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Donald Trump is out of the White House. COVID-19 is fading, at least in wealthier nations. The world, they say, is returning to “normal.” That’s the narrative that the corporate media is selling. But there’s a problem: “normal” is destroying our planet, threatening our democracies, concentrating massive wealth in a tiny elite, and leaving billions of people without access to life-saving vaccines amid a deadly pandemic. Here at Common Dreams, we refuse to accept any of this as “normal.” Common Dreams just launched our Mid-Year Campaign to make sure we have the funding we need to keep the progressive, independent journalism of Common Dreams alive. Whatever you can afford—no amount is too large or too small—please donate today to support our nonprofit, people-powered journalism and help us meet our goal.

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Jessica Corbett

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams.


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Peace Advocates Praise Senate for Voting to Block 'Brazen Power Grab' by Trump to Sell Saudis More Weapons

By arming the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen, said Amnesty International, "the U.S. government has already devastated the lives of thousands."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Rare Piece of Good News for the People of Yemen' as UK Court Finds Weapons Sales to Saudis Unlawful

"No matter what atrocities it has inflicted, the Saudi regime has been able to count on the uncritical political and military support of the U.K."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Back to His Military Parade Bullshit': Trump's July 4th Celebration to Feature Music, Soldier Demonstrations, and Flyovers

Some Senate Democrats raised concerns that "the president's involvement at the event will turn the long-standing, nonpartisan celebration into a de facto campaign rally."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


After Damning UN Report, Human Rights and Press Freedom Advocates Demand Justice for Khashoggi

"Impunity in this case poses too great a risk to the safety of journalists everywhere."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'This Pipeline Will Not Be Built,' Indigenous and Climate Leaders Tell Trudeau After Canada Approves Trans Mountain Expansion

The federal government's decision on the dirty energy project came just a day after the House of Commons voted to declare a climate emergency

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Even If All US Drilling and Fracking Halts Today, Warns New Report, 'Flood of Toxic Waste Streams' Will Grow for Decades

Detailing decades of EPA's mismanagement of toxic fossil fuel waste, researchers demand immediate action to stem assault on people and planet

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


WATCH: Rep. Katie Porter Explains to Swing District Constituents Why Her Conscience Demands Support for Trump Impeachment Inquiry

"If Katie Porter, from a purple district, is brave enough to do the right thing, what are House Dems from safe blue districts doing?"

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Virginia Voters Are Finally Getting Fair Maps': Rights Advocates Celebrate US Supreme Court Ruling on Racial Gerrymandering

"All Virginians will now—finally—have the opportunity this fall to elect a House of Delegates that actually represents the will of the people."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

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