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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Wearing a face mask to reduce the chance of transmission of the coronavirus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a vote May 18, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Warren Urges CDC Director to Push Mask Mandates as Covid-19 Cases and Deaths Surge Across the US
While the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on communities across the United States, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get involved in mandating face masks to "ensure the health and safety of all Americans" and help "control the surge" in Covid-19 cases that some regions are seeing.
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A crowd of about 1,500 protesters gather at the Multnomah County Justice center for a Black Lives Matter march on July 20, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Monday night marked 54 days of protests in the city. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
New Local Lawsuit Challenges 'Violent and Unlawful' Attacks on Portland Protesters by Trump's Secret Police Force
A pair of Oregon state lawmakers joined with a local lawyer, church, and advocacy group on Tuesday to bring yet another lawsuit against federal government agencies over President Donald Trump's ongoing militarized crackdown on Black Lives Matter protests in Portland. The U.S. Department of Homeland...
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An employee at the Utah County Election office puts mail-in ballots into a container to register the vote in the midterm elections on November 6, 2018 in Provo, Utah. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
'This Is a Flashing Red Light': Trump Triggers Alarm With Another Baseless Attack on Mail-In Voting
Voting rights advocates, political commentators, and elected officials expressed alarm Tuesday after President Donald Trump used Twitter to continue his monthslong baseless attack on the security of mail-in voting with just over a hundred days before the November general election, when he is...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
'This Is Not Frugal. This Is Stupid': EU's $2.1 Trillion Coronavirus Deal Falls Short on Demand for Just, Green Recovery
Climate campaigners on Tuesday chastised European Union governments for failing to deliver a just, green recovery in a $2.1 trillion stimulus fund and long-term spending plan celebrated by regional leaders as a "historic" deal after an "acrimonious" summit that dragged on for nearly five days.
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A protester wearing a mask holds a sign that reads, "American was never great! We need to Overthrow this system!" in front of a mural with New York Police Department officers in full riot gear and the banner above them that says, "Demilitarize The Police" during a march in Manhattan on July 18, 2020. (Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images) News
Monday, July 20, 2020
'Fascism Coming to a City Near You': Trump Pledges to Deploy Secret Police Units to Major US Cities
In comments from the Oval Office on Monday, President Donald Trump intensified rising fears that his administration will deploy federal agents to Democrat-led cities across the country to replicate a widely condemned crackdown in Portland, Oregon that critics charge is not only authoritarian but part of the president's effort to win a second term by stoking division and chaos.
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Monday, July 20, 2020
Trump Threat to Unleash Secret Police in Other US Cities Slammed as Scheme to 'Steal the November Election'
Amid mounting criticism over the deployment of unidentified federal agents to Portland, Oregon—where they have been driving around in unmarked vehicles and snatching people off the streets—civil liberties advocates are increasingly concerned that President Donald Trump will similarly send "secret police" to other Democrat-led cites across the country as part of a 2020 campaign strategy to sow chaos and further his law-and-order message.
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Protesters rallied in support of immigrants in New York City in 2017. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Friday, July 17, 2020
120 Rights Groups Demand ICE Immediately 'Release All Detained Families Together'
Led by Amnesty International USA, 120 rights groups on Friday urged the Trump administration to release all families being held in immigrant detention centers as it complies with a recent court order to release children from these facilities due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens during a cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Friday, July 17, 2020
Pompeo Panel Pushes 'Radical, Isolationist, Anti-Rights, Anti-Scientific, Religious Agenda' With Human Rights Report
Human rights advocates denounced as "dangerous" a draft report released Thursday by the U.S. State Department's controversial Commission on Unalienable Rights that paints property rights and religious liberty as "foremost among the unalienable rights that government is established to secure" while casting doubt on other liberties, including reproductive freedom.
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
'Riddled With Lies': Analysis Finds Fox News Covid-19 Coverage Featured Misinformation 253 Times in Just Five Days
Fox News hit viewers with an "avalanche of misinformation" in its weekday coverage of the coronavirus crisis from July 6 through 10, according to a national media watchdog group that documented at least 253 instances of the network's coverage undermining science, politicizing the pandemic,...
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Roger Garbey, from the Goldin Solar company, installs a solar panel system on the roof of a home a day after the Trump administration announced it will impose duties of as much as 30% on solar equipment made abroad on January 23, 2018 in Palmetto Bay, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) News
Thursday, July 16, 2020
'Big Win for Our Climate and for Communities' as Federal Panel Rejects Attack on Rooftop Solar in US
Federal regulators on Thursday released a pair of decisions expected to impact the expansion of renewable power nationwide—one that was celebrated by environmentalists and clean energy advocates as a crucial win and another that critics warned "could lead to more pollution by propping up fossil...
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