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
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
In Response to Oxfam Inequality Report, Sanders Calls for Global Movement to Counter 'Greed of Billionaire Class'
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has spent his several decades in politics fighting for working people and believes that "billionaires should not exist," responded to a new Oxfam International report on inequality by calling Tuesday for a global movement to pursue economic justice.
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XR Madrid News
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
After Spain Declares Climate Emergency, Activists Demand 'Concrete and Immediate' Action
Spain's new left-wing coalition government on Tuesday declared a climate emergency and promised to send ambitious legislation to the country's parliament within the next 100 days—moves that were welcomed by campaigners who responded with calls for "concrete and immediate" action plans.
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Strike WEF News
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Earth Defenders March on Davos as Global Financial Elite Targeted for Funding Climate Destruction
On the heels of a new Greenpeace report exposing how financial players that attend the World Economic Forum's annual meeting collectively have pumped at least $1.4 trillion into the fossil fuel industry over the past few years, the International March for Climate Justice arrived in Davos, Switzerland Tuesday for the start of the global summit.
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MLK mugshot News
Monday, January 20, 2020
'Sit This One Out': FBI Slammed for Social Media Shoutout to Martin Luther King Jr.
After the FBI took to Twitter Monday with a message that allegedly aimed to honor "the life and work" of Martin Luther King Jr., a chorus of critics promptly urged the bureau to "sit this one out," pointing to its history of spying on King and trying to convince the civil rights leader to kill himself.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is shoved back by Mississippi patrolmen during the 1966 March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson News
Monday, January 20, 2020
Countering Annual Whitewash of His Legacy, Progressives Remember the 'Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist' Martin Luther King Jr.
While the likes of President Donald Trump, right-wing Republicans, and Pentagon officials—in addition to many liberals—marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with selective quotes and messages, progressives aimed to challenge their whitewashed narrative of the civil rights leader's legacy with detailed reminders of King's scathing critique of not only racism but also capitalism, militarism, and imperialism.
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Clarice Akinyi washes clothes in Mashimoni village, Nairobi, Kenya News
Monday, January 20, 2020
Blaming 'Flawed and Sexist' Capitalist System, Oxfam Report Finds 2,153 Billionaires Wealthier Than 4.6 Billion of World's Poorest
"Economic inequality is out of control," declares Time to Care , a new report about global wealth inequality that Oxfam International published Monday, ahead of the annual World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland.
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Demonstrators take part in the Women's March Jan. 20, 2018 in New York City. News
Friday, January 17, 2020
Millions Expected to Join Global Women's March to 'Act as a Catalyst for Political and Social Change'
Millions of advocates for women's human rights are expected to take to the streets in dozens of cities worldwide on Saturday, Jan. 18 for the fourth annual Global Women's March.
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Greta Thunberg and other protesters News
Friday, January 17, 2020
Joining Thousands of Swiss Climate Strikers Before Davos, Greta Thunberg Tells World Leaders: 'You Haven't Seen Anything Yet'
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg joined thousands of protesters on the streets of Lausanne, Switzerland Friday ahead a summit for the world's business and political leaders in Davos that kicks off Tuesday.
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Dead common murres News
Thursday, January 16, 2020
'Scale of This Failure Has No Precedent': Scientists Say Hot Ocean 'Blob' Killed One Million Seabirds
On the heels of new research showing that the world's oceans are rapidly warming, scientists revealed Wednesday that a huge patch of hot water in the northeast Pacific Ocean dubbed "the blob" was to blame for killing about one million seabirds.
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Sanders and Schumer News
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Schumer Praised for Joining Sanders in Voting Against Trump Trade Deal That Ignores Climate Crisis
Environmentalists and progressives nationwide celebrated Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's decision Thursday to vote against President Donald Trump's new trade deal because it ignored the human-caused climate crisis.
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