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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Walmart worker News
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
'Jaw-Dropping' Report Reveals Rampant Wage Theft Among Top US Corporations
A "jaw-dropping" wage theft report out this week reveals that many top U.S. corporations—from Walmart to Bank of America to AT&T—"have fattened their profits by forcing employees to work off the clock or depriving them of required overtime pay," based on a review of labor lawsuits and enforcement actions.
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betsy News
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Betsy DeVos Stirs Fresh Outrage: Says School Safety Panel Won't Study Role of Guns
Gun control advocates are outraged after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that a student safety commission formed after a gunman murdered 17 people in Parkland, Florida will not examine the role of firearms in school violence.
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Becker News
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
94-Year-Old Fights City Officials to Keep Her Massive 'Impeach President Trump Now!' Lawn Sign
"I can't march anymore, and I can't protest anymore, but I can put up a sign," said 94-year-old Myra Becker, who plans to appeal attempts by local officials to force her to take down her massive "Impeach President Trump Now!" lawn sign.
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Warren News
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Vowing to 'Padlock Revolving Door' in DC, Warren Teases New Anti-Corruption Legislation
"Change is coming," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declared in a national address on Tuesday, revealing plans to introduce "sweeping anti-corruption legislation to clean up corporate money sloshing around Washington."
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plastic pollution News
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
As Planet Chokes on Plastic Waste, UN Report Offers Roadmap to Tackle Global Crisis
In what's being called "hope for a better planet on #WorldEnvironmentDay ," a United Nations report published Tuesday found "surging momentum in global efforts" to eradicate single-use plastics while also warning that poor enforcement is hindering regulations and bans worldwide. "Our oceans have...
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fox segment News
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
'Astonishing Dishonesty': Fox News Uses Photos of Eagles Players Praying to Denigrate #TakeAKnee Protests
"This can't be serious," said one NFL player shown in a photo. "Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this."
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Protest #keepfamilestogether News
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
UN Calls on US to 'Immediately Halt' Policy of Tearing Children Away From Parents
The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday demanded that the Trump administration "immediately halt" its policy of tearing migrant children away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, declaring that the practice "always constitutes a child rights violation."
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Trump News
Friday, June 01, 2018
Trump Taxpayer-Funded Coal and Nuclear Bailout Decried as 'Breathtaking Abuse of Authority'
Environmental advocates on Friday responded with outrage to confirmation from the White House that President Donald Trump has ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to plot what's being called an "unprecedented intervention" by the federal government to bail out financially strapped coal and nuclear power plants that can't compete with the renewable energy sector.
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baby at rally News
Friday, June 01, 2018
Nationwide #KeepFamiliesTogether Rallies Demand Trump Halt 'Cruel' Border Separation Policy
Immigrant rights advocates on Friday launched a nationwide day of action to protest a new policy that enables federal agents to take migrant children away from their parents at U.S. ports of entry, and to demand that Congress defund U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
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PR presser News
Friday, June 01, 2018
Decrying Trump's 'Cruel' Refusal to Act, Warren and Markey Unveil Bill to Help Puerto Ricans Left Homeless by Maria
Just before hurricane season officially started on Friday, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey—both Democrats from Massachusetts—announced plans to introduce a bill to address homelessness in Puerto Rico, which is still in recovery mode from Hurricane Maria , the storm that ravaged the U.S...
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