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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Chicago Teachers Union members News
Thursday, October 03, 2019
'If We Don't Fight... Who Will?': In Name of Students, Chicago Teachers Union Sets Oct. 17 Strike Date
Unionized teachers, school support staff, and park district employees in Chicago announced Wednesday night that all three labor groups—collectively totaling about 35,000 workers—will strike on Oct. 17 if no contract agreements are reached before then.
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Edward Snowden News
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
'Unbelievable': Snowden Calls Out Media for Failing to Press US Politicians on Inconsistent Support of Whistleblowers
Exiled National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden declared on Twitter Wednesday it is "unbelievable that in a moment where politicians are making daily media statements about 'supporting whistleblowers,' the media is not pressing them on the case of Daniel Hale." Hale, a 31-year-old...
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 "Pay Trump bribes here" News
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
"We're Looking at Near Raw Bribery": House Dems Investigating Whether Groups Tried to Curry Favor With Trump Through Hotel Bookings
As part of the Democrats' broad impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is reportedly investigating whether groups booked reservations for rooms that were then left empty at Trump hotels in attempts to curry favor with the president.
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Mangrove boardwalk News
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Despite 'Enormous Potential' as Carbon Sink, Australia's Damaged Coastal Ecosystems Spewing Millions of Tons of CO2
Australia's seagrass meadows, mangroves, and salt marshes absorb and lock away about 20 million tons of carbon dioxide each year, but damage to these vegetated coastal ecosystems is releasing three million tons of CO2 back into the atmosphere and limiting their potential to prevent more planetary heating, according to a new study.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg News
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
'Does Anyone Think That's a Bad Thing?': Leaked Zuckerberg Audio Suggests Warren Vow to Break Up Facebook Has Tech Giant Spooked
Sen. Elizabeth Warren doubled down on her promise to break up Big Tech firms after text and audio leaked Tuesday from private meetings in which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed to "fight" against the Democratic White House hopeful's plan to address antitrust concerns created by major technology companies.
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Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) News
Monday, September 30, 2019
GOP Rep. Chris Collins Resigns From Congress Amid Reports He'll Plead Guilty to Insider Trading Charges
Republican Congressman Chris Collins of New York, who was indicted last year for his alleged role in an insider trading scheme, resigned from his seat Monday amid reports that he will plead guilty to federal charges on Tuesday.
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A fast-food worker strike in Minnesota News
Monday, September 30, 2019
At Major US Corporations, Employees Would Have to Work 1,000 Years to Earn What CEOs Made in One: Report
"At the 50 publicly traded U.S. corporations with the widest pay gaps in 2018, the typical employee would have to work at least 1,000 years—an entire millennium—to earn what their CEO made in just one," according to a new Institute for Policy Studies report.
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People wait to be rescued from their flooded homes News
Friday, September 27, 2019
As Climate Crisis Threatens to Put More Homes 'Literally Underwater,' Study Warns Big Banks Offloading Risky Mortgages Onto Taxpayers
New research first reported on Friday by The New York Times suggests banks are shifting mortgages made riskier by the climate emergency over to financial institutions backed by U.S. taxpayers—findings that "echo the subprime lending crisis of 2008, when unexpected drops in home values cascaded through the economy and triggered recession."
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Eugene Scalia News
Friday, September 27, 2019
Progressives Decry Senate's Approval of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia as 'Absolute Betrayal to the American Worker'
Senate Republicans are under fire from progressive advocacy groups, trade unions, and congressional Democrats for voting Thursday to confirm corporate attorney Eugene Scalia, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren News
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Sanders and Warren Clobber Biden by 25 Points in New 2020 Climate Scorecard
In a voters guide released Thursday ranking all 2020 presidential primary candidates by their plans to address the climate emergency, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren tied for the highest spot—beating the other top-tier candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, by 25 points.
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