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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News
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Instead of Promised Debt Relief, Trump Pushes More Loans on Devastated Puerto Rico
"Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria must be driven by direct aid and debt relief, not more loans and austerity."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) News
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Despite GOP Dereliction, Warren Vows to Fight for Program That Insures 9 Million Kids
While Congress delays, impoverished children and pregnant women nationwide will soon start losing access to necessary healthcare.
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plaintiffs News
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Court Awards Fukushima Residents Measly $3,200 for Nuclear Disaster That Made Area Unlivable
Japanese government and TEPCO ordered to pay only fraction of damages sought.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) News
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
To Oust "Hawkish, Centrist" Feinstein, Progressives Push for Primary Challenge
"After 47 years in elected office and 25 years in the Senate," Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) says, "she continues to cling to office as a voice for the status quo."
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honey bees News
Friday, October 06, 2017
Tainted Honey: Bee-Poisoning Pesticides Found Globally
Raising further concerns about the global food production system, a new study found that b ees worldwide are being widely exposed to dangerous agricultural chemicals, with 75 percent of honey samples from six continents testing positive for pesticides known to harm pollinators. "What this shows is...
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birth control pills News
Friday, October 06, 2017
'This Attack Is a New Low': Trump Blasted for Rolling Back Birth Control Mandate
Update: In response to the Trump administration's decision to roll back the federal birth control mandate, t he American Civil Liberties Union announced that it is filing a lawsuit to challenge the interim final rules issued on Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal...
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Ban the Bomb sign News
Friday, October 06, 2017
Global Anti-Nuclear Campaign Coalition Wins Nobel Peace Prize
The committee lauded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons as "a driving force" in "efforts to stigmatize, prohibit, and eliminate nuclear weapons."
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AG Jeff Sessions News
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Sessions Denounced for 'Appalling Assault' on Transgender Workers' Rights
LGBTQ advocates on Thursday fiercely denounced a leaked directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that reversed a federal government policy protecting transgender workers from discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "This despicable action of reversing protections for...
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Foster and experts News
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Barred From Testifying for 'Valve Turners,' Renowned Climate Scientist Speaks Out
A district court judge in North Dakota has barred climate change scientist Dr. James Hansen and other experts from testifying in the landmark trial of Michael Foster, one of the 11 climate activists with the group Climate Direct Action who temporarily halted the flow of tar sands bitumen from...
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The Pacific walrus News
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
World Animal Day Takes 'Dark' Turn as Interior Dept Denies Protections for 25 Species
As Republicans in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation that would " cripple " the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Wednesday—which happened to be World Animal Day —the Trump administration's Interior Department denied petitions to protect 25 species. "This is a truly dark...
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