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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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo News
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
'The Drums of War Are Beating': ICJ Ruled US Sanctions Violate Treaty With Iran, So Pompeo Just Ditched It
After the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ruled the Trump administration's sanctions against Iran violate the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "impetuously" declared at a morning press conference that the United States will terminate the decades-old bilateral agreement rather than comply with the United Nations court's order to ease sanctions.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif News
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Rejecting US Claims They Don't Harm Humanitarian Aid, UN Court Orders Easing of Sanctions Iran Calls 'Illegal and Cruel'
The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Iran that are impacting humanitarian aid and aviation safety, ruling that U.S. assurances the economic limitations would not endanger both "were not adequate."
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Bill McKibben News
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Confluence of Trump's Climate Villainy and Jailing Child Refugees, Says Bill McKibben, Nothing Short of 'Downright Evil'
Environmental activist Bill McKibben, in an op-ed published by the Guardian on Tuesday, expresses alarm over the Trump administration's "disastrous, linked policies on climate change and child refugee camps."
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Trump-Proofing the Presidency News
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
'Trump-Proofing the Presidency': New Report Details How to Stymie the Next Deeply Unethical Person Elected to the White House
"The election of Donald Trump as president exposed numerous shortcomings and outright chasms in the ethics laws that govern the executive branch of the U.S. government," declares a new report from a pair of watchdog groups that argue much can be done to close loopholes the president has exploited since taking office.
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UN Globe pride News
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
'Needlessly Cruel and Bigoted': New Trump Policy Denies Visas to Diplomats' Same-Sex Partners—Even If They Can't Marry in Home Countries
In a policy change decried by Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as "needlessly cruel and bigoted," the Trump administration on Monday began denying visas to unmarried same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and U.N. employees—even if their home countries criminalize same-sex marriage.
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key members of Trump's cabinet News
Monday, October 01, 2018
Imperiling People and Planet, Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway'
Environmentalists on Monday slammed President Donald Trump's replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter warning that it "would enshrine and globalize Trump's deregulatory zealotry into a trade pact that would outlast the administration and imperil future efforts to protect consumers, workers, and the environment."
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Whole Foods Market employees and union activists News
Monday, October 01, 2018
To Stop Amazon From Turning Them Into 'Robots,' Whole Food Workers Intensify Union Effort
Whole Foods Market employees are seeking a union to battle anti-worker tactics by Amazon—which acquired the grocery chain last year and is run by the richest man in the world—warning that the company is "self cannibalizing" and "they want us to become robots."
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh speaks after US President Donald Trump announced his nomination in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Monday, October 01, 2018
Amid Concerns of Narrow FBI Probe, Why Definition of 'Boofing,' Kavanaugh's Drinking Habits, and His Truthfulness Are Crucial
While serious confusion remains about the scope of the FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual assault three women have made against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh throughout his confirmation process, increasing focus is being put on whether Kavanaugh was honest in his testimony under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week and in other public statements regarding his behavior during high school and college.
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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday, demanded a one-week delay on a full chamber vote so the FBI can probe sexual assaul allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. News
Friday, September 28, 2018
As Flake Demands One-Week Delay, Warnings That Key Senators Could Use FBI Probe as 'Political Cover' to Confirm Kavanaugh
In a move that could give fence-sitting senators from both parties "political cover" in a full Senate vote to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) called for a one-week delay so that the FBI can probe sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, even as he voted with 10 other Republicans on the Judiciary Committee on Friday to advance the nomination to the full chamber.
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cars News
Friday, September 28, 2018
The 'Burn It All Down' Approach: Trump Uses Dire Warming Predictions to Justify Increasing Emissions
Despite the Trump administration's own prediction that by the end of this century, the world could warm "a disastrous" 7°F, or about 4°C, above pre-industrial levels, the president has decided not to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but instead to use the devastating findings to justify and intensify...
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