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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chicken News
Monday, March 12, 2018
Angering Organic Farmers and Advocates, Trump's USDA Kills Animal Welfare Rule
Angering organic farmers and advocates, the Trump administration announced on Monday that it will officially withdraw a rule that would have added animal welfare regulations for meat, eggs, and dairy marketed as "organic." "The decision nullifies 14 years of policymaking in a process mandated by...
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Ivanka News
Monday, March 12, 2018
Like Father, Like Daughter: Ivanka Accused of Violating Emoluments Clause
President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser Ivanka will receive more than a million dollars from the family business this year, according to McClatchy 's D.C. bureau, raising fresh concerns about apparent conflicts of interest that seem rampant among key members of the Trump administration...
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Tim Berners-Lee News
Monday, March 12, 2018
On World Wide Web's 29th Birthday, Its Inventor Warns of Threats to Digital Rights
On the 29th anniversary of the founding of the World Wide Web, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee —the inventor of the internet as we know it and a long-time advocate of digital rights—penned an open letter to call for stricter regulations of the major tech corporations that aim to control...
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trump immigration protest News
Friday, March 09, 2018
National Class-Action Lawsuit Aims to Stop Trump From Tearing Children Away From Asylum-Seeking Parents
The ACLU on Friday filed a national class-action lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's practice of "forcibly separating" asylum-seeking young children from their parents on behalf of "hundreds of individuals whose minor children have already been taken from them." "Whether or not the Trump...
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protesters News
Friday, March 09, 2018
Ahead of Major Protest to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline, Company Files Injunction Against Water Protectors
Ahead of a massive anti-pipeline demonstration planned for British Columbia on Saturday, the energy company Kinder Morgan has filed an injunction against more than a dozen Canadians who have protested the company's expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. "Kinder Morgan's action is an obvious...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) News
Friday, March 09, 2018
Warren Leads Probe into Half a Billion in Suspect Loans to Kushner Companies
As President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner faces mounting scrutiny about conflicts of interest regarding his family real estate business and his role in government, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is spearheading a congressional inquiry into half a billion dollars in...
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tpp protest News
Thursday, March 08, 2018
US Progressives Express Solidarity With Anti-TPP Protests as 11 Nations Sign Revised Corporate-Friendly Trade Deal
As 11 nations signed a highly-contested Pacific Rim free trade agreement in Chile on Thursday, opponents from those countries voiced their dissent in protest while progressives allies in the United States—which isn't part of the pact— admitted that although they "dodged a bullet," global solidarity...
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Floods in Bay Area News
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Federal Judge's Unprecedented Order on Climate Science 'Could Open Floodgates' for Big Oil Lawsuits
With a decision that could have far-reaching implications, a federal judge in California has ordered the first ever U.S. court hearing on climate science for a "public nuisance" lawsuit, meaning that major oil and gas companies for the first time may have to go on the record regarding what they...
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Protesters demonstrated outside Verizon stores News
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Internet Users Won't Be Duped, Say Critics of 'Sham' GOP Net Neutrality Bill
While earlier this week Washington became the first state to enact a law to protect net neutrality from the Trump administration's attack , and at least 25 other states are considering similar moves, Republicans in Congress have introduced a bill that masquerades as a federal fix, but that free...
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson News
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Ben Carson Catches Heat for Cutting 'Free From Discrimination' Promise Out of HUD Mission
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is being widely condemned for plans to slash anti-discrimination language from HUD's mission statement in favor of language that emphasizes "self-sufficiency." For fifty years, the Fair Housing Act has required inclusive communities free from...
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