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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protest News
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Keystone XL Developer "Infiltrates Our Democracy" With Major Campaign Contributions in Nebraska
TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, "is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance" against the project, an Associated Press review of public records revealed Tuesday. The...
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Puerto Rico News
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Harvard Study Puts Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico at Nearly 6,000 People—70 Times Official Count
A study published Tuesday in The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that nearly 6,000 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria , with a survey indicating the mortality rate is likely more than 70 times the highly contested official death toll of 64 . We knew the claim that only 64...
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boats News
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Amid Rocket Fire and Airstrikes, Gazans Launch Fishing Boats to Challenge Israel's Naval Blockade
As Palestinian militants fired mortar shells into southern Israel and Israeli forces responded with airstrikes on Gaza targets on Tuesday, a group of Palestinians launched a humanitarian envoy of fishing boats off the Gazan coast to challenge Israel and Egypt's naval blockade. A main boat carrying...
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bird with a chip bag News
Monday, May 28, 2018
EU Urged to Go Further to Save Trash-Filled Waters With New Proposed Plastics Ban
In a move welcomed by conservationists, the executive arm of the European Union (EU) on Monday proposed a ban on 10 common single-use plastics that, together with fishing gear, account for about 70 percent of marine litter across Europe. 500,000 tonnes of EU plastic waste end up in the sea every...
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News
Friday, May 25, 2018
As New Privacy Rules Hit Europe, Google and Facebook Hit With $8.8 Billion in Lawsuits
Accusing Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Instagram of "intentionally" violating Europe's strict new privacy rules that officially went into effect on Friday, Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems filed four lawsuits against the tech companies arguing they are still " coercing users into...
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Tom Perez News
Friday, May 25, 2018
Elites Still 'Out of Touch': Progressive Outrage After DNC Chief Tom Perez Endorses Cuomo Ahead of NY Primary
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez, who said just two months ago that the national party shouldn't be " anointing candidates " in primary races, was widely rebuked by progressives for his decision this week to endorse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose reelection bid is being...
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pro-choice protest News
Friday, May 25, 2018
Irish Women Turn Out in Droves to Repeal Constitutional Ban on Abortion
Ireland expected the higher-than-usual voter turnout to continue into the evening on Friday as Irish citizens headed to ballot boxes in droves and women living abroad returned to their home country to weigh in on a measure that would repeal the Eight Amendement of the Irish Constitution, which bans...
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march News
Thursday, May 24, 2018
"Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice": Mass Action Planned to Promote Clean Energy Economy
The Peoples Climate Movement (PCM) has announced its next mass mobilization: Advocates across the globe plan to take to the streets on September 8 to challenge the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda and encourage citizens and politicians alike to "rise for climate, jobs, and justice."
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Pentagon News
Thursday, May 24, 2018
131 House Dems Help GOP Pass Massive Pentagon Budget That Includes Billions for Expanded Nuclear Arsenal
While the world responds with alarm over President Donald Trump's spontaneous decision to cancel diplomatic talks with North Korea scheduled for next month—which aimed to ease rising nuclear tensions—131 Democrats in the U.S. House joined with the overwhelming majority of Republicans to pass a $717 billion Pentagon spending bill that includes massive expansion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
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Mr. Carvalho News
Thursday, May 24, 2018
"People's Climate Case": Families Sue EU Demanding More Ambitious Action to Combat Climate Crisis
In what's being called the People's Climate Case , families from eight different countries have come together to sue European Union (EU) institutions for failing to adequately address the global climate crisis that's threatening their livelihoods. BREAKING: families impacted by climate change take...
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