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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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Monday, November 27, 2017
With Sanders Seen as Top 2020 Contender, Recent Moves Spark Campaign Suspicions
While Democratic insiders currently rank Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as the top contender for a presidential candidate for 2020, a report published Monday by Politico poses that the senator's recent moves within the Democratic Party indicate he could be working to address critiques of his...
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 Anita Hill News
Thursday, November 23, 2017
The 'Opposite' of Leadership: Anita Hill Says Joe Biden Apology Not Good Enough
In a lengthy Washington Post interview with Anita Hill and five female Democratic lawmakers who supported her during the historic confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991, Hill criticized former Vice President Joe Biden's recent apology regarding how he and the U...
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protesters in Texas News
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Anti-Choice Law That Critics Warned Endangered Women
After temporarily halting a Texas abortion law that was slated to take effect earlier this year, and which critics warned would endanger women who seek to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester, a federal judge issued a blow to the state's notorious anti-choice Republicans on Wednesday and...
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Haiti News
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Naomi Klein: Trump's Treatment of Haitians Portends Brutal Future for World's Climate Refugees
Following an announcement this week from the Trump administration that it is terminating temporary protections for some 59,000 Haitians who fled to the United States after a devastating 2010 earthquake—a highly anticipated move that has motivated thousands of Haitians to cross the border into...
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protest in favor of net neutrality News
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
FCC Under Fire for Ignoring 'Massive Scheme to Corrupt' Net Neutrality Comment Process
In an open letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman slammed the agency for ignoring "a massive scheme to corrupt" the mandatory public comment process for Pai's plan to dismantle net neutrality protections with new rules...
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mural News
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Dangling $100 Million in Federal Funds, Trump DOJ 'Coercing' Local Police to Target Immigrant Communities
The Trump administration's Justice Department has announced that it is doling out nearly $100 million to local police departments, with priority given to those that have promised to report undocumented immigrant to federal authorities. Immigrant rights advocates immediately denounced the decision,...
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TPS demonstration News
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Outrage After Trump Admin. Cancels Protected Status for 59,000 Haitian Refugees
Critics called the decision "another example of the cruel indifference of the Trump administration and its continued efforts to abandon our country's history as a nation of immigrants."
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prescription drugs News
Monday, November 20, 2017
FDA Raids in Florida Suggest Trump Admin. Policy Change That Benefits Big Pharma
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided nine stores in Central Florida that assist customers with placing orders for low-cost prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, Kaiser Health News reported Monday, suggesting a shift away from a long-standing policy that benefited...
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slaughterbots News
Monday, November 20, 2017
As Support Grows for Ban on Killer Robots, Viral 'Slaughterbots' Video Warns of Threat to Humans
As support grew last week for a ban on killer robots during the first formal United Nations talks about imposing limits on lethal autonomous weapons systems, artificial intelligence experts and advocacy groups released a viral video depicting what a future could look like with small and affordable...
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lgbtq solidarity sign News
Friday, November 17, 2017
As Trump Disregards LGBTQ Rights, 2017 Already Deadliest Year on Record for Transgender Americans
While the Trump administration continues to push policies that often disproportionately harm LGBTQ people, 2017 has been the deadliest year on record for transgender Americans, according to a report released Friday that shares the stories of 25 individuals who have been killed in the United States this year.
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