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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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi News
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Memo to Democrats: 'Taxes/Healthcare' Better 2018 Message Than 'Trump/Russia'
To win over the "rising American electorate" of young and diverse voters in 2018, the Democratic Party must "recognize that these voters will not be motivated unless they hear a message from the Democrat who says he or she is 'fed up' and 'the economy and politics are rigged against the hard-...
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Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), News
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Group of House Dems Organizing New Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) has announced that he is spearheading the first collective effort in Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, and that "before Thanksgiving a group of colleagues and I on the Judiciary Committee are going to file Articles of Impeachment against the President of the...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump News
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
South Koreans Plan to Welcome 'War Lunatic' Trump With Mass Protest, Demands for Peace
A coalition of more than 200 South Korean civic groups have announced plans to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's escalation of nuclear tensions with North Korea during his scheduled visit to Seoul next week. The protests are expected to draw thousands, and will kick off with a "No Trump, No War...
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Rosa Maria Hernandez News
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
'Not Only Unconstitutional, But Heartless': ACLU Lawsuit Demands Freedom for 10-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy
The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the federal government for refusing to release 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez—who has cerebral palsy and is recovering from surgery—to her family, in defiance of her doctor's recommendations. Outrage over her case has made national headlines and produced a...
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farmland News
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Report Illustrates Dire Consequences of Corporate Consolidation Throughout Global Food Chain
As the European Commission considers a proposed mega-merger between Bayer and Monsanto, new research published Tuesday illustrates how corporations are monopolizing the global food system—jeopardizing consumer choice, labor conditions, and efforts to eradicate world hunger . "We are seeing an...
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devastation in puerto rico News
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Where's the Urgency? UN Experts Slam US Emergency Response to Puerto Rico
While nearly 70 percent of Puerto Rico remains without power six weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, eleven United Nations human rights experts have issued a joint statement decrying the "absence of adequate emergency response" by the United States. "We can't fail to note the...
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Tom Steyer News
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
With Million+ Signatures, Democratic Mega-Donor's Petition to Impeach Trump Surges
A petition to impeach President Donald Trump, part of a multimillion-dollar campaign bankrolled by billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, has garnered more than a million signatures since it launched less than two weeks ago. Growing support for the petition comes as Trump's approval rating...
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George Papadopoulos News
Monday, October 30, 2017
Reading His Admission of Guilt Will Explain Why White House Is Distancing Itself From George Papadopoulos
On Monday, special counsel Robert Mueller , who is leading the ongoing probe into allegations that President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, unsealed documents revealing a campaign adviser admitted to lying to the FBI about...
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oil refinery News
Monday, October 30, 2017
'Alarm Bells Ringing': Global CO2 Levels at Highest in 3 Million Years
Ahead of the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany next week, an annual bulletin released on Monday revealed that last year, the average global concentration of carbon dioxide surged at a record-breaking pace to the highest level in approximately 3 million years, renewing scientists' concerns...
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Rosamaria Hernandez News
Thursday, October 26, 2017
'Cruel' 'Ruthless' 'Morally Bankrupt': Collective Outrage After Trump Admin Detains 10-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Directly From Surgery
"Morally bankrupt & unspeakably cruel." "Ruthless & relentless." "Disgusting." "Trump's deportation force in action." This was just a sampling of the outraged reactions after reports revealed a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy, who came to the United States when she was just three months old...
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