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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honduras protest News
Friday, December 08, 2017
Honduran Government Denounced for Using 'Dangerous and Illegal Tactics' to Silence Dissent
As Honduras' right-wing government continues to crack down on dissenting voices amid widespread violence and national protests over allegations of election fraud in last month's presidential election, Amnesty International is calling on officials to immediately stop "deploying dangerous and illegal...
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wind turbine News
Friday, December 08, 2017
GOP Tax Scam Attacks Renewables While Nurturing Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Industries
Several provisions in the GOP tax plan threaten the future of renewable energy in the United States while bolstering support for nuclear reactors and the fossil fuel industry, according to a New York Times analysis . Despite the recent boom in electrical generation from wind and solar—which soared...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson News
Friday, December 08, 2017
North Korea Ready for Direct Talks With U.S., Says Russian Foreign Minister
After talking with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of an international summit in Vienna on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said North Korea is ready for direct talks and Russia is willing to help the two nations enter diplomatic discussions in order to...
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tax the rich protest sign News
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Even Republican Voters Admit Widely Opposed GOP Tax Scam Is Corporate Giveaway
A CBS News poll published Thursday found that the GOP tax plan is widely opposed by Americans across the political spectrum, and even Republican voters believe the plan will primarily benefit large corporations and wealthy Americans, as critics and an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (...
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Verizon FCC protest News
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide
With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) slated to vote on Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to kill net neutrality on Dec. 14, open internet advocates and free press groups participated in planned protests on Thursday at congressional offices and more than 700 Verizon stores in all 50 states, plus...
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fire in Calif. News
Thursday, December 07, 2017
'Hot New World': Raging California Wildfires Expose Reality of Climate Threat
As a " once-in-a-generation " firestorm has raged across nearly 90,000 acres in Southern California this week—covering an area about six times the size of Manhattan and forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate their homes—experts are warning how climate change is fueling fires on the West Coast...
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Dreamer protest News
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
In Pictures/Video: Hundreds Arrested in Peaceful Protest as Thousands March Demanding 'Clean' Dream Act
As undocumented young people lose their temporary protected status and Republican lawmakers push for legislation that would ramp up deportations, an estimated 15,000 people marched on Capitol Hill Wednesday while hundreds—including two lawmakers—were arrested in a peaceful protest to demand that...
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Trump protest News
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Citing Trump's 'Racially Hostile' Record, Critics Say He Shouldn't Attend Civil Rights Museum's Grand Opening
Civil rights advocates across the country are outraged at President Donald Trump's plans to attend the grand opening the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend in Jackson, Mississippi. "President Trump's statements and policies regarding the protection and enforcement of civil rights have...
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bibi and david News
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Trump Denounced for 'Reckless, Irresponsible' Decision to Move US Embassy
Critics warned of violent consequences and immediately condemned President Donald Trump on Tuesday after it was reported he told regional leaders the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel and relocate the U.S. Embassy in the coming months. "For 70 years, the U.S. has given...
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PowerPoint News
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Fracking Industry Front Group's Secret Playbook Reveals Orchestrated Astroturf Effort
A PowerPoint presentation by the fossil fuel industry front group Your Energy—obtained and published Tuesday by the Huffington Post —revealed an orchestrated plan to create a fake grassroots organization as a way to promote natural gas obtained through hydraulic fracturing as a safe energy source...
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