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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young students attend education protest News
Monday, February 26, 2018
'Mean-Spirited': DeVos Attacks Effort to Better Serve Students of Color and Those With Disabilities
Civil rights advocates are calling out Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her "mean-spirited, reckless, and unnecessary" decision to delay a rule that aims to standardize to how schools identify students with disabilities in hopes of addressing issues of discrimination. "This issue is of...
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defend the dream News
Monday, February 26, 2018
'Good News!' Supreme Court Rejects Trump's Challenge to DACA Ruling
In a move celebrated by Dreamers and immigrant rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Trump administration's challenge to a lower court's ruling that has temporarily blocked the president's efforts to end a program protecting certain undocumented immigrants from...
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Moon, Trump News
Monday, February 26, 2018
As Tensions Ease Between North and South Korea, New Demands for US Diplomacy
After the Olympic Winter Games came to a close in PyeongChang on Sunday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged the Trump administration to "lower the threshold" for diplomatic talks to ease rising nuclear tensions with North Korea, and called on the North to demonstrate its commitment to ending...
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Texas 07 HoR candidates News
Friday, February 23, 2018
Democratic Party's DC Establishment Attacks Progressive Texas Candidate for US House
A progressive Democrat who is running to represent Houston, Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives is being negatively targeted by the House campaign arm of her own party, and EMILY's List , a powerhouse group that works to elect pro-choice women, has opted to support an opponent with corporate...
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little girl holds sign to Trump News
Thursday, February 22, 2018
No Longer a 'Nation of Immigrants'? US Citizenship and Immigration Services Amends Mission Statement
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was sharply criticized Thursday for rewriting its mission statement so it no longer describes the United States as a "nation of immigrants" and now features language that seems more aligned with the policies touted by the Trump administration...
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Amnesty International map News
Thursday, February 22, 2018
New Report Highlights 'Thirst for Justice, Dignity, and Equality' Amid Increased Attacks on Human Rights
In its new annual report , Amnesty International documents "the struggle of many people to claim their rights, and the failures of governments to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights," in 159 countries and territories over the past year. "As we enter 2018, the year in which the Universal...
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President Donald Trump News
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Sparking Swift Backlash, Trump Doubles Down on Proposal to Arm 'Highly Trained Teachers'
Sparking swift backlash Thursday morning, President Donald Trump attacked the news media for reporting on his comments Wednesday about the possibility of instituting "concealed carry for teachers" in an effort to deter school shootings, then doubled down on the proposal, tweeting that firearms...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Sanders's New Book Announcement Spurs Speculation About 2020 Run
The announcement Wednesday of Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) new book, set to be published exactly one week after the 2018 midterm elections, has spurred speculation that he could make another run for president in 2020. In Where We Go From Here , the senator's forthcoming book, "America's most...
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climate mayors News
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Citing 'Urgent Threat' of Climate Crisis, 236 US Mayors Denounce Trump's Attack on Clean Power Plan
Citing concerns about the impacts of the climate crisis on communities across the United States, mayors representing more than 51 million Americans have come out against efforts at the nation's top environmental agency to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama administration rule that aimed to cut...
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single payer protest News
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Continuing Sabotage of Americans' Healthcare, Trump Proposes Allowing Insurers to Offer 'Junk Plans'
The Trump administration is under fire for its latest move to sabotage the American healthcare system with an " unconscionable " proposed rule that would allow health insurance providers to offer what critics describe as "junk plans" that will drive up costs for patients and threaten necessary...
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