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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White Supremacists News
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Outrage as White Supremacist Organizer of Fatal Charlottesville Rally Plans DC Anniversary Event
News that white supremacists are planning a two-day "white civil rights rally" near the White House in August to mark the one-year anniversary of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia has provoked widespread outrage and calls for counterprotests. "I...
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disapprove sign News
Thursday, June 21, 2018
'To Make It Easier to Screw the Poor,' Trump Wants to Massively Reorganize Federal Government
In what critics are calling an "insane" proposal by the Trump administration "to make it easier to screw the poor," the White House is advocating for sweeping changes to the organization of the federal government, which were outlined in a 32-point plan released Thursday.
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sign for NN News
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Telecom-Backed Democrat in California Just "Mutilated" Nation's Strongest State Net Neutrality Bill
Following a " major win " for open internet advocates in the California Senate last month, State Assemblyman Miguel Santiago provoked widespread outrage on Wednesday when he " rammed through " amendments that critics say " eviscerate " what "would have been the best net neutrality bill in the...
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Flag, Copyright News
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Internet Pioneers Warn New EU Rules Would Turn Web Into "Tool for Automated Surveillance and Control"
The European Union (EU) on Wednesday took a step toward enacting new internet copyright rules that experts warn pose "an imminent threat to the future of this global network" and threaten to create a "censorship machine."
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migrant mother and child News
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
"These Are Prisons for Babies": Forcibly Separated From Parents, Youngest Kids Sent to So-Called "Tender Age" Detention
Under the Trump administration's cruel and widely condemned family separation policy, immigrant babies and young children torn from their parents at the Southern border have been sent to a trio "tender age" shelters that, according to lawyers and medical professionals who have visited the South Texas facilities, feature "play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis."
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke News
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
'Outrageous and Unprecedented': Ethical Violation Alarm Bells Over Zinke Foundation Deal With Halliburton Head
Ethics experts as well as environmental and veterans advocates expressed alarm Tuesday over an exclusive Politico report that a foundation founded by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke—the man charged with making rules about fossil fuel production on public lands—and now run by his wife is set to benefit from a Montana real estate project funded by the chairman of Halliburton, one of the world's largest oil companies.
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light rail News
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Koch Brothers Are Bankrolling Local Efforts to Kill American Public Transit
The oil baron billionaires Charles and David Koch are bankrolling astroturf campaigns across the United States to kill investment in public transit, according to a "must-read" investigation published Tuesday by the New York Times .
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Dr. James Hansen News
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Calling for Global Carbon Tax, James Hansen Says We're Failing 'Miserably' at Tackling Climate Crisis
Former NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen—often called "the father of modern climate change awareness" for, among other things, his famous 1988 Senate testimony about global warming caused by human activity—believes the international community has failed to take adequate action to address the global climate crisis.
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child and agents News
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Immigrant Rights Advocates Mark Father's Day With Vigil at Facility for Migrant Children Torn From Parents
As families across the United States celebrated Father's Day on Sunday, immigrants and advocates held a vigil at the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in South McAllen, Texas to express support for children who were torn from their asylum-seeking parents at the Southern border and are now being held in the facility.
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Kathy Kraninger News
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Outrage After White House Vows New CFPB Nominee Will Continue Mulvaney's Efforts to Gut Agency
After the White House announced Saturday that President Donald Trump will nominate Kathy Kraninger to take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), critics blasted her as " unqualified " and warned that if confirmed, she will continue Acting Director Mick Mulvaney 's efforts to defang...
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