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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protest outside white house News
Friday, November 01, 2019
'Outrageous' and 'Reprehensible': Trump Gives Taxpayer-Funded Groups Green Light to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People
From taxpayer-funded foster care and adoption agencies to programs that serve individuals struggling with substance abuse and youth homelessness, grantees of the Department of Health and Human Services got a green light from the Trump administration Friday to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
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toxic coal ash News
Friday, November 01, 2019
Green Group Threatens Suit Over 'Unconscionable Handout to Polluters' as EPA Attacks Water Rules for Coal Ash
The environmental advocacy group Food & Water Action threatened the Trump administration with legal action Thursday in response to a New York Times report that detailed the Environmental Protection Agency's plans to roll back an Obama-era regulation that aimed to protect waterways near coal-fired power plants from toxins.
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The camera is seen on a facial recognition device News
Friday, November 01, 2019
US Agencies Sued Over Secretive Use of Facial Recognition and Other 'Dystopian Surveillance Technology'
Warning of grave threats to Americans' privacy and demanding transparency in the name of public good, the national ACLU and its Massachusetts chapter filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration in an effort to unveil the agencies' secretive use of facial recognition technology nationwide.
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CTU teachers News
Thursday, October 31, 2019
'When We Fight, We Win!': After 11-Day Strike, Chicago Teachers Reach Deal With Mayor
Chicago public school teachers and their supporters celebrated Thursday after reaching a deal with Mayor Lori Lightfoot that will enable educators to return to classrooms Friday and make up five days of missed pay from the 11-day strike.
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Scientists Demand 'Paradigm Shift' After Study Shows 'Frightening' Decline of Insects and Spiders
Scientists behind a decade-long biodiversity study published Wednesday, which showed "frightening" declines of insects and spiders in German grasslands and forests, are calling for a "paradigm shift" in land-use policy.
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Fire is seen near Getty Center in Los Angeles, the United States, Oct. 28, 2019. Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate their homes after a fast-moving wildfire erupted early Monday morning near the famous Getty Center in Los Angeles in the western U.S. state of California. (Photo: Qian Weizhong/Xinhua via Getty) News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
As Climate Crisis-Fueled Fires Rage, Fears Grow of an 'Uninhabitable' California
With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Greta Thunberg Declines Nordic Environmental Award, Decrying Chasm Between Climate Science and Climate Action
Declining an environmental award from the Nordic Council on Tuesday, Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg called on the region's countries to "lead the way" in worldwide efforts to meet the Paris accord's goals and avert climate catastrophe.
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The exterior of a Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
'Deeply Disturbing': Missouri Health Director Testifies He Kept Spreadsheet of Planned Parenthood Patients' Menstrual Periods
In a revelation Tuesday that Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri described as "deeply disturbing," the state health director Dr. Randall Williams testified at an administrative commission hearing that he kept a spreadsheet to track Planned Parenthood patients' menstrual periods.
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climate strikers News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Demanding Seat at the Table, Youth Organizers Announce New Wave of Climate Strikes Ahead of UN Talks in Chile
After millions of people worldwide took to the streets last month for a pair of global climate strikes, youth organizers on Tuesday announced a new wave of actions direct at upcoming United Nations climate talks schedule for December in Santiago, Chile.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Vowing to Put People Before Corporate Interests, Sanders Agrees He Poses 'Existential Threat to the Democratic Party'
White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday agreed with centrist group Third Way that he poses an "existential threat" to the Democratic Party and called for transforming it to serve working-class people in a wide-ranging interview with CNBC 's John Harwood.
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