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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Idaho state Sen. Dan Foreman News
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Watch: 'Completely Unhinged' Idaho State Senator Shouts at Birth Control Advocates About Abortion
A Republican state senator from Idaho is facing intense criticism on a national scale after videos were posted to social media that show him shouting about abortion to college students who were at the state capital to advocate for more access to birth control and improved sexual education. In a...
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News
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Outrage as Syrian Government Conducts Most Fatal Bombing in Three Years
In the deadliest day Syrians have seen in three years, government forces backing President Bashar Al-Assad killed more than 100 people in bombings of Damascus' rebel-held suburbs on Monday, eliciting outrage and fresh warnings about the unraveling humanitarian crisis from aid agencies that monitor...
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Some of President Donald Trump's accusers News
Monday, February 19, 2018
Democrats in Congress Call for Hearings to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Trump
Amid renewed concerns about President Donald Trump's tendency to support men accused of abuse or sexual misconduct instead of their female victims—following his controversial remarks and notably delayed condemnation of domestic violence after two staffers recently resigned in response to...
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News
Friday, February 16, 2018
160 Groups Oppose Trump Medicaid Policy That 'Cruelly Punishes and Stigmatizes Low-Income People'
On the heels of a similar action by scores of lawmakers, 160 healthcare, criminal justice, and civil rights organizations have come out against the Trump administration's allowance and encouragement of states implementing work or "community engagement" requirements for Americans trying to attain...
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DAPL protest News
Friday, February 16, 2018
Warnings Mount That Trump's Infrastructure Plan Will Make It Harder to Fight Pipelines
As green groups continue to denounce the Trump administration's recently unveiled infrastructure plan as a "scam" that's designed to keep the nation trapped in its "dirty and destructive past," analysts are also warning the proposal will "make it harder for the next big anti-pipeline movement" to...
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Cabinet News
Friday, February 16, 2018
New Analysis Catalogs Trump's Controversy-Riddled Cabinet-Level Selections
As the heads of Veterans Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency face intense scrutiny over taxpayer-funded travel decisions, a new analysis by the Washington Post reveals that more than 40 percent of President Donald Trump's initial cabinet-level selections have faced ethical or other...
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Emily Ladau News
Thursday, February 15, 2018
'Shame': 12 Democrats Join With House GOP to Attack Americans With Disabilities Act
In a " shameful " move that disability rights advocates say "further marginalizes one of the most excluded communities in society," a dozen Democrats joined with House Republicans on Thursday to pass a bill that would erode key protections for Americans with disabilities. "Congress should be making...
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News
Thursday, February 15, 2018
#FreeDennis: 300+ Students Stage Walkout After Texas Teen Detained by ICE
More than 300 students from Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston, Texas walked out during their lunch break on Wednesday to protest the detention of an undocumented peer by federal immigration authorities. Dennis Rivera-Sarmiento, a 19-year-old from Honduras, was detained by Immigration and...
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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is startled by Cody the Dachshund News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Corbyn's Labour Party Unveils Plan to Make UK 'World Leader on Animal Welfare'
Animal welfare advocates are celebrating a new detailed plan unveiled Wednesday by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party in the UK that aims to improve the lives of domesticated pets, laboratory and farm animals, and those in the wild. "We wholeheartedly welcome the proposals in the animal welfare strategy...
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Supporters of Planned Parenthood News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Enough Defense, Declares Planned Parenthood, 'We're Going on Offense!'
Planned Parenthood has announced that it is going on the offensive in the ongoing fight to expand reproductive rights across the United States with a new " sweeping plan " to challenge the Trump administration as well as anti-choice activists and lawmakers by proposing policies to make sexual...
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