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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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Friday, May 17, 2019
Sanders Launches Petition Urging Lawmakers to Block Military Action Against Iran Without Congressional Approval
As heightened tension between Washington and Tehran continues to provoke warnings of potential war, Sen. Bernie Sanders released a petition as part of his presidential campaign Thursday calling on federal lawmakers to "pass legislation that would prohibit military action against Iran without congressional approval."
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embassy protectors News
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Venezuelan Government Denounces US Seizure of Embassy, Arrest of Peace Activists as Violation of Vienna Convention
Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Ron on Thursday urged the Trump administration not to hand over the country's embassy in Washington, D.C. to leaders of an attempted coup after U.S. law enforcement forcibly removed peace activists who have lived there for since last month as guests of President Nicolás Maduro's government.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) News
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Sorry, Critics Tell Warren, Greening US Empire's "Powerful War Machine" No Answer to Climate Crisis
Anti-war critics are responding to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new climate "resiliency and readiness" proposal to reform the U.S. military with warnings that trying to "green" the Pentagon without addressing the destructive impacts of its bloated budget and American imperialism is a misguided way to combat the emergency of global warming.
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Pro-choice activists celebrate News
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
'This Is Awesome!': Maine on Track to Ensure More Equitable Access to Abortion With New Insurance Rules
While GOP legislators in several states threaten reproductive rights nationwide with laws targeting Roe v. Wade , pro-choice advocates celebrated a victory Tuesday after Maine's Democrat-controlled Senate voted in favor of a bill that would require both the state's Medicaid program and private insurers to cover abortions by 2020.
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SCOTUS Protest News
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Alabama's "Worst-of-Its-Kind" Abortion Ban an Explicit Effort to Destroy Roe, Warn Rights Groups
In just the latest move that reproductive rights advocates warn is part of the prolonged effort to push the right-wing Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade , GOP state senators in Alabama sent what would be the nation's most extreme abortion ban to Republican Gov. Kay Ivey's desk late Tuesday.
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Mohammad Adnan Ali News
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Amnesty International Marks Nakba Day With Palestinian Refugees' Testimonies Detailing 'Seven Decades of Misery'
On the eve of Nakba Day, which commemorates the mass displacement of Palestinians due to the creation of Israel in 1948, Amnesty International shared new testimonies from Palestinian refugees and urged people around the world to pressure the Israeli government to respect their right to return.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) News
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Denouncing Fox News as a 'Hate-for-Profit Racket,' Warren Turns Down Town Hall Invite
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, in a Twitter thread Tuesday morning, announced that she turned down a town hall invitation from Fox News because the network "is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Monday, May 13, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders Join Sold-Out Final Stop of Sunrise Movement's Road to a Green New Deal Tour
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders are among the high-profile advocates for bold climate policy slated to speak Monday night at the sold-out final stop of the Sunrise Movement's nationwide Road to a Green New Deal tour.
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video screenshot News
Monday, May 13, 2019
Indigenous Australians File Landmark Human Rights Claim With UN Over Government's Inaction on Climate Crisis
In a move that could set a new global precedent for how front-line communities demand ambitious government action on the climate crisis, Torres Strait Islanders submitted a landmark complaint to the United Nations on Monday charging that Australia's inaction on the crisis violates the indigenous group's human rights.
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A man collects plastic waste News
Friday, May 10, 2019
187 Countries Just Took 'Crucial' Step to Stop Rich Nations From Treating Global South as Dumping Ground for Plastic Waste
In what campaigners called "a major first step to stem the tide of plastic waste now flowing from the rich developed countries to developing countries in Africa and Asia," 187 countries reached a deal Friday to add restrictions on plastics to a key United Nations treaty.
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