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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Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge News
Thursday, June 14, 2018
World's Millionaires and Billionaires Now Control Half the World's Personal Wealth, New Analysis Shows
Millionaires and billionaires own nearly half of all the world's personal wealth, which reached $201.9 trillion last year, according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group. "The share of global wealth held by millionaires increased to almost 50 percent in 2017, compared with just under 45...
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fingerprinting News
Thursday, June 14, 2018
'Madness': In Effort to Revoke Citizenship, Team Trump Combing Through Decades-Old Fingerprints of Immigrants
In an "unprecedented" effort to revoke citizenship, the Trump administration is analyzing decades-old records of fingerprints from thousands of legally documented immigrants to identify anyone "who may have lied or falsified information on their naturalization forms," according to the Washington Post.
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bye, ice News
Thursday, June 14, 2018
'Utterly Terrifying': Study Affirms Feedback Loop Fears as Surging Antarctica Ice Loss Tripled in Last Five Years
"The most robust study of the ice mass balance of Antarctica to date," scientists say, "now puts Antarctica in the frame as one of the largest contributors to sea-level rise."
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Ajit Pai News
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
'Shallow at Best and Ridiculous at Worst': Analysis Eviscerates FCC Chair's Arguments for Killing Net Neutrality
A new analysis by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) found that Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's reasoning behind forcing a deeply unpopular repeal of federal net neutrality rules "to be shallow at best and ridiculous at worst."
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man News
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Sanders Spearheads Call to Defeat Economic System That 'Deliberately' Creates 'Massive' Poverty in US
A group of Democratic lawmakers—led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Terri Sewell (Ala.)—is demanding that the Trump administration take immediate action to address deep poverty in the United States following the recent release of a U.N. report that details "massive levels of deprivation" and "the intense suffering this deprivation causes."
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amazon protesters News
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
'Shameless Capitulation to Amazon': Seattle Lawmakers Repeal Tax Aimed at Tackling Homelessness
The people of Seattle rose up in protest on Tuesday as the City Council caved to Amazon's "corporate bullying" and voted to repeal a recently-approved tax on local businesses that aimed to help alleviate the city's homelessness crisis.
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News
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Creating 'Massive Media-Telecom Behemoth,' Judge Approves ATT-Time Warner Merger
Dealing a significant blow to consumers by placing "unprecedented power in the hands of a single, massive media-telecom behemoth," a federal judge on Tuesday approved the widely denounced $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner—a move that consumer advocates said paves the way for even...
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News
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Putting Solar Panels in Pipeline's Path, Campaign to Combine Power of Sun 'With Power of the People'
An Indigenous-led coalition is fundraising to install solar panels along the route of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline to protest the project and provide renewable energy to family farms and Native communities in Nebraska and South Dakota.
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video News
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Trump's Diplomatic Strategy for Summit With Kim Jong Un Included 'Batshit Crazy' Fake Movie Trailer
President Donald Trump's diplomatic strategy for a high-stakes summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday included a " bonkers movie-trailer/reality-show video " produced by the White House that presents the pair as heroes and which Trump said he played for his North Korean counterpart and...
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Ivanka, Jared News
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
"Humble Public Servants"? While "Unpaid" by White House, Trump Advisers Jared and Ivanka Hauled in at Least $82 Million Last Year
Amid ongoing concerns about Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's perceived conflicts of interest as the married couple continues to serve as unpaid senior advisers to her father, President Donald Trump, new financial disclosure filings reveal they raked in at least $82 million in outside income last year.
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