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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A boy waits for water distributed by U.S. soldiers News
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
'Outraged' By 'Slow and Inadequate' US Response, Oxfam Intervenes in Puerto Rico
"The U.S. has more than enough resources to mobilize an emergency response, but has failed to do so in a swift and robust manner."
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News
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Hundreds of Thousands in Streets as General Strike Engulfs Catalonia After Violent Crackdown
People took to the streets in Barcelona and across the Catalan region to condemn a militant crackdown by Spain's police forces during last weekend's referendum for independence.
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News
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Subsidizing Earth's Demise: US Taxpayers Forced to Prop Up Dirty Energy Industry
New reports reveal that without billions of dollars in subsidies, American gas, oil, and coal companies would crash and burn.
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Women's March sign News
Monday, October 02, 2017
Pro-Choice Groups Raise Alarm Ahead of House Vote to Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks
"Republicans in Congress failed to take healthcare from millions—so they're trying to ban abortion and take away bodily autonomy."
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voters protest in catalonia, spain News
Monday, October 02, 2017
Demands Grow for Probe Into Police Violence During Catalan Independence Vote
U.N. human rights chief calls for investigations into Spanish police force that left 893 people injured.
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situation room News
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Trump Administration Pushes Positive PR Campaign as Puerto Rico's Crisis Continues
As the president praises aid efforts, residents of the island's rural areas report "we haven't seen a government official or anything, no FEMA, no military, no local government."
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Spanish national police officers clashed with supporters of Catalan independence News
Sunday, October 01, 2017
More Than 700 Injured as Spanish Police Try to Prevent Catalan Independence Vote
Catalan officials say Spanish police have injured more than 760 people who tried to vote during Catalonia's independence referendum on Sunday.
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protests in dc News
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Coalition Marches on Washington to Demand Justice for People of Color
A coalition of thousands flooded Washington, D.C.'s streets on Saturday with one goal : "to create a just and equitable future for communities of color and others harmed by white supremacy, so that we may all thrive together." The coalition declares on its website that the March for Racial Justice...
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President Donald Trump News
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Trump Rebuked for Lashing Out at San Juan Mayor Who Criticized Govt Aid Efforts
"Doesn't matter if you're desperate and dying—if Trump feels criticized, he will lash out," noted one critic after the president tweeted about Puerto Rico.
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Catalan kids play News
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Ahead of Independence Referendum, Catalan Citizens Occupy Polling Stations
As Madrid cracks down on Catalonia's attempt to break free from the Spanish government, organizers have taken over schools in hopes of voting on Sunday.
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