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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The charred remains of a car are seen near a burning house in Pine Canyon during the Lake Fire on August 12, 2020 in Lake Hughes, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) News
Monday, October 26, 2020
GM and Ford Knew, Too: Reporting Reveals Auto Giants Recognized Looming Climate Crisis in 1960s—and Helped Bury Reality
"Another cog in the climate denial machine rattles loose." "GM and Ford not only knew their cars were fueling the climate crisis, but anytime a political effort came together to address the emergency, they helped steer it into a ditch." —Jamie Henn, Fossil Free Media So said Harvard University...
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks as Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hold a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) News
Friday, October 23, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib Lead Call for UN Probe Into Alleged DHS Human Rights Abuses
The four first-term progressive congresswomen collectively called the Squad led a letter Friday calling for independent international investigation of "recent, ongoing, and credible allegations of egregious human rights abuses by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), its components, and its private contractors."
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Constitutional law experts on Friday endorsed a bill that would create 18-year term limits for U.S. Supreme Court Justices. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/44768401@N07/4122928968/in">Matt Wade</a>/flickr/cc)</p> News
Friday, October 23, 2020
Constitutional Law Experts Endorse Democrats' Bill to Create 18-Year Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices
Over two dozen constitutional law experts on Friday endorsed legislation recently introduced by a trio of House Democrats that would establish 18-year term limits for U.S. Supreme Court justices.
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Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks via video link as he takes part in a round table meeting on March 15, 2019. (Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images) News
Friday, October 23, 2020
Exiled Since 2013, NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Granted Permanent Residency Rights in Russia
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has secured permanent residency rights in Russia, where he has lived with asylum protections since leaking classified materials on U.S. government mass surveillance in 2013, his lawyer revealed Thursday.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) looks on during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 22, 2020. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Citing 'Big Mistakes' Made in Covid-19 Fight, Khanna and Warren Lead 130+ Dems Calling for Congress to Prevent the Next Pandemic
As the U.S. coronavirus crisis raged on Thursday, over 130 Democratic lawmakers led by Rep. Ro Khanna and Sen. Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to leaders of both parties asking that "Congress take action to learn from the mistakes of our nation's preparation and response and lay the groundwork to prevent and mitigate future pandemics."
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The Laptev Sea is captured off the northeast coast of Russia's Bolshevik Island on August 30, 2014. (Photo: Ansgar Walk/Wikimedia/cc) News
Thursday, October 22, 2020
'Frightening Milestone': Scientists Sound Alarm Over Record Amount of Open, Iceless Sea in the Arctic
Climate scientists and activists responded with alarm Thursday to reporting that this is the latest date in recorded history that "the main nursery of Arctic sea ice in Siberia has yet to start freezing," another example of the present-day consequences of human-caused global heating.
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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Jaime Harrison adjusts his mask during a drive-in campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina on October 17, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Petracca for The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 22, 2020
'Would Be So Wild If Harrison Pulled This Off!': Democratic Challenger Pulls Ahead of Lindsey Graham
As Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham came under fire Thursday morning for holding a contested vote to advance U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the full chamber, new polling showed Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison with a narrow lead over the South Carolina Republican.
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People protest against recent violence at demonstrations in Nigeria on October 21, 2020 in New York City. Multiple protesters of police brutality were shot dead by Nigerian soldiers Tuesday. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Demanding Investigation, Amnesty International and UN Official Condemn Killing of #EndSARS Protesters by Nigerian Forces
Both the United Nations high commissioner for human rights and Amnesty International demanded investigations and accountability after the advocacy group said Nigerian forces opened fire and killed at least 12 protesters of police violence on Tuesday at two locations in Lagos, the African nation's largest city.
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In August 2020, Ireland, Nigeria, and Niue marked the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima by ratifying the U.N. Treaty that bans all activities related to nuclear weapons. (Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/icanw.org/photos/4024403290909893">ICAN</a>/Facebook) News
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
'Unprecedented and Desperate': As Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Nears Entry Into Force, Trump Administration Urges Withdrawals
Disarmament advocates and nuclear experts responded with alarm Wednesday to reporting that the Trump administration is urging countries that support a United Nations treaty to ban nuclear weapons to ditch the pact before it reaches the 50 ratifications necessary to enter into force.
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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) speaks during a news conference called "Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020," in the U.S. Capitol on February 11, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Merkley Unveils Pioneering Bills to Make Financial Institutions 'Stop Bankrolling Climate Catastrophe'
Green groups applauded Sen. Jeff Merkley on Wednesday for introducing a pioneering pair of bills that aim to "protect the long-term health and well-being of the American people and their economy from the catastrophic effects of climate chaos" by preventing banks and international financial institutions from financing fossil fuels.
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