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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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee News
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
As Larger Battle Rages, Washington Enacts First State Law to Protect Net Neutrality
While battles continue in both the federal court system and Congress, Washington has become the first state to enact a law to enforce net neutrality protections following a federal rollback late last year. "Today we make history: Washington will be the first state in the nation to preserve the open...
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North and South Korea meeting News
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Denuclearization on Table After 'Openhearted Talk' Between North and South Korea Moves Nations Away From War
At an " openhearted talk " in Pyongyang, North Korea on Monday night, the nation's leader Kim Jong Un reportedly told a South Korea delegation that he is willing to halt nuclear and missile tests during diplomatic discussions with the United States, a move that may bring members of the Trump...
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Dreamers outside White House News
Sunday, March 04, 2018
'Don't Deport Immigrant Youth': Dreamers Rally Outside White House Ahead of Trump's DACA Deadline
One day ahead of the deadline set by President Donald Trump for Congress to pass a bill to address the group of undocumented young immigrants known as Dreamers, rights advocates rallied outside the White House on Sunday to demand action from the president and oppose his administration's deportation...
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Ben Cohen News
Sunday, March 04, 2018
Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Among Those Arrested at Vermont Protest of F-35 Fighter Jets
Ahead of a Tuesday referendum in Burlington, Vermont on whether local officials should fight plans to base F-35 bomber planes at the city airport next year, protesters—including the co-founder of the Ben & Jerry's ice cream company—were arrested Saturday for a demonstration featuring a...
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Xi Jinping, Donald Trump News
Sunday, March 04, 2018
Trump Raises Alarm by Praising Chinese President's Power Grab at Private Mar-a-Lago Fundraiser
While President Donald Trump earned some laughs at a D.C. dinner on Saturday— in his words , "nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do"—ethics experts warn his commentary earlier in the day, praising the Chinese president's power grab, was no laughing matter. "Either he's losing it, or...
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News
Saturday, March 03, 2018
North Korea Says US Demands and Joint Military Drills Impede Diplomatic Talks
While advocates for peace and diplomacy remain anxious over incendiary rhetoric from U.S. war hawks, the North Korean government responded on Saturday to recent calls for talks as well as upcoming joint military drills by the United States and South Korea by rejecting U.S. preconditions for...
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Jared Kushner News
Friday, March 02, 2018
'Kushner Must Resign': Calls Intensify for Trump Son-in-Law to Step Down
Calls are mounting for President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner to resign or be fired from the White House amid heightened concerns about conflicts of interest with his family's real estate firm following a series of alarming reports this week. "This simply can't go on...
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Carl Icahn News
Friday, March 02, 2018
'Such a Fortunate Coincidence': Trump Ally Carl Icahn Ditched Steel Stocks Before Tariffs Made Public
Carl Icahn, a former special adviser to President Donald Trump, is facing allegations of possible insider trading after a federal filing revealed the billionaire investor started selling off millions of dollars in stock for a company that significantly depends on steel just a few days before the...
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Sinclair sign News
Friday, March 02, 2018
Sinclair's Sneaky Moves to Skirt Rules and Get Tribune Merger Approved
Right-wing television giant Sinclair Broadcast Group is attempting to skirt ownership rules and gain approval from federal regulators for a $3.9 billion merger with Tribune Media by proposing sales—such as Chicago's WGN-TV to a Maryland-based car dealer—that would involve Sinclair still providing...
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protests News
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Amid Threats of Discipline, Hundreds of Colleges Assure Prospective Students Anti-Gun Protests Cool With Them
Since some high school officials started threatening to punish students who engage in protests for gun control after a mass shooter killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida last month, scores of colleges and university have issued statements reassuring applicants that they will not be rejected or have...
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