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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protest News
Friday, April 27, 2018
More Than 100 Mayors Sign Open Internet Pledge as FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal Set to Take Effect
In direct response to the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) December vote to repeal net neutrality protections, more than 100 mayors nationwide have now signed a pledge vowing to defend the open internet at the local level. Unveiled by the mayors of New York City; Austin, Texas; and Portland...
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Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand, center News
Thursday, April 26, 2018
In 'Victory for Womanhood,' Jury Finds Bill Cosby Guilty on Sexual Assault Charges
In what one survivor called "a victory for womanhood," a jury in Pennsylvania found 80-year-old comedian and " violent assaulter " Bill Cosby guilty of three sexual assault felonies on Thursday. "I feel like my faith in humanity is restored," Lili Bernard told reporters while stepping out of the...
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Mueller News
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Putting Pressure on McConnell, Senate Committee Advances Bill to Protect Mueller From Trump
Amid fresh fears that President Donald Trump will fire top federal officials investigating alleged Russian election interference and actions by his campaign and administration, a Senate committee on Thursday approved a bill that aims to protect the probe, putting pressure on Senate leadership to...
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al-marri News
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Amid Renewed Scrutiny, Qatari Man Tortured on US Soil Demands Justice
As the U.S. government faces renewed criticism for its history of torture amid Gina Haspel 's nomination to head the CIA, a Qatari man who says he was tortured on U.S. soil before accepting a plea deal is maintaining his innocence and demanding that his interrogators face justice. Ali Salah Kehlah...
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strike News
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Despite 'Unprecedented' Windfall From Corporate Tax Cut, AT&T's Workers Forced to Wage Fierce Fight to Keep Their Jobs
As a union representing thousands of AT&T workers across several states is preparing to strike if current negotiations for an expired contract falter, the labor group is drawing a direct connection between the massive tax windfall the corporation received last year and the broken promises it...
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map News
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Under 'Media-Bashing' Trump, US Falls Even Further in Global Press Freedom Index
Despite constitutional protections, press freedom in the United States is declining under the reign of " media-bashing enthusiast " President Donald Trump, which seems to have global repercussions, according to an international watchdog's new analysis. For the second straight year, the United...
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Environmental Proection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt News
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Pruitt Unveils Another Brazen Attack on Science With Polluter-Friendly Rule Change
As Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt faces mounting pressure to resign amid scandals and federal inquiries into his conduct, he unveiled a new rule that scales back what science the agency can use when creating regulations—a move that critics say "serves no purpose...
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News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Targeting Shareholders Meeting, Protesters Say 'Time Is Up for Wells Fargo's Shady Dealings'
Hundreds of progressive advocates gathered at Wells Fargo's annual shareholders meeting in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday to demand that the big bank clean up its investments and business practices. "They have proven that they can't do business without cheating, racism, and investing in violence." —...
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News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
In Win for Women, New Jersey Enacts Nation's Strongest Equal Pay Law
While recent research shows that the gender wage gap is getting worse for women under 40, New Jersey took a major step forward on Tuesday by enacting the nation's strongest equal pay legislation. The strongest equal pay law in the nation being signed right now. A moving movement #EqualPayNJ . Thank...
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Valve turners Annette Klapstein and Emily Nesbitt Johnston News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
State Appeals Court Rules Valve Turners Can Proceed With Necessity Defense for Pipeline Protest
In a victory for activists who shut down a tar sands pipeline as part of a multi-state protest in 2016, a Minnesota appeals court has ruled that the "valve turners" can present a defense that their action was necessary because of the threat that fossil fuel production poses to the planet. On Monday...
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