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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Trump iceberg News
Monday, March 26, 2018
'Tip of the Iceberg': Watchdog Files Ethics Complaints Targeting 30 Lobbyists in Trump Administration
Underscoring allegations that "ethics do not matter in the Trump administration," a watchdog group on Monday filed complaints against 30 lobbyists whom President Donald Trump has appointed to his administration without ethics rule waivers—and experts warn this is only the "tip of the iceberg,"...
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Yemeni child treated News
Monday, March 26, 2018
In Wake of 'Shameful' Vote by US Senate, New Cholera Warning for Yemen
After a " shameful and unacceptable " vote by the U.S. Senate last week to kill a bill that would have halted the nation's military support for a Saudi-led war in Yemen, the U.N. agency for children is warning about the likelihood of another deadly cholera outbreak. "In a few weeks from now the...
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News
Friday, March 23, 2018
Number of Starving People Surged to 124 Million Last Year Because "People Won't Stop Shooting at Each Other," Says UN Expert
Largely due to armed conflicts, there has been "a staggering and stomach-churning 55 percent increase" in the number of acutely hungry people worldwide over the past two years, according to the head of the U.N. food agency. "The consequences of conflict and climate change are stark: millions of...
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News
Friday, March 23, 2018
'Dangerous' Decline in Biodiversity Threatening Humanity's Wellbeing Worldwide
From failures to combat global warming to pollution and the exploitation of natural resources, human activity is significantly contributing to a worldwide and " dangerous " decline in biodiversity , jeopardizing nature's ability to benefit to people's wellbeing, according to a major study published...
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army News
Friday, March 23, 2018
'Outrageous': With $700 Billion for Pentagon, Nearly Half of $1.3 Trillion Budget Headed for More War-Making
Alarmed anti-war advocates are calling it "outrageous" that nearly half of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending deal rammed through the Senate in the early morning hours of Friday is heading directly to the Pentagon. The final deal (pdf)— which, despite a feigned v eto threat Friday morning,...
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cloud Act graphic News
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Uproar After Congress Sneaks Attack on Digital Privacy Rights Into Omnibus Spending Bill
Buried in the 2,232-page omnibus spending bill that the U.S. House passed Thursday is a piece of legislation that digital privacy advocates warn "expands American and foreign law enforcement's ability to target and access people's data across international borders." The Clarifying Lawful Overseas...
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Ahed Tamimi News
Thursday, March 22, 2018
'No Justice Under Occupation': Palestinian Teenager Ahed Tamimi Gets 8 Months in Prison for Slapping Israeli Soldier
Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian girl who was arrested in January for slapping an Israeli soldier, was sentenced Wednesday to eight months behind bars, enraging activists across the world who have advocated for her release. "There is no justice under occupation." —Ahed Tamimi Tamimi...
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clear backpacks News
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Demanding Real Gun Control Laws, Parkland Students Reject Mandatory Clear Backpacks That Make School Feel 'Like Jail'
As survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 people last month prepare for the student-led " March for Our Lives " in Washington, D.C. on Saturday—part of a national movement to demand stricter gun safety laws—the Florida school district is implementing a new set...
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teachers News
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Called 'Selfish' by GOP Governor, Kentucky Teachers Protest Proposed Pension Cuts at State Capital
For the second time this month—and in the wake of recent dramatic protests in West Virginia— hundreds of Kentucky public school teachers rallied at the state capital in Frankfort on Wednesday to protest a bill that would slash their retirement benefits, chanting, "a pension is a promise." This is...
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food diversity News
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Alarm Sounds After EU Regulators Greenlight Bayer-Monsanto #MergerFromHell
After weeks of speculation, chemical giant Bayer and biotech behemoth Monsanto have cleared a significant regulatory hurdle in their bid to consolidate into one company through a multibillion-dollar deal that critics are calling the " merger from Hell ." "The coming together of these two is a...
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