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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march for science News
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
As Americans Increasingly Bear 'Real Costs of Climate Crisis,' Polls Show Soaring Realization of Global Warming's Threat
While President Donald Trump, GOP lawmakers, and the fossil fuel industry continue to deny the dangers of the climate crisis to justify pushing for polluter-friendly policies, a growing majority of Americans—faced with increasingly destructive and costly droughts, storms, and wildfires—accept global warming driven by human activity as reality and are concerned about it, according to a pair of polls out Tuesday.
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fjord is seen from the air in southwest Greenland News
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
'We Are Watching the Ice Sheet Hit a Tipping Point': Greenland Melting Even Faster Than Feared
While climate scientists have repeatedly raised alarm about the how human-caused global warming is driving " off the charts " ice loss in Greenland that will contribute to devastating sea level rise, a new analysis of a less studied region has ramped up those concerns, revealing that Greenland's...
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Google News
Monday, January 21, 2019
France Hits Google With $57 Million Fine for Violating EU's New Consumer Privacy Rules
French regulators on Monday hit Google with a $57 million penalty—the first fine targeting a U.S. technology giant under Europe's strict new data privacy rules.
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rally sign News
Monday, January 21, 2019
'Run Bernie Run': Grassroots Coalition Holding Weekend of Action to Make Case for Sanders 2020
As a growing number of Democratic contenders announce their 2020 presidential campaigns, a coalition of grassroots groups hoping Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will also run are not waiting for an official declaration as they expand their organizing efforts and continue to make the case for why the senator would be the best candidate.
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volunteers News
Monday, January 21, 2019
'Literally What Jesus Told People to Do': In Arizona, Possible Prison Time for Leaving Food and Water for Migrants
Four women were found guilty of misdemeanors and are facing possible prison time for leaving jugs of water and canned food in the Arizona desert for migrants braving the scorching triple-digit temperatures during the summer of 2017.
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen News
Friday, January 18, 2019
Merkley Calls for FBI Perjury Probe into Homeland Secretary Nielsen After Child Detention Memo Leaked
After releasing a damning draft memo that showed the Trump administration planned to "traumatize" migrant children with family separations and expedite deportation by denying asylum hearings, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on Friday called for an FBI investigation into whether Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen lied when she testified before Congress about the policy.
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march News
Friday, January 18, 2019
'If the Water Is Rising, Then So Must We': Indigenous Peoples March in Washington Against Global Injustice
In an event described as "breathtaking, heartbreaking, strong, and beautiful," representatives from native communities around the world came together in Washington, D.C. on Friday for the first-ever Indigenous Peoples March.
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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) News
Friday, January 18, 2019
Leaked Memo Reveals Trump Administration's "Immoral" Plan to "Traumatize" Migrant Children
Following reports on Thursday that federal officials forcibly separated thousands more migrant children from their families than previously reported, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) released a document to NBC News revealing the Trump administration intended to "traumatize children and intentionally create a humanitarian crisis at the border."
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LA strike News
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Backing Teachers, Sanders Says LA Strike Exposes National Need for 'Revolution in Public Education'
Tens of thousands of public school teachers and support staff continued to strike on Thursday over unmet demands for higher payer; smaller class sizes; more special education staff, bilingual education instructors, nurses, counselors, and librarians; and stricter regulation of the city's many charter schools.
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meal examples for "flexitarian" or "planetary health" diet News
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Scientists Call for 'Global Agricultural Revolution' and 'Planetary Health Diet' to Save Lives—and Earth
While scientists continue to call for immediately phasing out fossil fuels across the global to avert climate catastrophe, a team of international experts on Thursday unveiled a proposal to address another major driver of the climate crisis: the world's unhealthy and unsustainable food system.
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