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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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Corporate Tech Giants Invited, But Consumer Advocacy Groups Shut Out of Senate Hearing on Data Privacy
While representatives for Apple, AT&T, Amazon, Charter Communications, Google, and Twitter are all slated to testify at a Sept. 26 Senate hearing about safeguarding consumer data privacy, the nation's leading consumer advocacy groups weren't invited—and they're not happy about it. "The absence...
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Duda, Trump News
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Imperial Flattery and Presidential Narcissism: Poland's Offer to Help Build 'Fort Trump' Has It All
While the U.S. empire has long maintained a constellation of military bases and outposts across the planet as part of its strategy for global hegemony, the president of Poland on Tuesday exposed a new way foreign governments may try to exploit President Donald Trump's narcissistic impulses for their own geopolitical gain.
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McDonald's News
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
#MeToo Movement Takes on McDonald's as Workers Strike Against Sexual Harassment 'Epidemic'
In the first-ever nationwide strike of its kind for the fast food industry, hundreds of McDonald's workers channeled the power of the #MeToo movement on Tuesday by walking out to protest the company's failure to address the "sexual assault epidemic" at its restaurants.
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Anita Hill spoke with attendees at the John P. Frank Memorial Lecture at the Student Pavilion at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in February of 2018. News
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
As Demands Grow for Kavanaugh to Withdraw and FBI to Probe Assault Allegations, Anita Hill Offers 'Basic Ground Rules' for Senate Hearing
Nearly three decades after her own brave testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991, Anita Hill on Tuesday spoke out about the allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh and urged lawmakers not...
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Scott protesters News
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
'Say No to Red Tide Rick': Florida Governor Forced to Flee Event After Angry Protesters Shame Him Over Anti-Environment Record
As dead marine animals keep washing up on Florida's coasts, a campaign event for the state's term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Scott —who is attempting to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson—was "besieged" by a crowd of protesters angry about his environmental record, especially moves they say have exacerbated an ongoing red tide crisis.
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spy eye News
Monday, September 17, 2018
Free Press Advocates Alarmed by US Government's "Terrifying" Secret Rules for Spying on Journalists
Journalists and free press advocates are responding with alarm to newly released documents revealing the U.S. government's secret rules for using Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court orders to spy on reporters, calling the revelations "important" and "terrifying."
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Activists with Greenpeace News
Monday, September 17, 2018
'Dumbest Policy in the World': Report Details How Canada's Massive Fossil Fuel Subsidies Undermine Climate Action
"What's the dumbest policy in the world ? Public cash for oil and gas!" That's according to Patrick DeRochie, Climate & Energy program manager for the Canadian group Environmental Defence, who wrote Monday about a new report that aims to shed light on the Canadian government's hundreds of...
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Rescue workers are searching for dozens of people feared dead News
Monday, September 17, 2018
Scores Feared Dead in Philippines After Massive Landslide Triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut
Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the Philippines early Saturday as "the planet's strongest storm in 2018" before heading for China, has killed at least 69 people, and the death toll expected to rise in the worst hit portions of the Philippines as rescue workers search for dozens feared dead.
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut News
Friday, September 14, 2018
'Bigger, Stronger, and More Dangerous' Than Florence, Super Typhoon Mangkhut Strikes the Philippines
Amid ongoing media coverage about the dangers of Hurricane Florence—which has already killed multiple people in North Carolina—and warnings from extreme weather experts that such storms are made worse by human-caused climate crisis, the "bigger, stronger, and more dangerous" Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall early Saturday in the northern Philippines with sustained winds of 165 mph and gusts up to 200 mph.
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Young lionesses News
Friday, September 14, 2018
To Prevent 'Major Extinction Crisis,' Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050
A pair of leading scientists is calling on the global community to spend the next few decades working toward formal protections for at least half of the world's oceans and lands, warning that as the human population nears its projected 10 billion by mid-century, several species will face a heightened threat of extinction.
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