Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

Articles by this author

Raqqa, Syria News
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
As Trump Ramps Up War on Terror, US Bombings Kill 170+ Civilians This Week
If Syria and Iraq are the model of "success," Trump's war expansion should terrify Afghan civilians
Read more
A dozen NFL players kneel in protest News
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Largest NFL Racial Justice Protest Yet as Cleveland Players Kneel During National Anthem
About a dozen players from the Cleveland Browns team are receiving applause for taking a knee on Monday night, to pray about racial and social injustice, during the national anthem before their pre-season game against the New York Giants Monday night. "We just felt like it was the right time and...
Read more
News
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Treasury Secretary's Wife Provokes Outrage With Classist Tirade on Instagram
Actress Louise Linton, the wife of President Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, came under fire Tuesday for bragging about her designer clothing, then posting classist remarks in response to criticism she received on the photo-sharing social network Instagram. On Monday, Linton...
Read more
Donald Trump News
Monday, August 21, 2017
With Trump, Warns Scahill, "Unelected National Security Apparatus" Now Unleashed
Ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's Monday night speech to outline his strategy for the 16-year-war in Afghanistan—which reportedly will be " a total abandonment" of his campaign promises and "a continuation of a failed strategy taken by his two predecessors" —journalist and foreign policy...
Read more
campaign to stop killer robots News
Monday, August 21, 2017
Demanding Ban on Killer Robots, Tech Experts Warn of Opening "This Pandora's Box"
More than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) experts published on Monday an open letter urging the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots. "Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare" —letter from tech experts "Lethal autonomous...
Read more
Rainbow over waterway in Brooklyn, New York News
Friday, August 18, 2017
Anti-Fracking Activists Celebrate Ruling Against Major Pipeline
Environmentalists are celebrating a federal appeals court ruling on Friday that reaffirmed New York State's decision to block a 124-mile natural gas pipeline project. "Today's ruling confirms the independent authority and responsibility of states to protect their waterbodies from natural gas...
Read more
Al Gore News
Friday, August 18, 2017
Al Gore Has Just One Small Bit of Advice for Trump: 'Resign'
"If you had to give Trump one piece of advice, what would it be?" "Resign," said former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore, in an interview with the website LADbible . Watch: Gore's call for President Donald Trump to resign comes amid speculation that Trump will leave office early,...
Read more
White supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. News
Friday, August 18, 2017
ACLU Shifts Position on Defending Armed Demonstrations After Charlottesville
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will no longer defend groups that insist on marching with firearms, following violent gatherings of white supremacists in Charlottesville , Virginia last weekend. "If a protest group insists, 'No, we want to be able to carry loaded firearms,' well, we don't...
Read more
Heather Heyer memorial News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
After Charlottesville, Republicans Defend Bills to Protect Drivers Who Hit Protesters
Following Heather Heyer death on Saturday—killed when a suspected Nazi sympathizer allegedly drove his car into a crowd of people counter-protesting violent white supremacist gatherings in Charlottesville , Virginia—Republican lawmakers have doubled down on proposals that critics say offer immunity...
Read more
Protest against Donald Trump News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Trump on the Brink? Impeachment Support Grows Amid Speculation He'll Resign
As the majority of Americans and his own party denounce the president's response to Charlottesville, Democrats move to impeach him
Read more

Pages