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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A man wearing an orange prison outfit and a Donald Trump mask during a protest against the U.S. president's U.K. visit to attend the NATO summit on December 3, 2019 in London. News
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Trump Condemned for Ditching Treaty That Has 'Helped Prevent Nuclear War for Nearly Three Decades'
In a move that alarmed nuclear experts, anti-war activists, and policymakers around the world, the U.S. government notified international partners on Thursday that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the country from the Treaty on Open Skies over alleged Russian violations.
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Journalist Emily Atkin, in her climate newsletter HEATED, dubbed newly elected DNC member RL Miller "Tom Perez's worst nightmare" for the longtime activist's willingness to challenge the body's current chair. News
Thursday, May 21, 2020
"Tom Perez's Worst Nightmare": Newly Elected DNC Member RL Miller to Push Dems on Climate
RL Miller, founder of the advocacy group Climate Hawks Vote, was elected to the Democratic National Committee last Friday—and she intends to push the Democratic Party's governing body to improve how it handles the climate crisis and fossil fuel industry, according to a Thursday interview in Emily Atkin's HEATED newsletter.
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Colorado residents joined the National Day of Mourning on Wednesday with a vigil urging Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) to "put people first and support the HEROES Act." News
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
National Day of Mourning Slams Trump and GOP's Failed Covid-19 Response as US Death Toll Nears 100,000
As the U.S. death toll from Covid-19 climbed toward 100,000 and congressional Republicans continued "pumping the brakes" on further relief spending, a coalition of advocacy groups on Wednesday held a "National Day of Mourning" to protest the GOP's inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Climate change activists from the group "No Going Back—another world is possible," took part in a social distancing protest on May, 4 2020 in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom. News
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
After Coronavirus Triggers 17% Emissions Drop, Experts Say Only 'Fundamental Structural Change' Can Save Humanity's Future
After an analysis revealed Tuesday that lockdowns from the coronavirus pandemic caused planet-heating emissions to drop in early April by an unprecedented 17%, climate scientists and activists warned that progress will quickly be erased if the world returns to business as usual and called for systemic changes in the global energy, food, and transportation sectors.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
'They Are Executing an Innocent Man!': Final Words of Walter Barton Spark Fresh Demand for End to US Death Penalty
The state of Missouri executed Walter "Arkie" Barton on Tuesday night despite concerns about his conviction and claims of innocence that he maintained until his last breath, sparking renewed calls from human rights groups for an end to the death penalty.
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On the night before JPMorgan Chase's annual shareholders meeting, activists with Stop the Money Pipeline projected 30-foot-tall images of people holding protest signs with messages calling on CEO Jamie Dimon to "stop funding fossil fuels" on a wall across from his apartment in New York City. News
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
'This Is Only the Beginning': JPMorgan Chase Faces Investor Revolt Over Financing Climate Destruction
Activist and shareholder frustrations with JPMorgan Chase's funding of global climate catastrophe were on full display Tuesday during the multinational investment bank's virtual Annual General Meeting.
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About 30 protesters gathered outside Royal Dutch Shell's headquarters in The Hague Tuesday to declare that the oil giant "must fall." News
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
'Shell Must Fall,' Climate Activists Declare at Oil Giant's Headquarters During Shareholders Meeting
Donning face masks and abiding by social distancing guidelines because of the coronavirus pandemic, climate activists gathered at Royal Dutch Shell's headquarters in The Hague Tuesday during the oil giant's annual shareholders meeting to declare that "Shell must fall."
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An operator works in a call center for contact tracing where phone calls are made to map how many people in Brussels have contracted the Covid-19 on May 8, 2020. News
Monday, May 18, 2020
As Invasive Covid-19 Tracing Technologies Loom, ACLU Unveils Guidelines to Guard Against Overreach
As workers, employers, and elected officials continued to grapple with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns nationwide, the ACLU on Monday released a set of principles to help guide federal, state, and local policies governing the use of digital contact tracing technologies that could help curb the spread of Covid-19 but have generated serious privacy concerns.
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child holds up save the news sign News
Monday, May 18, 2020
'Save the News' Campaign Urges Immediate Covid-19 Relief Funds to Sustain Local Journalism in Time of Crisis
In response to the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the news industry—forcing tens of thousands of layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts in recent months—the nation's largest labor union for media workers launched a new "Save the News" campaign on Monday and urged Congress to provide relief to an industry that should be considered an essential service in a democracy.
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The climate advocacy movement Extinction Rebellion on Monday filled up Trafalgar Square in London with more than 2,000 children's shoes. News
Monday, May 18, 2020
'One Crisis Doesn't Stop Because Another Starts': 2,000+ Kids' Shoes Form Climate/Covid Protest in London
In a protest Monday to call for more ambitious action from the U.K. government to tackle the climate crisis, activists with the group Extinction Rebellion lined up over 2,000 pairs of children's shoes in London's Trafalgar Square and unfurled a banner that read "Covid Today > Climate Tomorrow > Act Now."
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