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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Monday, November 11, 2019
'Strong Majority' of Hearst Magazines Staffers Vote to Form One of the Media Industry's Biggest Unions
The Writers Guild of America, East announced Monday that a "strong majority" of Hearst Magazines' 500 editorial, video, design, photo, and social staff from 24 print and digital brands voted in favor of forming a union.
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A fire rages in Bobin, Australia News
Monday, November 11, 2019
Demands for Bold Climate Action Mount as 'All But Rainless' Australia Faces 'Catastrophic' Fire Danger
Demands for bold government action to combat the climate emergency continued to mount in Australia Monday as the continent had hardly any rain for the first time on record while more than 100 fires burned across two eastern states.
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David Bernhardt News
Friday, November 08, 2019
'As Corrupt as It Gets': Oil Lobbyist Turned Interior Chief Proposes Giving 'Coveted' Contract to Ex-Client
Watchdog and conservation groups called out former oil lobbyist and current Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Friday over the department's attempt to give a "coveted" permanent water supply contract to one of Bernhardt's ex-clients.
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Protestors carry signs as they demonstrate against proposed cuts to Medicaid and Medicare News
Friday, November 08, 2019
Study: At Least 15,600 Premature Deaths Resulted From GOP Blocking Medicaid Expansion
New research "shows that gaining Medicaid coverage is literally a matter of life and death, particularly for people with serious health needs," and bolsters arguments in favor of states expanding their Medicaid programs, according to a report published this week by a leading progressive policy...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
$2 Million and Compulsory Training for President's Children Called 'Poetic End' to Trump Charity Abuse Case
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that the state Supreme Court ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to eight nonprofits as part of a settlement for the state's lawsuit that accused Trump and his three eldest children of "persistently" abusing the family's...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
New Zealand Wins Global Praise for 'Historic' Law to Bring Net Carbon Emissions to Zero by 2050
The New Zealand Parliament earned worldwide praise Thursday for its near-unanimous passage of the "historic" Zero Carbon Act, which aims to combat the global climate crisis by reducing net carbon emissions to zero and drastically cutting methane pollution by 2050.
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Mark Zuckerberg News
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Time to 'Break Facebook Up,' Sanders Says After Leaked Docs Show Social Media Giant 'Treated User Data as a Bargaining Chip'
After NBC News on Wednesday published a trove of leaked documents that show how Facebook "treated user data as a bargaining chip with external app developers," White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that it is time "to break Facebook up."
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A fire burns in brazil News
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
As Fires Rage in World's Largest Rainforest, NASA Warns 'Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon'
As thousands of intentional fires continued to burn up swaths of the world's largest and most biodiverse rainforest Tuesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration warned that based on 20 years of ground and satellite data, "human activities are drying out the Amazon" and jeopardizing its ability to sustain itself.
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NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams News
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
'Huge Win for Democracy': Nationwide Celebrations as NYC Residents Approve Ranked-Choice Voting Ballot Measure
Voting rights advocates celebrated a " huge win for democracy " Tuesday after New Yorkers approved a ballot measure that would establish ranked-choice voting in the nation's most populous city. "It's been too easy for candidates to ignore marginalized communities, including LGBTQ voters, because...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Democrats' New Online Privacy Bill Heralded as Chance to Build 'Alternative Road to a Digital Future'
Backed by progressive privacy advocates, a pair of California House Democrats who represent Silicon Valley introduced sweeping legislation on Tuesday that aims to strengthen online user protections and increase accountability for major technology companies—in part by creating a new federal agency.
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