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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President Donald Trump greets Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after the State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019. News
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Analysis Reveals 'Rotten, Un-American Giveaway' GOP Buried in COVID-19 Relief Package to Overwhelmingly Benefit Millionaires
Democratic lawmakers and progressive critics expressed outrage Tuesday after a nonpartisan congressional body found that nearly 82% of benefits from a Republican tax provision in the most recent coronavirus relief package will go to the nation's millionaires and billionaires and cost taxpayers an estimated $90 billion this year alone.
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An employee at the Utah County Election office puts mail in ballots into a container to register the vote in the midterm elections on November 6, 2018 in Provo, Utah. News
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
'Time Is of the Essence': After Wisconsin Fiasco, 150+ Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Protect 2020 Elections
Shortly before Wisconsin on Monday announced the results of elections that were held last week despite safety concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a coalition of over 150 advocacy groups issued a demand that Congress provide at least $4 billion in funding to help states safeguard future voting in the midst of the public health crisis.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) News
Monday, April 13, 2020
Ilhan Omar Joins Global Call for Debt Relief as Coronavirus Threatens to Push Developing Nations 'Over the Edge'
U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Monday joined growing demands for providing debt relief to developing countries that are struggling economically amid the coronavirus pandemic as economists warn the world could be facing the worst recession since the 1930s.
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discarded vegetables in florida News
Monday, April 13, 2020
Amplifying Food Supply Chain Concerns, 230+ Coronavirus Cases Close Down Top US Pork Producer
One of the nation's largest pork processing facilities is shutting down indefinitely after over 230 employees tested positive for COVID-19, bolstering concerns about food supply chain problems that have left farmers, food banks, grocery stores, and agricultural and food service workers scrambling...
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Young protesters attend the Global Climate Strike in London on March 15, 2019. News
Friday, April 10, 2020
Pairing 'Green Deal' With 'Just Recovery' in EU, Groups Embrace Tackling COVID-19 and Climate Emergency in Tandem
The global climate advocacy group 350.org on Friday welcomed a new demand from 11 member nations of the European Union to use the continent's Green Deal policy guidelines as a framework for economic recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Locust nymphs aggregated on the ground at a hatch site near Isiolo town in eastern Kenya on Feb. 25, 2020 News
Friday, April 10, 2020
'Unprecedented Threat' for East Africa as Larger Second Wave of Locust Crisis Arrives Amid Pandemic
While much of the world focuses on the coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 1.6 million people across the globe, East Africa is battling the worst invasion of desert locusts in decades—a monthslong "scourge of biblical proportions" that experts warn could get worse with a larger second wave already arriving in parts of the region.
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we see cruelty sign News
Thursday, April 09, 2020
'Important Step' as Federal Judge Orders ICE to Release Detained Immigrants at Heightened Risk for COVID-19
In a ruling celebrated Thursday by rights advocates seeking the liberation of as many detained immigrants as possible during the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the release of four men whose respective ages and medical conditions make them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
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A resident waits in line to vote at a polling place at Riverside University High School on April 7, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. News
Thursday, April 09, 2020
After 'Civic Catastrophe' in Wisconsin, Congress Urged to Fully Fund National Vote-by-Mail for November
Calls are mounting from rights advocates for Congress to fully fund a nationwide shift to mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic after a "civic catastrophe" in Wisconsin Tuesday, when the state's Republican legislative leaders and Supreme Court forced people to vote in-person despite the serious threat to public health.
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Red sign hanging at the glass door of a shop says, "Closed due to coronavirus." News
Thursday, April 09, 2020
US Unemployment Claims During Coronavirus Pandemic Soar to 'Truly Shocking' 16.8 Million
In a development described as "absolutely staggering," the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday that 6.6 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week, bringing the three-week total to roughly 16.8 million—meaning about 10% of the nation's workforce has become jobless during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
After Sanders Exits Race, Climate Campaigners Thank Him for 'Raising the Bar' and Urge Biden to 'Step Up'
The end of Bernie Sanders' second campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday provoked an immediate wave of praise from climate campaigners for the Vermont senator's ambitious plans to address the planetary emergency and calls for former Vice President Joe Biden, now the party's presumed nominee, to embrace his ex-rival's progressive proposals.
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