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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New Yorkers in need receive free produce, dry goods, and meat at a Food Bank for New York City distribution event at the Barclays Center on July 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images) News
Thursday, April 01, 2021
'Shocking' April Fools' Day Study Shows 'When Hungry People Obtained More Food, They Were Less Hungry'
"So many people over decades have told me that the causes of—and solutions to—hunger need to be studied endlessly before we can determine what needs to be done. So, I was gobsmacked to learn that ending hunger was really as simple as making sure hungry people could afford enough food. Who knew?" "...
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John Kerry, the White House climate envoy, speaks during a joint press conference with the French ecological transition minister following their meeting at the Hôtel de Roquelaure in Paris on March 11, 2021. (Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
John Kerry Urged to Help End Flow of Finance From Wall Street to Industries Fueling Climate Crisis
Just days after he suggested the private sector, not government, will lead the fight against the climate crisis, 145 organizations sent a letter Tuesday urging U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to use his position to help end "the flow of private finance from Wall Street to the...
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South American immigrants arriving illegally from Mexico disembark from an inflatable boat on the U.S. bank of the Rio Grande river at the border city of Roma on March 28, 2021. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
'It's Not a Border Crisis,' Says Ocasio-Cortez. 'It's an Imperialism Crisis... a Climate Crisis... a Trade Crisis.'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media Tuesday night with a detailed reminder of the root causes of Central Americans and other migrants seeking asylum at the United States' southern border. The New York Democrat is known for engaging with constituents and critics alike on social media...
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Demonstrators rallied outside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office in Manhattan calling for the Democrat to support the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act on June 16, 2019. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
'New Era for Marijuana Justice': New York Legalization Bill Signed Into Law
Just hours after New York's state lawmakers passed landmark legislation that not only legalizes recreational adult use of marijuana but also includes key equity and justice provisions, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law early Wednesday, paving the way for cannabis storefronts to...
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Activists plan to welcome President Joe Biden to Pittsburgh on Wednesday with four billboards calling for a "bold" economic recovery plan. (Image: Green New Deal Network) News
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
'Piecemeal Solutions Won't Suffice': Progressives Press Biden to 'Go Big' on Infrastructure Plan
When U.S. President Joe Biden heads to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to unveil the first part of his long-awaited and already hotly debated infrastructure plan, he will be greeted with four billboards from grassroots advocates urging the administration to "go big" and "go bold" on economic recovery, in...
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A woman holds a poster reading, "Wake up humans, you're endangered too," at a Fridays for Future protest for climate action in Vienna, Austria on March 19, 2021. (Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Most Economists Agree: Benefits of 'Drastic' Climate Action Outweigh Costs of Status Quo
While scientists and campaigners continue calling on world leaders to pursue more ambitious policies to cut planet-heating emissions based on moral arguments and physical dangers, a U.S. think tank released survey results on Tuesday that make a clear economic case for sweeping climate action. "...
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson—President Joe Biden's nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and "the other public defenders and civil rights lawyers in this group are exactly the kind of judges we need to rebalance our courts," said Demand Justice executive director Brian Fallon. (Photo: Bill O'Leary/<em>The Washington Post</em> via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
'Great First Step': Progressives Welcome Biden's Slate of Judicial Nominees
Critics of the GOP effort to remake the U.S. judiciary under former President Donald Trump on Tuesday welcomed President Joe Biden's first slate of judicial nominees—11 candidates who, according to the White House, reflect his "deeply held conviction that the federal bench should reflect the full...
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One-year-old Dara Faraez walks across the floor in front of the podium as Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) speaks at the Back the THRIVE Agenda press conference on September 10, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Green New Deal Network) News
Monday, March 29, 2021
As Biden Prepares to Unveil Infrastructure Plan, Progressives Push $10 Trillion Investment
With President Joe Biden set to start unveiling his two-part infrastructure plan later this week, congressional progressives on Monday officially announced their proposal to invest $10 trillion over the next decade in renewable energy, green buildings, and environmental justice initiatives while...
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Demonstrators protest outside of the Georgia Capitol building against GOP voter suppression efforts on March 8, 2021 in Atlanta. (Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images) News
Monday, March 29, 2021
Georgia Hit With Pair of Lawsuits Over Sweeping Voter Suppression Law
Two voting rights coalitions have filed separate lawsuits against a sweeping voter suppression law approved last week by Georgia Republicans that critics say "constitutes intentional discrimination" in violation of the U.S. constitution. "The intent of this new law was to discriminate against...
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President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during a listening session with Georgia Asian American and Pacific Islander community leaders at Emory University in Atlanta on March 19, 2021. (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, March 26, 2021
'Jim Crow in the 21st Century': Biden Rebukes Georgia's New Voter Suppression Law
President Joe Biden on Friday blasted a sweeping voter suppression law that Georgia Republicans forced through the previous day, declaring that "we have a moral and constitutional obligation to act" in response to the new legislation and calling on Congress to pass a pair of proposals that aim to...
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