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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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Global Groups Challenge Financial Sector to 'End Its Support for Fossil Fuels and Climate Chaos' Ahead of ExxonMobil Shareholders Meeting
Ahead of oil and gas giant ExxonMobil's virtual annual shareholders meeting Wednesday morning, scores of international climate, human rights, faith, and Indigenous groups launched the Finance Climate Challenge, calling on the global financial sector to "end its support for fossil fuels and climate chaos."
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A photo from a "keep it in the ground" action at Vattenfall coalmine in Lusatia, Germany appears on the cover a new report on G20 governments financing fossil fuel projects. News
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
New Report Details How G20 Nations Spend $77 Billion a Year to Destroy Climate
Even after the world's largest economies adopted the landmark Paris agreement to tackle the climate crisis in late 2015, governments continued to pour $77 billion a year in public finance into propping up the fossil fuel industry, according to a report released Wednesday.
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A pupil does math on a tablet in Toulouse, France on March 24, 2020. French schools and universities have been closed since March 13. French Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer told teachers to give online courses. News
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Survey Shows 1 in 5 Teachers—Citing Covid-19 Concerns—Likely Won't Return to US Schools This Fall
While most U.S. schools have ended in-person instruction for the rest of this academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic, polling results published Tuesday show that the majority of parents and teachers expect classrooms to reopen in the fall and worry about what that will mean for safety and education.
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A health worker takes samples from a man to test him for Covid-19 at the Biological Sciences unit of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico City on May 25, 2020. News
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Hundreds of Medical Professionals and Groups Say Covid-19 Stimulus Plans Must Be Prescriptions for #HealthyRecovery
Hundreds of medical professionals and groups representing over 40 million healthcare workers came together Tuesday to demand that world leaders pursue a #HealthyRecovery from the coronavirus pandemic that incorporates preparation for future public health crises as well as environmental and climate action into economic stimulus packages.
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Monday, May 25, 2020
$3,278 ER Visit for Coughing Fits and Fever Amid Covid-19 Pandemic Highlights Failure of For-Profit System
A $3,278 bill that Timothy Regan received after coughing fits and a low-grade fever sent him to a Denver emergency room in early April—as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United States continued to climb—garnered national media attention Monday as an example of how much the nation's...
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A sign directed voters to a polling location during the Florida presidential primary on March 17, 2020 at Miami Beach City Hall in Miami Beach, Florida. People headed to the polls to vote for their Republican and Democratic choice in their parties’ respective primaries during the Covid-19 outbreak. News
Monday, May 25, 2020
'Watershed Moment in Election Law' as Judge Rules 'Modern Day Poll Tax' in Florida Unconstitutional
Civil liberties advocates celebrated after a federal court on Sunday struck down as unconstitutional a Florida law that would have denied the right to vote to nearly a million recently enfranchised state residents with past felony convictions until they paid all outstanding legal fees, fines, and restitution.
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Executive Chairman of Ford William Clay Ford Jr. (L) tour with President Donald Trump the Ford Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan on May 21, 2020. News
Friday, May 22, 2020
'Yet Another Dogwhistle to White Nationalists": Jewish Advocacy Group Denounces 'Good Bloodline' Remark by Trump
A New York-based Jewish advocacy group is among those calling out President Donald Trump for praising the "good bloodlines" of American industrialist and infamous anti-Semite Henry Ford during a Thursday night speech at a Ford Motor Company plant in Michigan.
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A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farmer works on his field in Ghent, Belgium on May 21, 2020. News
Friday, May 22, 2020
Fridays for Future Europe Calls for Transforming Agricultural Policy to Tackle the Climate Crisis
As the world recognized the International Day for Biological Diversity on Friday, t he youth-led Fridays for Future movement sent an open letter to European Union leaders demanding a transformation of the economic and political coalition's agricultural policies to tackle the intertwined biodiversity and climate crises.
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Activists gathered in San Francisco Thursday for a socially distanced protest targeting asset manager BlackRock. News
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Climate Protesters Call Out 'Hot Air' of Financial Giant During BlackRock Annual Meeting
As BlackRock—the world's biggest investor in fossil fuels and deforestation—held its annual shareholders meeting Thursday, climate activists came together in New York City, San Francisco, Brussels, and London for socially distanced demonstrations protesting the massive asset manager's "failure to live up to its rhetoric on climate change."
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A man wearing an orange prison outfit and a Donald Trump mask during a protest against the U.S. president's U.K. visit to attend the NATO summit on December 3, 2019 in London. News
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Trump Condemned for Ditching Treaty That Has 'Helped Prevent Nuclear War for Nearly Three Decades'
In a move that alarmed nuclear experts, anti-war activists, and policymakers around the world, the U.S. government notified international partners on Thursday that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the country from the Treaty on Open Skies over alleged Russian violations.
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