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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Israeli warplanes launched attacks on the residential "Italian tower" in the al-Nasr neighborhood of Gaza City during "Operation Protective Edge" in August of 2014. (Photo: Ibrahim Khader/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Saturday, February 06, 2021
'Better Late Than Never': Palestinians Welcome ICC Decision Enabling War Crimes Probe of Israel
Palestinian families and human rights groups are welcoming a Friday decision that clears the way for the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations against Israel of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of apartheid in occupied Palestinian territories as a long-overdue...
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Yemeni people affected by war receive food aid from a humanitarian organization on February 11, 2020 in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) News
Saturday, February 06, 2021
Citing Humanitarian Impact, Biden Reverses 'Dangerous' Designation of Houthis as Terrorist Group
In the second major policy shift on Yemen in as many days, the Biden administration on Friday said it would reverse the previous administration's designation of the Houthis as a terrorist organization, which critics had warned would exacerbate what the United Nations has deemed the world's worst...
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A protester holds a sign in front of the White House during a demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline on March 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
Friday, February 05, 2021
After Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Operating Illegally, Dems Demand Biden It Shut Down
Five Democratic lawmakers on Friday encouraged President Joe Biden to order an immediate shutdown of the Dakota Access pipeline after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit last week delivered a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe by ruling that DAPL is operating illegally. "The...
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Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) leaves the Senate Chamber during a procedural vote at the U.S. Capitol January 28, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Friday, February 05, 2021
'Enough Is Enough': 8 Senate Dems Slammed for Going 'Hand-in-Hand With GOP' to Oppose Covid Relief for Undocumented Workers
As the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 456,000 and U.S. senators participated in a 15-hour overnight voting session, eight Democrats elicited outrage and condemnation from rights advocates and progressives for backing a GOP amendment to explicitly exclude undocumented...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday called for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) to be expelled from Congress. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images; C-SPAN) News
Thursday, February 04, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez Says Stripping Marjorie Taylor Greene of Committees Isn't Enough—'She Must Be Expelled'
As the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday prepared to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her assigned committees, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez charged that doing so wasn't a strong enough rebuke of her colleague's widely condemned views and behavior, instead advocating for her...
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A law enforcement officer watches flames launch into the air as fire continues to spread at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 04, 2021
New Bill From Blumenauer, Ocasio-Cortez, and Sanders Demands Biden Declare a National Climate Emergency
In a sign that some members of Congress intend to hold President Joe Biden accountable for climate promises he made as a candidate, three lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill directing him to declare a national climate emergency and mobilize every resource available to halt, reverse, mitigate,...
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks during a press conference about student debt outside the U.S. Capitol on February 4, 2021 in Washington, D.C., flanked by Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.). (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Thursday, February 04, 2021
Top Democrats in Congress Call On Biden—'With the Stroke of a Pen'—to Cancel Up to $50,000 in Student Debt
President Joe Biden on Thursday faced demands from dozens of Democrats in Congress and over 325 advocacy groups to begin tackling the student debt crisis by providing immediate relief to the more than 43 million people nationwide who are burdened by a collective $1.7 trillion in federal student...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Biden Boots 'Union Busters and Anti-Government Ideologues' From Key Labor Panel
In another early win for organized labor, President Joe Biden on Tuesday requested that all 10 members of a key federal panel—who were appointed by his predecessor—immediately resign, and then fired the two appointees who refused to do so. As Government Executive noted , former President Donald...
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On January 29, 2021, hundreds of people gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota to demand that President Joe Biden and Democratic Gov. Tim Walz take action to stop the Line 3 pipeline. (Photo: @ResistLine3/Twitter) News
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
After 'Bitterly Disappointing' Court Ruling on Line 3, Biden Urged to Shut Down Pipeline Project 'Once and for All'
Amid a wave of direct actions that have at times stalled work on Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline, the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied a request to shut down construction as legal battles continue, disappointing Indigenous and climate activists who have been fighting against the tar sands...
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Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen, confirmed as Treasury Secretary in January 2021, spoke in Wilmington, Delaware on December 1, 2020. (Photo: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Sens. Whitehouse and Warren Push Treasury Secretary Yellen to 'Rein In Abuse' of Dark Money Groups
In a Wednesday letter to recently confirmed Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Elizabeth Warren, attested to "the corrosive influence of dark money" and expressed hope that she will ensure the department reexamines "how it regulates dark money groups and restore...
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