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, August 15, 2018
"It's About Time": Canada Celebrated for Banning Bee-Killing Neonics While US Backslides
While the Trump administration recently moved to roll back a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in U.S. wildlife refuges, conservationists are celebrating Canada "for recognizing the overwhelming body of scientific evidence on neonics and phasing out these dangerous pesticides."
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Randy "IronStache" Bryce, Who Ran on Toppling Right-Wing Zealot Paul Ryan, Victorious in Wisconsin
After launching his campaign with a viral video that targeted retiring Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's devotion to ripping healthcare away from millions of sick and impoverished Americans, Randy "IronStache" Bryce won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin's 1st District Tuesday night.
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai News
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Denouncing 'Wanton Disregard for Congress and the American People,' Dems Call on Ajit Pai to Come Clean About False FCC Cyberattack
Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are demanding answers after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai finally admitted last week that—as many cyber experts, digital rights advocates , and members of Congress had long suspected—the claim that the agency's public...
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
New Survey of 63,000 Scientists Across 16 US Agencies Details How Trump Is 'Sidelining Science'
A new survey of 63,000 scientific experts across 16 federal agencies reveals that as the Trump administration continues to brazenly attack national environmental regulations, it is also "sidelining science" within agencies, with staffers reporting issues including "censorship and self-censorship,...
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telesur english twitter News
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
'Deeply Disturbing': For Second Time This Year, Facebook Suspends Left-Leaning teleSUR English Without Explanation
For the second time this year, Facebook has suspended teleSUR English's page, claiming the left-leaning Latin American news network violated the social media platform's terms of service without any further explanation—a move that provoked outrage and concern among journalists, free speech advocates...
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Sunday, August 12, 2018
Healthcare Activist Ady Barkan, Reproductive Rights Leaders Call on Collins and GOP Colleagues to #StopKavanaugh
Activist Ady Barkan—a terminally ill ALS patient who has garnered national attention protesting against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—and reproductive rights advocates including former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards traveled to Portland, Maine on Sunday for events that aimed to raise awareness about the threat that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh poses to Americans' healthcare.
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Sunday, August 12, 2018
Heather Heyer Remembered 'for Daring to Stand Up' as Anti-Racists Counter DC White Supremacist Rally
A year after James Alex Fields Jr. intentionally slammed a vehicle into a crowd protesting the racist "Unite the Right" demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, many people turned to the streets and social media this weekend to remember Heyer and denounce racism ahead of a white supremacist anniversary rally near the White House.
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Sunday, August 12, 2018
As Victims' Families Fight for Justice, Secret Report Details How Israel Used Armed Drone to Kill Gazan Children
A secret report by the Israeli military police—obtained by The Intercept 's Robert Mackey — reveals that a week into Israel's Operation Protective Edge in 2014, "air force, naval, and intelligence officers" mistook four 10- and 11-year-old boys who were playing on a beach in Gaza for Hamas...
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Saturday, August 11, 2018
'Dragging Their Feet': Trump Admin Delays Closure of Texas 'Tent City' for Migrant Children—Again
The Trump administration is delaying closure of a Texas "tent city" that houses migrant boys who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or were separated from their families under the president's cruel " zero tolerance " policy, according to a CBS News report published early Saturday...
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Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) News
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Facing Insider Trading Charges, Trump's First Congressional Backer Suspends Re-Election Campaign
Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.)—the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump's bid for president—announced on Saturday that he is suspending his re-election campaign after he was arrested on Wednesday and charged for his alleged role in an insider trading scheme.
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