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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baby News
Friday, November 10, 2017
Canada Expands Parental Leave Policy, But Critics Say More Changes Needed
The Canadian government's expanded parental leave policies—designed to give new parents more flexiblity—go into effect December 3. While supporters say the revised rules are good for parents and the economy, anti-poverty and child care advocates say more changes are needed to benefit lower-income...
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starving Yemeni child News
Friday, November 10, 2017
Millions on Brink of Death in Yemen, But Members of Congress Can't Be Bothered With Questions
Despite warnings about the intensifying humanitarian crisis in war-ravaged Yemen, members of the U.S. Congress dodged questions from an Intercept reporter this week about why lawmakers haven't voted on U.S. support for the Saudi-led military coalition that is bombing the impoverished country while...
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#WorldWithoutWalls demonstrators News
Thursday, November 09, 2017
#WorldWithoutWalls: A Global Demand From Palestine to Mexico and Beyond
A coalition of Palestinian and Mexican advocacy groups launched the #WorldWithoutWalls Global Day of Action on Thursday, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, to "unite against the global proliferation of walls," which they say serve as "monuments of expulsion, exclusion, oppression,...
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broadband poster News
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Despite 'Misinformation' Campaign by Telecom Industry, Municipal Broadband Wins in Colorado
Defying a well-financed " misinformation " campaign by major cable and telecom companies to quash competition, the city of Fort Collins, Colorado has approved a ballot measure to invest $150 million in a city-owned broadband utility, while more than a dozen municipalities across the state voted...
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mom and baby polar bears News
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Alaska Senator Denounced for 'Deplorable' Attempt to Force Drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Environmentalists denounced as "deplorable," "immoral," and "toxic" a move by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to force drilling for oil and natural gas on federally protected public lands in Alaska. "This toxic legislation would turn vital wildlife habitat into an oil field. It's pure politics and...
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tiger News
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
'Amazing News': Rights Groups Celebrate After Italy Bans Use of Circus Animals
Animal rights advocates are celebrating a move by the Italian parliament on Wednesday to, over the next year, phase out the use of all animals in circuses and traveling shows. "We applaud Italy and urge countries like the U.K. and the U.S. to follow this example and end this cruelty," said Jan...
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chicken and needles News
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
To Fight Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance, WHO Issues First-Ever Guidelines to Curb Use
To address the major and growing global threat that stems from rampant overuse and misuse of antibiotics in agriculture, the World Health Organization (WHO) this week issued its first-ever formal guidelines instructing farmers to stop using so many antimicrobials in healthy livestock. "As important...
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Seema Verma and Donald Trump News
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
In 'Twisted' Push, Trump Admin Encourages States to Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid
In a move called "twisted" and "absolutely awful" by healthcare experts, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator Seema Verma said Tuesday that the Trump administration will encourage states to force work requirements on people enrolled in Medicaid. In a speech to the National...
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US Sign News
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
'America Last': US vs. Entire World After Syria Agrees to Join Paris Accord
At the COP23 United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany on Tuesday, war-torn Syria announced that it would sign on to the Paris agreement , leaving the United States—after President Donald withdrew his support earlier this year—as the only nation on planet Earth to oppose the international...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders News
Monday, November 06, 2017
Paradise Papers, Says Sanders, Expose 'Rapid Movement Toward International Oligarchy'
"The major issue of our time is the rapid movement toward international oligarchy," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared in a statement to the Guardian on Monday, which noted that "Sanders' intervention in the debate sparked by the Paradise Papers marks the most prominent political response to the...
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