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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food diversity News
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Alarm Sounds After EU Regulators Greenlight Bayer-Monsanto #MergerFromHell
After weeks of speculation, chemical giant Bayer and biotech behemoth Monsanto have cleared a significant regulatory hurdle in their bid to consolidate into one company through a multibillion-dollar deal that critics are calling the " merger from Hell ." "The coming together of these two is a...
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IL03 candidates News
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Progressive Challenger Delivers 'Political Scare' But Blue Dog Democrat Ekes Out Victory in Illinois Primary
Despite Blue Dog Democrat Dan Lipinski's conservative record, the anti-choice congressman narrowly defeated primary challenger Marie Newman in Illinois's 3rd District on Tuesday in a race that has been closely watched at a national level. "Can the progressive wing of the party mount a powerful...
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Puerto Rico News
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
'Neglect and Bureaucracy': Six Months After Maria, Trump Condemned for Failed Response in Puerto Rico
It has been exactly six months since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico, but thousands of residents of the American territory still lack electricity or are unable to return home, illustrating how the Trump administration and Congress have failed to adequately address the crisis that...
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stop war graphic News
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
With Vote Looming, Anti-War Groups Call on Nation to Demand Congress End US-Backed Slaughter in Yemen
With a vote expected later on Tuesday, and as the Senate debates a joint resolution that aims to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen, peace advocates are urging Americans to immediately call their representatives in Congress to back the legislation. TODAY: The Senate will vote on #...
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keep abortion legal News
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Judge Issues Restraining Order to Block Mississippi Attack on Abortion Rights
Update: U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Tuesday granted a 10-day restraining order on Mississippi's new law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The decision came in response to a lawsuit filed by the state's lone abortion provider after the ban was signed into law on Monday...
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CLOUD Act graphic News
Monday, March 19, 2018
'Insidious' and 'Dangerous': Digital Privacy Groups Issue Urgent Warning Over CLOUD Act
Civil libertarians and digital rights advocates are alarmed about an " insidious " and " dangerous " piece of federal legislation that the ACLU warns "threatens activists abroad, individuals here in the U.S., and would empower Attorney General Sessions in new disturbing ways." The Clarifying Lawful...
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President Donald Trump walks with Mohammed bin Salman News
Monday, March 19, 2018
With Saudi Prince on Whitewash Tour, Critics Warn Against Further US Complicity With 'War Crimes' in Yemen
As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, often called MbS, visits the United States this week to meet with President Donald Trump and reaffirm U.S. support for his nation's bombing of Yemen, human rights advocates are raising alarms about the " public-relations tour " and yet another round of U.S...
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Jared Kushner News
Monday, March 19, 2018
'Slumlord' Jared Kushner Condemned for Family Real Estate Company's False Filings
When Jared Kushner was chief executive of Kushner Cos., his family's New York City-based real estate firm, the company "routinely filed false paperwork with the city declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds,"...
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wall st News
Friday, March 16, 2018
Progressives Lament, Paul Ryan Celebrates as Court Strikes Down Rule Designed to Protect Retirees from Financial Fraudsters
While progressives issued warnings to retirees, Republican lawmakers were being denounced on Friday for celebrating a federal appeals court ruling against an Obama-era rule that required financial advisers to prioritize clients' interests over their own when providing investment advice. In a 2-1...
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explosion News
Friday, March 16, 2018
As Trump Fights to Kill Chemical Safety Rule, Workers Injured as Massive Explosion Rocks Texas Chemical Plant
While the Trump administration continues its push to stymie and roll back federal regulations by fighting in court to uphold a delay of the Chemical Disaster Rule , hazardous materials crews are searching for a worker presumed dead after an explosion at a Texas chemical plant. Two other workers...
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