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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National Guard soldiers are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on January 14, 2021. (Photo: Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images) News
Friday, January 15, 2021
With US on Edge and Trump Still in Power, State Capitals on Guard Against Far-Right 'Shock Troops'
With less than a week until President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration—which will come in the wake of outgoing President Donald Trump's historic second impeachment for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol—Washington, D.C. and communities across the country are heeding the FBI's recent warning...
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the public health and economic crises in Wilmington, Delaware on January 14, 2021. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Biden's $1.9 Trillion Relief Plan: $400 Unemployment Boost, $1,400 Checks, and Billions in Additional Aid
With less than a week until he takes office amid a raging public health and related economic crisis, President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief and recovery plan that progressive economists and activists welcomed as "an important start." The need across the...
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Environmental activist Winona LaDuke (C) and water protectors stand in front of the construction site for the Line 3 oil pipeline near Palisade, Minnesota, on January 9, 2021. (Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Arrests in Minnesota After Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Pipe Section to Halt Line 3 Construction
Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment. "I refuse to be complicit in settler colonialist practices, and feel that I have to put my body on the line to protect...
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"We have shown we are willing to risk our liberty and freedom and put our bodies on the line to blockade and stop construction of these dirty oil and gas projects, to ensure we have a clean future for our children," said Kanahus Manuel of the Tiny House Warriors. (Photo: Tiny House Warriors/Facebook) News
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Over 75 Indigenous Women Urge Biden to Stop Climate-Wrecking Pipelines and Respect Treaty Rights
In a joint letter Thursday, more than 75 Indigenous women called on President-elect Joe Biden to immediately demonstrate his "commitment to fulfilling the U.S. treaty obligations and ending the reign of fossil fuel extraction in our tribal territories." The women leaders focus on the Line 3 ,...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) puts down the gravel as she presides the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C on January 13, 2021. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
In Historic House Vote, Only 10 Republicans Join Democrats to Impeach Trump for Inciting Insurrection
With only a week left in office, President Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first U.S. president in history to be impeached for a second time when all House Democrats—joined by just 10 Republicans—passed an article charging him with "high crimes and misdemeanors" for inciting a deadly...
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Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) conduct a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center responding to negative comments by President Donald Trump that were directed at the freshmen House Democrats on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
'We Cannot Be Fearful': Ocasio-Cortez and Omar Counsel GOP Over Death Threats From Pro-Trump Mob
Two progressive congresswomen long targeted by right-wing death threats on Wednesday said their Republicans colleagues who reportedly support impeaching President Donald Trump but fear the potential consequences of doing so must find the courage to fulfill their oath of office. "Many of them rode...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump enter the U.S. Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated certification of the a 2020 presidential election results. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Amnesty Urges US Mayors and Governors to Protect People From Armed Right-Wing Groups Plotting New Attacks
Amnesty International USA on Wednesday called on U.S. mayors, governors, and state attorneys general to protect people from armed groups and to denounce white supremacy as National Guard troops arrived in Washington, D.C. ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and members of Congress...
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A firefighter surveys the Bond Fire—started by a structure fire that extended into nearby vegetation—on December 3, 2020 in Silverado, California. (Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
With Dire Assessment, Scientists Warn Humanity in Denial of Looming 'Collapse of Civilization as We Know It'
In an example to the rest of the scientific community and an effort to wake up people—particularly policymakers—worldwide, 17 scientists penned a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the planet and what the future could hold due to biodiversity loss , climate disruption , human...
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A dragonfly sits in reedbeds on the Isle of Grain on August 31, 2016 in Isle of Grain, England. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
'Nature Is Under Siege': Scientists Sound Alarm About Insect Apocalypse
A collection of new scientific papers authored by 56 experts from around the world reiterates rising concerns about bug declines and urges people and governments to take urgent action to address a biodiversity crisis dubbed the "insect apocalypse." "The Global Decline of Insects in the Anthropocene...
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College students and community members wearing face masks hold placards while gathering in Bloomington, Indiana to protest against the death penalty and a wave of executions at the Terre Haute federal prison during the final months of President Donald Trump's administration. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Monday, January 11, 2021
Acting US AG Rosen Urged to Postpone Three Executions Planned for This Week Due to Pandemic
Amid the raging coronavirus pandemic and demands for President Donald Trump's removal from office for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former corrections officers on Monday urged acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to postpone three executions planned for this week "out of concern...
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