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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Amazon workers and community allies demonstrate during a protest organized by New York Communities for Change and Make the Road New York in front of the Jeff Bezos' Manhattan residence in New York on December 2, 2020. (Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, February 12, 2021
'We Won't Be Intimidated,' Says NY AG After Amazon Files Preemptive Suit Over Covid-19 Worker Safety
New York Attorney General Letitia James responded forcefully on Friday to Amazon's preemptive lawsuit intended to block her from taking legal action against the behemoth corporation over workplace safety during the coronavirus pandemic and allegedly retaliating against warehouse workers involved in...
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) talks with reporters on his way to the U.S. Capitol on the third day of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on February 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 11, 2021
'Your Republican Party Everybody': GOP Senators Accused of Violating Oaths by Meeting With Trump Lawyers During Trial
Provoking criticism that ranged from " jury tampering " and " another violation of their oath " to " such bullshit ," multiple Republican senators met with Donald Trump's attorneys late Thursday—the third day of the former president impeachment trial over his incitement of the January 6...
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British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca reported Thursday that its profits doubled from 2019 to 2020. (Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 11, 2021
'An Outrage': AstraZeneca Told to Justify Unequal Vaccine Pricing Amid Soaring Profits
Advocates of a people's vaccine responded critically to an announcement Thursday from AstraZeneca that the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant saw its profits double last year, even while supplying its coronavirus vaccine at no profit—which it has pledged to do for the duration of the pandemic, as...
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<p>"On current trends, the probability of staying below 2°C of warming is only 5%, but if all countries meet their nationally determined contributions and continue to reduce emissions at the same rate after 2030, it rises to 26%," according to a new study. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/diversey/39659244972/in/photolist-23qxZPJ-dhc1Rq-4u1vCp-4JWoQ7-b49xvT-4aNeQC-kMjs2W-DKV68r-Jz8nR5-D7S5Lv-5PHwJP-cZCLdh-qhAsSw-74eSzs-6ZTg2X-8LhWu9-5HuX9v-9EfCJs-svKpKB-FMr16L-7Rkmpx-cCtzBC-FGZaNc-4uEhKL-6Pbf4 News
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Study Warns Emissions Cuts Must Be 80% More Ambitious to Meet Even the Dangerously Inadequate 2°C Target
A new study warns that countries' pledges to reduce planet-heating emissions as part of the global effort to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement must be dramatically scaled up to align with even the deal's less ambitious target of keeping temperature rise below 2°C—though preferably 1.5°C...
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Due to sea level rise, many islands in the gangetic delta region of West Bengal, India are facing fast erosion. The island of Mousuni is one such island. Homes and lands are sinking at a steady rate and people are staring at a bleak future where the probability of them becoming climate refugees looms large. (Photo: Arka Dutta/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Biden—Handed Road Map for Action—Told US Has Moral Responsibility to Lead on Climate Refugees
"The United States has a moral and practical responsibility to lead on issues of climate change, migration, and displacement." So says a report published Thursday by Refugees International, which has advocated for U.S. policy focused on the intersection of those three issues for over a decade. The...
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Then-President Donald Trump speaks on the phone  in the Oval Office of the White House. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Local Georgia Prosecutor Launches Criminal Probe Into Trump's Request to 'Find' the Votes
On day two of former President Donald Trump's historic second Senate impeachment trial, the New York Times revealed Wednesday that Fulton County prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into a January 2 phone call in which Trump asked Georgia GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "...
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Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) talks with reporters as he leaves the Capitol after the first day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial February 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Just Six GOP Senators Join Democrats in Reaffirming Trump Impeachment Trial as Constitutional
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening reaffirmed that former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is constitutional, with just six Republicans joining Democrats on the vote, which came after hours of opening arguments from House impeachment managers and Trump's widely criticized attorneys. This...
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"Our study adds to the mounting evidence that air pollution from ongoing dependence on fossil fuels is detrimental to global health," said co-author Eloise Marais. (Photo: Marcel Kusch/picture alliance via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Study Shows Fossil Fuel Pollution Killed 8.7 Million People in 2018—Almost One-Fifth of Global Deaths
While arguments for rapidly phasing out fossil fuels and shifting to renewable energy are often based on the climate crisis and its devastating impacts , a study published Tuesday bolsters the public health case for clean power sources, revealing that fossil fuel-related air pollution killed an...
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Protesters hold posters during a demonstration against the military coup in Myanmar near the royal palace in Mandalay on February 7, 2021. (Photo: str/AFP via Getty Images) News
Sunday, February 07, 2021
'We Want Democracy!': Despite Internet Blackout, Tens of Thousands Protest Military Coup in Myanmar
Tens of thousands of people on Sunday took to the streets of Yangon and across Myanmar for a second straight day to protest a military coup that has drawn international condemnation and demand the immediate release of elected leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials from the National League...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) questions former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm during the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be secretary of Energy on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 27, 2021. (Photo: Jim Watson/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) News
Sunday, February 07, 2021
'Unbelievable,' Says Sanders, That Some Dems Want to Further Limit Eligibility for Covid-19 Relief Checks
Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter Saturday night to call out Democrats in Congress who are considering a proposal to exclude millions of Americans from receiving $1,400 Covid-19 relief checks with narrower eligibility restrictions than the previous coronavirus pandemic packages passed under...
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