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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Trump bribes protest News
Monday, April 16, 2018
'Shameless Self-Dealing': Report Shows President's Businesses Earned Millions From Spending by Trump Campaign
A new report out Monday details how President Donald Trump has financially benefited from his presidency, with federal agencies and political groups—including his own campaign—giving millions to the business empire from which he refuses to divest. The Art of the (Self) Deal: Political and Taxpayer...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau News
Monday, April 16, 2018
'Underestimating the Opposition,' Trudeau Doubles Down on Kinder Morgan Pipeline Push
Just a week after environmentalists in Canada celebrated the decision by Kinder Morgan to halt most work on an expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline, citing mounting opposition from activists and regional leaders, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to provide financial and legislative...
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Durbin News
Friday, April 13, 2018
Democratic Senators Demand Trump Provide Legal Justification to Attack Syria
While House Democrats call for checks on President Donald Trump's military powers, citing fears of " war by tweet ," three senators reportedly sent a letter to the White House on Friday to demand that Trump explain the legal rationale behind his threats to bomb Syria, which lawmakers and experts...
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injured Palestinians News
Friday, April 13, 2018
With 'Unlawful' Use of Force in Gaza, Israeli Forces Injure Hundreds of Palestinians as March of Great Return Continues
As the March of Great Return continued along the Israeli border on Friday, Gaza health officials reported that Israeli forces ignored international calls for restraint and injured more than 500 Palestinians with tear gas and live ammunition, shooting at least 122 protesters. "Israel is treating the...
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air pollution News
Friday, April 13, 2018
Senate Confirms Coal Lobbyist as #2 at EPA as Trump Moves to Slash Clean Air Rules
As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faces mounting criticism for a controversial condo rental and calls for his resignation, President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the agency to significantly scale back " one of the strongest science-based public health protections we have " while the Senate...
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Former President Jimmy Carter News
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Warning Against Attack on Syria, Carter Hopes Trump Realizes Nuclear War 'Catastrophe for All Human Beings'
Former President Jimmy Carter has added his voice to those urging President Donald Trump to refrain from launching an illegal military attack on Syria , warning of the serious dangers—including nuclear conflagration—that could result. "I pray that he would keep our country at peace and not...
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single payer now News
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Spreading 'Like Wildfire': Majority of Americans—Including 74% of Democrats—Now Support Single-Payer
"Five years ago, could you have believed that half of Americans would agree we need a single-payer healthcare system?" That's how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—a longtime advocate of guaranteeing healthcare for all Americans— responded to a new poll that found that 74 percent of Democrats and 51...
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CodePink News
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Huge Leap in Number of Facebook Users 'Very Concerned' About Invasion of Privacy on Social Media Site
On the heels of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's two-day congressional testimony to address the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the company's failure to protect users' personal data, new polling indicates a growing number of the social media network's users are "very concerned" about...
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Atlantic Ocean News
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Concerns of 'Catastrophic Collapse' Grow as Gulf Stream Weaker Than It's Been in 1,600 Years
New research published Wednesday in the journal Nature raises alarm about how global warming is impacting the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf Stream System, and how weakening ocean currents could influence extreme weather in Western Europe and sea level rise along North America's East Coast. Although the two...
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Robert Mueller News
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
As Trump Reportedly Considers Firing Rosenstein, Senators Move to Protect Mueller Probe
As the American public mobilizes for planned protests amid reports that President Donald Trump may fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as a warning to Special Counsel Robert Mueller , a bipartisan team of senators said Wednesday that they will introduce legislation to protect Mueller from...
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