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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protest News
Friday, May 04, 2018
After Achieving 'Something Truly Historic,' Arizona Teachers Head Back to Classrooms With Sights on November Elections
A week after teachers walked out of public schools across Arizona, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed a budget bill that gives a 20 percent raise to teachers and $138 million more funding to schools, which led educators to end the strike but vow to keep fighting for demands that were unmet by the...
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Amazon, led by the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, halted expansion plans in Seattle to make clear its opposition to a proposed local tax to address the city's homelessness crisis. News
Friday, May 04, 2018
Last Year, Amazon Paid No Federal Income Taxes. Now, It's Trying to Kill a Local Tax That Aims to Help the Homeless
After Amazon stocks soared last week—making founder Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, $12 billion richer—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted that the company paid no federal income tax last year, which was confirmed by independent analysis on Thursday, and comes as Amazon is trying to kill a...
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Tim Berners-Lee News
Thursday, May 03, 2018
'From Utopia to Dystopia' and Back Again: Internet Pioneer Tim Berners-Lee Calls for 'New Web' That Reclaims Original Democratic Principles
As open internet advocates pressure governments and major tech companies to respect the free flow of information online and users' privacy, World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee spoke Wednesday about how his creation has gone "from utopia to dystopia in 29 short years," and how it can be...
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Trump, Manning News
Thursday, May 03, 2018
'Advocacy at Its Finest': National Teacher of the Year Hands Trump Notes From Her Immigrant and Refugee Students
The newest National Teacher of the Year—who instructs teenage immigrants and refugees—used the award ceremony at the White House on Wednesday to demonstrate her support for the rights of women, LGBTQ people, and her students by sporting pins for various causes and giving President Donald Trump...
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Avenatti News
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Predicts Trump 'Will Not Serve Out This Term. I Guarantee It.'
"This president will not serve out this term. I guarantee it," declared Michael Avenatti on MSNBC 's "Morning Joe" early Thursday, following damning remarks made by President Donald Trump's recently hired attorney, Rudy Giuliani. Avenatti is representing adult film star Stormy Daniels , whose real...
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tear gas News
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Police Unleash 'Brutal Attacks' on Austerity Protesters in Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico
Police in Puerto Rico deployed tear gas and fired rubber bullets to shut down May Day protests as thousands of people took to the streets of the U.S. territory, which is still battling the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria —and a debt crisis that preceded the storm. While people worldwide...
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heat map News
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
On Sweltering Planet, Hottest April Temperature Ever Recorded on Earth Hits Pakistan
While climate scientists worldwide continue to issue urgent warnings that human-caused global warming will make heat waves " hotter, longer, and more frequent ," a city in Pakistan on Monday may have set a record for the highest April temperature ever recorded on Earth. As highlighted by French...
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Anti-drone demonstrators News
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
'A Dangerous Low': Trump Ignores Deadline for Reporting Civilians Killed by US Drone Attacks
The Trump administration on Tuesday flouted two major deadlines for disclosing the number of civilians killed by U.S. military forces: one public report that was mandated by an Obama-era executive order and focused on drone strike deaths; and one report to Congress that is supposed to detail all...
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cars News
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
States Representing 44% of US Population Sue Trump's EPA for Blocking Auto Emissions Standards
A coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia is suing the Trump administration for blocking greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles that aimed to reduce air pollution and curb U.S. drivers' contributions to the global climate crisis. In what critics called an " indefensible and...
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NYC News
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Striving for 'Just and Moral Economy,' Workers Rise Up for May Day Protests Worldwide
As workers across the world marked International Workers' Day, or May Day, by taking to the streets to demand living wages, improved labor conditions, and that employers respect their right to unionize, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) used the global mobilization to note the importance of fighting to...
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