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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police at pride News
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
New Report Exposes 'Widespread Failure' of US Police to Protect and Serve Transgender People
A new report published Tuesday exposes the "widespread failure" of police forces across the United States to adequately protect and serve transgender people, and offers model policies and best practices to rectify this "systemic neglect."
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President Donald Trump News
Monday, May 06, 2019
400+ Former Federal Prosecutors: Trump Would Face Obstruction Charges If He Weren't President
More than 400 former federal prosecutors asserted in a statement published on Medium Monday that President Donald Trump would face multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice if he did not hold his current office.
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worker at marijuana shop News
Monday, May 06, 2019
'Equity-Centric' Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Introduced by Illinois Dems
Illinois's Democratic governor and state lawmakers unveiled legislation over the weekend to legalize recreational marijuana for residents aged 21 and older, expunge roughly 800,000 drug convictions, and establish a $20 million low-interest loan program to help "social equity applicants" enter the licensed cannabis industry.
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Activists with Extinction Rebellion Youth News
Friday, May 03, 2019
Demanding Urgent Action on Climate Emergency, Youth Lock Their Necks to UK Parliament's Gates
A small group of youth activists locked their necks to the U.K. Parliament's gates Friday to demand urgent government action to address the global climate crisis while young people worldwide took to the streets as part of the weekly school climate strike.
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world press freedom day News
Friday, May 03, 2019
On #WorldPressFreedomDay, a Reminder: Only 9% of Humanity Lives in Nations That Respect Reporters' Rights
As the international community celebrated #WorldPressFreedomDay on Friday, a leading global nonprofit warned that only 9 percent of humanity lives in countries with good or satisfactory levels of press freedom.
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assange hearing News
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Rejecting Extradition to US, Assange Tells UK Court His Award-Winning Journalism Has Protected 'Many People'
"I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected many, many people," WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a British court Thursday, speaking by video link from London's Belmarsh Prison.
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pelosi et al. News
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
'Nice But Extremely Insufficient': Critics Warn Bill to Keep US in Paris Agreement No Solution to Climate Emergency
Progressives are urging federal lawmakers to pursue a "real solution" to the climate crisis while House Democrats gear up for a vote this week on a bill to block President Donald Trump from ditching the Paris climate agreement.
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assange supporter News
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Ahead of Key Hearing on US Extradition, Assange Gets 50 Weeks in Prison for UK Bail Violation
The day before a court hearing planned for Thursday on the U.S. Justice Department's request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, a British judge sentenced him to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail seven years ago, when he first took refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
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RoundUp News
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Green Groups Say Trump EPA Backing Monsanto's Claim Glyphosate Not a Health Threat 'Completely Ignores Science'
Environmentalists swiftly slammed the Trump administration Tuesday for reaffirming the federal government's position that the world's most widely used herbicide poses no threat to public health—despite other global experts tying it to cancer.
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protest signs News
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
More Than 90% of Democratic Voters Want 2020 Candidate to Make Climate Action and Medicare for All Top Priorities: Poll
The global climate crisis and Medicare for All are top issues for a large majority of Democratic voters, according to new polling results published Tuesday by CNN .
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