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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A resident wearing a face mask stands next to a mural featuring Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and her quote "You're never too young to save the world" on March 30, 2020 in the Trullo district of Rome during Italy's lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. News
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Humanity Must 'Tackle Two Crises at Once,' Says Greta Thunberg of Climate and COVID-19 on 50th Earth Day
The 50th annual global Earth Day coming amid the coronavirus pandemic sparked fresh demands from Fridays for Future founder Greta Thunberg, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, and others for the international community to simultaneously tackle the COVID-19 and climate crises.
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The Trump International Hotel on its first day of business September 12, 2016, in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
'Oh, Hi, Corruption': Trump Organization Seeks Rent Relief for DC Hotel From Trump Administration
In a revelation Tuesday that swiftly elicited allegations of corruption, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump's family business—from which he has refused to divest—is seeking rent relief for his infamous D.C. hotel from his own administration, as the global hotel industry...
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Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site, which is the fourth largest oil field in California. News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
'The Opposite of #PeopleBeforeProfit': Trump Orders Big Oil Bailout Just a Day After Historic Price Collapse
Democratic lawmakers and climate advocates on Tuesday condemned an announcement on Twitter from President Donald Trump that he had directed the U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury to make funding available to American oil and gas companies negatively impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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An Italian Carabinieri officer, wearing a respiratory mask, stands guard at a road block on April 10, 2020 in Milan, Italy. News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Milan's Plan to Limit Cars After COVID-19 Lockdown Lauded as 'Excellent Example of #BuildBackBetter'
Climate activists from across the globe on Tuesday welcomed an ambitious new plan for Milan that will, according to the Guardian , transform 22 miles of street space currently reserved for cars "with a rapid, experimental citywide expansion of cycling and walking space to protect residents as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted."
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A closed sign is displayed in the window of a business in a nearly deserted lower Manhattan on April 17, 2020. News
Sunday, April 19, 2020
As Mnuchin Claims Business Relief Deal 'Very Close,' Progressives Demand More of Democratic Leaders
After U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on CNN 's "State of the Union" Sunday that a deal with congressional leadership to provide more relief to small businesses impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could be finalized as early as the end of the day, some progressives highlighted...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Sunday, April 19, 2020
'Absurdity and Cruelty' of US Healthcare System, Says Sanders, 'Should Now Be Apparent to All'
Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders took to the opinion section of the New York Times on Sunday to make the case that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and an economic meltdown, "it's imperative that we re-examine some of the foundations of American society, understand why they are failing us, and fight for a fairer and more just nation."
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Protesters rally in downtown San Diego against California's stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, on April 18, 2020 News
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Warren Says by Backing Protests, Trump Is 'Trying to Turn This Health Crisis Into a Political Rally for Himself'
Democratic lawmakers have joined with advocacy groups in criticizing President Donald Trump for encouraging recent protests against stay-at-home orders enacted by state and local governments in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who accused the president of using the COVID-19 crisis to garner voter support.
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Global Citizen's "One World: Together At Home" special News
Saturday, April 18, 2020
WATCH: Global Citizen Hosts 'One World: Together At Home' Special to Support WHO's COVID-19 Response
The anti-poverty movement Global Citizen on Saturday held "One World: Together At Home," a globally livestreamed and televised special to celebrate the healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic and support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.
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Tenant right advocates including Karissa Stotts organized a honking vehicle protest around the U.S. Bank building in Minneapolis on April 8, 2020. News
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Canceling Rent and Suspending Mortgage Payments During Pandemic
New polling from the think tank Data for Progress shows that a majority of Americans across the political spectrum support canceling rent payments and suspending home mortgage payments during the coronavirus pandemic—results that bolster the argument for legislation introduced Friday by Rep. Ilhan...
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Farmworker Juan Antonio wears a face mask in a field in Riverhead, New York News
Saturday, April 18, 2020
USDA's $19 Billion in COVID-19 Relief for Farmers and Food Banks Sparks Questions About Who Will Benefit
While some industry trade associations, hunger relief organizations, and federal lawmakers welcomed the Trump administration's new pledge to provide $19 billion in relief from the coronavirus pandemic to farmers and food banks nationwide, policy groups, and reporters highlighted that the announcement lacked critical details about who will benefit.
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