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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telesur english twitter News
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
'Deeply Disturbing': For Second Time This Year, Facebook Suspends Left-Leaning teleSUR English Without Explanation
For the second time this year, Facebook has suspended teleSUR English's page, claiming the left-leaning Latin American news network violated the social media platform's terms of service without any further explanation—a move that provoked outrage and concern among journalists, free speech advocates...
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ab, cr News
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Healthcare Activist Ady Barkan, Reproductive Rights Leaders Call on Collins and GOP Colleagues to #StopKavanaugh
Activist Ady Barkan—a terminally ill ALS patient who has garnered national attention protesting against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—and reproductive rights advocates including former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards traveled to Portland, Maine on Sunday for events that aimed to raise awareness about the threat that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh poses to Americans' healthcare.
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memorial News
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Heather Heyer Remembered 'for Daring to Stand Up' as Anti-Racists Counter DC White Supremacist Rally
A year after James Alex Fields Jr. intentionally slammed a vehicle into a crowd protesting the racist "Unite the Right" demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, many people turned to the streets and social media this weekend to remember Heyer and denounce racism ahead of a white supremacist anniversary rally near the White House.
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attack in 2014 News
Sunday, August 12, 2018
As Victims' Families Fight for Justice, Secret Report Details How Israel Used Armed Drone to Kill Gazan Children
A secret report by the Israeli military police—obtained by The Intercept 's Robert Mackey — reveals that a week into Israel's Operation Protective Edge in 2014, "air force, naval, and intelligence officers" mistook four 10- and 11-year-old boys who were playing on a beach in Gaza for Hamas...
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tent city News
Saturday, August 11, 2018
'Dragging Their Feet': Trump Admin Delays Closure of Texas 'Tent City' for Migrant Children—Again
The Trump administration is delaying closure of a Texas "tent city" that houses migrant boys who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or were separated from their families under the president's cruel " zero tolerance " policy, according to a CBS News report published early Saturday...
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Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) News
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Facing Insider Trading Charges, Trump's First Congressional Backer Suspends Re-Election Campaign
Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.)—the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump's bid for president—announced on Saturday that he is suspending his re-election campaign after he was arrested on Wednesday and charged for his alleged role in an insider trading scheme.
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Tom Perez News
Friday, August 10, 2018
'Absolute Failure': DNC Passes Perez Resolution Reversing Ban on Donations From Fossil Fuel PACs
Just two months after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was celebrated by environmentalists for banning donations from fossil fuel companies, it voted 30-2 on Friday to adopt a resolution from Chair Tom Perez that critics said effectively reverses the ban and represents "an absolute failure by the DNC."
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kayakers News
Friday, August 10, 2018
Anti-Pipeline Kayaktivists Hit With Felony Charges Under Louisiana's New ALEC-Inspired Law That Criminalizes Protest
Three kayaktivists who oppose construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline—the tail end of Energy Transfer Partner's Dakota Access Pipeline—are reportedly the first people to be charged with felonies under a new Louisiana law that, like a model bill crafted by the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), criminalizes peaceful protests of fossil fuel projects.
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activist confronts police News
Friday, August 10, 2018
'Peak Dystopia': Chicago Police Bolster Distrust With 'Bait Truck' Full of Nikes in Poor Black Neighborhood
On the same day anti-violence protesters shut down Chicago's Lake Shore Drive during rush hour, demanding the resignations of Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, police in the city launched a sting operation that involved leaving a "bait truck" full of boxed Nike shoes in...
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Haspel News
Friday, August 10, 2018
Though "Too Late" Now, Cables From Secret CIA Black Site Read Like Gina Haspel's "Torture Journaling"
Government cables reported in the New York Times on Friday "read like torture journaling," critics said after reviewing the interrogation techniques—"loud noise, sleep deprivation, forced nudity, wall-slamming, and waterboarding"—that CIA operatives used on an al-Qaida suspect in 2002 at a secret prison run by Gina Haspel, whom the Senate confirmed as agency chief in May despite widespread outrage over her torturous record.
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