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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United Nations Secretary General António Guterres News
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Warning of 'Existential Threat' to Humanity, UN Chief Says Climate Change 'Moving Faster Than We Are'
Warning that "we face a direct existential threat" from "the defining issue of our time," United Nations Secretary General António Guterres declared in a speech at the U.N.'s New York headquarters on Monday, "Climate change is moving faster than we are."
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News
Monday, September 10, 2018
'Major Victory': Landowner's Legal Challenge Halts Construction of Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana
In a " major victory " for local landowners and pipeline activists who are fighting to block the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana, the company behind the project agreed to halt construction on a patch of private property just ahead of a court hearing that was scheduled for Monday morning. The...
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Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office News
Monday, September 10, 2018
Closing of PLO Office in DC Decried as 'Vicious Blackmail' While Trump's Continued Attack on Palestinians Called 'Recipe for War'
Palestinian officials on Monday condemned the Trump administration's decision to shutter the Washington, D.C. office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)—part of a broader effort to block International Criminal Court (ICC) probes into U.S. or Israeli war crimes—as "crude and vicious...
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and London Mayor Sadiq Khan News
Monday, September 10, 2018
'Seriously Big Deal' as NYC and London Mayors Call on Cities Worldwide to Divest From Fossil Fuels
Ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and on the heels of more than 250,000 people around the world joining the weekend's #RiseForClimate demonstrations, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and London Mayor Sadiq Khan published an op-ed on Monday calling on all cities to divest their assets from fossil fuel companies and to take bold action to address the climate crisis.
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Nicolás Maduro News
Sunday, September 09, 2018
'Stunning But Not Surprising': Trump Administration Slammed for Secret Meetings About Venezuela Coup
Critics across the globe are expressing alarm over the "stunning but not surprising" revelation reported by the New York Times on Saturday that, according to 11 American officials and a former Venezuelan military commander, "the Trump administration held secret meetings with rebellious military officers from Venezuela over the last year to discuss their plans to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro."
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EPA HQ News
Sunday, September 09, 2018
EPA Exodus: Nearly 1,600 Workers Have Left Since Trump Took Office, Analysis Shows
Since President Donald Trump took office, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has seen an exodus of nearly 1,600 former federal employees, including some who say they "did not want to any longer be any part of this administration's nonsense" and believed they "could do better work" elsewhere, according to a new report from the Washington Post .
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youth climate activists News
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Across All Seven Continents, #RiseForClimate Actions Demand Elected Leaders Commit to Fossil-Free Future
Building on actions that kicked off earlier this week, activists on Saturday hosted hundreds of #RiseForClimate demonstrations across all seven continents, drawing massive crowds "to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil-free world that puts people and justice before profits."
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News
Saturday, September 08, 2018
In Single Tweet, Bernie Sanders Debunks Trump's Lies About Social Security and Medicare
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) turned to Twitter Friday evening to call out President Donald Trump's latest lies that he is "going to protect your Social Security" and Republicans are "saving Medicare" from Democrats' supposed efforts to "destroy" the social safety net programs—which actually have been consistently targeted by the Trump administration and GOP lawmakers.
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George Papadopoulos News
Friday, September 07, 2018
Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Gets 14-Day 'Slap on the Wrist' for Lying to FBI
George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser for President Donald Trump's campaign, was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in jail plus a year of supervised released, and he must complete 200 hours of community service and pay a $9,500 fine, for lying to the FBI.
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Whip the vote News
Friday, September 07, 2018
With 19 Democrats Still 'On the Fence,' Progressives Say That If Schumer Won't Whip His Caucus to Stop Kavanaugh, They Will
As the fourth and final day of confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began Friday, advocacy groups that have spent weeks raising alarm about the threat Kavanaugh poses to Americans' human and civil rights urged constituents to contact their senators and continued to #WhipTheVote in the absence of strong leadership from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
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