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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protesters in Texas News
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Anti-Choice Law That Critics Warned Endangered Women
After temporarily halting a Texas abortion law that was slated to take effect earlier this year, and which critics warned would endanger women who seek to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester, a federal judge issued a blow to the state's notorious anti-choice Republicans on Wednesday and...
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Haiti News
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Naomi Klein: Trump's Treatment of Haitians Portends Brutal Future for World's Climate Refugees
Following an announcement this week from the Trump administration that it is terminating temporary protections for some 59,000 Haitians who fled to the United States after a devastating 2010 earthquake—a highly anticipated move that has motivated thousands of Haitians to cross the border into...
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protest in favor of net neutrality News
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
FCC Under Fire for Ignoring 'Massive Scheme to Corrupt' Net Neutrality Comment Process
In an open letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman slammed the agency for ignoring "a massive scheme to corrupt" the mandatory public comment process for Pai's plan to dismantle net neutrality protections with new rules...
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mural News
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Dangling $100 Million in Federal Funds, Trump DOJ 'Coercing' Local Police to Target Immigrant Communities
The Trump administration's Justice Department has announced that it is doling out nearly $100 million to local police departments, with priority given to those that have promised to report undocumented immigrant to federal authorities. Immigrant rights advocates immediately denounced the decision,...
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TPS demonstration News
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Outrage After Trump Admin. Cancels Protected Status for 59,000 Haitian Refugees
Critics called the decision "another example of the cruel indifference of the Trump administration and its continued efforts to abandon our country's history as a nation of immigrants."
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prescription drugs News
Monday, November 20, 2017
FDA Raids in Florida Suggest Trump Admin. Policy Change That Benefits Big Pharma
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided nine stores in Central Florida that assist customers with placing orders for low-cost prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, Kaiser Health News reported Monday, suggesting a shift away from a long-standing policy that benefited...
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slaughterbots News
Monday, November 20, 2017
As Support Grows for Ban on Killer Robots, Viral 'Slaughterbots' Video Warns of Threat to Humans
As support grew last week for a ban on killer robots during the first formal United Nations talks about imposing limits on lethal autonomous weapons systems, artificial intelligence experts and advocacy groups released a viral video depicting what a future could look like with small and affordable...
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lgbtq solidarity sign News
Friday, November 17, 2017
As Trump Disregards LGBTQ Rights, 2017 Already Deadliest Year on Record for Transgender Americans
While the Trump administration continues to push policies that often disproportionately harm LGBTQ people, 2017 has been the deadliest year on record for transgender Americans, according to a report released Friday that shares the stories of 25 individuals who have been killed in the United States this year.
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robots News
Friday, November 17, 2017
'These Will Be Weapons of Mass Destruction': Warnings About Killer Robots After UN Talks
As the United Nations' first formal meeting about killer robots came to a close on Friday, tech experts and critics continued to warn about autonomous weapons and called for more urgent action to curb the threat they pose. "These will be weapons of mass destruction. I am actually quite confident...
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plane News
Friday, November 17, 2017
Investigation Reveals US-Led Bombings in Iraq Kill 31 Times More Civilians Than Reported
An 18-month investigation by a pair of New York Times reporters reveals far more civilians are killed in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—particularly in the air war—than the U.S.-led coalition reports. After visiting nearly 150 bombing sites in northern Iraq between April...
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