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 against Donald Trump News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Trump on the Brink? Impeachment Support Grows Amid Speculation He'll Resign
As the majority of Americans and his own party denounce the president's response to Charlottesville, Democrats move to impeach him
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Deandre Harris News
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Four Arrested for Toppling Confederate Statue, But Zero Neo-Nazis Yet Arrested for This Brutal Beating
As communities across the United States enact or expedite plans to take down monuments revering those who advocated for white supremacy and slavery, police in Durham, North Carolina have arrested four people for their alleged roles in toppling a statue of a Confederate soldier. Meanwhile in Charlottesville, Virginia—where white supremacists and neo-Nazis violently demonstrated over the weekend—police have yet to arrest anyone for viciously beating Deandre Harris, a 20-year-old black man, even though photo and video footage of five white men assaulting Harris has been virally circulated on social media and televised news for several days.
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ACLU demonstrators News
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Oregon Lauded as Progressive Model for Reproductive Healthcare Reform
As Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed on Tuesday a law that bans state insurance providers from covering abortion, pro-choice advocates celebrated a bill signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown that proponents are calling the nation's most progressive reproductive healthcare policy. "There is still work to be...
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Flood in Florida News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ignoring Threat of Rising Seas, Trump Eliminates Flood Risk Standards
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that reportedly eliminates flood-risk standards for federally funded public infrastructure projects—in a purported effort to expedite the approval process for projects such as highways and bridges, as part of his $1 trillion...
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white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ahead of Charlottesville, Trump Cut Funds for Group Fighting White Supremacy
A few weeks before Heather Heyer was murdered and many others were injured after a coalition of hate groups gathered violently in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Trump administration—under guidance from trusted aides such as Katharine Gorka—revoked a $400,000 federal grant from a U.S. nonprofit dedicated to rehabilitating former white supremacists and other extremists.
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Midtown protests on Aug. 14, 2017 News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
'Shame! Shame!': New Yorkers Surround Trump Tower to Protest President's Return
Protesters on Fifth Ave. in New York City shouted "Shame! Shame! Shame!" as President Donald Trump returned to Trump Tower Monday night for the first time since he took office in January. Thousands of people—and an inflatable rat designed to resemble Trump—filled the streets of Midtown letting the president know "New York hates you!"
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai News
Monday, August 14, 2017
Dems Demand Answers About FCC's Apparent Favoritism Toward Sinclair
As the New York Times published a scathing new report detailing how Sinclair Broadcast Group "is ridding itself of regulation" on Monday, three ranking Democrats on relevant House of Representatives committees sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman about his agency's...
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Industry pollutes US water supply News
Monday, August 14, 2017
Critics Condemn Trump Administration's "Assault on America's Water Resources"
Scientists and environmentalists are condemning the Trump administration for waging war on regulations that aim to preserve U.S. water resources. "The Republican Party is moving rapidly to become the party of dirty water." —Peter Gleick, U.S. National Academy of Science "Candidate and now President...
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Donald Trump News
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Analysis Shows Trump/GOP Sabotage to Blame for Coming Insurance Premium Hikes
In a report released Thursday, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found that President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans' recent actions on healthcare legislation will likely cause double-digit insurance premium hikes for millions of Americans in 2018. Amid repeated attempts by Republicans...
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Asylum seeker crosses border into Canada News
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Canada Builds Border Camp for Asylum Seekers Fleeing US
Canada's military has troops assembling heated tents that will be capable of temporarily housing up to 500 asylum seekers who continue crossing into the country where it borders New York State. "Around 250 asylum seekers are arriving each day in Montreal, the largest city in Canada's mainly French-...
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