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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Floods in Louisiana in August 2016 News
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
'When Rising Seas Hit Home': Hundreds of Towns Threatened by 2100
As an iceberg the size of Delaware broke away from an ice shelf in Antarctica Wednesday, scientists released findings that up to 668 U.S. communities could face chronic flooding from rising sea levels by the end of the century. "We hope this analysis provides a wake-up call to coastal communities—...
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Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders News
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
President Applauds 'Transparency' After Trump Jr. Forced to Come Clean
With no apparent sense of irony, President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended the "transparency" of his eldest son's decision to tweet a damning email thread—which legal experts have deemed a " smoking gun " that points to apparent collusion—just before it was exposed by a New York Times report. In a...
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Donald Trump Jr. News
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Donald Trump Jr.'s Email Thread 'Could Hardly Have Been More Explicit'
In what one commentator said "may be the most extraordinary development yet in this whole Trump-Russia saga," new reporting and an email thread released by Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday has cast new and incriminating light on possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian...
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Donald Trump Jr. News
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
As Don Jr. Lawyers Up, Words Like 'Collusion' and 'Treason' Fly
Following the latest explosive details about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer during last year's campaign, in which he hoped to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton, legal experts are saying the encounter could be proof that "collusion"—or even "treason"—took place.
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Donald and Ivanka Trump News
Monday, July 10, 2017
Factory's Ties to Ivanka 'Probably' Led to My Arrest, Says Labor Investigator
In what journalist Naomi Klein characterized as "serious emolument news," a labor rights advocate says he believes he was detained by the Chinese government because a factory he was investigating for labor abuses produces shoes for Ivanka Trump's brand. In an interview with the The Guardian , the...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson News
Monday, July 10, 2017
Ditching Diplomatic Duties, Tillerson Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award From Oil Industry
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—a former CEO of the world's largest oil company—is under fire on Monday for setting aside his diplomatic duties on Sunday to accept a lifetime achievement award from the World Petroleum Congress is Istanbul, Turkey. "Secretary Tillerson's warped notion that it's...
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders News
Friday, July 07, 2017
Sanders Offers Trump 3-Point Agenda for G20 Summit, Putin Meeting
As thousands protested in Hamburg ahead of the G20 Summit, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took to Twitter late Thursday to encourage U.S. President Donald Trump to focus on a few key issues as he meets with leaders of the world's top economies. The two-day summit, which kicked off Friday morning,...
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German police sprayed protestors with water cannons News
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Beneath Dramatic G20 Clashes, a Deep Demand for a Better World
With the focus on dramatic images of German riot police using tear gas and high-powered water cannons to disperse G20 protesters in Hamburg on Thursday, the message from those demonstrating in the streets was clear for those willing to listen: a better world is possible . Tweets about #G20 #...
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The Women's March on Washington in January 2017 News
Thursday, July 06, 2017
'We Will Not Be Intimidated': Organizers Announce Women's March Against NRA
Organizers of the Women's March on Washington—which took place the day after Donald Trump's inauguration and inspired solidarity marches in hundreds of cities across the globe—are planning a protest against the National Rifle Association for July 14, in response to a video published to the NRA's...
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Greenpeace protested Donald Trump's arrival in Poland with the message "No Trump, Yes Paris." News
Thursday, July 06, 2017
'No Trump, Yes Paris': Greenpeace Gives US President Cold Welcome in Poland
'This is how we protest against the anti-climate policy of the president of the United States and the announcement of the U.S. withdrawal from The Paris Accords.'
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