Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

Articles by this author

A man walks by a U.S. drone graffiti painted on a wall during a campaign against drones in Yemen on May 31, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
'Eroding Transparency': New Airwars Report Details Deadly US Drone Strikes and Raids in Yemen Under Trump
Less than a week out from a monumentally consequential general election, the U.K.-based watchdog group Airwars on Wednesday released a report detailing how U.S. counterterrorism "operations in Yemen—already on the rise during the last two years of the Obama administration—significantly escalated" under President Donald Trump.
Read more
President Donald Trump speaks to 5,000 contractors at the Shell Chemicals Petrochemical Complex on August 13, 2019 in Monaca, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
'Grotesquely Fitting' Say Climate Campaigners as Trump Mulls Pro-Fracking Executive Order Ahead of Election
Climate campaigners and journalists called out President Donald Trump after the Wall Street Journal revealed late Tuesday—just a week before Election Day—that he is considering a last-minute executive order to promote fracking as an apparent ploy to win over undecided voters in battleground states such as Pennsylvania.
Read more
Brad Rose looks at rows of soybean plants that show signs of having been affected by dicamba use on August 9, 2017. He doesn't use it on his crops and he's assured by neighbors within a mile and a half that they haven't used it either. According to him, that means that the chemical had to travel about two miles to reach his crops. (Photo: The Washington Post) News
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Despite Court Ruling and Drift Concerns, EPA Approves Use of Dicamba Products on Soybeans and Cotton for Five Years
Public health advocates and environmentalists on Tuesday sharply condemned the Environmental Protection Agency's approval of three dicamba products despite farmers' concerns about drift damage and a recent federal court ruling that found the EPA previously "substantially understated risks that it acknowledged and failed entirely to acknowledge other risks" related to the herbicide.
Read more
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says goodby to members of a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee afters testifying during a hearing on June 16, 2020. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
FCC Accused of Prioritizing Corporate Interests Over Needs of American People by Doubling Down on Net Neutrality Repeal
Ignoring arguments that the coronavirus pandemic has bolstered the case for net neutrality protections, the Federal Communications Commission's Republican majority, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted Tuesday to uphold its repeal of Obama-era rules that were popular with the American public but long opposed by powerful corporate interests.
Read more
Roger Garbey, from the Goldin Solar company, installs a solar panel system on the roof of a home a day after the Trump administration announced it will impose duties of as much as 30% on solar equipment made abroad on January 23, 2018 in Palmetto Bay, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
As Election Nears, Polling Shows 82% of Voters Believe 100% Clean Power Should Be Primary US Energy Goal
With an estimated 66 million ballots already cast and only a week to go until Election Day, new polling released Tuesday shows the vast majority of U.S. voters believe the nation should be prioritizing a transition to 100% clean energy and support legislation to decarbonize the economy over the...
Read more
Supporters of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and pro-choice advocates gathered outside of the U.S. Supreme Court before the Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee on October 26, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, October 26, 2020
In 'Partisan Power Grab,' Republican Senators Confirm Third Trump Nominee Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
With just over a week until Election Day and despite protests from rights advocates and Democrats, the Republican-held Senate on Monday night confirmed President Donald Trump's third nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, filling the vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's...
Read more
A sign reminds residents to 'Wash Hands Often' on the quiet streets of Monterey Park, California on March 26, 2020 as people stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, October 26, 2020
As Congress Drags Feet on Covid-19 Relief, 120+ Groups Urge CDC Director to Issue National Water Shutoff Moratorium
With U.S. coronavirus cases and deaths on the rise amid continued uncertainty over another congressional Covid-19 relief package, 121 organizations announced on Monday that they have sent a letter urging Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield to declare a...
Read more
The charred remains of a car are seen near a burning house in Pine Canyon during the Lake Fire on August 12, 2020 in Lake Hughes, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) News
Monday, October 26, 2020
GM and Ford Knew, Too: Reporting Reveals Auto Giants Recognized Looming Climate Crisis in 1960s—and Helped Bury Reality
"Another cog in the climate denial machine rattles loose." "GM and Ford not only knew their cars were fueling the climate crisis, but anytime a political effort came together to address the emergency, they helped steer it into a ditch." —Jamie Henn, Fossil Free Media So said Harvard University...
Read more
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks as Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hold a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) News
Friday, October 23, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib Lead Call for UN Probe Into Alleged DHS Human Rights Abuses
The four first-term progressive congresswomen collectively called the Squad led a letter Friday calling for independent international investigation of "recent, ongoing, and credible allegations of egregious human rights abuses by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), its components, and its private contractors."
Read more
Constitutional law experts on Friday endorsed a bill that would create 18-year term limits for U.S. Supreme Court Justices. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/44768401@N07/4122928968/in">Matt Wade</a>/flickr/cc)</p> News
Friday, October 23, 2020
Constitutional Law Experts Endorse Democrats' Bill to Create 18-Year Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices
Over two dozen constitutional law experts on Friday endorsed legislation recently introduced by a trio of House Democrats that would establish 18-year term limits for U.S. Supreme Court justices.
Read more

Pages