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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save net neutrality News
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Net Neutrality Defenders Announce 'Epic Final Protest' to Demand Congress Repeal FCC Rollback Before Fast-Approaching Deadline
Fight for the Future announced Wednesday that on Nov. 29, supporters of restoring nationwide net neutrality rules—which the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled back last year—are planning "an epic, final protest to pressure lawmakers before a crucial deadline to save the internet."
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amazon News
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Calling for 'Corridor of Life and Culture,' Indigenous Groups From Amazon Propose Creation of Largest Protected Area on Earth
Alarmed by rampant destruction in the Amazon rainforest and the long-term impacts on biodiversity, an alliance of indigenous communities pitched the creation of the world's largest protected area, which would reach from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, at a United Nations conference in Egypt on Wednesday.
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yemeni child News
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
'Entirely Preventable' Deaths of 85,000 Yemeni Children Is Part of What Trump Has Embraced With 'America First' Allegiance to Saudis
As President Donald Trump faces criticism for issuing a "dangerous" and "imbecilic" statement in which he vowed to stand by Saudi Arabia despite the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a London-based organization is estimating that some 85,000 children under age five have starved to death in Yemen since the U.S.-backed, Saudi- and UAE-led coalition launched military action there three years ago.
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) News
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's Demands for Runoff Debate So Ridiculous, Viral Story Crashes Local Paper's Website
When a sitting U.S. senator up for reelection asks that neither the press nor the public be allowed to attend a debate with her opponent, that kind of thing tends to generate attention.
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News
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
In Heartwarming 'Act of Thanksgiving Mercy,' Farmer Turns Over 100 Turkeys to Animal Rights Group
In an "act of Thanksgiving mercy" that aimed to show the world " that even adversaries can show compassion this holiday season," the owner of a Utah farm on Monday released 100 turkeys to animal rights activists, including some who face felony charges for investigating his massive turkey farming...
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Ajit Pai News
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
'Infuriating': Trump FCC Refusing to Release Data Showing If Telecom Industry Being Truthful About Internet Speeds
Under Trump-appointee Ajit Pai , the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has continued a program to track whether major companies like AT&T, Comcast, Spectrum, and Verizon are providing their promised internet speeds, but has failed to publish any of its findings—concealment that has raised alarm among tech reporters and former agency officials.
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free the families News
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
On World Children's Day, Amnesty Calls Out Trump for 'Abhorrent' Detention of Refugee Kids and Families
On the heels of a federal court ruling on Monday that found President Donald Trump's restrictions on asylum claims unlawful, Amnesty International USA marked World Children's Day with a demand that the administration immediately stop detaining migrant children.
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Deputy secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt News
Monday, November 19, 2018
As Rumors Mount Zinke's Days Are Numbered, Warnings About 'Man Behind the Curtain' Who Could Take Over Interior
While President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have both maintained that, at least for now, Zinke will remain in his post despite ongoing ethics probes, as rumors continue to mount that his days in the administration are numbered, so do concerns about his second-in-command, David Bernhardt.
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Rescue workers News
Monday, November 19, 2018
'Just Insane': Air Quality Soars Above Safety Threshold as California Wildfires Death Toll Rises
While the death toll has climbed to 80 and about 1,000 people remain missing in California as firefighters continue to battle a pair of destructive blazes, experts have raised concerns about ongoing dangers of poor air quality and the threat it poses to public health.
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gray wolf News
Friday, November 16, 2018
'Final, Pathetic Stab' at Cherished Endangered Species as House GOP Votes to Strip Protections From Gray Wolves
In a move fiercely condemned by conservation experts and advocates, House Republicans continued their crusade against "arguably the most important law in the United States for conserving biodiversity" and voted mostly along party lines on Friday to strip federal protections from gray wolves.
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