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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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Friday, January 31, 2020
Declaring That 'Disability Rights Are Civil Rights,' Sanders Unveils 'Most Progressive' Plan of 2020 Field
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday unveiled a comprehensive plan to safeguard and strengthen the rights of people with disabilities that advocates celebrated as the "most progressive" proposal put forth so far by any 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate.
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News
Thursday, January 30, 2020
New Polling Shows That for the First Time Ever, a Majority of Americans Support Decriminalizing Sex Work
For the first time ever, a majority of American voters somewhat or strongly support decriminalizing sex work, according to new polling results published Thursday as part of a broader report from 28 human rights and public health groups.
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gomez News
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Outpouring of Grief After Missing Mexican Monarch Butterfly Defender Homero Gómez González Found Dead
Mexican conservationist Homero Gómez González was found dead Wednesday, about two weeks after he was reported missing, provoking a wave sorrow from allies and advocates worldwide as they honored his work running a butterfly sanctuary in the state of Michoacán.
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John Bolton News
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Impeachment Experts Argue Democrats Should Let Hunter Biden Testify in Exchange for John Bolton
As the U.S. Senate continues to debate the possibility of witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump Thursday, two prominent experts are making the case that Democrats should allow testimony from former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden in exchange for compelling Trump's former National Security Adviser John Bolton to speak under oath about what he knows.
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water News
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Sanders Takes Aim at Corporate Polluters With Bill to Clean Up Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' in Drinking Water
"It is not a radical idea to demand that when people in the world's richest country turn on their taps, the water they drink is free of toxic chemicals," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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David Miranda and Glenn Greenwald News
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Glenn Greenwald and David Miranda on Bolsonaro's Far-Right Movement in Brazil: 'We Intend to Fight This Repression, Not Flee From It'
In an op-ed published Wednesday by the Guardian , American journalist Glenn Greenwald and Brazilian Congressman David Miranda—who are married and live with their two children in Rio de Janeiro—vowed to continue fighting against the movement behind Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, despite attacks that have included detailed death threats targeting their family.
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Anna Taylor, U.K. leader of the youth climate strikes, and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg News
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
'A Watershed Moment': The Guardian Applauded for Banning Ads From Fossil Fuel Companies
Climate advocacy groups and campaigners celebrated after the Guardian announced Wednesday that it "will no longer accept accept advertising from oil and gas companies," which applies "to any business primarily involved in extracting fossil fuels, including many of the world's largest polluters," and urged media outlets across the globe to follow the British daily newspaper's lead.
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Camp Fire News
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
'Green New Dud, Not a Green New Deal': Climate Groups Denounce Draft Bill From House Democrats
Environmental advocacy groups issued mixed responses Tuesday after Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the legislative text of a draft bill for a national climate plan, with critics charging that the proposal isn't ambitious enough to address the planetary crisis. "At a...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Denouncing Trump Plan as 'Unacceptable,' Sanders Declares It Is Time to 'End the Israeli Occupation'
After U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled his long-awaited "peace deal" for the Israel-Palestine conflict, Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned the proposal as "unacceptable" and called for an end to Israel's decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories.
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Demonstrators hold signs News
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
41 Senators Urge Trump Administration to End 'Cruel and Dangerous' Effort to Cut Social Security Disability Benefits
Ahead of a public comment period ending Friday, dozens of U.S. senators came together Tuesday in a letter opposing a Trump administration proposal that could cut off hundreds of thousands of people from an estimated $2.6 billion in Social Security disability benefits over a decade.
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