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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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion during the Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 31, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Friday, September 18, 2020
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'Advocate for Equality and Reason,' Dead at 87
This is a breaking story… Please check back for possible updates... Sparking a swift flood of condolences along with fear for what the future holds, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in her home Friday evening, surrounded by family, due to "complications of...
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People stand in line, spaced six apart due to Covid-19, in order to vote early at the Fairfax Government Center on September 18, 2020 in Fairfax, Virginia. Voters waited up to four hours to early vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) News
Friday, September 18, 2020
As Early Voting Begins in Key States, Advocates Emphasize 'Election Day' Not Just in November This Year—It's Now!
As both presidential candidates headed to Minnesota on Friday and voters in the battleground state became among the first in the country to cast ballots for the high-stakes general election, progressive organizers are trying to alert all Americans that this year—given the Covid-19 pandemic—it will be more important than ever to know how, when, and where they can vote.
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Sens. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led a group of Democrats in introducing a resolution on student loan cancellation. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdmc/21502010111">Senate Democrats</a>/flickr/cc)</p> News
Thursday, September 17, 2020
With Eye on Biden Victory, Warren and Schumer Unveil Plan to Cancel Up to $50,000 for Federal Student Loan Borrowers
As Americans face the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for an incredibly consequential presidential election, over a dozen Democrats—led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer— came together Thursday to unveil a "visionary" student loan...
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A person looks at a flooded neighborhood as Hurricane Sally passes through the area on September 16, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida. The storm is bringing heavy rain, high winds, and a dangerous storm surge to the area. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) News
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Bolstering Calls for Climate Action, 'Mutant Sloth' Hurricane Sally Leaves Major Mess for Gulf Coast
As the West remained engulfed in flames, Hurricane Sally struck the Gulf Coast early Wednesday, bringing a deluge of rain that caused " catastrophic and life-threatening flooding " in parts of the Florida Panhandle and Alabama as the Category 2 storm crawled toward Georgia—bolstering demands for...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on October 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Trump Confession He Was Ready to Assassinate Assad Condemned as 'Disgusting Display' of 'Imperial Hubris'
In an apparent admission about a previous lie that alarmed anti-war advocates, President Donald Trump claimed in Tuesday television appearance that he wanted to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—contradicting his past denial of the desire, which was first revealed in journalist Bob Woodward's 2018 book Fear .
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Then President-elect Donald Trump  and Vice President-elect Gov. Mike Pence visit the Carrier air conditioning and heating company in Indianapolis on Dec. 1, 2016. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Here Are the 50 'Most Egregious' Ways Trump Has Attacked Workers While Falsely Claiming to Be Their Champion
A comprehensive report released Wednesday shines a spotlight on the "pro-corporate, anti-worker agenda" that has defined President Donald Trump's first term by detailing 50 ways his administration has made life harder for working people with repeated attacks on labor rights and protections.
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about climate change and the wildfires on the West Coast at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on September 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
'A Matter of Life and Death': After 175 Years, Scientific American Backs Biden With Magazine's First-Ever Endorsement
With unprecedented wildfires burning across western states, the Gulf Coast bracing for a hurricane, and the coronavirus pandemic still raging, Scientific American on Tuesday gave Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden its first-ever endorsement in the magazine's 175-year history.
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A U.N. report released Tuesday details the world's biodiversity crisis and a path to address it. (Photo: jotily/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
UN Biodiversity Report Urges 8 Transitions Needed to Restore Essential Ecosystems Impacted by Humanity
A major United Nations report released Tuesday—especially as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic—underscores the enormous threat of ongoing biodiversity loss and details eight necessary transitions to restore ecosystems damaged by and essential to humanity.
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Climate activists protested outside ExxonMobil's annual meeting of shareholders in Irving, Texas. (Photo: 350.org/flickr/cc) News
Monday, September 14, 2020
Taking Aim at ExxonMobil, Connecticut Joins 'Fast-Growing Wave of Climate Lawsuits' Targeting Fossil Fuel Giants
In a move widely welcomed by climate campaigners and other critics of the fossil fuel industry, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong on Monday launched a state lawsuit against ExxonMobil for "an ongoing, systematic campaign of lies and deception" regarding the oil and gas giant's products and the climate crisis.
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BP's annual report on the future of energy, released Monday, says demand for oil may have peaked last year and projects significant growth in renewables over the next three decades. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/26287008@N05/4816633755">tolkien1914</a>/flickr/cc)</p> News
Monday, September 14, 2020
Bye Bye, Big Oil? BP Admits Demand May Have Already Peaked, Predicts Growth of Renewable Energy
As communities worldwide face off against and file suit over the devastating impacts of a climate crisis notably driven by fossil fuel giants, BP on Monday gave just the latest signal that the dirty energy industry is dying—admitting that global demand for oil may have already peaked while projecting significant growth in renewables over the next few decades.
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