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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Chris Shelton, president of Communications Workers of America News
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Labor Leader Demands Tax Code for Working People to Replace GOP Tax Scam for the Rich
Testifying before Congress on Wednesday, the leader of the nation's largest communications and media labor union urged lawmakers to pursue tax law reforms that serve the people of "main street," not the rich.
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SCOTUS Protest News
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
'Pay Attention to This': Right-Wing Supreme Court Hints at Troubling Decision on Partisan Gerrymandering
Even as voting rights advocates urge the U.S. Supreme Court to "be on the right side of history" by putting voters and not lawmakers first, the court's right-wing majority indicated Tuesday it may refuse to impose constitutional limits on extreme partisan gerrymandering.
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NYC News
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
'A Real Win-Win-Win': New Report Reveals Benefits of $500 Billion Investment in Energy Efficiency
A new report out Tuesday reveals that investing $500 billion in making U.S. residential and commercial buildings more energy efficient would benefit the planet, save money, and create millions of jobs. "This substantial investment would reap dramatic economic benefits, create good jobs that foster...
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briefing cover News
Monday, March 25, 2019
Delayed and Over Budget Fracked Gas Pipeline Faces 'Triple Threat,' New Briefing Warns Investors
Investors should strongly consider permanently ditching a delayed and over budget pipeline that would carry fracked gas across three Southeastern states, according to a new report from a pair of climate groups.
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Occupy for Climate News
Monday, March 25, 2019
Ahead of Key Vote, Belgians 'Occupy for Climate' to Demand Constitutional Amendment
Belgian activists in Brussels are participating in Occupy for Climate to pressure members of parliament to support a constitutional revision that would allow the country to adopt an ambitious climate law with binding targets.
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Stephen Moore News
Friday, March 22, 2019
'Like Nominating Dr. Phil to Run CDC': Alarm Bells as Trump Nominates Right-Wing Sycophant Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve
Economists and progressive experts responded with exasperation and unease on Friday after President Donald Trump said he will nominate right-wing commentator Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve, the gatekeeper of the nation's economy.
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report cover News
Friday, March 22, 2019
'In a Just World, It Would Be Treated as Crime Against Humanity': New Report Exposes Big Oil's Real Agenda
In the years since the 2015 Paris agreement, the world's top five Big Oil firms collectively have spent more than a billion dollars on "misleading" branding and lobbying to "capture the public and political narrative" on the climate crisis while they continue expanding their fossil fuel operations.
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#SaveYourInternet News
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Major EU Websites Go Dark With #Blackout21 Protest Ahead of Vote to Create Internet 'Censorship Machine'
Free speech and digital rights advocates across Europe blacked out websites on Thursday to protest the controversial Copyright Directive the European Parliament is scheduled to vote on next Tuesday. Activists are also planning #SaveYourInternet protests, which are set to take place across Europe on...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Decrying 'War Being Waged Against Working People,' Sanders Joins Striking Union Members at UCLA
"What we are seeing all across this country is a war being waged against working people," Sen. Bernie Sanders said while standing in solidarity with striking union workers in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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banking on climate change News
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Green Groups Call Out Big Banks for Pouring Billions Into Fossil Fuel Industry
A coalition of environmental groups called out 33 global banks on Wednesday for collectively giving at least $1.9 trillion to fossil fuel companies since world leaders adopted the Paris climate agreement in December of 2015.
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