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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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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anti-Trump protest News
Thursday, March 01, 2018
New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Think Trump Is Racist
A new poll found that the majority of Americans believe the self-proclaimed " least racist person "—and serial liar —President Donald Trump is in fact a racist, and that his policies have been particularly harmful to people of color. "The problem isn't just that Trump's a racist. It's that he keeps...
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Jared Kushner News
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Kushner's Company Got Hundreds of Millions in Loans After White House Meetings With Top Execs: Report
Jared Kushner's rough week got a little worse on Wednesday, when the New York Times reported that the family real estate company of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received millions of dollars in loans from two financial firms after Kushner met with their top executives at...
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Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf News
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Oakland Mayor Applauded for Warning Community About ICE Raids
In spite of calls for her arrest by right-wing news outlets and Twitter users , the mayor of Oakland, California is standing by her decision last weekend to warn undocumented residents about raids federal immigration agents had planned for the Northern part of the state. "As advocates, we took [the...
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bayer monsanto News
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Despite Major Public Opposition, EU Reportedly Set to Approve Bayer-Monsanto #MergerFromHell
Despite widespread opposition among the residents of Europe, the European Union is set to grant anti-trust approval of a $62.5 billion merger between German chemical giant Bayer and the U.S-based Monsanto, according to reports on Wednesday. "The European Commission should stop this merger from hell...
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Ben Carson News
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
While Nation's Poor Face Billions in Cuts, Don't-Make-Public-Housing-Too-Cozy Carson Spends Lavishly at HUD Offices
Ben Carson—who infamously suggested early in his tenure as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development that public housing for the nation's poor should not be " too cozy "—is under fire for a pricey redecoration of his D.C. offices, which comes as the administration proposes billions in...
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student debt caps News
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
As Trump Bolsters Predatory Lenders, Study Shows Benefits of Forgiving All Student Debt
As the Trump administration works diligently to exacerbate the nation's student debt crisis—including efforts to insulate student loan debt collectors from regulations that aim to curtail abusive and predatory tactics—a new study out this month imagines a bold alternative that would wipe out all...
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march for a clean energy revolution News
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Analysis: More Than 100 Cities Now Mostly Powered by Renewable Energy
More than 100 cities across the globe are now mostly powered by renewable energy, a number that has more than doubled over the past three years, according to a review of environmental data collected from entities worldwide. The new analysis, a tally of information collected by the U.K.-based group...
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Stephen Miller News
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Stephen Miller Can't Be Bothered to Stay Awake During Meeting About School Shootings
President Donald Trump's senior adviser Stephen Miller was widely ridiculed after photos surfaced of him snoozing at a White House meeting on Monday between the president and state governors to discuss school safety in the wake of a shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...
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young students attend education protest News
Monday, February 26, 2018
'Mean-Spirited': DeVos Attacks Effort to Better Serve Students of Color and Those With Disabilities
Civil rights advocates are calling out Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her "mean-spirited, reckless, and unnecessary" decision to delay a rule that aims to standardize to how schools identify students with disabilities in hopes of addressing issues of discrimination. "This issue is of...
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