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

rich old people News
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Study Shows Being Rich Buys 9 Extra Years of 'Healthy' Living in US and UK
A new study that highlights the serious impacts of wealth inequality in the United Kingdom and United States suggests that being rich can add about nine "healthy" years to a person's life.
Read more
sign: democracy not for sale News
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Top Megadonors and Corporations Have Poured Almost $2 Billion Into Politics Since Citizens United
"This is not what democracy looks like. This is the world Citizens United made," Alan Zibel, research director of Public Citizen's Corporate Presidency Project, said Wednesday as his group released a pair of reports.
Read more
Dem debate News
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
'CNN Is Truly a Terrible Influence on This Country': Democratic Debate Moderators Pilloried for Centrist Talking Points and Anti-Sanders Bias
Critics of the corporate media as well as supporters and staffers of Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign blasted the moderators of the CNN / Des Moines Register Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night for employing centrist talking points and demonstrating a bias against Sanders in how they framed questions.
Read more
Defense Secretary Mark Esper News
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Defense Secretary Sparks Doubts About Alleged Threat to Embassies as Poll Shows Americans Disapprove of Trump's Handling of Iran
As a televised interview with Defense Secretary Mark Esper raised fresh doubts about President Donald Trump's claim that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies, polling released Sunday showed the majority of American adults don't approve of Trump's handling of the crisis with Iran and feel...
Read more
News
Sunday, January 12, 2020
As 2020 Race Heats Up Ahead of Primaries and Caucuses, Sanders Surrogate Argues Biden 'Has Repeatedly Betrayed Black Voters'
Among the signals that the Democratic presidential race is heating up in the final few weeks before the first round of caucuses and primaries, a leader in Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign on Sunday published an op-ed detailing former Vice President Joe Biden's record on racial issues and encouraging black voters to support Sanders.
Read more
Human rights advocates News
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Human Rights Advocates Rally at White House to Demand US 'Close Guantánamo and End Torture'
Human rights advocates marked the 18th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. military prison at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba with a rally outside the White House on Saturday to "demand an end to years of torture and human rights violations" and call for the detention camp's immediate closure.
Read more
A group gathered at Wooldridge Park in Austin, Texas News
Saturday, January 11, 2020
'Utterly Shameful': Progressives Slam Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's Decision to Refuse New Refugees
Progressive politicians, refugee advocates, and human rights groups swiftly condemned Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement on Friday that Texas will no longer accept the resettlement of new refugees—a move enabled by an executive order President Donald Trump signed in September. "This is not...
Read more
Iranian commander News
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Iran Says Military Shot Down Ukraine Airliner in 'Disastrous Mistake' Amid Heightened Tensions With US
Bolstering calls from across the globe for a swift de-escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran—which ramped up after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani earlier this month—Iran's military announced Saturday that it had "unintentionally" shot down a Ukraine passenger jet, killing all 176 people aboard.
Read more
Sanders News
Friday, January 10, 2020
'He Could Win the Caucuses,' Pollster Says as Bernie Sanders Leads Gold-Standard Iowa Survey for First Time
With just three weeks until Iowa will hold the first nominating contest in the Democratic Party's presidential primary race, Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading the field, according to results released Friday evening.
Read more
Greta and school strikers in Italy News
Friday, January 10, 2020
Greta Thunberg and 20 Youth Climate Activists Call on Davos Attendees to 'Abandon the Fossil Fuel Economy'
As climate groups launched a new campaign targeting Wall Street's funding of the dirty energy industry and school strikers took part in weekly #FridaysForFuture protests across the globe, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and 20 fellow youth activists published an op-ed calling on world leaders to "abandon the fossil fuel economy."
Read more

Pages