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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plastic News
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Despite Corporate Resistance, EU One Step Closer to Ban on the Single-Use Plastics Choking Planet and Harming Human Health
Environmentalists cautiously celebrated "a victory for our oceans, for the environment, and for future generations" on Wednesday as the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a proposal to outlaw the most common single-use plastic products across Europe.
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Aurelia Skipwith News
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Trump Nominates Ex-Monsanto Exec to 'Help the Most Anti-Environmental Administration in History Do Even More Damage'
Animal rights and conservation advocates are outraged over President Donald Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)—Aurelia Skipwith, a former executive at agrochemical giant Monsanto—warning that she will continue the administration's ongoing efforts "to dismantle protections for wildlife, national parks, and monuments."
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Kemp News
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Leaked Audio of Georgia Candidate "Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Republicans' Views on Voting Rights"
In the 21-minute recording of Brian Kemp's remarks at a closed-door campaign event in Atlanta on Friday, obtained by Rolling Stone , he expressed concerns about Stacey Abrams's voter turnout mobilization, which has ramped up in response to Kemp suspending more than 53,000 voting registrations—mostly of black voters—and purging 107,000 more from the rolls.
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Who's Behind ICE? News
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir Among Tech Giants Making Huge Profits From Trump's "Incredibly Racist" Immigration Agenda
A new report details how some of the world's biggest tech and data companies—including Amazon, Palantir, Microsoft, and Salesforce—are raking in millions by "playing an increasingly central role in facilitating the expansion and acceleration of arrests, detentions, and deportations" in the Trump era.
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roundup News
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Judge Upholds Landmark Monsanto Verdict, But Slashes Punitive Damages by $211 Million
A judge in California on Monday upheld a landmark verdict in a case brought by a terminal cancer patient who successfully argued his illness resulted from his exposure to Monsanto's weedkiller RoundUp, but slashed the damages the agrochemical giant was originally required to pay from $289 million down to just $78 million and said she would order a retrial if former groundskeeper Dewayne "Lee" Johnson rejects the payout.
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protest News
Sunday, October 21, 2018
'Insulting, Inhumane, and Unacceptable': LGBTQ Rights Advocates Blast Trump's Latest 'Reckless Attack' on Trans Americans
Sparking immediate outrage among LGBTQ Americans and allies on Sunday, the New York Times reported on a memo revealing that "the Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law."
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Trump News
Saturday, October 20, 2018
'This Is a Colossal Mistake': Experts Sound Alarms After Trump Confirms Plans to Ditch Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia
Concerns are mounting after President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that he will withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear arms control treaty with Russia following reports that National Security Adviser John Bolton had been pushing the plan behind closed doors despite warnings from experts that...
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Greta News
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Teen Climate Activist to Crowd of Thousands: 'We Can't Save the World by Playing by the Rules Because the Rules Have to Change'
Addressing some 10,000 people in Helsinki on Saturday at what some campaigners are calling Finland's largest ever climate demonstration, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg urged marchers to fight for the major systemic changes that experts have said are necessary to limit greenhouse gas emissions and avert a looming climate catastrophe.
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kids News
Saturday, October 20, 2018
'Disgraceful and Enraging': Supreme Court Halts Youth Climate Case After Last-Ditch Trump Effort to Kill Suit
In a move author and activist Naomi Klein denounced as "disgraceful and enraging," the U.S. Supreme Court has halted a lawsuit brought by 21 American children and young adults that aims to hold the federal government accountable for its ongoing failure to adequately curb greenhouse gas emissions to battle the global climate crisis.
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Khashoggi protest News
Friday, October 19, 2018
'We Call BS': As Saudi Arabia Claims Khashoggi Killed in 'Fistfight,' Trump White House Issues 'Laughably Weak' Response
"We call BS," declared CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin on Friday after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia finally confirmed that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul—but also claimed he died in "fistfight" gone wrong rather than the widely suspected grisly torture and assassination by a hit team acting on orders from the highest levels of Saudi leadership.
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