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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refugees in Bangladesh News
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
More Than 120,000 of 'World's Most Persecuted People' Flee Violence in Myanmar
The United Nations estimated Tuesday that in the past month, more than 123,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, attempting to escape what has been called the "deadliest outbreak of violence in the area for decades."
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Several groups have demonstrated in front of the White House News
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Trump's Ending of DACA to Spark Protests, Lawsuits, and Congressional Battles
Members of the immigrant rights movement prepared for an 11am announcement regarding President Donald Trump's reported plan to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley News
Monday, September 04, 2017
'No More Road Left' for Diplomacy, US Ambassador Tells Security Council
Doubling-down on the previous threats made by President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis over the weekend, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday morning declared "enough is enough" when it comes to diplomatic efforts with North Korea.
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Texas refinery News
Friday, September 01, 2017
Analysis: Harvey Triggered Release of Nearly a Million Pounds of Toxic Air Pollutants
Texas refineries and petrochemical plants affected by Hurricane Harvey have released nearly a million pounds of seven especially dangerous air pollutants, according to a new analysis released Friday. "The petroleum industry seems utterly unwilling to take responsibility for operating safely, even...
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billboard to impeach Trump News
Friday, September 01, 2017
'Impeach Donald Trump Now' Billboard Goes Up a Mile from Mar-a-Lago
About a mile from the so-called "Winter White House," the Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump has installed a crowd-funded billboard to advocate for removing the president from office. "No one is above the law. Not even the president," reads the billboard, located on Southern Boulevard, which leads...
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Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attended a rally and march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on August 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Trump Warned: 'If You End DACA, We Will Make Your Life Impossible'
"The end of DACA would rip apart families, instill fear in communities, make our nation less safe, and hurt our economy."
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stop profits protest sign News
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The Sinister Side Effect of Amazing New Cancer Drug: One Dose Costs Nearly $500K
On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new cancer therapy developed by the pharmaceutical company Novartis that experts hope may revolutionize the way doctors treat cancer—but the half-million dollar price tag has sparked a national conversation the costs of life-saving treatments.
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Immigrant rights activists holds sign News
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Relief for Immigrants as Court Blocks "Patently Unconstitutional" Law in Texas
While several of Texas' Southeastern cities are still enduring the heavy floods caused by Hurricane Harvey, immigrant advocates and undocumented residents breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday night, when a federal district court temporarily halted a new state law that would ban sanctuary cities, just two days before it was scheduled to take effect.
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AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka News
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
As Workers Ditch Trump, Trumka Slams White House Full of 'Racists' and 'Wall Streeters'
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka told a group of reporters on Wednesday that there is little hope for labor unions to find common ground with the Trump administration, with a White House that's divided into two factions: aides who "turned out to be racist," and "Wall Streeters."
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein News
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
UN Human Rights Chief Questions If Trump Fomenting Violence Against Journalists
The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's frequent disparagement of reporters and news outlets threatens press freedom in the United States, and could incite violence against journalists.
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