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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young yemeni boy News
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
'Glimmer of Hope' for Yemen as Khanna Invokes War Powers Act to End US Support for Saudi-Led Slaughter of Civilians
Amid reports that civilian deaths have "surged dramatically" in Yemen since June, when the Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive to take control of the port city Hodeidah, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) on Wednesday officially introduced a highly anticipated resolution invoking the War Powers Act of 1973, in hopes of ending American support for the coalition's attacks and the resulting humanitarian crisis.
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Attorney Michael Avenatti shared a sworn declaration from his client Julie Swetnick detailing allegations that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh participated in multiple gang rapes while in high school. News
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
In Sworn Statement, New Accuser Julie Swetnick Says Kavanaugh Was 'Present' When She Was Gang Raped
In a bombshell development in the already contentious confirmation process of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, longtime government employee Julie Swetnick, in a sworn declaration signed under penalty of perjury , alleges that during house parties in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and other...
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Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn News
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
To Fight Climate Threat and 'Greed-Is-Good' Capitalism, Corbyn Offers 'Radical Plan to Rebuild and Transform' UK
Closing out the Labour Party's annual conference on Wednesday, Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn vowed to end "greed-is-good" capitalism and "kick-start a green jobs revolution" as part of his "radical plan to rebuild and transform" the United Kingdom.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani News
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
As Trump Attacks Global Cooperation at UN, Rouhani Says Hits Against Multilateralism Show 'Weakness of Intellect'
While U.S. President Donald Trump used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to denigrate migrants and global cooperation, his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, declared that " confronting multilateralism is not a sign of strength, rather it is a symptom of a weakness of intellect."
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News
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
'Shameless': Trump Repeals Rule Meant to Prevent Oil-Carrying 'Bomb Trains' From Derailing and Exploding
In a move that outraged environmentalists and increased the chances of deadly and destructive accidents, the Trump administration's Department of Transportation (DOT) has repealed an Obama-era rule that mandated safety upgrades for "dangerous" oil tanker trains to reduce the possibility of derailments, explosions, and spills.
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grapic of lock, fingerprint News
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Visionary Report Demands 'New Social Contract' to Curb Threats Tech Giants Pose to Democracy
"The crisis for democracy posed by digital disinformation demands a new social contract for the internet rooted in transparency, privacy, and competition," declares a new report that challenges the overwhelming power wielded by large tech firms and the online platforms they now control. "Now, we...
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Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon News
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Former UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: US For-Profit Health System 'Politically and Morally Wrong'
Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in an interview with the Guardian published Tuesday, called out the United States for failing to ensure that all Americans have healthcare, urged national leaders to implement a universal, publicly-funded system, and denounced the "powerful"...
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Yale Law School students hosted a sit-in on campus and joined protests on Capitol Hill on Monday to protest how the Senate has handled sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee and Yale alumnus Brett Kavanaugh. News
Monday, September 24, 2018
Students at Yale Law School, Kavanaugh's Alma Mater, Join Nationwide Protests Against His Confirmation
Alongside nationwide walkouts and Capitol Hill protests, hundreds of students at Yale Law School (YLS) demonstrated on and off campus on Monday to demand thorough and fair investigations into the multiple allegations of sexual assault that women have levied against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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Hundreds of protesters gathered at Senate offices on Monday to demand that lawmakers oppose U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Two women have accused him of sexual assault. News
Monday, September 24, 2018
Dozens Arrested as Survivors Flood Capitol Hill to Share Trauma of Sexual Assault, Demand Senate Reject Kavanaugh
Ahead of a 1pm national walkout on Monday to support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez—who have accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault—and demand that lawmakers oppose him, hundreds of critics flooded Capitol Hill to target specific senators such as Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), whose responses to the women's claims have outraged advocates for survivors of sexual violence.
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U.S. President Donald Trump News
Monday, September 24, 2018
As War on Drugs Again Declared Failure, Trump's UN Event Dismissed as 'Splashy' Backward-Thinking Photo Op
As the Trump administration pressures countries across the globe to back a drug policy document that critics say aims to ensure "that the world continues to implement the War on Drugs, despite the approach's dangerous consequences for human rights and national security," two new reports detail how that approach has been a major failure in the United States and call for "reform of the prohibition-based international drug control system, which is compromising a universal and holistic approach to the 'drug problem.'"
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