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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 A woman named Mary at the Mangaten IDP Camp in South Sudan holds up her hands, which bear the message, "Peace will give us our home back." News
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Oxfam Report Details 'Catastrophic Failure' of Efforts to Coordinate Global Ceasefire During Covid-19 Crisis
Despite efforts from diplomats and world leaders—including United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres—the international community has failed to establish a global ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic, which advocates argue is essential to help protect two billion people from Covid-19,...
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Kara Eastman won the Democratic primary race for a House seat representing Nebraska's 2nd Congressiona District. News
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
'Major Victory for the Progressive Movement' as Congressional Hopeful Kara Eastman Wins Nebraska Primary
Progressive celebrated after Kara Eastman on Tuesday won a Democratic primary contest for the U.S. House seat representing Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, which is currently held by the two-term Republican Rep. Don Bacon.
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Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the House majority leader, wears a face mask as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19. ( News
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
House Democrats Denounced for Covid-19 Relief Bill That Leaves 'Door Wide Open' for Fossil Fuel Bailouts
Climate action advocacy groups on Tuesday blasted Democratic congressional leadership for introducing a 1,815-page, $3 trillion coronavirus relief package that fails to close loopholes for fossil fuel corporations that are lobbying for federal bailouts under the cover of the pandemic.
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Chief Justice John Roberts spoke via an audio feed of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on May 12, 2020 in cases dealing with the subpoenas from the Congress to obtain President Donald Trump's financial records. The Court held arguments via teleconference due to Covid-19. News
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
President 'Not Above the Law,' Say Groups, as Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Trump Subpoena Cases With Vast Implications
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments—by telephone, because of the coronavirus pandemic—for three cases in which President Donald Trump is trying to block the release of multiple years of his tax returns and financial records subpoenaed by House committees and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.
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A customer wearing a face mask amid concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic walks past empty shelves at a supermarket in Bangkok on March 16, 2020. News
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
As Pandemic Rattles Global Food System, Report Deems Mass Malnutrition World's Top Killer
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to expose and exacerbate enduring issues and inequities in the global food and health systems, a United Nations-backed report released Tuesday declares the double burden of malnutrition—undernourishment and obesity—the leading cause of death worldwide.
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Monday, May 11, 2020
Rights Groups Work to Stop 'Unnecessary and Potentially Disenfranchising Purges' of Voter Rolls in Pennsylvania
American civil rights groups on Monday moved to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the right-wing activist group Judicial Watch that critics warn could result in "the unnecessary and potentially disenfranchising purges" of voter rolls in three Pennsylvania counties ahead of the November elections.
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Journalists wearing masks document a protest in Chicago where demonstrators were calling on the Illinois governor to suspend rent and mortgage payments to help those who have lost their income due to the coronavirus on April 30, 2020. News
Monday, May 11, 2020
As Covid-19 Devastates Already Struggling Industry, New Blueprint Sets Forth Bold Vision to Save Local Journalism
As the coronavirus pandemic continued to devastate local news outlets across the United States—even as some have seen audience and subscription boosts—the group Free Press Action on Monday unveiled a proposal to provide crucial financial relief to newsrooms and reporters while envisioning a more...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden on Jan. 7, 2020 delivers remarks about the Trump administration's recent actions in Iraq at Current, Chelsea Piers in New York City. News
Monday, May 11, 2020
'Time for a Major Shift': Groups Demand Biden Vow End to Endless Wars and Destructive US Foreign Policy
In a letter Monday to former Vice President Joe Biden, over 50 groups urged the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for president to embrace "a principled foreign policy, one that prioritizes diplomacy and multilateralism over militarism."
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Friday, May 08, 2020
Fears of Bolsonaro's Threat to the Amazon Realized as New Data Shows Rainforest Destruction Up 55%
Greenpeace on Friday warned of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's attacks on environmental law in his country as new data showed that deforestation has "skyrocketed" in the Amazon rainforest this year, particularly in Indigenous territories. A Greenpeace Brazil analysis found that...
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr News
Friday, May 08, 2020
'A Cancer on Justice in This Nation': Fresh Demand for Barr's Resignation—or Impeachment—After Flynn Charges Dropped
Fresh demands for the resignation or impeachment of U.S. Attorney General William Barr have started stacking up since the Department of Justice on Thursday dropped its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, which critics have condemned as a decision designed to politically benefit President Donald Trump.
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