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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arrested protesters News
Monday, August 05, 2019
Jewish Protesters Arrested at LA Office of Private Prison Company That Runs ICE 'Concentration Camps'
Jewish activists were arrested Monday for protesting at the Los Angeles office of the GEO Group, a private prison company that runs federal migrant detention facilities decried by critics as "concentration camps." The grassroots group Never Again Action has organized events across the country in...
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Lewis Ziska News
Monday, August 05, 2019
Top Scientist Says He Quit USDA Because Trump Admin Tried to Bury His Study on Climate and Nutrition
The exodus of federal scientists in the era of President Donald Trump continues with 62-year-old plant physiologist Lewis Ziska leaving the U.S. Department of Agriculture "over the Trump administration's efforts to bury his groundbreaking study about how rice loses nutrients due to rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere," Politico reported Monday.
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child eats fruit News
Friday, August 02, 2019
European Regulators Praised for Declaring There Is 'No Safe Exposure Level' for Pesticide Tied to Brain Damage in Children
Just two weeks after the Trump administration outraged scientists, environmentalists and public health advocates with its decision to not ban chlorpyrifos, European regulators announced Friday that the pesticide, which is linked to brain damage in children, "does not meet the criteria required by...
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London News
Friday, August 02, 2019
Scientists Say Record-Shattering European Heat Wave Made 'About 100 Times More Likely' by Climate Crisis
The heat wave that smashed records across Western Europe last week was made much more likely and intense by the human-caused climate emergency, according to a new analysis released Friday.
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Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan News
Friday, August 02, 2019
Fears of 'Nuclear Chaos and Potential Catastrophe' Rise After US Exits Landmark Cold War-Era Treaty With Russia
Nuclear experts and peace advocates on Friday shared their heightened concerns about a new arms race as the Trump administration officially withdrew from a landmark treaty with Russia that was signed by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987.
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U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost News
Thursday, August 01, 2019
33 House Democrats Demand Resignation of U.S. Border Patrol Chief Over Secret Facebook Group
In a letter Thursday to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, 33 House Democrats demanded that U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost resign over her participation in a secret Facebook group in which members of the federal agency shared racist, sexist, and violent comments about migrants and members of Congress.
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Greenland's southwestern coastline News
Thursday, August 01, 2019
'We Urgently Need to Change Our Way of Living,' Experts Warn as Heat Wave Causes Historic Ice Melt in Greenland
The heat wave that smashed records in Europe last week has now reached Greenland, where it is causing the world's second-largest ice sheet to endure one of its most exteme melting events ever documented, leading experts to express fresh concerns about what the global climate crisis will mean for...
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snowden's memoir News
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Edward Snowden Shares His Story in New Memoir That Hits Shelves in September
Exiled American whistleblower Edward Snowden, who rattled the U.S. intelligence establishment and ignited a worldwide debate about surveillance by leaking classified documents in 2013, announced Thursday that his memoir, Permanent Record, is set to be published globally on Sept. 17.
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Bears Ears National Monument News
Friday, July 26, 2019
Critics Charge New Trump Plan 'Recklessly Weakens Protections' for What Remains of 'Illegally Reduced' Bears Ears Monument
Conservation groups and congressional Democrats slammed the Trump administration Friday over its destructive new management plan for the "illegally reduced" Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
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wireless carriers News
Friday, July 26, 2019
Trump DOJ Denounced for Approving 'Anti-Competitive, Anti-Consumer' Merger of Sprint and T-Mobile
Consumer advocates decried the Department of Justice's decision Friday to sign off on T-Mobile and Sprint's proposed merger , warning that allowing the nation's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers to join forces will drive up prices and negatively impact low-income and marginalized...
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