during a demonstration against the Myanmar's military coup in Yangon's South Okkalapa township on April 1, 2021. (Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, April 02, 2021
After UN Envoy Warns of 'Bloodbath,' Junta Imposes Internet Blackout Across Myanmar
The military junta that seized control of Myanmar in February shut off wireless broadband internet services across the country on Friday in the face of ongoing demonstrations demanding a return to democratic rule and international alarm over the deadly crackdown on anti-coup protesters. Citing...
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Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site which is the fourth largest oil field in California. (Photo: Citizens of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) News
Friday, April 02, 2021
Fossil Fuel Companies Got $8.2 Billion in Tax Bailouts—Then Fired Over 58,000 Workers
Bolstering arguments against providing further public benefits to the fossil fuel industry, a BailoutWatch analysis published Friday reveals that 77 companies got a collective $8.24 billion tax bailout last year, then laid off tens of thousands of employees. The tax benefits for major polluters...
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A man wears a sticker showing his college debt during an Occupy Wall Street rally against the high cost of college tuitions on April 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images) News
Thursday, April 01, 2021
'We Need Full Abolition,' Advocates Say as Biden Reviews Authority to Cancel Student Debt
As a key White House official revealed Thursday that President Joe Biden has requested information on his authority to cancel federal student loan debt, progressive lawmakers and activists doubled down on their calls for the administration to go far beyond the $10,000 per borrower plan that he has...
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An aerial view shows Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s Los Angeles Refinery, the state's largest producer of gasoline, on April 22, 2020 in Carson, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) News
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Lawmakers and Groups Demand 'Urgent Action' by Fed to Protect Economy From Climate Risks
Dozens of green groups and 25 progressives in Congress sent a pair of letters Thursday to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell calling for much bolder efforts to protect U.S. financial institutions and the economy from risks posed by the climate crisis. "It's unthinkable that banks are still...
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New Yorkers in need receive free produce, dry goods, and meat at a Food Bank for New York City distribution event at the Barclays Center on July 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images) News
Thursday, April 01, 2021
'Shocking' April Fools' Day Study Shows 'When Hungry People Obtained More Food, They Were Less Hungry'
"So many people over decades have told me that the causes of—and solutions to—hunger need to be studied endlessly before we can determine what needs to be done. So, I was gobsmacked to learn that ending hunger was really as simple as making sure hungry people could afford enough food. Who knew?" "...
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John Kerry, the White House climate envoy, speaks during a joint press conference with the French ecological transition minister following their meeting at the Hôtel de Roquelaure in Paris on March 11, 2021. (Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
John Kerry Urged to Help End Flow of Finance From Wall Street to Industries Fueling Climate Crisis
Just days after he suggested the private sector, not government, will lead the fight against the climate crisis, 145 organizations sent a letter Tuesday urging U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to use his position to help end "the flow of private finance from Wall Street to the...
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South American immigrants arriving illegally from Mexico disembark from an inflatable boat on the U.S. bank of the Rio Grande river at the border city of Roma on March 28, 2021. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
'It's Not a Border Crisis,' Says Ocasio-Cortez. 'It's an Imperialism Crisis... a Climate Crisis... a Trade Crisis.'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media Tuesday night with a detailed reminder of the root causes of Central Americans and other migrants seeking asylum at the United States' southern border. The New York Democrat is known for engaging with constituents and critics alike on social media...
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