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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Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador News
Thursday, August 02, 2018
'Moving in the Right Direction,' Mexican President-elect AMLO Promises to Outlaw Fracking
Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador , or AMLO, whose victory last month left many hopeful for the nation's next chapter , elicited praise from environmentalists for promising Wednesday to outlaw hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of extracting natural gas that's often...
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return the children News
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
'If Frail, Old People Can Take a Stand, Anybody Can': Grannies Traveling 2,000 Miles to Protest Trump's Child Detention Policy
A group called Grannies Respond, or Abuelas Responden, kicked off a 2,000-mile journey from New York City to McAllen, Texas on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump's policy under which immigration officials separated thousands of migrant children from their parents in a cruel effort to deter asylum-seekers.
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Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet News
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
NYT Magazine's #LosingEarth Receives Scathing Reviews From Climate Action Movement
Experts and activists on Wednesday are responding to The New York Times Magazine 's full-issue article on the global climate crisis with a combination of fury and frustration, arguing that the piece "suppresses important facts, covering up how organized climate denial created our current...
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message to staffer News
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Amnesty International Says 'Chilling Attack' on Staffer Using Israeli-Made Spyware May Be Part of 'Much Broader Surveillance Campaign'
An investigation published Wednesday by the London-based Amnesty International revealed that one of the group's staffers was "targeted by a sophisticated surveillance campaign, in what the organization suspects was a deliberate attempt to spy on its staff by a government hostile to its work," using a tool developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence firm NSO Group.
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fire News
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
'Climate Change...In Real Time': California's Frightening Fires Are the Nightmare Scientists Long Predicted
As deadly wildfires continue to rage in California—destroying hundreds of homes, threatening thousands more, and forcing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate—experts believe the blazes are part of "the new reality" that climate scientists have warned about for decades.
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#stopKXL sign News
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Denouncing Trump's Environmental Impact Review as 'Illegal,' Green Groups Vow to Defeat Keystone XL Once More
Green groups denounced an environmental review released Monday by President Donald Trump's State Department—which claims that building, operating, and maintaining the Nebraska portion of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would have a "negligible" to "moderate" environmental impact—and...
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child News
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
'That This Even Has to Be Said Is Grotesque': Judge Orders Trump Admin to Stop Drugging Migrant Children
U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee of Los Angeles ruled on Monday that a Texas detention center for unaccompanied migrant children and those forcibly separated from their families by the Trump administration must stop administering psychotropic drugs without parental consent.
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graphic News
Monday, July 30, 2018
Because Corporate Money 'Poisoning Our Democracy,' Progressives Launch #FixDemocracyNow Campaign
More than a dozen progressive groups, led by Every Voice, have launched a nationwide week-long campaign calling on political candidates at all levels of government to "fix democracy by strengthening voting rights, fighting big money through small-donor elections, and ending gerrymandering." While...
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Oracle Co-CEO Safra Catz, right News
Monday, July 30, 2018
'This Was the Plan All Along': With Workers' Wages Falling, CEOs Enjoy 'Eye-Popping' Payouts From GOP Tax Scam
While workers' wages have steadily declined since congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump pushed through massive tax cuts for corporations and wealthy Americans in December, a new Politico analysis finds that rather than using their savings to raise employee pay or create jobs, companies are generating "eye-popping payouts" for executives with a record-breaking stock buyback "bonanza."
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united passengers News
Monday, July 30, 2018
'Creepy Violation of Constitutional Rights': TSA Uses Armed Undercover Air Marshals to Surveil Unsuspecting Travelers
A domestic surveillance program called Quiet Skies—which is operated by the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, and was revealed Saturday in a "blockbuster" Boston Globe exposé—is provoking strong criticism, with the ACLU asserting that "such surveillance not only makes no sense, it's a waste of taxpayer money and raises constitutional concerns."
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