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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Students News
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
'Enough': Students Walk Out Nationwide to Protest Inaction on Gun Violence
At 10am local time, students at more than 3,000 high schools across the country planned to participate in the 17-minute "Enough" walkout on Wednesday—exactly one month after 17 people were killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting—to protest Congress's failure to enhance national gun control...
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Protesters march against fracking News
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
From Asthma to Cancer, 'Blistering' New Report Details Human Cost of Fracking
A team of researchers on Tuesday released a " blistering " report on the serious public health threats—from headaches to asthma to cancer—posed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking , a process of injecting a mix of water and chemicals into rocks to release oil and natural gas. "Fracking is the...
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students from South High School News
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Ahead of Nationwide Walkout Demanding Action on Guns, ACLU Offers Primer on Students' Rights
Ahead of Wednesday's 17-minute walkout by high school students nationwide, to call for stricter gun control laws and remember those killed in the massacre in Parkland, Florida last month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is providing legal resources to the students and urging...
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cia News
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Trump Picks 'Actual Torturer' Gina Haspel as Next CIA Director
Human rights advocates are expressing outrage on Tuesday after President Donald Trump nominated deputy director Gina Haspel—" an actual torturer "—to be the next CIA director despite her leading role in running an agency black site where detainees were systematically and gruesomely abused. Haspel...
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ICE agents News
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
'I Didn't Feel Like Fabricating the Truth': ICE Spokesperson Quits Over Agency Falsehoods
A spokesman for the San Francisco division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has resigned over what he says were falsehoods by public officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, about recent raids by federal agents in California, and being pressured by agency leadership to...
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chicken News
Monday, March 12, 2018
Angering Organic Farmers and Advocates, Trump's USDA Kills Animal Welfare Rule
Angering organic farmers and advocates, the Trump administration announced on Monday that it will officially withdraw a rule that would have added animal welfare regulations for meat, eggs, and dairy marketed as "organic." "The decision nullifies 14 years of policymaking in a process mandated by...
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Ivanka News
Monday, March 12, 2018
Like Father, Like Daughter: Ivanka Accused of Violating Emoluments Clause
President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser Ivanka will receive more than a million dollars from the family business this year, according to McClatchy 's D.C. bureau, raising fresh concerns about apparent conflicts of interest that seem rampant among key members of the Trump administration...
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Tim Berners-Lee News
Monday, March 12, 2018
On World Wide Web's 29th Birthday, Its Inventor Warns of Threats to Digital Rights
On the 29th anniversary of the founding of the World Wide Web, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee —the inventor of the internet as we know it and a long-time advocate of digital rights—penned an open letter to call for stricter regulations of the major tech corporations that aim to control...
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trump immigration protest News
Friday, March 09, 2018
National Class-Action Lawsuit Aims to Stop Trump From Tearing Children Away From Asylum-Seeking Parents
The ACLU on Friday filed a national class-action lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's practice of "forcibly separating" asylum-seeking young children from their parents on behalf of "hundreds of individuals whose minor children have already been taken from them." "Whether or not the Trump...
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protesters News
Friday, March 09, 2018
Ahead of Major Protest to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline, Company Files Injunction Against Water Protectors
Ahead of a massive anti-pipeline demonstration planned for British Columbia on Saturday, the energy company Kinder Morgan has filed an injunction against more than a dozen Canadians who have protested the company's expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. "Kinder Morgan's action is an obvious...
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