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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protests in dc News
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Coalition Marches on Washington to Demand Justice for People of Color
A coalition of thousands flooded Washington, D.C.'s streets on Saturday with one goal : "to create a just and equitable future for communities of color and others harmed by white supremacy, so that we may all thrive together." The coalition declares on its website that the March for Racial Justice...
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President Donald Trump News
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Trump Rebuked for Lashing Out at San Juan Mayor Who Criticized Govt Aid Efforts
"Doesn't matter if you're desperate and dying—if Trump feels criticized, he will lash out," noted one critic after the president tweeted about Puerto Rico.
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Catalan kids play News
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Ahead of Independence Referendum, Catalan Citizens Occupy Polling Stations
As Madrid cracks down on Catalonia's attempt to break free from the Spanish government, organizers have taken over schools in hopes of voting on Sunday.
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devastation in puerto rico News
Friday, September 29, 2017
As Wall Street Vultures Circle, Demands for Immediate Puerto Rico Debt Relief
"Washington must abandon its austerity agenda and support the removal of all manmade obstacles to Puerto Rico's recovery and reconstruction."
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high school students take a knee during national anthem News
Friday, September 29, 2017
Efforts by High Schools to Forbid #TakeaKnee Called 'Patently Unconstitutional'
As support soars for professional athletes protesting during the national anthem, a Louisiana public school district is being lambasted for threatening to punish students who protest at its sports games.
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healthcare protests News
Monday, September 25, 2017
200+ Organizations Denounce Profound Impact of Latest Trumpcare Bill
Groups are concerned the proposal would "decimate the Medicaid program," defund Planned Parenthood, and rescind measures that make care more affordable.
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A resident of puerto rico News
Monday, September 25, 2017
Calls for More Relief Intensify as Puerto Rico Descends Into Humanitarian Crisis
Officials describe "apocalyptic" conditions with limited food and water and no electricity, urging Congress to increase aid to the hurricane-ravaged island.
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'no ban' protest sign News
Monday, September 25, 2017
With New Travel Ban, Trump Doubles Down on 'Government-Sanctioned Discrimination'
"President Trump's original sin of targeting Muslims cannot be cured by throwing other countries onto his enemies list."
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos News
Friday, September 22, 2017
Calls to #StopBetsy After Education Secretary Takes 'Horrific Step Back' on Title IX
"Today, Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration chose to tip the scales in favor of rapists and perpetrators."
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and other Republican leaders News
Friday, September 22, 2017
What Trump Calls "Great," All 50 State Directors of Medicaid Say Is Terrible
"This is BANANAS," says Sen. Chris Murphy. "You couldn't get ALL 50 state Medicaid directors to agree any anything else in healthcare policy."
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