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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E. Jean Carroll News
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
As Mueller Testifies, Trump Rape Accuser Says She Wishes President's Alleged Victims 'Got 1/20th of That Congressional Focus'
While former special counsel Robert Mueller testified at two U.S. House hearings Wednesday about his probe of alleged 2016 election meddling and potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, one of the two dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct said she wished such...
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Blocks of C-4 detonate News
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Scientists Urge UN to Add Environmental Destruction to Geneva Conventions' List of War Crimes
In a letter to the editor published Tuesday by the journal Nature , two dozen scientists from around the world urged the United Nations' International Law Commission to adopt a Fifth Geneva Convention that creates protections for the environment in armed conflicts.
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News
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
'This Is the Beginning': New Study Warns Climate Crisis May Have Been Pivotal in Rise of Drug-Resistant Superbug
A new analysis warns that "global warming may have played a pivotal role" in the recent rise of a multidrug-resistant fungal superbug, sparking questions and concerns about the emerging public health threats of the human-caused climate crisis.
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Roy Casey carries his dog Buddy News
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
'Big Win' for Rhode Island in Court Battle to Make Polluters Pay for Consequences of Climate Crisis
In what one advocate called a "big win" for climate liability litigation, a federal judge on Monday remanded Rhode Island's lawsuit targeting 21 fossil fuel giants to state court, where the oil and gas companies are more likely to be forced to pay for their significant contributions to the global...
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Several wildfires between about 57°N and 70°N News
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Satellite Images Ignite Alarm Over 'Unprecedented' Scale and Planet-Heating Emissions of Raging Arctic Wildfires
On the heels of several studies revealing that last month was the hottest June in recorded history, new satellite images show that wildfires in the Arctic Circle this month have reached what multiple experts have called "unprecedented" levels—elevating concerns about the planet-heating emissions produced by the blazes.
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hawaii protests News
Monday, July 22, 2019
Native Hawaiians Continue Protest a Week After Telescope Construction Was Set to Start on Sacred Land
A week after construction was scheduled to resume on a long-delayed $1.4 billion telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea—a dormant volcano on Hawaii's Big Island—thousands of Native Hawaiians who consider the mountain sacred continued to protest the planned observatory. "There are Native people...
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Israeli forces demolish a building with bulldozers News
Monday, July 22, 2019
'Ethnic Cleansing With Impunity': Israel Denounced for Demolishing Dozens of Palestinian Homes in Violation of International Law
Global outcry erupted on Monday—with one critic condemning the move as "ethnic cleansing with impunity"—after Israeli forces demolished dozens of homes in Sur Baher, a Palestinian village that straddles East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.
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nurses News
Friday, July 19, 2019
'Groundbreaking': Healthcare Providers and Residents Celebrate as For-Profit Hospital Set to Be Returned to California Community
Nurses, doctors, and residents of California's Watsonville and Pajaro Valley are celebrating a decision that will restore a local hospital to a nonprofit community facility more than two decades after it was sold to a for-profit corporation. "This victory is groundbreaking as it is one of very few...
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Montaigne News
Friday, July 19, 2019
WATCH: Australian Singer Releases Music Video She Calls 'Homage to the Youth Climate Movement'
As the school climate strike movement continues in spite of summer vacation, Australian singer and songwriter Montaigne has released a new single and music video inspired by the youth who have taken to the streets around the world to demand that adults take bolder action to battle the global crisis.
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tractor News
Friday, July 19, 2019
With Petition to Congress, 100,000+ People Demand Green New Deal 'That Fixes Our Food System'
A coalition of environmental, farmworker, public health, and food safety advocacy groups on Thursday delivered to Congress a petition signed by more than 100,000 people which calls for a Green New Deal "that fixes our food system" to combat the climate crisis.
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