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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DACA protest News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
As GOP Lawmakers Delay Debates, Another Win for DACA Recipients in Federal Court
While the immigration debate struggles onward in Congress, a second federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's effort to sunset the national program that provides protections to undocumented people brought to the United States as children. Following a ruling last month by a judge in San...
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Bibi News
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
While 'Not the Worst' of His Crimes, Israeli Police Call for Indicting Netanyahu on Corruption Charges
While it has nothing to do with violating international law and the human rights of Palestinians, Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that the state indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery and corruption. The recommendation comes as part of ongoing probes into allegations...
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News
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
'A Big Scare Tactic': ExxonMobil Files 'Conspiracy' Counter Suits Against Climate Defenders
In response to a series of lawsuits aimed at holding the oil giant to account for its climate crimes , ExxonMobil is taking " a bare-knuckle approach rarely seen in legal disputes " by threatening and filing counter suits against those who have sued them. "Rather than bully communities trying to...
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waves crash over railing News
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
'Game-Changer': Confirming Fears, Satellites Show Fast-Rising Seas
As the Trump White House continues to advocate for the increased use of fossil fuels for energy—while every single other nation on Earth has committed to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions that are driving global warming—scientists have found that global sea level rise is accelerating each year. "...
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Jahangir News
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Calls to Ramp Up Global Fights for Human Rights After Death of Pakistani Advocate Asma Jahangir
The death of renowned Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir on Sunday elicited an outpouring of condolences and calls to action, with fellow advocates and political figures from across the globe calling for a wave of renewed energy in fights for freedom, to honor her memory. "She was always...
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News
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Raising Ethics Concerns, Sinclair Solicits Contributions From Employees for Right-Wing PAC
Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the nation's largest television company with 173 stations nationwide, is raising concerns among ethics experts and journalists for its decision to solicit contributions for its political action committee from some of the company's employees. In a Jan. 31 letter to...
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News
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Ignoring Calls for Peace Effort, Pence Refused to Engage With North Koreans at Olympic Games
Despite global calls for #KoreanPeace and hopes that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence would use his trip to South Korea for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games to engage in diplomatic talks to ease rising tensions with North Korea, Pence remained icy toward the country's delegation. As he left the Olympics...
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President Donald Trump News
Saturday, February 10, 2018
'Outrageous': Widespread Anger After Trump Blocks Democrats' Takedown of Nunes Memo
President Donald Trump's decision late Friday to block a memo by House Democrats—which rebuts a " cherry-picked " document released last week that's been decried as " propaganda " meant to discredit the ongoing probe into allegations of collusion and obstruction of justice levied against the Trump...
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Jennifer Willoughby News
Friday, February 09, 2018
Trump's Statement on Alleged Abuser Rob Porter: 'Him-He-Him-Him-He-He-He-He-Him-He-He-He-He-He-He-Him-Him-He-He'
Something was glaringly absent from President Donald Trump's first public remarks about the resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who stepped down Wednesday after multiple reporters published photos and detailed allegations that Porter abused his two ex-wives. Several critics...
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attorney protest News
Friday, February 09, 2018
'Fed Up' With ICE Targeting of Courthouses, NYC Public Defenders Stage Mass Walkout
More than 100 public defenders walked out and staged a protest at the Bronx Criminal Court in New York City after an undocumented client was detained by federal immigration agents as he left the courthouse, giving credence to advocates' claims that fear of deportation keeps victims and witnesses...
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