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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kava-no sign News
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Legal Analysis Exposes Kavanaugh's Long History of Siding With Corporate Power Over the Common Good
Bolstering calls for the Senate to block President Donald Trump's deeply unpopular U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, an analysis out Wednesday reveals that Kavanaugh has overwhelmingly sided with corporate power over public interest while serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Corporations That Pay CEOs Hundreds of Times More Than Workers, Study Shows
A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies analyzing worker and chief executive pay at the top government contractors and subsidy recipients found that the majority of CEOs at these firms rake in more than 100 times the median pay of their full-time employees. "This new data should boost...
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puerto rico News
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
If 9/11 Attacks Can Spark Trillions in War Spending, Asks Ocasio-Cortez, Why Can't US Find Funding for Puerto Rico 'Marshall Plan'?
p>A study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government has found that an estimated 2,975 people died after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory last year, corroborating previous analyses that have long challenged the official death toll of 64 and bolstering calls that the American government provide substantially more aid to help with rebuilding efforts.
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Nicolas Hulot News
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
'I Don't Want to Lie to Myself Anymore': Calling Macron's Timid Steps on Climate Inadequate, French Environment Minister Resigns in Protest
Delivering a broad critique of how the French government of President Emmanuel Macron has failed to go far enough to address the global climate crisis and related issues, the nation's popular environment minister Nicolas Hulot announced his resignation on live radio Tuesday, declaring, "I don't want to lie to myself anymore."
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man watches fire News
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Warning of More 'Extreme Wildfires' and Coastal Floods, New Report Details 'Apocalyptic Threat' Climate Crisis Poses to California
Ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit that California Gov. Jerry Brown will host in San Francisco in September, the state has released a comprehensive climate report that warns of—as the Democratic governor put it on Twitter—"the apocalyptic threat of irreversible climate change."
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How Many More? sign News
Monday, August 27, 2018
After Jacksonville Shooting, Students Plan Protests at Offices of NRA-Backed GOP Senators Who 'Prioritize Profit Over Lives'
Following a Sunday shooting in Jacksonville, Florida that left at least three people, including the gunman, dead and several others injured, student activists—galvanized in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February—are planning to protest Tuesday afternoon at the offices of Republican senators backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
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Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Finanical Protection Bureau News
Monday, August 27, 2018
Rebuking Trump CFPB for Only Serving Nation's "Most Powerful Financial Companies," Student Loan Watchdog Resigns
In a "scathing" resignation letter reported by multiple news outlets on Monday, the former student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Seth Frotman, charged that under the Trump administration, the agency's leadership "has turned its back on young people and their financial futures."
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Rohingya News
Monday, August 27, 2018
Damning UN Report: Myanmar Generals Should Be Prosecuted for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Following a United Nations Human Rights Council fact-finding mission on Myanmar, a damning U.N. report published Monday concludes that the nation's military leaders, including its top commander, should be further investigated and prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in the wake of a violent crackdown last August that forced more than half a million refugees to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
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CPF News
Friday, August 24, 2018
After Verizon Throttling During Wildfire, California Firefighters Endorse Bill to Defend Net Neutrality
After Verizon "dramatically" slowed the internet service of firefighters battling the largest wildfire in California's history earlier this summer, the statewide union for firefighters is urging California lawmakers to support a bill that advocates call the "gold standard" of state-level net neutrality legislation.
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TNY Trump Hounds News
Friday, August 24, 2018
Hounds 'Closing In' and 'Dam Breaking' as Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg Latest to Get Immunity for Testimony
Offering the latest evidence that the walls are closing in on President Donald Trump, federal prosecuters reportedly have granted immunity to Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg for providing information about the president's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty this week to violating campaign finance laws at Trump's direction, to pay off two women who say they had affairs with Trump.
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