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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Mounted Israeli officers News
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
'There Will Be Bloodshed': Warnings as Israel Tightens Grip of Occupation
The right-wing Israeli legislature approved a law on Tuesday that increases the number of votes required to cede control of any portion of Jerusalem to "a foreign party," in a move that journalist Glenn Greenwald characterized as the government "candidly and explicitly admitting its real policy" of...
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DACA protest outside White House News
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
'Stop Using Our Young People As Leverage': Trump Slammed for DACA Remarks Ahead of Immigration Talks
President Donald Trump was slammed by immigrant rights advocates and Democrats in Congress on Tuesday for declaring that "activists and Hispanics" would be "falling in love" with him and Republicans despite offering no coherent evidence for such a prediction. Ahead of a Wednesday meeting at the...
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Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif News
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Pakistan Says 16 Years of US Failure in Afghanistan Explains Latest Trump Outburst
Pakistani officials strongly rebuked U.S. President Donald Trump for accusing the country of providing a "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan" and threatening to cut off U.S. aid. "Trump is disappointed at the U.S. defeat in Afghanistan and that is the only reason he is flinging...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in News
Monday, January 01, 2018
South Korea Welcomes North Korean Proposal for Talks Ahead of Olympic Games
The South Korean government welcomed on Monday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's proposal to open a dialogue between the two nations in an effort to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and discuss the possibility of sending North Korean athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games,...
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Iran protest News
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Iran Urged to Respect Human Rights as Officials Block Social Media Access and Protests Turn Deadly
As a wave of demonstrations to protest the economic conditions in Iran sweeps the country, the global community is urging the Iranian government to respect human rights after two protesters were killed and authorities temporarily cut off access to two social media applications, while also demanding...
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George Papadopoulos News
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Report Sheds Light on What Triggered Collusion Probe Amid Concerns Trump Will Fire Robert Mueller
A report by the New York Times published Saturday provides new insight into the investigation of potential collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian officials, and the role of George Papadopoulos , a former foreign policy adviser to the campaign who pleaded guilty to lying to...
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no wall sign News
Friday, December 29, 2017
Immigrant Advocates Slam Trump for Vowing No DACA Protections Without Border Wall
With bipartisan talks on the immigration scheduled to begin at the White House next week, immigrant advocates denounced President Donald Trump on Friday for vowing in a tweet to only allow permanent protections for recipients of the terminated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program...
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The White House was adorned with a red ribbon News
Friday, December 29, 2017
'This Man Is a Monster': Trump Under Fire for Dismissing Entire HIV/AIDS Council by FedEx Letter
In a decision denounced as " dangerous " and " appalling ," President Donald Trump has enraged members of the public health and LGBTQ communities by reportedly firing the remaining 16 members of his HIV/AIDS council in letters delivered to them by FedEx on Thursday. Six members of the Presidential...
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protest corporate greed News
Thursday, December 28, 2017
CEO-Worker Income Gap Higher in U.S. Than Anywhere Else: Analysis
As corporations and wealthy individuals across the United States are slated to benefit from massive tax breaks thanks to the GOP's latest tax legislation, a Bloomberg analysis published Thursday found that chief executives of American companies already make 265 times the amount of money an average...
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child in school in Yemen News
Thursday, December 28, 2017
UN Agency Decries 'Shocking Scale' of Attacks on Children in Conflict Zones
In a report released Thursday, UNICEF decried the "shocking scale" of attacks on children in conflict zones worldwide throughout 2017, accusing those engaged in violent disputes of "blatantly disregarding international laws designed to protect the most vulnerable." "Such brutality cannot be the new...
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