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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russians and walker News
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
After Maria Butina Charged for Using NRA to Push Russian Agenda in US, Democrats Demand GOP Hold Gun Group, Trump Accountable
As details of Russian national Maria Butina's interactions with key U.S. political figures have continued to surface since she was charged as a Russian agent on Monday for trying to use political groups including the NRA to influence American politics, some Democrats in Congress are demanding that Republicans hold accountable the gun group and President Donald Trump—whose Monday press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin has heightened concerns about Russia's influence over U.S. elections and his administration.
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butina News
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
As Russian Maria Butina Arrested for Trying to Infiltrate NRA, Trump's Treasury Dept. Makes It Easier for "Dark Money" Groups to Hide Secret Donors
As President Donald Trump's "embarrassing spectacle" of a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin exacerbated concerns about foreign interference in U.S. elections—and Russian national Maria Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as a Russian agent for trying to infiltrate right-wing American political groups including the NRA—the U.S. Treasury on Monday revealed that it will no longer require certain nonprofits, including "dark money" groups, to disclose donors on their tax returns.
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sinclair sign News
Monday, July 16, 2018
'The Pressure Is Working': Watchdogs Welcome FCC's 'Serious Concerns' With Sinclair-Tribune Merger
"The pressure is working!" declared the advocacy group Free Press, a critic of media consolidation, in response to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai's remarks on Monday that he has "serious concerns" about right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group's proposed $3.9 billion merger with Tribune Media.
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The Kushner Cos. News
Monday, July 16, 2018
Tenants Accuse 'Predatory' Kushner Real Estate Firm of Exposing Families to Cancer-Causing Dust Then Forcing Them Out
The family real estate firm previously headed by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is accused of exposing families to cancer-causing dust and forcing out tenants to convert rent-stabilized units to luxury condos, according to an investigation reported by The Associated Press and $10 million lawsuit tenants planned to file on Monday.
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Greenpeace banner News
Monday, July 16, 2018
'Warm Our Hearts Not Our Planet': Greenpeace Demands Climate Action From Trump and Putin
As U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin came together in Helsinki, Finland on Monday for a closely watched summit, Greenpeace activists partnered with a local parish to unfurl two massive banners on the Kallio church's bell tower to call on the leaders to "warm our...
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dark money News
Friday, July 13, 2018
'Dark Money': New Documentary Offers Up-Close and 'Harrowing Portrait' of How Secret Corporate Cash Is Destroying American Democracy
The PBS documentary Dark Money , which paints "a rather harrowing portrait of democracy under threat" in the years that have followed the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, opens in New York City on Friday night following its festival premiere at Sundance earlier this year.
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A homeless man looks for food News
Friday, July 13, 2018
With 'Carefully Calculated Strategy' to Slash Safety Net Underway, White House Claims War on Poverty 'Largely Over'
Anti-poverty advocates are rejecting a new Trump administration report that ridiculously declares the "War on Poverty is largely over and a success" asin the words of Rebecca Vallas at the Center for American Progress—"part of a carefully calculated strategy to reinforce myths about the people these programs help" and "to smear these programs with a dog-whistle of welfare, in order to make them easier to cut."
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protest in london News
Friday, July 13, 2018
'Carnival of Resistance' as Hundreds of Thousands March Against Trump in UK
Hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators took to the streets of London and in separate protests across the U.K. on Friday in a massive and historic show of opposition to a sitting U.S. president. After Donald Trump was greeted with angry protesters as he arrived in London on Thursday to...
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Billionaire and Blackwater founder Erik Prince News
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Notorious War Profiteer Erik Prince Refuses To Give Up Dream of Mercenary Takeover of Afghan War
Notorious billionaire and war profiteer Erik Prince, who founded the disgraced mercenary firm Blackwater that's since been rebranded as ACADEMI, is once again appealing to President Donald Trump to privatize the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.
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Divest sign News
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Global Climate Movement Celebrates as Ireland Set to Become First Country to Fully Divest From Fossil Fuels
Climate activists across the globe celebrated Thursday after the lower house of the Irish legislature passed a divestment bill with support from all parties , effectively ensuring that Ireland will become the first nation in the world to fully divest public money from the fossil fuel industry...
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