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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Mueller News
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Mueller Refuses Trump Lawyers' Request to Respond in Writing to Interview Questions
Following the leak of Special Counsel Robert Mueller 's questions for President Donald Trump regarding the Russia investigation, and conflicting comments by Trump and his new attorney, Rudy Giuliani , Mueller has reportedly rejected a request by Trump's legal team to answer the questions in writing...
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seattle chase News
Monday, May 07, 2018
#ShutDownChase: Environmentalists Occupy Bank's Seattle Office to Denounce Its Funding of Climate Disaster
With JPMorgan Chase's annual shareholder meeting set to take place in Texas next week, 350.org Seattle and five other environmental groups organized a demonstration to protest the bank's ongoing investment in fossil fuels, particularly tar sands. At least five indigenous and 15 non-indigenous...
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senators backing net neutrality News
Monday, May 07, 2018
Senate Democrats Prepare Final Push to Save Net Neutrality as Support for 'Red Alert' Campaign Grows
As a growing number of websites are gearing up to " go red " on Wednesday to raise awareness about the closing window of time Congress has to restore federal net neutrality protections repealed by Republican regulators last December, Senate Democrats are preparing to force a vote on the matter as...
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protest News
Friday, May 04, 2018
After Achieving 'Something Truly Historic,' Arizona Teachers Head Back to Classrooms With Sights on November Elections
A week after teachers walked out of public schools across Arizona, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed a budget bill that gives a 20 percent raise to teachers and $138 million more funding to schools, which led educators to end the strike but vow to keep fighting for demands that were unmet by the...
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Amazon, led by the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, halted expansion plans in Seattle to make clear its opposition to a proposed local tax to address the city's homelessness crisis. News
Friday, May 04, 2018
Last Year, Amazon Paid No Federal Income Taxes. Now, It's Trying to Kill a Local Tax That Aims to Help the Homeless
After Amazon stocks soared last week—making founder Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, $12 billion richer—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted that the company paid no federal income tax last year, which was confirmed by independent analysis on Thursday, and comes as Amazon is trying to kill a...
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Tim Berners-Lee News
Thursday, May 03, 2018
'From Utopia to Dystopia' and Back Again: Internet Pioneer Tim Berners-Lee Calls for 'New Web' That Reclaims Original Democratic Principles
As open internet advocates pressure governments and major tech companies to respect the free flow of information online and users' privacy, World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee spoke Wednesday about how his creation has gone "from utopia to dystopia in 29 short years," and how it can be...
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Trump, Manning News
Thursday, May 03, 2018
'Advocacy at Its Finest': National Teacher of the Year Hands Trump Notes From Her Immigrant and Refugee Students
The newest National Teacher of the Year—who instructs teenage immigrants and refugees—used the award ceremony at the White House on Wednesday to demonstrate her support for the rights of women, LGBTQ people, and her students by sporting pins for various causes and giving President Donald Trump...
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Avenatti News
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Predicts Trump 'Will Not Serve Out This Term. I Guarantee It.'
"This president will not serve out this term. I guarantee it," declared Michael Avenatti on MSNBC 's "Morning Joe" early Thursday, following damning remarks made by President Donald Trump's recently hired attorney, Rudy Giuliani. Avenatti is representing adult film star Stormy Daniels , whose real...
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tear gas News
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Police Unleash 'Brutal Attacks' on Austerity Protesters in Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico
Police in Puerto Rico deployed tear gas and fired rubber bullets to shut down May Day protests as thousands of people took to the streets of the U.S. territory, which is still battling the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria —and a debt crisis that preceded the storm. While people worldwide...
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heat map News
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
On Sweltering Planet, Hottest April Temperature Ever Recorded on Earth Hits Pakistan
While climate scientists worldwide continue to issue urgent warnings that human-caused global warming will make heat waves " hotter, longer, and more frequent ," a city in Pakistan on Monday may have set a record for the highest April temperature ever recorded on Earth. As highlighted by French...
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