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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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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harvey News
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Trump Disbands Panel That Helped Cities Respond to Climate Threat
In the Trump administration's latest attempt to quash any efforts by the federal government to raise awareness or mitigate the effects of climate change, a community resilience panel announced Monday that the president had terminated the two-year-old group. Chairman Jesse Keenan, a Harvard...
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tax scam protest News
Monday, November 27, 2017
'We Can Kill It': Over 100 Nationwide Protests Target GOP Tax Plan
As Republicans look to use " deal-making " and political arm-twisting to muscle through a deeply unpopular tax plan, people in districts across the country participated in more than 100 #TrumpTaxScam demonstrations and sit-ins on Monday to protest a plan that would provide massive giveaways to...
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Koch bros. News
Monday, November 27, 2017
'Alarm Bells Should Start Ringing' as Koch Brothers Invest $650 Million to Create 'Media Megaphone'
Critics of media consolidation and the fossil fuel industry are decrying an announcement that the media company Meredith Corp., with a $650 million boost from conservative billionaires David and Charles Koch, will buy Time Inc.—which owns Time , Fortune , People , and Sports Illustrated magazines—...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Monday, November 27, 2017
With Sanders Seen as Top 2020 Contender, Recent Moves Spark Campaign Suspicions
While Democratic insiders currently rank Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as the top contender for a presidential candidate for 2020, a report published Monday by Politico poses that the senator's recent moves within the Democratic Party indicate he could be working to address critiques of his...
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 Anita Hill News
Thursday, November 23, 2017
The 'Opposite' of Leadership: Anita Hill Says Joe Biden Apology Not Good Enough
In a lengthy Washington Post interview with Anita Hill and five female Democratic lawmakers who supported her during the historic confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991, Hill criticized former Vice President Joe Biden's recent apology regarding how he and the U...
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protesters in Texas News
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Anti-Choice Law That Critics Warned Endangered Women
After temporarily halting a Texas abortion law that was slated to take effect earlier this year, and which critics warned would endanger women who seek to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester, a federal judge issued a blow to the state's notorious anti-choice Republicans on Wednesday and...
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Haiti News
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Naomi Klein: Trump's Treatment of Haitians Portends Brutal Future for World's Climate Refugees
Following an announcement this week from the Trump administration that it is terminating temporary protections for some 59,000 Haitians who fled to the United States after a devastating 2010 earthquake—a highly anticipated move that has motivated thousands of Haitians to cross the border into...
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