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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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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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson News
Friday, December 08, 2017
North Korea Ready for Direct Talks With U.S., Says Russian Foreign Minister
After talking with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of an international summit in Vienna on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said North Korea is ready for direct talks and Russia is willing to help the two nations enter diplomatic discussions in order to...
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tax the rich protest sign News
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Even Republican Voters Admit Widely Opposed GOP Tax Scam Is Corporate Giveaway
A CBS News poll published Thursday found that the GOP tax plan is widely opposed by Americans across the political spectrum, and even Republican voters believe the plan will primarily benefit large corporations and wealthy Americans, as critics and an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (...
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Verizon FCC protest News
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide
With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) slated to vote on Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to kill net neutrality on Dec. 14, open internet advocates and free press groups participated in planned protests on Thursday at congressional offices and more than 700 Verizon stores in all 50 states, plus...
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fire in Calif. News
Thursday, December 07, 2017
'Hot New World': Raging California Wildfires Expose Reality of Climate Threat
As a " once-in-a-generation " firestorm has raged across nearly 90,000 acres in Southern California this week—covering an area about six times the size of Manhattan and forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate their homes—experts are warning how climate change is fueling fires on the West Coast...
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