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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heat map News
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
On Sweltering Planet, Hottest April Temperature Ever Recorded on Earth Hits Pakistan
While climate scientists worldwide continue to issue urgent warnings that human-caused global warming will make heat waves " hotter, longer, and more frequent ," a city in Pakistan on Monday may have set a record for the highest April temperature ever recorded on Earth. As highlighted by French...
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Anti-drone demonstrators News
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
'A Dangerous Low': Trump Ignores Deadline for Reporting Civilians Killed by US Drone Attacks
The Trump administration on Tuesday flouted two major deadlines for disclosing the number of civilians killed by U.S. military forces: one public report that was mandated by an Obama-era executive order and focused on drone strike deaths; and one report to Congress that is supposed to detail all...
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cars News
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
States Representing 44% of US Population Sue Trump's EPA for Blocking Auto Emissions Standards
A coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia is suing the Trump administration for blocking greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles that aimed to reduce air pollution and curb U.S. drivers' contributions to the global climate crisis. In what critics called an " indefensible and...
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NYC News
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Striving for 'Just and Moral Economy,' Workers Rise Up for May Day Protests Worldwide
As workers across the world marked International Workers' Day, or May Day, by taking to the streets to demand living wages, improved labor conditions, and that employers respect their right to unionize, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) used the global mobilization to note the importance of fighting to...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein News
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
In Gift to Trump, House GOP Members Draft Rosenstein Impeachment Articles
While President Donald Trump continues to stoke fears that he may try to fire federal officials involved with the Russia investigation, Trump-aligned House Republicans reportedly have drafted impeachment articles against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Special Counsel...
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asylum seekers News
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Caravan of Central American Asylum Seekers Greeted by Supporters at Border
A caravan of hundreds of Central American asylum seekers arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday. The migrants prepared to turn themselves over to U.S. officials, in a direct challenge to the Trump administration, which has vowed to bar them from entering, even though doing so could violate...
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Kim, Moon News
Sunday, April 29, 2018
North Korea to Close Nuclear Test Site, Change Clocks to Match South
North Korea is reportedly planning to shut down its main nuclear test site in May and reset its clocks to return to the South's time zone, following a historic meeting between Korean leaders on Friday. A spokesperson for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Yoon Young-chan, said Sunday that North...
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voters News
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Upholding Texas Photo ID Law, Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Voting Rights
In a move that frustrated voting rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Friday ruled that Texas can implement a revisied voter identification law that critics claim is unconstitutionally discriminatory. "We continue to firmly believe that the Texas photo ID law is one of the most...
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protest News
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Human Rights Advocates Demand Worldwide Arms Embargo as Gaza Protests Continue
As the March of Great Return continued in Gaza for the fifth straight Friday—and Israeli forces killed least four Palestinians and injured more than 800—human rights advocates demanded an immediate worldwide arms embargo in response to Israel's " unlawful " use of force. #Israel must stop the...
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News
Friday, April 27, 2018
In 'Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,' EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides
Faced with mounting scientific evidence that bee-poisoning neonicotinoids, or neonics, could cause an " ecological armageddon ," European regulators on Friday approved a " groundbreaking " and " historic " ban on the widely-used class of pesticides—an announcement met with immediate applause by...
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