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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press briefing News
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
'Authoritarian Impulses': Trump Suggests Stripping Reporters' Credentials Over 'Negative' Coverage
While U.S. press freedom continues to decline , " media-bashing enthusiast " President Donald Trump reiterated his hostility toward journalists who critically cover his administration on Wednesday, provoking a new wave of warnings from reporters and and supporters of the First Amendment. Trump...
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Haspel News
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
As Haspel Faces Senate, People Tortured by CIA Have Some Things to Say and Questions to Ask
With Gina Haspel , President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA and known participant in the agency's post-9/11 torture program, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, some of the people abused by the agency are doing what they can to make their voices heard. Fatima...
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Gina Haspel News
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
CIA Propaganda Denounced as Durbin Sounds Alarm Over Agency Effort to Whitewash Haspel's Torturous Past
As Gina Haspel faces mounting opposition ahead of her Wednesday confirmation hearing to head the CIA, the Senate's top Democrat is raising concerns about the agency's "robust" public relations campaign—which other critics have called a "domestic propaganda" operation—to distract from and downplay...
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young protesters News
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
To Redistribute Wealth and Battle Inequality, UK Proposal Would Provide Every 25-Year-Old With £10,000 "Citizen's Inheritance"
A visionary new report by a U.K.-based think tank proposes giving each British 25-year-old a £10,000 ($13,519) "citizen's inheritance" to help redistribute wealth while offering young people a better chance to secure housing, pursue higher education, start businesses, and invest in pensions. A New...
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Mueller News
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Mueller Refuses Trump Lawyers' Request to Respond in Writing to Interview Questions
Following the leak of Special Counsel Robert Mueller 's questions for President Donald Trump regarding the Russia investigation, and conflicting comments by Trump and his new attorney, Rudy Giuliani , Mueller has reportedly rejected a request by Trump's legal team to answer the questions in writing...
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seattle chase News
Monday, May 07, 2018
#ShutDownChase: Environmentalists Occupy Bank's Seattle Office to Denounce Its Funding of Climate Disaster
With JPMorgan Chase's annual shareholder meeting set to take place in Texas next week, 350.org Seattle and five other environmental groups organized a demonstration to protest the bank's ongoing investment in fossil fuels, particularly tar sands. At least five indigenous and 15 non-indigenous...
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senators backing net neutrality News
Monday, May 07, 2018
Senate Democrats Prepare Final Push to Save Net Neutrality as Support for 'Red Alert' Campaign Grows
As a growing number of websites are gearing up to " go red " on Wednesday to raise awareness about the closing window of time Congress has to restore federal net neutrality protections repealed by Republican regulators last December, Senate Democrats are preparing to force a vote on the matter as...
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protest News
Friday, May 04, 2018
After Achieving 'Something Truly Historic,' Arizona Teachers Head Back to Classrooms With Sights on November Elections
A week after teachers walked out of public schools across Arizona, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed a budget bill that gives a 20 percent raise to teachers and $138 million more funding to schools, which led educators to end the strike but vow to keep fighting for demands that were unmet by the...
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Bezos News
Friday, May 04, 2018
Last Year, Amazon Paid No Federal Income Taxes. Now, It's Trying to Kill a Local Tax That Aims to Help the Homeless
After Amazon stocks soared last week—making founder Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, $12 billion richer—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted that the company paid no federal income tax last year, which was confirmed by independent analysis on Thursday, and comes as Amazon is trying to kill a...
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Tim Berners-Lee News
Thursday, May 03, 2018
'From Utopia to Dystopia' and Back Again: Internet Pioneer Tim Berners-Lee Calls for 'New Web' That Reclaims Original Democratic Principles
As open internet advocates pressure governments and major tech companies to respect the free flow of information online and users' privacy, World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee spoke Wednesday about how his creation has gone "from utopia to dystopia in 29 short years," and how it can be...
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