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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Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). News
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Senate Committee Takes Up EARN IT Act Decried by Rights Advocates as 'Sneak Attack on Encryption'
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held a hearing for a bipartisan bill that sponsors claim is an effort to force technology companies to combat online child sexual exploitation but critics warn is actually "a sneak attack on encryption."
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A fire rages in Bobin, Australia on Nov. 9, 2019, as firefighters try to contain dozens of out-of-control blazes across the state of New South Wales. News
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
UN Chief Warns World 'Way Off Track' on Tackling Climate Crisis as New Report Underscores Need for Bold Global Action
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres issued a stark warning about the necessity of ambitious global climate action Tuesday with the release of an annual report detailing the latest science on rising greenhouse gas emissions that drive up air and ocean temperatures, leading to devastating sea level rise and more severe extreme weather.
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Women raise their fists a protest on the International Women's Day in Mexico City on March 8, 2020 News
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Millions of Women in Mexico Join 'Day Without Us' Strike to Protest Gender-Based Violence
Millions of women across Mexico took part in Monday's " Un Día Sin Nosotras " or " A Day Without Us " strike, staying home from work and school to protest the country's high rates of femicide and other forms of gender-based violence just a day after an estimated 80,000 people marched in Mexico City...
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Biden Rally News
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Biden Says 'The Bernie Bros Are Here' as Protesters Disrupt Detroit Rally to Denounce NAFTA, Champion Green New Deal
At a Monday night campaign rally in Detroit on the eve of Michigan's primary election, former Vice President Joe Biden called protesters drawing attention to his record on trade and climate policies supporters of his rival in contest for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie...
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News
Sunday, March 08, 2020
Coalition Urges Everyone to Join Movement Supporting Sanders to Secure a 'Feminist Future'
On the eve of International Women's Day , a coalition of well-known feminists published a joint statement on Medium Saturday urging "our friends, families, and comrades to unite with us in the broad passionate movement supporting Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign, and to work to heal the...
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Sanders and Jackson News
Sunday, March 08, 2020
'Our Needs Are Not Moderate': Civil Rights Leader Rev. Jesse Jackson Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. on Sunday endorsed 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and urged black voters to reject the "moderate path" in favor of a progressive agenda that aims to actually meet the needs and demands of their communities.
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Andrew Romanoff and Sunrise Movement member News
Sunday, March 08, 2020
Green New Deal Champion Romanoff Claims Victory Over Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper in Senate Caucuses
U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff, who is backed by various progressive and climate groups, claimed a grassroots victory over former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and "the political establishment" late Saturday following the state's Democratic caucuses.
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Erik Prince News
Saturday, March 07, 2020
'Chilling': Erik Prince Recruited Ex-Spies to Help Project Veritas Infiltrate Groups 'Hostile' to Trump Agenda
An explosive New York Times report revealed Saturday that notorious war profiteer Erik Prince recruited former American and British spies to work with the right-wing group Project Veritas to infiltrate at least one Democratic congressional campaign and organizations "considered hostile" to...
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Supporters cheer in the crowd during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Saturday, March 07, 2020
Sanders Unveils Plan to Address GOP Attacks on Reproductive Rights and the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis
While campaigning in the Midwest on Saturday ahead of a series of primaries over the next two weeks, Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled a major new proposal that aims to ensure universal, affordable access to reproductive healthcare and take on the maternal mortality crisis impacting communities of color across the United States.
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Jane Fonda News
Saturday, March 07, 2020
'We Have to Get a Climate President in Office': Jane Fonda Says Bernie Sanders Is the Only Climate Candidate
Octogenarian actor and activist Jane Fonda declared ahead of a climate action protest in California Friday that the United States needs a "climate president" and she is now backing Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is leading a grassroots movement challenging the Democratic Party establishment coalescing around former Vice President Joe Biden.
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