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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Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui News
Monday, August 06, 2018
Hiroshima Mayor, Survivors, and Activists Call for Nuclear Weapons Ban 73 Years After US Bombing
While European and Iranian leaders work to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in May and reimposed his first round of sanctions on Monday, activists, survivors, and Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui marked the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. dropping an atomic bomb on the Japanese city by calling for the total elimination of the world's nuclear weapons.
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buzzzz News
Friday, August 03, 2018
'An Insult to Our National Wildlife': Trump Reverses Ban on GMOs and Bee-Killing Pesticides in Refuges
While regulators in other regions of the world have recently worked to ban bee-poisoning pesticides called neonicotinoids that scientists have long warned could cause an "ecological armageddon," the Trump administration just reversed an Obama-era policy that had outlawed the use of neonics and genetically modified crops in the nation's wildlife refuges.
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HELP :( News
Friday, August 03, 2018
Earth's Carbon Concentrations Have Soared to Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years
As temperatures bust heat records across the globe and wildfires rage from California to the Arctic, a new report produced annually by more than 500 scientists worldwide found that last year, the carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere reached the highest levels "in the modern atmospheric measurement record and in ice core records dating back as far as 800,000 years."
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protest News
Friday, August 03, 2018
Demanding Rahm's Resignation, Anti-Violence Protesters Shut Down Chicago's Lake Shore Drive in March to Wrigley Field
In a march that shut down a portion of Lake Shore Drive during rush hour and ended with prayers and speeches outside of Wrigley Field, hundreds of anti-violence protesters marched in Chicago on Thursday evening to demand that the city invest in its impoverished neighborhoods and to call for the resignations of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
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fire News
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Reminder of 'How Often Fracking Pipelines Blow Up': 7 Hospitalized After Series of Explosions in Texas
A series of natural gas pipeline explosions in Midland County, Texas on Wednesday hospitalized seven people with injuries and highlighted the risks of transporting fossil fuels.
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screenshot of a dossier by Healthcare Leadership Council News
Thursday, August 02, 2018
'We Need Healthcare Champions, Not Puppets': Documents Expose Big Pharma's Scheme to Turn Democratic Candidates Against Medicare for All
As a growing number of political candidates facing November elections proclaim their support for single-payer healthcare—which the majority of Americans want to replace the nation's current for-profit system—the Democratic primary for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District is shedding light on the insurance and pharmaceutical industry forces working against a transition to Medicare for All.
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Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador News
Thursday, August 02, 2018
'Moving in the Right Direction,' Mexican President-elect AMLO Promises to Outlaw Fracking
Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador , or AMLO, whose victory last month left many hopeful for the nation's next chapter , elicited praise from environmentalists for promising Wednesday to outlaw hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of extracting natural gas that's often...
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return the children News
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
'If Frail, Old People Can Take a Stand, Anybody Can': Grannies Traveling 2,000 Miles to Protest Trump's Child Detention Policy
A group called Grannies Respond, or Abuelas Responden, kicked off a 2,000-mile journey from New York City to McAllen, Texas on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump's policy under which immigration officials separated thousands of migrant children from their parents in a cruel effort to deter asylum-seekers.
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Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet News
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
NYT Magazine's #LosingEarth Receives Scathing Reviews From Climate Action Movement
Experts and activists on Wednesday are responding to The New York Times Magazine 's full-issue article on the global climate crisis with a combination of fury and frustration, arguing that the piece "suppresses important facts, covering up how organized climate denial created our current...
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message to staffer News
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Amnesty International Says 'Chilling Attack' on Staffer Using Israeli-Made Spyware May Be Part of 'Much Broader Surveillance Campaign'
An investigation published Wednesday by the London-based Amnesty International revealed that one of the group's staffers was "targeted by a sophisticated surveillance campaign, in what the organization suspects was a deliberate attempt to spy on its staff by a government hostile to its work," using a tool developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence firm NSO Group.
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