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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Walmart store News
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Walmart Patents "Big Brother-Style" Surveillance Technology to Eavesdrop on Workers' Conversations
Just the latest corporation to spark privacy concerns over worker surveillance efforts, Walmart has patented audio technology that would allow the retail giant to eavesdrop on conversations among employees and between clerks and shoppers, to measure employee performance. According to the patent...
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Scott Raymond Dozier News
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Execution Halted After Pharmaceutical Company Accuses Nevada of Illegally Obtaining Drug for Experimental Killer Cocktail
A Nevada judge halted an execution scheduled for 8pm local time on Wednesday after the pharmaceutical company Alvogen filed suit alleging the state illegally obtained its sedative midazolam—which has been part of multiple previous botched executions in other states and was one of three drugs Nevada planned to include in a cocktail that's never been used for lethal injection in the United States.
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Pai News
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
'Deeply Concerned': Worries Mount That FCC Rule Change Would Force Consumers to Pay $225 to File Complaints Against Telecoms
Under a proposal that the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is slated to finalize Thursday, two House Democrats are "deeply concerned" that consumers would have to pay a $225 fee to get agency staff's help resolving complaints about communications companies' shady business practices.
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seal on asbestos products News
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Russian Asbestos Company Puts Trump's Face, Seal of Approval, on Pallets of Its Products
"Donald is on our side!" declared a Facebook post from the Russian mining company Uralasbest, which put U.S. President Donald Trump's face and a seal that reads "Approved by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States," on pallets of its chrysotile asbestos products.
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Roundup News
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
With "Mountainous" Evidence on Plaintiffs' Side, Hundreds of Cancer Cases Against Monsanto Get Green Light
After opening arguments kicked off in California state court on Monday for a Bay Area man's landmark lawsuit alleging that Monsanto's popular weed killer Roundup caused him to develop cancer, a federal judge on Tuesday ruled that hundreds of unrelated but similar cases against the agrochemical company can also proceed to trial.
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Raj Shah News
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
White House Spokesman Repeatedly Declines to Deny Report That Trump and Kennedy Struck Secret Deal Over Kavanaugh
White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah on Tuesday declined multiple opportunities to deny a report that President Donald Trump struck an undisclosed agreement with outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy over replacing him with Brett Kavanaugh—Kennedy's former law clerk.
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Kerem Shalom News
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Intensifying 'Genocidal Policies of Collective Punishment,' Israel Shuts Down Gaza's Main Cargo Crossing
In a move condemned by human rights advocates as another of the Israeli government's "genocidal policies of collective punishment" in Gaza, Israel has announced stringent new import rules for the territory's main cargo crossing. As Israel and Egypt have maintained a naval, aerial, and land blockade...
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SCOTUS News
Monday, July 09, 2018
Vows to #StopKavanaugh After Trump Nominates 'Narrow-Minded Elitist Who Would Favor Wealthy and Powerful' to Supreme Court
After President Donald Trump dragged out announcing his nominee to replace outgoing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, "relishing the suspense," the president finally revealed D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his selection on Monday night, and progressive groups vowed to maintain pressure on Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans to fight the appointment.
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Meds $ News
Monday, July 09, 2018
Sanders on Trump's Whining About Big Pharma: "Stop Just Talking About High Drug Prices... Do Something"
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday called on President Donald Trump to "stop just talking about high drug prices" and actually "do something" after the president whined on Twitter about Big Pharma raising prescription drug prices while continuing to flout his campaign promise lower costs for consumers.
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News
Monday, July 09, 2018
As World Busts Heat Records, Study Warns Global Warming Could Be Twice as Bad Climate Models Project
As millions of people across the globe face extreme heat advisories—with temperatures even soaring beyond 90 degrees in Siberia last week—a recent study published in the British journal Nature Geoscience warns long-term warming, and thus sea level rise, could be twice as bad as climate models project.
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