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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President Donald Trump News
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
As UN Faces 'Worst Cash Crisis' in a Decade, Trump Demands Other Countries Pay Up While US Owes Over $1 Billion
With a Wednesday morning tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump cast a global spotlight on the United Nations' multimillion-dollar funding crisis and the over $1 billion in budget payments the United States owes the world body. In response to a CBS News report that United Nations Secretary-General...
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methane seep News
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
'This Is Truly Terrifying': Scientists Studying Underwater Permafrost Thaw Find Area of the Arctic Ocean 'Boiling With Methane Bubbles'
Scientists studying the consequences of methane emissions from underwater permafrost in the Arctic Ocean announced this week that they found a 50-square-foot area of the East Siberian Sea "boiling with methane bubbles."
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Demonstrators in Quito News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Ecuador's President Moves Government From Capital as Protests Over Austerity Measures Continue
Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno announced late Monday that he had temporarily moved government operations out of the capital of Quito following days of nationwide protests led by unions and Indigenous groups against austerity measures unveiled last week, including the end of decades-old fuel subsidies.
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LGBTQ rights advocates News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
LGBTQ Advocates Flood Capitol Hill on Day One of Supreme Court's First Trans Civil Rights Case in US History
Civil rights advocates rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for three related cases—including its first on trans rights—in which, as the ACLU put it, "the Trump administration is urging the court to rule that it's legal to fire workers for being LGBTQ."
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Célia Xakriabá, an indigenous leader and activist, News
Monday, October 07, 2019
Brazilian Experts Warn in Open Letter to President Bolsonaro a 'Genocide Is Underway' Against Uncontacted Tribes
In an open letter to Brazilian society and right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, a group of experts warned that a "genocide is underway" against uncontacted tribes because of Bolsonaro's efforts to strip away Indigenous peoples' rights and lands and open up more of the Amazon rainforest to agribusiness and mining.
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Dutch police arrested Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists News
Monday, October 07, 2019
'Get On the Streets. And Bring Everybody': Extinction Rebellion Kicks Off Two Weeks of Global Action
Nearly a year after Extinction Rebellion launched in London, the global movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to demand ambitious climate action kicked off two weeks of protests on Monday with demonstrations around the world that blocked major roadways and led to arrests.
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thawing permafrost in Siberia News
Friday, October 04, 2019
Report Shows 'Stunning and Dramatic' Scenes of Thawing Permafrost in Siberia That 'Leaves Millions on Unstable Ground'
The latest installment in a Washington Post series on "hot zones" around the world that are already enduring "extreme climate change" focuses on the federal Russian republic in eastern Siberia called Yakutia, part of which "has warmed by more than 3 degrees Celsius since preindustrial times—roughly...
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2016 protest outside supreme court News
Friday, October 04, 2019
After Supreme Court Agrees to Hear First Abortion Case With Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, Warnings Right-Wingers Could 'Decimate' Access in Louisiana
Reproductive rights groups emphasized the importance of legal precedent after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case challenging an anti-choice Louisiana law—which will be the first abortion rights case since President Donald Trump's appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, joined the bench and shifted the court to the right.
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A woman from Honduras holds her child News
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Federal Lawsuit Naming Top Trump Officials Seeks Damages for 'Horrific' Trauma Imposed on Separated Children and Families
The ACLU and other attorneys filed a federal lawsuit in the Arizona U.S. District Court Thursday "seeking damages on behalf of thousands of traumatized children and parents who were forcibly torn from each other under the Trump administration's illegal practice of separating families at the border."
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2017 March for Science News
Thursday, October 03, 2019
'We Are at a Crisis Point' Warns New Report Exposing 'Science Under Siege' From the Trump Administration
The Trump administration's attacks on science have reached a "crisis point," according to policy experts and ex-government officials who published a report on Thursday that "highlights how our government research and data are being increasingly manipulated for political gain."
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