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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Healthcare activist Ady Barkan, who has terminal ALS, will testify before federal lawmakers at a hearing on Medicare for All next Tuesday. (Photo: Ady Barkan/Facebook) News
Friday, April 26, 2019
Dying Healthcare Activist Ady Barkan to Testify at Congress's First-Ever Medicare for All Hearing
After progressives raised concerns about the people invited to testify next week at Congress's first-ever hearing on Medicare for All, dying healthcare activist Ady Barkan announced Friday that he has joined the witness list.
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Abdul El-Sayed News
Friday, April 26, 2019
Making Case for Green New Deal, Abdul El-Sayed Argues It's Also a Public Health New Deal
The Green New Deal is also a Public Health New Deal—and should be supported for that—physician and progressive activist Abdul El-Sayed argues in a op-ed published Friday in The Guardian .
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People stand on top of a broken bridge News
Friday, April 26, 2019
Latest 'Wake-Up Call' of Climate Emergency as Historic Cyclone Hits Still Reeling Mozambique
Urgent calls for international aid and climate action mounted Friday after the stongest cyclone to ever hit Mozambique made landfall just weeks after another powerful storm ravaged the impoverished African country.
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Children of Barrio Unión Sector Las Casitas News
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Economists Warn Trump's Sanctions Targeting Venezuela 'A Death Sentence for Tens of Thousands of People'
Two American economists warn that U.S. sanctions targeting Venezuela "are a death sentence for tens of thousands of people" and that the nation's humanitarian crisis will worsen as long as the sanctions continue.
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Members of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition News
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Florida GOP Condemned for Undermining Hard-Won Voting Rights for Felons With 'Modern Day Poll Tax'
Florida state lawmakers are under fire for passing legislation critics call a "modern day poll tax" that would undermine last year's successful ballot initiative to restore voting rights for people who have completed felony sentences.
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F-15E Strike Eagle News
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
'Unprecedented': UN Finds US-Backed Forces Killed More Afghan Civilians Than Taliban and ISIS Did So Far in 2019
In an "unprecedented" revelation that highlights the consequences of the seemingly endless war in Afghanistan, the United Nations announced Wednesday that U.S.-backed forces killed more Afghan civilians than the Taliban and other armed anti-government groups did in the first three months of this year.
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California privacy graphic News
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Digital Rights Defenders Sound Alarm Over Big Tech's Efforts to 'Erode' California's Landmark Privacy Law
Digital rights advocacy groups are sounding the alarm about legislation in California backed by Big Tech that critics warn would water down a landmark data privacy law the state adopted last year.
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Sumatran orangutans News
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
'Coming Mass Extinction' Caused by Human Destruction Could Wipe Out 1 Million Species, Warns UN Draft Report
On the heels of an Earth Day that featured calls for radical action to address the current "age of environmental breakdown," Agence France-Presse revealed Tuesday that up to a million species face possible extinction because of destructive human behavior.
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child eats strawberry News
Friday, April 19, 2019
'Finally!': Court Orders EPA to Stop Stalling Potential Ban on Pesticide Tied to Brain Damage in Kids
In a ruling welcomed by public health advocates, a federal court on Friday ordered the Trump administration to stop stalling a potential ban on a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, giving regulators until mid-July to make a final decision.
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climate activists News
Friday, April 19, 2019
Decrying 'Toxic Alliance' of Macron and Polluters, Climate Campaigners Stage One of France's Largest Ever Acts of Civil Disobedience
Parts of a major business district just outside of Paris city limits were "paralyzed" Friday when more than 2,000 climate campaigners staged what organizers described as one of France's largest ever acts of civil disobedience.
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