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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Flooding in California News
Thursday, September 21, 2017
In First, Two Major Cities Sue Big Oil for Climate Crimes
San Francisco and Oakland Cities charge that fossil fuel companies "stole a page from the Big Tobacco playbook" with misleading campaigns and should pay for damage from rising seas.
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News
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Latest GOP Plan 'Is Even Worse for Women's Health Than Previous Repeal Bills'
Surprise! Bill written by two male Republicans would strip basic reproductive care from millions of women.
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man shoots gun News
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Gun Stocks Surge as Trump Pushes to Ease Export Regulations for Assault Weapons
The Trump administration will reportedly ease export rules to allow American gun makers to sell more weapons to foreign buyers, despite concerns about fueling global conflict and threatening national security.
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News
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
New Poll Shows Nearly Half of Americans and 2/3 of Democrats Back Single Payer
As Senate Republicans launch a last-ditch attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Democrats flock to Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill, new polling reveals nearly half of the country wants a national single-payer healthcare plan.
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laborer News
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
New Research Reveals There Are More Than 40 Million Slaves Worldwide
Reports released during the UN General Assembly meetings on Tuesday suggest global leaders need to increase efforts to end modern slavery and child labor.
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DC rally News
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Refusing to 'Sit Down and Shut Up,' Trumpcare Opponents Mobilize Against GOP
Progressive groups and lawmakers continued to mobilize on Tuesday in response to Republicans' last-ditch attempt to cut off millions of Americans from healthcare by dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah News
Monday, September 18, 2017
Outrage After Zinke Memo Reveals Unprecedented Assault on Public Lands
Conservationists are outraged by Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke's proposal—as outlined in a memo to President Donald Trump that was leaked by media outlets late Sunday—to revoke or alter federal protections for at least 10 national monuments and expose protected lands and waters to commercial activity.
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pills News
Monday, September 18, 2017
Bolstering Single-Payer Case, Report Shows How For-Profit Insurers Fuel Opioid Crisis
"In case you didn't know, the opioid epidemic is fueled in part by systemic failures in healthcare."
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President Donald and First Lady Melania Trump with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his wife Akie News
Friday, September 15, 2017
'Spitting in the Eye of Transparency,' Govt Reveals Just 22 Mar-a-Lago Visitors
"See you in court, Mr. President," a watchdog group warned on Friday, after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released just two pages of Mar-a-Lago visitor records.
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Monsanto's weed-killer, Roundup News
Friday, September 15, 2017
EU Watchdog Under Fire for Monsanto Analysis Copy/Pasted into Roundup Safety Report
Europe's food safety agency reportedly relied on a review that lifted language from a Monsanto report when concluding that the possible cancer-causing ingredient in the company's popular weed-killer Roundup is safe, raising concerns that the agency failed to properly analyze the pesticide's potential dangers.
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