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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CLOUD Act graphic News
Monday, March 19, 2018
'Insidious' and 'Dangerous': Digital Privacy Groups Issue Urgent Warning Over CLOUD Act
Civil libertarians and digital rights advocates are alarmed about an " insidious " and " dangerous " piece of federal legislation that the ACLU warns "threatens activists abroad, individuals here in the U.S., and would empower Attorney General Sessions in new disturbing ways." The Clarifying Lawful...
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President Donald Trump walks with Mohammed bin Salman News
Monday, March 19, 2018
With Saudi Prince on Whitewash Tour, Critics Warn Against Further US Complicity With 'War Crimes' in Yemen
As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, often called MbS, visits the United States this week to meet with President Donald Trump and reaffirm U.S. support for his nation's bombing of Yemen, human rights advocates are raising alarms about the " public-relations tour " and yet another round of U.S...
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Jared Kushner News
Monday, March 19, 2018
'Slumlord' Jared Kushner Condemned for Family Real Estate Company's False Filings
When Jared Kushner was chief executive of Kushner Cos., his family's New York City-based real estate firm, the company "routinely filed false paperwork with the city declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds,"...
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wall st News
Friday, March 16, 2018
Progressives Lament, Paul Ryan Celebrates as Court Strikes Down Rule Designed to Protect Retirees from Financial Fraudsters
While progressives issued warnings to retirees, Republican lawmakers were being denounced on Friday for celebrating a federal appeals court ruling against an Obama-era rule that required financial advisers to prioritize clients' interests over their own when providing investment advice. In a 2-1...
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explosion News
Friday, March 16, 2018
As Trump Fights to Kill Chemical Safety Rule, Workers Injured as Massive Explosion Rocks Texas Chemical Plant
While the Trump administration continues its push to stymie and roll back federal regulations by fighting in court to uphold a delay of the Chemical Disaster Rule , hazardous materials crews are searching for a worker presumed dead after an explosion at a Texas chemical plant. Two other workers...
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Gladys Francisco News
Friday, March 16, 2018
Despite Unprecedented Year of Extreme Weather, FEMA Ditches Every Single Mention of 'Climate' From Four-Year Strategic Plan
While 2017 was the costliest year ever for destruction from extreme weather events—and even as much of Puerto Rico is still struggling with a slow and " dehumanizing " recovery nearly six months after Hurricane Maria —a look at the new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) four-year strategic...
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Dan and Marie News
Thursday, March 15, 2018
To Fend Off Progressive Primary Challenger Marie Newman, Anti-Choice Group Throws Big Money at Blue Dog Democrat
Now that progressive primary challenger Marie Newman is " within striking distance " of ousting Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski in Illinois's 3rd District, a right-wing group that typically backs Republicans has made a " six-figure investment " in a "last-minute push" to bolster the anti-choice...
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Yemen News
Thursday, March 15, 2018
'Mad Dog' Mattis Urges Congress to Continue US Support for Saudi Arabia's Destruction of Yemen
While experts and anti-war activists are demanding Congress end U.S. complicity in Saudi Arabia's war with Yemen—which has caused what the U.N. has called " the worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time "—Trump Defense Secretary Gen. Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis is actively urging lawmakers to reject...
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President Donald Trump bids farewell to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau News
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Caught Admitting He Just Makes Stuff Up, Trump Doubles Down on False Claim Made to Trudeau About Trade Deficit
After the Washington Post obtained a recording in which President Donald Trump bragged to donors about making up trade facts during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Americans expressed concerns about Trump's demonstrated tendency to lie alongside worries about how he will...
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Fermin Gonzales IV News
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Amid Trump Push to Arm More Teachers, Students Injured After 'Trained' Educator's Gun Goes Off in Classroom
Bolstering recent warnings about the dangers of giving guns to teachers—a proposal touted by the gun lobby as well as President Donald Trump and other Republicans following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month—a high school teacher and reserve cop in California accidentally...
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