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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The Kushner Cos. News
Monday, July 16, 2018
Tenants Accuse 'Predatory' Kushner Real Estate Firm of Exposing Families to Cancer-Causing Dust Then Forcing Them Out
The family real estate firm previously headed by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is accused of exposing families to cancer-causing dust and forcing out tenants to convert rent-stabilized units to luxury condos, according to an investigation reported by The Associated Press and $10 million lawsuit tenants planned to file on Monday.
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Greenpeace banner News
Monday, July 16, 2018
'Warm Our Hearts Not Our Planet': Greenpeace Demands Climate Action From Trump and Putin
As U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin came together in Helsinki, Finland on Monday for a closely watched summit, Greenpeace activists partnered with a local parish to unfurl two massive banners on the Kallio church's bell tower to call on the leaders to "warm our...
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dark money News
Friday, July 13, 2018
'Dark Money': New Documentary Offers Up-Close and 'Harrowing Portrait' of How Secret Corporate Cash Is Destroying American Democracy
The PBS documentary Dark Money , which paints "a rather harrowing portrait of democracy under threat" in the years that have followed the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, opens in New York City on Friday night following its festival premiere at Sundance earlier this year.
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A homeless man looks for food News
Friday, July 13, 2018
With 'Carefully Calculated Strategy' to Slash Safety Net Underway, White House Claims War on Poverty 'Largely Over'
Anti-poverty advocates are rejecting a new Trump administration report that ridiculously declares the "War on Poverty is largely over and a success" asin the words of Rebecca Vallas at the Center for American Progress—"part of a carefully calculated strategy to reinforce myths about the people these programs help" and "to smear these programs with a dog-whistle of welfare, in order to make them easier to cut."
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protest in london News
Friday, July 13, 2018
'Carnival of Resistance' as Hundreds of Thousands March Against Trump in UK
Hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators took to the streets of London and in separate protests across the U.K. on Friday in a massive and historic show of opposition to a sitting U.S. president. After Donald Trump was greeted with angry protesters as he arrived in London on Thursday to...
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Billionaire and Blackwater founder Erik Prince News
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Notorious War Profiteer Erik Prince Refuses To Give Up Dream of Mercenary Takeover of Afghan War
Notorious billionaire and war profiteer Erik Prince, who founded the disgraced mercenary firm Blackwater that's since been rebranded as ACADEMI, is once again appealing to President Donald Trump to privatize the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.
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Divest sign News
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Global Climate Movement Celebrates as Ireland Set to Become First Country to Fully Divest From Fossil Fuels
Climate activists across the globe celebrated Thursday after the lower house of the Irish legislature passed a divestment bill with support from all parties , effectively ensuring that Ireland will become the first nation in the world to fully divest public money from the fossil fuel industry...
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Walmart store News
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Walmart Patents "Big Brother-Style" Surveillance Technology to Eavesdrop on Workers' Conversations
Just the latest corporation to spark privacy concerns over worker surveillance efforts, Walmart has patented audio technology that would allow the retail giant to eavesdrop on conversations among employees and between clerks and shoppers, to measure employee performance. According to the patent...
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Scott Raymond Dozier News
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Execution Halted After Pharmaceutical Company Accuses Nevada of Illegally Obtaining Drug for Experimental Killer Cocktail
A Nevada judge halted an execution scheduled for 8pm local time on Wednesday after the pharmaceutical company Alvogen filed suit alleging the state illegally obtained its sedative midazolam—which has been part of multiple previous botched executions in other states and was one of three drugs Nevada planned to include in a cocktail that's never been used for lethal injection in the United States.
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Pai News
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
'Deeply Concerned': Worries Mount That FCC Rule Change Would Force Consumers to Pay $225 to File Complaints Against Telecoms
Under a proposal that the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is slated to finalize Thursday, two House Democrats are "deeply concerned" that consumers would have to pay a $225 fee to get agency staff's help resolving complaints about communications companies' shady business practices.
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