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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 Pro-democracy protesters hand out leaflets at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport News
Monday, August 12, 2019
Concerns Over Police Brutality Persist as Hong Kong Protesters Shut Down One of World's Busiest Airports
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters effectively shut down Hong Kong International Airport on Monday, the fourth day they have occupied one of the world's busiest airports as part of the mass demonstrations—against police brutality and a controversial extradition bill—that have rattled Hong Kong since June.
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bleached coral News
Friday, August 09, 2019
Example of 'Unknown Unknowns,' Study Detailing 'Almost Instant Mortality of Corals' Suggests Crisis Worse Than Previously Understood
As the human-caused climate crisis drives up ocean temperatures at a rate that has scientists worried, a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology reveals that warming waters are an even bigger threat to coral reefs than experts previously realized. "Climate scientists talk about '...
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phone and facebook News
Friday, August 09, 2019
Privacy Advocates Celebrate Court Ruling on Class-Action Suit Targeting Facebook's Facial Recognition Tech
Civil liberties advocates celebrated after a federal court in San Francisco ruled Thursday that Facebook users in Illinois can sue the social media giant on the grounds that its facial recognition technology violates a strict state privacy law.
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boy holds sign News
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Amid Trump's Disingenuous Vow for Unity, Rights Groups Say ICE Raids in Mississippi Only 'Sow Fear, Pain, and Discord'
Human and civil rights advocates in Mississippi and across the country called out the Trump administration Thursday after federal immigration agents raided food processing plants throughout the state Wednesday night, arresting nearly 700 workers and leaving many children separated from their...
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#RejectRex Protest News
Thursday, August 08, 2019
'We Won't Be Intimidated,' Declare Campaigners After ExxonMobil Accused of Pressuring Witnesses in New York Climate Case
New York state prosecutors last week accused ExxonMobil of trying to discourage witnesses from testifying against the company in a climate fraud case, leading the head of the environmental group 350.org to declare Thursday that "we won't be intimidated."
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amazon fire News
Thursday, August 08, 2019
UN Report Calls for Transforming Land Practices to Battle Hunger and 'Suffocating Blanket of Climate Emergency'
A landmark United Nations report released Thursday warns that land worldwide is under mounting pressure from humans—both exacerbated by and contributing to the climate crisis—which underscores the need to urgently enact more sustainable land practices and curb greenhouse gas emissions from all sources to keep the global population fed and ensure a habitable planet in the future.
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child eats corn News
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Health and Labor Groups Sue Trump EPA for Refusal to Ban Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children
A coalition of health and labor organizations sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over the Environmental Protection Agency's refusal last month to ban chlorpyrifos , a pesticide tied to brain damage in children. "Trump's EPA might want to dismiss the science and the law to protect corporate...
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traffic in Boston News
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Trump's Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards Could Cost Americans $460 Billion: Consumer Reports
A new analysis from the nonprofit advocacy group Consumer Reports warns that American drivers could lose about $460 billion dollars in fuel savings if the Trump administration implements its proposal to gut federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for new passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
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Then-nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh News
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
'This Is Big': House Democrats Praised for Requesting Kavanaugh's Concealed Bush Admin Records
Progressive activists and groups praised two House Democrats Tuesday for formally requesting that the National Archives and Records Administration release records related to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's service in the George W. Bush White House which were not part of Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation process last year.
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A child sits in an area affected by a drought News
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
'Biggest Crisis No One Is Talking About': Quarter of Humanity Faces 'Extremely High Water Stress' Intensified by Climate Emergency
An analysis released Tuesday warns that 17 countries which are collectively home to a quarter of the global population face "extremely high water stress" that is on track to get worse—particularly because of the human-caused climate emergency.
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