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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Durant and Hallam outside court News
Friday, May 10, 2019
'Huge Moment for Justice': Landmark Verdict as UK Jury Acquits Extinction Rebellion Co-Founder Who Argued Necessity Defense
A jury in the United Kingdom acquitted a pair of climate activists—including a co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion movement—of vandalism charges Thursday after they defended their acts of civil disobedience as a proportionate response to the threats posed by the global climate crisis.
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Echo Dot Kids Edition News
Thursday, May 09, 2019
'Alexa, Stop Spying on My Kids': FTC Complaint Charges Amazon's Echo Dot Violates Child Privacy Law
A coalition of consumer and public health groups demanded Thursday that federal regulators investigate and sanction Amazon for its Echo Dot Kids Edition, arguing that it illegally collects and retains children's personal data.
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Mark Zuckerberg News
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Citing 'Unprecedented' Power of Zuckerberg, Facebook Co-Founder Says: 'Time to Break It Up'
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes joined the growing group of tech experts, privacy advocates, and politicians publicly raising alarm about the "staggering" power of chief executive Mark Zuckerberg—and, in a lengthy New York Times op-ed published Thursday, called on the government to break up the social media behemoth.
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asbestos News
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
'Bombshell' Report: Internal Memos Show Trump EPA Ignored Agency Scientists' Calls to Ban Asbestos
In a report that elicited calls for congressional action, the New York Times revealed Wednesday that "senior officials at the Environmental Protection Agency disregarded the advice of their own scientists and lawyers in April when the agency issued a rule that restricted but did not ban asbestos."
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Kira Dixon Johnson News
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Healthy MOMMIES Act Introduced to Tackle 'Unconscionable' US Maternal Mortality Crisis
A group of congressional Democrats on Wednesday unveiled legislation that aims to tackle the nation's maternal mortality crisis—which disproportionately affects black and Native American women—by promoting community-based, holistic healthcare for pregnant women and new moms.
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ACLU sign News
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
'We Will Fight This': Rights Advocates Warn Georgia's Six-Week Abortion Ban Poses National Threat
Reproductive rights advocates vowed to fight in court against Georgia's new six-week abortion ban —signed into law Tuesday by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp—while warning that the measure's greater purpose is to challenge the constitutionally protected right to abortion on a national scale. "What we...
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police at pride News
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
New Report Exposes 'Widespread Failure' of US Police to Protect and Serve Transgender People
A new report published Tuesday exposes the "widespread failure" of police forces across the United States to adequately protect and serve transgender people, and offers model policies and best practices to rectify this "systemic neglect."
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President Donald Trump News
Monday, May 06, 2019
400+ Former Federal Prosecutors: Trump Would Face Obstruction Charges If He Weren't President
More than 400 former federal prosecutors asserted in a statement published on Medium Monday that President Donald Trump would face multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice if he did not hold his current office.
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worker at marijuana shop News
Monday, May 06, 2019
'Equity-Centric' Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Introduced by Illinois Dems
Illinois's Democratic governor and state lawmakers unveiled legislation over the weekend to legalize recreational marijuana for residents aged 21 and older, expunge roughly 800,000 drug convictions, and establish a $20 million low-interest loan program to help "social equity applicants" enter the licensed cannabis industry.
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Activists with Extinction Rebellion Youth News
Friday, May 03, 2019
Demanding Urgent Action on Climate Emergency, Youth Lock Their Necks to UK Parliament's Gates
A small group of youth activists locked their necks to the U.K. Parliament's gates Friday to demand urgent government action to address the global climate crisis while young people worldwide took to the streets as part of the weekly school climate strike.
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