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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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Trump Warned: 'If You End DACA, We Will Make Your Life Impossible'

"The end of DACA would rip apart families, instill fear in communities, make our nation less safe, and hurt our economy."
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Sinister Side Effect of Amazing New Cancer Drug: One Dose Costs Nearly $500K

On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new cancer therapy developed by the pharmaceutical company Novartis that experts hope may revolutionize the way doctors treat cancer—but the half-million dollar price tag has sparked a national conversation the costs of life-saving treatments.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Relief for Immigrants as Court Blocks "Patently Unconstitutional" Law in Texas

While several of Texas' Southeastern cities are still enduring the heavy floods caused by Hurricane Harvey, immigrant advocates and undocumented residents breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday night, when a federal district court temporarily halted a new state law that would ban sanctuary cities, just two days before it was scheduled to take effect.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

As Workers Ditch Trump, Trumka Slams White House Full of 'Racists' and 'Wall Streeters'

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka told a group of reporters on Wednesday that there is little hope for labor unions to find common ground with the Trump administration, with a White House that's divided into two factions: aides who "turned out to be racist," and "Wall Streeters."
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

UN Human Rights Chief Questions If Trump Fomenting Violence Against Journalists

The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's frequent disparagement of reporters and news outlets threatens press freedom in the United States, and could incite violence against journalists.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

With Midnight Deadline, Final Push to Thwart Trump's Attack on Net Neutrality

Wednesday at midnight, Eastern Time, is the deadline to submit public comment on the Federal Communications Commission's plan to roll back net neutrality rules that prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from limiting or prioritizing customers' access to particular websites.
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

'Unprecedented' Rainfall and 'Catastrophic' Flooding Devastate the Gulf Coast

With at least five reported dead after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast earlier this weekend, Texas residents are expected to continue battling "unprecedented" rainfall and life-threatening, "catastrophic" flooding for several days.
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Charlottesville Coalition to March 10 Days to DC to Confront White Supremacy

In response to the violent white supremacist gatherings that killed one and injured dozens in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month, a coalition of community members, students, and clergy have organized a 10-day, 112-mile march.
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Thousands of San Franciscans Celebrate After Far-Right Group Cancels Rally

Thousands of people celebrated in the streets of San Francisco on Saturday after a slate of creative counterprotests and condemnation from local politicians convinced the rightwing group Patriot Prayer to cancel a rally it had planned for Saturday afternoon at Crissy Field.
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Trump's "Pioneering" Hurricane News Dump Fails to Prevent Controversy

As residents of Southern Texas fled the life-threatening category 4 hurricane charging toward the Gulf Coast Friday evening—the strongest to hit the U.S. in over a decade—the Trump administration made three major announcements, in what many have deemed "flagrant" attempts to bury controversial news.