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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Kentucky News
Friday, April 06, 2018
Amid Massive Teacher Revolt Over Starving Schools, Kentucky GOP Passes 'Huge Tax Cut for the 1%'
After Kentucky's GOP-controlled legislature passed a bill last week to slash teachers' retirement benefits—a proposal that has provoked a series of massive protests —lawmakers approved legislation that would cut taxes for the state's wealthiest residents while hiking taxes for the remaining 95...
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girls protest News
Thursday, April 05, 2018
To Challenge Trump's Anti-Women Agenda, Record Number of Female Candidates Running for House in 2018
Motivated in part by President Donald Trump's remarks and actions that have been widely preceived as attacks on women, a record number female candidates are running for the U.S. House this year—and the large majority of them are Democrats pushing for policies that aim to improve the lives of...
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Sinclair Ad News
Thursday, April 05, 2018
With Call to Block 'Extremely Dangerous' Merger, Ad Campaign Will Target Sinclair on... Sinclair
As Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation's largest television owner, faces mounting scrutiny for its mandatory scripted segments and pending merger with Tribune Media, a consumer advocacy watchdog is targeting the company with a week-long advertising campaign on several of its own stations. Allied...
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Shell News
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Shell Knew, Too: New Docs Show Oil Giant's Scientists Secretly Warned About Climate Threat Decades Ago
Royal Dutch Shell's scientists warned the oil giant about the threat that fossil fuel emissions pose to the planet as early as the 1980s , according to a trove of documents obtained by a Dutch journalist and published Thursday at Climate Files . Environmental advocates say the documents—which...
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Facebook News
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Not 50 Million, Not 87 Million... Facebook Admits Data From 'Most' of Its 2 Billion Users Compromised by 'Malicious Actors'
Buried in Facebook's announcement that Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered data from up to 87 million users—rather than the previously reported 50 million—was the stunning admission that "malicious actors" exploited the social networking site's search features to collect information from "...
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otter News
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Trump Interior Department Issues 'Death Sentence to Nearly 300 Threatened Species'
In a "disgraceful" move that conservationists warn will amount to " a death sentence to nearly 300 threatened species," the Trump administration is attempting to kill a portion of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). "If these critical protections for threatened species are eliminated, Trump will go...
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News
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
New CDC Report Raises Alarm About Growing Threat of 'Nightmare Bacteria'
Adding to mounting concerns about widespread antibiotic resistance, U.S. public health officials detected more than 220 cases of what they described as "nightmare bacteria" across more than half the country last year, according to a new government report. In just nine months of surveillance during...
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Oklahoma educators News
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
As Teacher Rebellion Catches Fire, Oklahoma's GOP Governor Dismisses Educators as Spoiled Children
As teachers in the historically red states of Oklahoma , Kentucky , and Arizona are following in the footsteps of educators in West Virginia and turning out in droves to demand higher pay, reliable pensions, and greater government investments in the public school system, s ome Republican state...
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 Eric Schneiderman News
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
To #SaveTheCensus, Major Cities Join 17 States in Lawsuit to Block Trump's Citizenship Question
Attorneys General from 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration for its decision to ask about immigration status on the 2020 census, a move denounced by immigrant rights advocates as an effort to " undercount communities of color ." Led by Eric Schneiderman of New...
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David Smith News
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
With Company Under Fire for Right-Wing Drivel, Sinclair Chairman Reportedly Denounced Print Media as 'Left Wing... Dribble'
As right-wing television behemoth Sinclair Broadcast Group faces an onslaught of criticism for forcing local news anchors to read a script denounced as " Trumpian propaganda ," New York magazine reports that the company's executive chairman declined an interview request with a series of emails in...
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