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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Protesters carried signs at a march against mass surveillance on Oct. 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C. News
Monday, March 16, 2020
With Nation Focused on Coronavirus, Rights Groups Warn Senate Against Handing Trump 'Terrifying' Spy Powers
Ahead of a vote that could take place in the Senate as soon as Monday evening, civil liberties groups and federal lawmakers critical of mass surveillance spoke out against House-approved legislation that would reauthorize "abusive" and "dangerous" U.S. government spying powers that expired Sunday.
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person washing hands News
Monday, March 16, 2020
Advocates Argue 'Unprecedented Crisis' of Coronavirus Pandemic Proves Need for National Ban on Water Shutoffs
After compiling a list of at least 113 U.S. cities and eight states that have paused water shutoffs for nonpayment amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the advocacy group Food & Water Action on Monday called for a national ban on disconnections and service restoration plan so that no one in the country is without access to water during these dangerous times.
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Anita Dunn News
Monday, March 16, 2020
Biden Adviser Compares Sanders at Debate to the 'Kind of Protester Who Often Shows Up at Campaign Events'
Anita Dunn, a senior adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden, faced a bevy of criticism after saying Sunday night that Sen. Bernie Sanders behaved like the "kind of protester who often shows up at campaign events" during the 11th Democratic presidential debate.
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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) News
Friday, March 13, 2020
House Democrats Propose Sending Checks of Up to $6,000 to Help Ease Workers' Pain During Coronavirus Pandemic
As President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to free up $50 billion in funding to address the coronavirus pandemic, a pair of Democratic congressmen proposed legislation that would provide a check of up to $6,000 to every American whose income last year was below $65,000. The...
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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning News
Friday, March 13, 2020
After Chelsea Manning Released From Jail, Supporters Fundraise to Pay Off Her $256,000 in Legal Fines
Thousands of people have contributed to a GoFundMe campaign launched by a friend of U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who was released from jail Thursday and faces over a quarter million dollars in legal fines for her refusal to testify to a grand jury about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange...
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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes the hand of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro News
Friday, March 13, 2020
Conflicting Reports About Brazil President Bolsonaro Intensify Alarm Over Trump's Possible Exposure to Coronavirus
Conflicting reports Friday about whether Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus since he met with U.S. President Donald Trump last weekend—and in the wake of both world leaders downplaying the pandemic—fueled concerns that Trump either has not sought testing or not disclosed doing so, despite being exposed to multiple infected individuals in recent weeks.
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Former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks to the press ahead of a grand jury appearance about WikiLeaks, in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 16, 2019. News
Thursday, March 12, 2020
'Finally': Judge Orders Chelsea Manning's Immediate Release After a Year in Jail and Suicide Attempt
Federal Judge Anthony Trenga on Thursday ordered the immediate release of U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning less than 24 hours after Manning's legal team disclosed that she was recovering in the hospital after attempting suicide in jail.
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Passersby walk under a surveillance camera which is part of facial recognition technology test at Berlin Suedkreuz station on August 3, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. News
Thursday, March 12, 2020
'The Public Has a Right to Know': ACLU Sues DHS to Expose Secretive Use of Facial Recognition Technology
The ACLU's national and New York arms filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and three of its agencies to expose law enforcement's secretive use of facial recognition surveillance technology.
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youth leaders outside DNC News
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Youth Coalition Demands 'Serious Discussion' of Key Progressive Issues at Democratic Presidential Debate
Ahead of Sunday's Democratic presidential primary debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, a coalition of youth advocacy organizations on Thursday issued a pair of demands pressuring the Democratic National Committee and moderators to prioritize key progressive issues...
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Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally News
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Abortions 'Virtually Halted' in Missouri as Licensing Fight Continues for Last Clinic Providing Procedure
As Missouri's last remaining abortion provider awaits the outcome of a licensing battle with Republican Gov. Mike Parson's administration that could force the clinic to stop performing the procedure, a new analysis reported on Thursday by NPR suggests that patients are already crossing state lines...
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