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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Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Bernie Sanders and New Yorkers Praise Gov. Cuomo for Giving State's Voters More Time to Change Party Affiliation Before Primaries
New York residents, advocacy groups, and progressive politicians celebrated Thursday after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation extending the state's deadline for voters to change their political party affiliation ahead of next year's primary elections.
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News
Thursday, September 26, 2019
New Research Warns Severe Climate-Related Droughts Could Threaten 60% of Global Wheat Crop by 2100
Underscoring the necessity of aggressive action to combat human-caused global warming, research published Wednesday warns that the majority of the world's wheat fields are at risk of enduring "severe, prolonged, and near-simultaneous droughts" by the end of the century—raising serious concerns about future food insecurity and political instability.
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A demonstrator with a sign reading "impeach now" News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
As Impeach Trump Momentum Builds, Grassroots Groups Target Undecided Members of Congress
After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally caved to pressure from a growing cohort of Democratic lawmakers and formally launched an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Tuesday evening, grassroots groups on Wednesday announced new efforts to urge undecided members of Congress to back "impeachment now!"
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
'A Just Society': Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Legislative Package to Tackle American Poverty and Inequality
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a national figure who has used her platform to promote bold policies on the climate crisis and healthcare, unveiled Wednesday a package of six economic justice bills to tackle American poverty and inequality.
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News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
UN Climate Report on Oceans, Frozen Regions Warns 'Unprecedented Transitions in All Aspects of Society' Needed to Sustain Life on Earth
A landmark United Nations climate report published Wednesday details the observed and anticipated future impacts of planet-heating emissions from human activity on the world's oceans and frozen zones—and warns of the emerging consequences for humanity, marine ecosystems, and the global environment.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro News
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Brazilians Blast Bolsonaro's UN Speech Denying Amazon Devastation as a Total 'Scam'
Brazilians and environmental advocates around the world responded with outrage to a speech that Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro gave Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly that included what one reporter described as "a cantankerous and conspiratorial defense of his environmental record."
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President Donald Trump News
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Trump Labor Dept Slammed for 'Wholly Inadequate' Overtime Pay Rule That 'Leaves Behind Millions of Workers'
Labor rights advocates and progressive economists slammed the Trump administration Tuesday after the Department of Labor announced a final rule on overtime pay to replace a bolder Obama-era proposal blocked by a federal court in Texas.
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai News
Monday, September 23, 2019
In 'Tremendous Victory for the Public,' Federal Appeals Court Quashes FCC Attempt to Weaken Media Ownership Rules
Public interest groups celebrated Monday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit quashed an effort by the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission to relax local media ownership rules.
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house on fire News
Monday, September 23, 2019
'If a House Is on Fire, You Don't Add Fuel': 530 Groups Back Call to Rapidly Phase Out Fossil Fuels Worldwide
The environmental group Stand.earth announced on Monday that 530 organizations have signed on to the Lofoten Declaration, which calls for rapidly phasing out fossil fuels on a global scale and transitioning to clean energy, as world leaders and activists gathered in New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
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Cali Traffic News
Friday, September 20, 2019
Backed by Over Two Dozen Cities and States, California Sues Trump Admin for Revoking Authority to Adopt Strict Emissions Standards
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, backed by top legal officials representing more than two dozen cities and states, sued the Trump administration Friday for revoking the Golden State's authority to set its own greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and trucks.
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