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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Blackwater mercenaries in Baghdad News
Friday, August 04, 2017
Court Throws Out Blackwater Guards' Sentences for 2007 Baghdad Massacre
A federal appeals court on Friday threw out lengthy prison sentences of three former operatives for private mercenary firm Blackwater Worldwide—and ordered a retrial for a fourth operative who had received a life sentence—for their roles in the notorious 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad,...
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Pipeline protest News
Friday, August 04, 2017
New Report Reveals Water Threats Posed by the "Dirty Three's" Pipeline Routes
A recently released Greenpeace report found four proposed pipelines that would transport diluted bitumen extracted from the Canada's Alberta tar sands to the United States pose grave threats to water resources along the pipelines' routes. Since 2010, the companies responsible for these four...
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March for Science demonstrator holds sign denouncing Trump News
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Trump's War on Science Forces Federal Officials to Consider Polluters' Demands
Following Elizabeth "Betsy" Southerland's viral resignation letter (pdf), in which the longtime Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official lambasted the Trump administration's troubling deregulatory agenda, she is now sharing details about how the agency's staffers spend their days addressing...
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Welcome to Quebec sign News
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Asylum Seekers, Fleeing Trump's Hostility, Overwhelm Quebec's Refugee Resources
So many asylum seekers are pouring over the Canadian border from the United States that authorities opened Montreal's Olympic stadium—a 56,000-seat arena and one of the city's most famous landmarks—as a temporary welcome center on Wednesday.
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Rally for women's rights News
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Responding to Dems' 2018 Campaign Plan, Groups Release Pro-Choice Platform
More than a dozen national groups came together to propose a pro-choice progressive platform for the Democratic Party, in response to the party's willingness to provide campaign funding to congressional candidates who do not support abortion rights.
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Woman smokes joint News
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Far-Reaching Bill Would Legalize Weed, Offer Reparations for War on Drugs
Advocates for marijuana legalization and criminal justice are lauding a bill Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced on Tuesday to end federal prohibition of pot and offer financial assistance to communities devastated by the War on Drugs. "The War on Drugs has had disparate harm on low-income...
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Monsanto's weed-killer, Roundup News
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Docs Reveal Monsanto's Attempts to Influence Reports About Roundup
A trove of Monsanto's internal records released on Tuesday raises serious concerns about company efforts to influence media reports and scientific research related to risks posed by is popular weedkiller, Roundup.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Sanders Introduces Bill Aimed at Ending 'Tragic' Youth Unemployment Crisis
"Youth unemployment is one of the great crises facing our country, impacting millions of young people and their families, but it is one we rarely discuss in Washington."
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Former sheriff Joe Arpaio News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
"America's Toughest Sheriff" Violated Court Order to Stop Racially Profiling Latinos
Joe Arpaio, who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff," was found guilty of criminal contempt for violating a federal court order that aimed to stop the former sheriff and his deputies from racially profiling Latinos.
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Fracking site in California News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Green Groups Celebrate as Court Orders EPA to Reinstate Obama-Era Methane Rule
An 11-judge federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency must enforce methane emission standards from a 2016 rule established under the Obama administration.
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