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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Scene outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic News
Thursday, July 27, 2017
With Kentucky's Last Clinic 'Under Siege,' Anti-Choice Activists Display Abortion on Jumbotron
As part of an effort to put Kentucky's only remaining abortion clinic "under siege" and harass both patients and providers, anti-choice activists set up a 12-by-18 jumbotron on Wednesday to display video of an abortion procedure in downtown Louisville. "We have never been under siege like this. We...
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Donald Trump holds pride flag News
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Trump Tramples on LGBTQ Rights With Ban on Trans Service Members
Roiling LGBTQ advocates nationwide, President Donald Trump's continued to trample on LGBTQ rights Wednesday, by announcing that transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. armed forces.
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Coal power plant in Wyoming News
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Utilities Knew, Too: Despite Warning Decades Ago, Industry Lied and Deceived on Climate
Nearly 50 years ago, the U.S. electric utility industry was warned about potential risks posed by climate change if it continued to rely on fossil fuels. Rather than heed those warnings, the industry spent the following decades instilling public doubt and making substantial investments in fossil...
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Ben & Jerry's News
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Scary Dairy: You Scream, I Scream... Monsanto Roundup Ice Cream
Ten out of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry's ice cream tested positive for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, the nonprofit Organic Consumers Association revealed on Tuesday. Although the amount of glyphosate detected was below the safety limit set by the Environmental...
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Deputy secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt News
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
'Walking Conflict of Interest': Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist Now Second-in-Command at Interior Dept.
Despite David Bernhardt's long career of lobbying for the gas and oil industry, on Monday the Senate confirmed him as second-in-command of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which manages public lands and water, as well as federal protections for endangered species. Although Bernhardt's...
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a camera at the White House News
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Will Trump Let the White House Bring Back Cameras?
President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's "personally" in favor of on-camera White House briefings, but ultimately the decision will be up to the president. On CNN 's "State of the Union" Sunday, Wall Street financier-turned-White House communications director Anthony...
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders News
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Environmentalists Urge Democrats to Join Sanders in Opposing Dirty Energy Bill
As a nation, our job is to move away from fossil fuels toward sustainable energy and energy efficiency,' says Sanders. 'This bill does the opposite.'
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Protests in Poland News
Friday, July 21, 2017
Protests in Poland as Right-Wing Ruling Party Dismantles Democracy
Tens of thousands poured into the streets in Poland Thursday night, condemning proposed laws that would dramatically weaken the nation's judicial system, just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump visited the country and praised its commitment to freedom and democracy, speaking to "an...
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Palestinians pray outside the Old City News
Friday, July 21, 2017
Amid Ongoing Israeli Crackdown, Three Palestinians Killed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Protests
At least three Palestinians reportedly have been killed by gunfire, and more than a hundred injured, in clashes with Israeli forces on Friday, during large-scale protests against enhanced security measures at the Al-Aqsa mosque, according to reports from the Ma’an News Agency and Al-Jazeera . "An...
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Drain the Swamp report card News
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Warren Flunks Trump: Report Card Details Broken Promise to 'Drain Swamp'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a former law professor, just flunked President Donald Trump. "This report makes it clear: Trump's army of lobbyists are more interested in lining the pockets of their long-time employers and corporate buddies than in making life better for working families." —Sen...
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