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 exits Marine One at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 2, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. The president announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19 early Friday morning. (Photo: Alex Edelman/Getty Images) News
Friday, October 02, 2020
Trump Taken to Walter Reed Amid Calls for Independent Medical Evaluation After Covid-19 Diagnosis
President Donald Trump was taken by helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday evening amid fears that his Covid-19 diagnosis could foretell an outbreak on Capitol Hill and calls for independent medical experts to evaluate Trump, given his administration's notorious track record of blatant dishonesty.
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Protesters gathered outside a BlackRock office in London Friday. (Photo: London organizers) News
Friday, October 02, 2020
In Solidarity With Frontline Communities, Day of Action Demands End to Funding for Tar Sands
Climate campaigners with the Stop the Money Pipeline coalition held a day of action in solidarity with frontline communities on Friday, featuring protests around the world and a digital rally to pressure major financial institutions to cut off funding for tar sands pipelines that "are disastrous...
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Youth organizers with Dream Defenders, March for Our Lives, Sunrise Movement, and United We Dream PAC have launched a new platform called "Count On Us." (Photo: Dream Defenders) News
Friday, October 02, 2020
#CountOnUs: Youth Organizers Have a Plan to Mobilize If Trump Tries to Steal the Election
Leaders of Dream Defenders, March for Our Lives, Sunrise Movement, and United We Dream PAC announced Thursday that their youth-led advocacy groups have come together with a new mobilization effort to defeat President Donald Trump in November, "protect the ballot box from corruption, and lead a...
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Harvard Law School students demonstrated against a recruitment dinner hosted by Paul Weiss, a law firm representing ExxonMobil, in January 2020. (Photo: Aaron Regunberg/Twitter) News
Thursday, October 01, 2020
First-Ever Analysis Reveals How America's Top 100 Law Firms Are 'Accelerating the Climate Crisis'
The top 100 legal firms in the United States "are accelerating the climate crisis" through their litigation, transactions, and lobbying on behalf of polluters, according to a first-ever report of its kind released Thursday by a newly launched law student organization.
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After a five-year campaign, Cambridge Unviersity on Thursday agreed to divest from the fossil fuel industry. (Photo: Zero Carbon Cambridge) News
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Putting 'Its Money Where Its Brains Are,' Cambridge Announces Historic Fossil Fuel Divestment of £3.5 Billion Endowment
In what climate activists worldwide called a "massive victory" after a five-year campaign, the University of Cambridge on Thursday committed to removing all direct and indirect investments in the fossil fuel industry from its £3.5 billion endowment fund by 2030 as part of a broader plan to cut its...
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An election worker opens envelopes containing vote-by-mail ballots for the August 4 Washington state primary in Renton, Washington on August 3, 2020. (Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
After First Presidential Debate, Report Challenges Trump Attacks and Right-Wing 'Propaganda War' on Voting by Mail
Following the "hot mess" that was the first presidential debate on Tuesday night—which sparked a promise of reforms for future events and charges that Donald Trump is the "most dangerous" president in U.S. history—a new report took aim at the efforts of right-wing groups, along with Trump and the GOP, to suppress voting.
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A new report on plants and fungi features images of the Pitcairn Island's yellow fatu (Abutilon pitcairnense), left, and the Cayman sage (Salvia caymanensis), right. (Photos: RBG Kew) News
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
New Global Report Warns Nearly 40% of Plants at Risk of Extinction
Humanity's destruction of nature has made an estimated two in five plant species worldwide at risk of extinction, according to an assessment published Wednesday by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in the United Kingdom. "The data emerging from this year's report paint a picture of a world that has...
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In this long exposure photo, the LNU Lightning Complex fire continues to burn in the ridges near Chemise Road in Healdsburg, California on August 21, 2020. (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
From the Front Lines of California's Fires, Yolo County Joins 1,750+ Communities in Declaring Climate Emergency
As California endures unprecedented wildfires fueled by climate change, county leaders in an agricultural community west of Sacramento continued a global trend of local governments issuing climate emergency declarations on Tuesday by approving a resolution that calls for an inclusive, justice-...
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In response to recent reporting on President Donald Trump's tax returns, the Biden campaign launched the "Trump Tax Calculator." News
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Biden Campaign: "Do You Pay More or Less in Federal Income Taxes Than Our 'Billionaire' President? Use This Calculator to Find Out."
Hours before the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden released his 2019 tax returns and his campaign launched a tool to help voters quickly determine whether they pay more in federal income taxes than President Donald Trump—whose financial troubles and tax avoidance...
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Protesters gathered outside of a post office in Dayton, Ohio for a socially distanced Save The Post Office demonstration demanding that elected officials and Postmaster General DeJoy provide at least $25 billion in immediate support for the USPS as well as stop and reverse mail slowdown policies introduced by DeJoy. (Photo: Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
New Report Details Why Postal Service—Which Must Be Protected—Shouldn't Be Run Like a Business
On the heels of new polling that shows the large majority of Americans don't believe the United States Postal Service should be run like a business, a paper published Tuesday not only challenges "long-standing misconceptions" and "unrealistic expectations" regarding the USPS but also proposes "a clear alternative to neoliberal wishes for 'sustainable business models' or outright privatization."
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