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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Supporters of net neutrality rules News
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Poll: Almost Nobody Likes Plan To Kill Net Neutrality. GOP FCC Chair Ajit Pai: We're Doing It Anyway
Despite new polling that shows more than 80 percent of Americans oppose Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to repeal net neutrality protections for the internet—which has provoked months of national protests —the FCC is disregarding that concern and will carry out its...
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Supporters of democratic U.S. Senator candidate Doug Jones News
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
After Black Voters Drive Historic Win for Doug Jones in Alabama, Demand Grows for Policies That 'Do More' To Serve Them
Preliminary exit polls show that black voters in Alabama were vital to Senator-elect Doug Jones's victory over his Republican challenger Roy Moore on Tuesday night—but alongside a flood of praise and gratitude for the people of color who " saved " the U.S. Senate seat from a right-winger accused of...
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Donald Trump News
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
US Concern Over 'Pervasive' High-Level Corruption Surging Under Trump: Poll
Since President Donald Trump entered office in January, the number of Americans concerned about rampant corruption in the White House has surged, according to public opinion polling conducted in October and November. The Berlin-based Transparency International—a global anti-corruption coalition...
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there is no planet b News
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
'This. Is. Big.': After Years of Pressure, World Bank to Drastically Curb Funding of Fossil Fuels
As world leaders convene at the One Planet Summit on the second anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement , environmental advocates are cautiously celebrating the " historic announcement " by the World Bank on Tuesday that it will stop funding oil and gas exploration and production projects after...
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News
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Nearly 60 Female Lawmakers Demand Congressional Investigation into Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Trump
While women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct gathered in New York City on Monday to publicly share their stories , nearly 60 female Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to the House oversight committee demanding an investigation into the allegations. "The American people...
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meat News
Monday, December 11, 2017
Meat Tax Crucial, Says Analysis, to Combat Climate Crisis and Global Health Threats
"Driven by a global consensus around meat's negative contributions to climate change and global health epidemics such as obesity, cancer, and antibiotic resistance," a new report by a British investor network concludes that a meat tax should be considered "inevitable" for any government serious...
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Navy aircrafts News
Monday, December 11, 2017
Led by U.S. Weapons Makers, Global Arms Sales Soared in 2016: Analysis
With U.S. weapons makers leading the way, and after five consecutive years of decline, sales among the world's 100 largest arms producers rose in 2016, garnering nearly $375 billion in profits, according to a new analysis of industry data by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (...
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Some of President Donald Trump's accuser News
Monday, December 11, 2017
Watch Women Who Have Accused Trump of 'Groping, Fondling, Forcibly Kissing, Humiliating, and Harassing' Them Speak Out
Women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault came together in New York City on Monday to share "their firsthand accounts of President Trump groping, fondling, forcibly kissing, humiliating, and harassing women" and demand that Congress launch an investigation into...
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honduras protest News
Friday, December 08, 2017
Honduran Government Denounced for Using 'Dangerous and Illegal Tactics' to Silence Dissent
As Honduras' right-wing government continues to crack down on dissenting voices amid widespread violence and national protests over allegations of election fraud in last month's presidential election, Amnesty International is calling on officials to immediately stop "deploying dangerous and illegal...
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wind turbine News
Friday, December 08, 2017
GOP Tax Scam Attacks Renewables While Nurturing Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Industries
Several provisions in the GOP tax plan threaten the future of renewable energy in the United States while bolstering support for nuclear reactors and the fossil fuel industry, according to a New York Times analysis . Despite the recent boom in electrical generation from wind and solar—which soared...
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