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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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists May 5, 2020 as he departs the White House in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Barring Covid-19 Testimony by Top Officials, President Dismisses House Oversight as 'Set Up' by 'Trump-Haters'
In remarks to reporters outside the White House Tuesday, President Donald Trump claimed he was flouting U.S. House oversight of his administration's response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic because the Democratic majority is made up of "a bunch of Trump-haters."
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Firefighters sprays water on a back fire while battling the spread of the Maria Fire as it moves quickly towards Santa Paula, California, on Nov. 1, 2019. News
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
In Another Record 'We Should Not Be Breaking,' Daily Average of CO2 Levels Hits High of 418.12 ppm
Climate scientists and campaigners reiterated their demands for urgent global action to dramatically reduce planet-heating emissions in response to a new record-breaking reading on Sunday of the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Health workers greet people as they arrive in cars at a mobile Covid-19 testing site at the Westside Community Center in the Goldsboro neighborhood of Sanford, Florida on April 23, 2020. News
Friday, May 01, 2020
As Millions Stripped of Health Coverage Amid Covid-19, House Dems Unveil Bill for Emergency Expansion of Medicare and Medicaid
Just a day after the U.S. Labor Department announced that more than 30 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since mid-March, over 30 House Democrats came together to introduce legislation that would guarantee healthcare coverage to all Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Friday, May 01, 2020
'This Is What a Disaster Looks Like': Ocasio-Cortez House Bill Would Allow FEMA to Provide Pandemic Relief
As the U.S. death toll from Covid-19 stood above 63,000 people Friday—with over a million confirmed cases nationwide—Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would enable a federal relief agency to provide disaster assistance during pandemics.
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Critics of the proposed private equity takeover of the .org domain held a protest in Los Angeles in January 2020. News
Friday, May 01, 2020
Civil Society Groups Celebrate 'Stunning Victory' in Effort to #SaveDotOrg From Private Equity Takeover
In a move celebrated by advocacy groups across the globe as "a major victory for the millions of nonprofits, civil society organizations, and individuals who make .org their home online," a body that oversees web addresses on Thursday blocked a takeover of the top-level domain by the private equity firm Ethos Capital.
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Fracking wells are seen on a farm in McKenzie County, North Dakota in 2013. News
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Expansion of Fed Lending Program Blasted as Bailout for 'Toxic and Reckless' Fossil Fuel Industry
The Federal Reserve came under fire Thursday for expanding its emergency Main Street Lending Program in a way that, as the watchdog group Public Citizen warned, "could allow failing, highly indebted oil and gas companies to borrow money at low rates."
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An grocery store employee wearing a face mask fills up a shelf of vegetables on April 22, 2020 in Rosenheim, Bavaria. News
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Ahead of May Day, 500+ Groups Worldwide Demand Just and Visionary Recovery From Covid-19
Ahead of the annual International Workers Day on Friday, over 500 groups from across the globe reiterated their joint demand for a "just recovery" from the coronavirus pandemic and called on governments to pair economic relief policies that prioritize working people with ambitious climate action.
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Greta Thunberg, a 17-year-old Swedish climate activist News
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Greta Thunberg Advances Fight Against Another 'Child-Rights Crisis' With UNICEF Campaign to Support Kids Impacted by Covid-19
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg joined with the Danish development organization Human Act on Thursday to launch a global funding campaign that aims to help "save and protect the most vulnerable children" affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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A mailman wearing a mask and gloves loads a postal truck with packages at a United States Postal Service (USPS) post office location in Washington, D.C. on April 16, 2020. News
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Calls Mount for Congress to Provide 'Robust Relief' to USPS as Covid-19 Kills Mail Clerks and Carriers
With the Senate set to return to Washington, D.C. next week and uncertainty over when the House will also reconvene, calls continued to mount Wednesday for Congress to provide significant relief to the U.S. Postal Service, the popular federal agency that is struggling financially in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Alex Hernandez prepares sells a "torta de tamal" in his tamales stand at Baja California Avenue on April 17, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. News
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
UN Labor Agency Warns 1.6 Billion Workers at Risk of Having Their 'Livelihoods Destroyed' by Pandemic
The United Nations labor agency warned Wednesday that "1.6 billion workers in the informal economy—that is nearly half of the global workforce—stand in immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed" by the worldwide economic crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic.
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