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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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker News
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Illinois Workers Celebrate as 'Life-Changing' $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Signed Into Law
Illinois workers and local Fight for $15 organizers celebrated a win on Tuesday as newly elected Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker signed a law that will gradually raise the state's hourly minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 by 2025. BREAKING: With @GovPritzker 's signature, the $15 minimum wage is now law in...
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Joe Crowley News
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
'Not Surprising' But 'So Shameful': Ousted by Ocasio-Cortez, Joe Crowley Heads to K Street Lobbying Firm
After losing a primary race against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in what's been called last year's biggest political upset, former Congressman Joe Crowley is headed to one of K Street's largest law and lobbying firms—surprising no one, but garnering a fresh wave of criticism nonetheless.
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra News
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
16 States File Suit Over 'Fake Emergency Declaration' to Block Trump 'From Unilaterally Robbing Taxpayer Funds'
As people took to the streets in hundreds of communities across the United States on Monday to protest President Donald Trump's "constitutionally illegitimate" national emergency declaration, 16 state attorneys general filed suit to challenge Trump's latest move to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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blocked News
Monday, February 18, 2019
'Highly Disturbing': Facebook Blocks Viral Video Outlets Critical of US Foreign Policy and Corporate Media
Journalists and advocates of press freedoms are once more directing outrage and criticism at Facebook for selectively censoring pages on its platform and refusing to explain the reason behind a decision that appears to many as a clear double standard applied to outlets critical of U.S. foreign policy and corporate interests.
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Elin Ersson News
Monday, February 18, 2019
Swedish Activist Fined for Viral Live-Streamed Protest Against Deportation of Afghan Asylum Seeker
A district court in Gothenburg, Sweden on Monday fined 22-year-old Elin Ersson 3,000 kronor ($325) for violating aviation laws last July by refusing to take her seat on an airplane at Landvetter Airport in Sweden's second-largest city to protest the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker.
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Mark Zuckerberg News
Monday, February 18, 2019
As UK Lawmakers Call Out Facebook Execs as 'Digital Gangsters,' New Zealand Moves to Tax Tech Giants
As U.K. lawmakers called for strict regulations "to curb the worst excesses of surveillance capitalism" following the release a damning report that details an investigation of Facebook, New Zealand's Labour Party announced Monday it is pursuing tax reforms to require multinational tech giants "to pay their fair share."
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Krystal Two Bulls News
Friday, February 15, 2019
Blow to 'Powerful Corporate Interests' as Federal Court Throws Out Pipeline Company Lawsuit Against DAPL Water Protectors
In a "landmark" ruling on Thursday, a federal court in North Dakota tossed out a "baseless" case against Greenpeace and other environmental and Indigenous activists who organized protests against the deeply controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which drew thousands of people to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in 2016.
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Youth climate activists in Glasgow News
Friday, February 15, 2019
'Our Generation Will Suffer': Tens of Thousands of Students From 60+ UK Communities Join Climate Strike
Tens of thousands of students from more than 60 communities across the United Kingdom skipped class on Friday to join the global youth-led #schoolstrike4climate, calling on world leaders to take bolder steps to eradicate fossil fuels and combat the climate crisis.
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no beds. no boots. no wall. News
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Amid Alarm Over National Emergency Declaration, Border Deal Denounced as 'Betrayal of Immigrant Communities'
Amid the chaos that ensued on Thursday afternoon once Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that President Donald Trump plans to imminently declare a national emergency to build a border wall, immigrant rights groups raised alarm about the spending bill negotiated by Republican and Democratic leaders that will prevent another government shutdown, but also includes concessions to the president's anti-immigrant agenda.
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Trump, McConnell News
Thursday, February 14, 2019
'Constitutionally Illegitimate': McConnell Confirms Trump Will Declare National Emergency to Build Wall
Just ahead of a series of votes on a "compromise" border deal in the U.S. Senate and House on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that President Donald Trump plans to sign the legislation to avert another government shutdown but will also declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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