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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Hands off XI News
Friday, November 16, 2018
Critics Warn 'Heartless' New Rules by Betsy DeVos Will Encourage Schools to 'Be More Complicit in Sexual Violence'
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday officially unveiled her long-anticipated "heartless and immoral" proposal to overhaul how universities respond to sexual harassment and assault allegations, inciting outrage among survivors, their advocates, and educators alike.
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The Pentagon News
Friday, November 16, 2018
'An Insult to the American People': Outrage After Pentagon Fails First-Ever Audit
After years of empty promises and demands from frustrated members of Congress, the Pentagon finally conducted its first-ever comprehensive audit—and unsurprisingly failed it, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan revealed Thursday.
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marcher News
Thursday, November 15, 2018
New Report Details Trump's Devastating War on Science—And How New Congress Can Fight Back
A coalition of watchdog and advocacy organizations on Thursday released a new report detailing the Trump administration's nearly two-year war on science and how Congress can fight back.
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Gen Z News
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Students Across Europe Excoriate World Leaders for Hiding Scientific Reality of Pending 'Global Collapse'
Students from across Europe have sent letters imploring top United Nations and European Union officials to "stop hiding science about global collapse" and finally come clean about the perils of out-of-control human consumption and planet-warming emissions.
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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) News
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Denouncing GOP Efforts to Block War Powers Vote as an 'Outrage,' Khanna Vows to Keep Fighting to End US Complicity in Yemen
"It was really an outrage." That's how Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) responded Thursday to House Republicans' successful efforts to block a vote on his war powers resolution that aimed to end U.S. support for the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition's bombing of Yemen, which has produced the world's worst humanitarian crisis at put some 14 million civilians at risk of starving to death.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos News
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
DeVos Reportedly Set to Unveil 'Horrific' New Campus Sexual Assault Rules 'to Bolster Rights of Accused'
After meeting with "men's rights" groups and scrapping an Obama-era guidance for how colleges and universities should handle sexual harassment and assault allegations last year, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reportedly set to release new rules that will "bolster the due process rights of the accused."
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children News
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Thanks to Trump, Last Year There Was a Sixfold Increase in Americans Seeking Asylum in Canada
Last year, there was a sixfold increase in the number of American citizens applying for asylum in Canada, notably motivated by the Trump administration's anti-immigration policies. "Most of the Americans applying for refugee status are the children of non-residents. They are U.S. citizens because...
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G20 News
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Despite Vows to Act, Ongoing Fossil Fuel Subsidies Show G20 Nations Failing Climate Test
A new analysis of G20 countries found that despite warnings from international scientists of a looming climate catastrophe absent dramatic action within the next decade or so, governments in most of world's top economies are providing sizeable subsidies to the fossil fuel industry while planet-warming emissions continue to rise.
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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez News
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Spain Unveils 'Groundbreaking' Plan to Slash Emissions and Transition to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050
Spain's government on Tuesday unveiled "groundbreaking" plans to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, dramatically slash planet-warming emissions, and outlaw new fossil fuel exploration.
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aoc News
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Backed by Ocasio-Cortez, Youth Climate Activists Arrested at Pelosi's Office Demanding Democrats Embrace 'Green New Deal'
Youth climate activists with the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats were arrested on Capitol Hill Tuesday for staging a sit-in at the Washington, D.C. office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)—who is expected to serve as the next speaker of the House—to demand that congressional Democrats back a "Green New Deal."
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