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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Sunday, April 07, 2019
'A Model of Hope for the World': 25 Years After Rwandan Genocide, New Film Shows Journey Toward Justice and Healing
As the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide on Sunday, a forthcoming documentary sheds light on the survivors and perpetrators' long journey toward justice and healing.
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Venezuelans seeking water during blackout News
Saturday, April 06, 2019
Amid Blackouts and Food Shortages, Pence Unveils New Sanctions Targeting Venzuelan Oil Exports to Cuba
Despite Venezuela's worsening humanitarian crisis fueled by political unrest and economic sanctions, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced new sanctions targeting the government and companies that transport oil to Cuba as part of the Trump administration's ongoing effort to oust Venezuelan...
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Fatou Bensouda News
Saturday, April 06, 2019
'Shameful': Trump Admin Revokes ICC Prosecutor's Visa Over Probe of Potential US War Crimes in Afghanistan
In a move human rights defenders decried as "shameful," the Trump administration revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor this week for trying to investigate alleged war crimes committed by American forces in Afghanistan.
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van with a billboard in support of American whistleblower Chelsea Manning and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange News
Friday, April 05, 2019
As Rumors Swirl, UN Expert Warns Extraditing Julian Assange to US Would Violate Human Rights Protections
While Ecuador denies plans to revoke Julian Assange's political asylum, a top United Nations human rights official has vowed to investigate fresh rumors, noting that if the WikiLeaks founder is expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, he likely would be arrested by British authorities and extradited to the United States.
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Google News
Friday, April 05, 2019
'Worker Power Wins': Google Scraps Controversial AI Ethics Board After Widespread Outrage
In a win for collective action, Google canceled an ethics advisory board on artificial intelligence that began to crumble after the appointment of a couple controversial members sparked outrage among thousands of employees, tech experts, and the public.
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Friday, April 05, 2019
'Disorder by Design': Aid Group Details How Trump Has Manufactured Crisis at the US-Mexico Border
Following recent outrage over President Donald Trump's decision to slash aid to Central American countries, a new report out Friday details how his administration has "manufactured" a crisis at the southern border and offers policy solutions for how the U.S. can better address the flood of asylum-seekers from the region.
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VAWA rally News
Thursday, April 04, 2019
157 Republicans, and 1 Democrat, Side With NRA as House Passes Updated Violence Against Women Act
The vast majority of House Republicans caved to pressure from the gun lobby on Thursday and refused to back Democrats' successful effort to extend the Violence Against Women Act for five years because of a new provision that would make it harder for abusers to acquire guns.
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Sidney, Iowa News
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Climate Panel Disbanded by Trump Launches Independent Network to Tackle Crisis at Local Level
Members of a climate advisory panel disbanded by President Donald Trump in 2017 launched an independent network on Thursday to help communities across the country with science-based guidance to tackle the challenges of a rapidly warming world.
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Erie National Wildlife Refuge News
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Bold New Campaign Highlights How 'Nature Can Save Us' From Climate and Ecological Breakdown
A group of activists, experts, and writers on Wednesday launched a bold new campaign calling for the "thrilling but neglected approach" of embracing nature's awesome restorative powers to battle the existential crises of climate and ecological breakdown.
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parents, kids and strollers News
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
'Cartoonishly Evil': After Kids and Parents Injured, Trump Commissioners Stepped in to Thwart Stroller Recall
In a "cartoonishly evil" move that critics warned could set a worrying precedent for corporate regulation, the Washington Post reported Tuesday that Trump appointees at the Consumer Product Safety Commission blocked a recall of jogging strollers that agency staff believed had injured both adults and children.
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