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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Welcome to Quebec sign News
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Asylum Seekers, Fleeing Trump's Hostility, Overwhelm Quebec's Refugee Resources
So many asylum seekers are pouring over the Canadian border from the United States that authorities opened Montreal's Olympic stadium—a 56,000-seat arena and one of the city's most famous landmarks—as a temporary welcome center on Wednesday.
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Rally for women's rights News
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Responding to Dems' 2018 Campaign Plan, Groups Release Pro-Choice Platform
More than a dozen national groups came together to propose a pro-choice progressive platform for the Democratic Party, in response to the party's willingness to provide campaign funding to congressional candidates who do not support abortion rights.
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Woman smokes joint News
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Far-Reaching Bill Would Legalize Weed, Offer Reparations for War on Drugs
Advocates for marijuana legalization and criminal justice are lauding a bill Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced on Tuesday to end federal prohibition of pot and offer financial assistance to communities devastated by the War on Drugs. "The War on Drugs has had disparate harm on low-income...
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Monsanto's weed-killer, Roundup News
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Docs Reveal Monsanto's Attempts to Influence Reports About Roundup
A trove of Monsanto's internal records released on Tuesday raises serious concerns about company efforts to influence media reports and scientific research related to risks posed by is popular weedkiller, Roundup.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Sanders Introduces Bill Aimed at Ending 'Tragic' Youth Unemployment Crisis
"Youth unemployment is one of the great crises facing our country, impacting millions of young people and their families, but it is one we rarely discuss in Washington."
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Former sheriff Joe Arpaio News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
"America's Toughest Sheriff" Violated Court Order to Stop Racially Profiling Latinos
Joe Arpaio, who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff," was found guilty of criminal contempt for violating a federal court order that aimed to stop the former sheriff and his deputies from racially profiling Latinos.
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Fracking site in California News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Green Groups Celebrate as Court Orders EPA to Reinstate Obama-Era Methane Rule
An 11-judge federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency must enforce methane emission standards from a 2016 rule established under the Obama administration.
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News
Monday, July 31, 2017
Reproductive Rights Advocates Condemn Dems' Support of Anti-Choice Candidates
Reproductive rights advocates are condemning the Democratic Party's decision to offer campaign funds to 2018 House of Representatives candidates who oppose abortion rights. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) confirmed the party's position to The Hill on Monday. He emphasized that the party needs to...
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt meeting with coal miners in Pennsylvania News
Monday, July 31, 2017
Climate Science Out, Coal In: EPA Exhibit Will Reflect Trump's Agenda
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) history exhibit that opened just before President Donald Trump took office is expected lose some of its Obama-era climate displays, which could be replaced with a presentation on coal to reflect the policies of the current administration. As the Trump...
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LA public bus News
Friday, July 28, 2017
It's Electric: LA First Major US City to Pledge Full Bus Fleet Conversion
Los Angeles became the first major U.S. city to commit to fully transitioning its public buses to electric on Thursday, when the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to transition its fleet of more than 2,200 buses by 2030. "This decision also signals to transit agencies around the...
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