Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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Jahangir News
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Calls to Ramp Up Global Fights for Human Rights After Death of Pakistani Advocate Asma Jahangir
The death of renowned Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir on Sunday elicited an outpouring of condolences and calls to action, with fellow advocates and political figures from across the globe calling for a wave of renewed energy in fights for freedom, to honor her memory. "She was always...
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News
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Raising Ethics Concerns, Sinclair Solicits Contributions From Employees for Right-Wing PAC
Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the nation's largest television company with 173 stations nationwide, is raising concerns among ethics experts and journalists for its decision to solicit contributions for its political action committee from some of the company's employees. In a Jan. 31 letter to...
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News
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Ignoring Calls for Peace Effort, Pence Refused to Engage With North Koreans at Olympic Games
Despite global calls for #KoreanPeace and hopes that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence would use his trip to South Korea for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games to engage in diplomatic talks to ease rising tensions with North Korea, Pence remained icy toward the country's delegation. As he left the Olympics...
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President Donald Trump News
Saturday, February 10, 2018
'Outrageous': Widespread Anger After Trump Blocks Democrats' Takedown of Nunes Memo
President Donald Trump's decision late Friday to block a memo by House Democrats—which rebuts a " cherry-picked " document released last week that's been decried as " propaganda " meant to discredit the ongoing probe into allegations of collusion and obstruction of justice levied against the Trump...
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Jennifer Willoughby News
Friday, February 09, 2018
Trump's Statement on Alleged Abuser Rob Porter: 'Him-He-Him-Him-He-He-He-He-Him-He-He-He-He-He-He-Him-Him-He-He'
Something was glaringly absent from President Donald Trump's first public remarks about the resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who stepped down Wednesday after multiple reporters published photos and detailed allegations that Porter abused his two ex-wives. Several critics...
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attorney protest News
Friday, February 09, 2018
'Fed Up' With ICE Targeting of Courthouses, NYC Public Defenders Stage Mass Walkout
More than 100 public defenders walked out and staged a protest at the Bronx Criminal Court in New York City after an undocumented client was detained by federal immigration agents as he left the courthouse, giving credence to advocates' claims that fear of deportation keeps victims and witnesses...
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Kaine News
Friday, February 09, 2018
Trump Administration Pressured to Release Secret War Powers Memo
Raising concerns about U.S. bombings in Syria and reports of a potential strike against North Korea, a senator on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees is demanding the release of a secret memo that outlines the war powers that President Donald Trump believes he has. "The fact that...
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News
Thursday, February 08, 2018
50+ Groups Back Landmark Effort to Halt 'Out of Control' Factory Farming in Iowa
More than 50 groups are demanding that Iowa lawmakers urgently pass landmark legislation to enact a moratorium on factory farm expansion in a state that is home to more than 10,000 of them. "A stop to the expansion of factory farming needs to happen now. It begins with Iowa." —Krissy Kasserman,...
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News
Thursday, February 08, 2018
'Time for John Kelly to Go': Trump Chief of Staff Denounced for Shielding Alleged Domestic Abuser
Women's advocacy groups and other critics are calling on President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, John Kelly, to resign in response to his defense of White House staff secretary Rob Porter—who stepped down Wednesday amid allegations that he abused two ex-wives—and reports that Kelly knew about the...
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News
Thursday, February 08, 2018
'Another Giant Spending Spree': Budget Deal Denounced as Wasteful Gift to War Profiteers
Peace advocates are denouncing the new bipartisan budget deal , which was produced to prevent another government shutdown, because of an " outrageous " decision to boost military spending while education, infrastructure, an urgent renewable energy transition, and other programs remain underfunded...
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