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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Activists and city residents celebrate News
Friday, October 05, 2018
'Justice for Laquan!': Jury Finds Chicago Cop Guilty of Second-Degree Murder for Fatally Shooting Black Teen 16 Times
Activists and residents of Chicago chanted "Justice for Laquan" after a jury on Friday found a white police officer, Jason Van Dyke, guilty of second-degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old African-American Laquan McDonald 16 times on the evening of Oct. 20, 2014.
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valve turners News
Friday, October 05, 2018
In Landmark 'Necessity Defense' Trial, Valve Turners Will Argue Saving the Planet Justified Tar Sand Pipeline Shutdown
Three activists whose landmark trial is set to begin in Minnesota state court on Monday for their 2016 multi-state #ShutItDown action—which temporarily disabled all tar sands pipelines crossing the U.S.-Canada border—will argue the action was necessary because of the threat that fossil fuels pose to the planet.
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Collins, Kav News
Friday, October 05, 2018
If a Final 'Yes' on Kavanaugh, Says Women's Rights Group, Collins 'Saying Point Blank She Doesn't Care About Sexual Assault Survivors'
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine joined with nearly all of her GOP colleagues and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in voting Friday morning to invoke cloture, meaning the Senate is expected to hold a final vote on Saturday to confirm or reject Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the...
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Kavanaugh protest News
Friday, October 05, 2018
From Yale Drinking Buddies to Justice Stevens to the Washington Post, It's Not Just Progressives Raging Against Kavanaugh
With the Senate set to hold a cloture vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court as early as Friday morning, heightened attention is on the widespread opposition—in some cases, from unexpected sources—that Kavanaugh has provoked with his judicial record, documented perjury, multiple allegations of sexual assault, and how he behaved at a Senate hearing last week to address these allegations.
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Natalia Veselnitskaya News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Top Russian Official With Ties to Trump Tower Lawyer Who Promised 'Dirt' on Clinton Dies in Helicopter Crash
Russia's deputy prosecutor general—who has been accused of directing the foreign operations of the Russian lawyer who met with key members of President Donald Trump's campaign team in 2016 after promising to provide "dirt" on Hillary Clinton—reportedly died in a helicopter crash northeast of Moscow on Wednesday.
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pruitt News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
'Astounding': Email Shows Ex-EPA Chief Pruitt Locked Out His Own Agency's Top Experts While Hatching War on Science
Before scandal-ridden Scott Pruitt resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and passed the reins to an ex-coal lobbyist, the Trump appointee launched an "alarming" effort to significantly limit what scientific studies the agency can use when crafting public health regulations—and according to new reporting, he excluded some the agency's own experts from process.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Vice President Mike Pence, and former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) greet one another before a meeting in McConnell's office in the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2018. News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Amid Growing Outrage Over Confirmation Process, Corporate Powers Spending Millions to Help GOP Ram Through Pro-Business Kavanaugh
As Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump try to sell a " sham " FBI probe to the public in hopes of tempering impassioned protests of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault, corporate powers are covertly pouring millions of...
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TPS News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
'Incredible' Win for More Than 300,000 Migrants as Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Ending Temporary Protected Status
A federal judge on Wednesday delivered an "incredible" win for immigrant rights advocates and beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), blocking the Trump administration from ending protections for more than 300,000 people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan who live in the United States.
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Trump warmongers News
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Warnings of More 'War and Unilateral Aggression' as Pompeo and Bolton Launch Joint Attack on Global Cooperation
Amid mounting concerns about possible war with Iran after the Trump administration ditched a decades-old bilateral treaty in response to an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions violate it, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced a review of all international agreements that could lead to more binding decisions by the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo News
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
'The Drums of War Are Beating': ICJ Ruled US Sanctions Violate Treaty With Iran, So Pompeo Just Ditched It
After the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ruled the Trump administration's sanctions against Iran violate the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "impetuously" declared at a morning press conference that the United States will terminate the decades-old bilateral agreement rather than comply with the United Nations court's order to ease sanctions.
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