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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Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego News
Thursday, May 07, 2020
'Many More Will Die': First Known Death From Covid-19 of Immigrant in ICE Custody Bolsters Release Calls
A 57-year-old immigrant in the custody of the U.S. government died Wednesday from complications related to Covid-19, bolstering demands from human rights activists and experts that the Trump administration immediately overhaul its detention policies given health concerns related to the ongoing pandemic.
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Students hold signs as they take part in a walkout at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts on April 30, 2018 in response to the school's handling of a sexual assault case. News
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
'We'll Fight This': Groups Outraged Over DeVos 'Gutting' Title IX Protections for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Advocacy groups that support survivors of sexual harassment and assault are vowing to fight against federal rules set to take effect in August governing how all public and private U.S. schools, including higher education institutions, must respond to allegations involving students.
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Medical workers take in patients outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center on May 4, 2020 in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hospitals in New York are beginning to see a drop in news coronavirus cases as New York continues to be one of the global centers of the Covid-19 outbreak. News
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
'Trump Death Clock' Unveiled to Spur Accountability for President's Fatal Covid-19 Failures
Drawing inspiration from the billboard-sized National Debt Clock in New York City, American filmmaker and author Eugene Jarecki on Wednesday launched an online " Trump Death Clock " to measure the cost in human lives of President Donald Trump and his administration's "reckless handling" of the...
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A driver and passenger wear face masks as Uber and Lyft drivers with Rideshare Drivers United and the
 Transport Workers Union of America conduct a 'caravan protest' outside the California Labor Commissioner's office amidst the coronavirus pandemic on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. News
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
As Gig Workers Struggle Amid Outbreak, California Sues Lyft and Uber for Refusing to Classify Drivers as Employees
After months of pressure from Lyft and Uber drivers, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco on Tuesday sued the ride-hailing companies for refusing to classify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors in violation of Assembly Bill 5, the historic labor rights legislation that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last year.
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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists May 5, 2020 as he departs the White House in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Barring Covid-19 Testimony by Top Officials, President Dismisses House Oversight as 'Set Up' by 'Trump-Haters'
In remarks to reporters outside the White House Tuesday, President Donald Trump claimed he was flouting U.S. House oversight of his administration's response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic because the Democratic majority is made up of "a bunch of Trump-haters."
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Firefighters sprays water on a back fire while battling the spread of the Maria Fire as it moves quickly towards Santa Paula, California, on Nov. 1, 2019. News
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
In Another Record 'We Should Not Be Breaking,' Daily Average of CO2 Levels Hits High of 418.12 ppm
Climate scientists and campaigners reiterated their demands for urgent global action to dramatically reduce planet-heating emissions in response to a new record-breaking reading on Sunday of the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Health workers greet people as they arrive in cars at a mobile Covid-19 testing site at the Westside Community Center in the Goldsboro neighborhood of Sanford, Florida on April 23, 2020. News
Friday, May 01, 2020
As Millions Stripped of Health Coverage Amid Covid-19, House Dems Unveil Bill for Emergency Expansion of Medicare and Medicaid
Just a day after the U.S. Labor Department announced that more than 30 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since mid-March, over 30 House Democrats came together to introduce legislation that would guarantee healthcare coverage to all Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Friday, May 01, 2020
'This Is What a Disaster Looks Like': Ocasio-Cortez House Bill Would Allow FEMA to Provide Pandemic Relief
As the U.S. death toll from Covid-19 stood above 63,000 people Friday—with over a million confirmed cases nationwide—Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would enable a federal relief agency to provide disaster assistance during pandemics.
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Critics of the proposed private equity takeover of the .org domain held a protest in Los Angeles in January 2020. News
Friday, May 01, 2020
Civil Society Groups Celebrate 'Stunning Victory' in Effort to #SaveDotOrg From Private Equity Takeover
In a move celebrated by advocacy groups across the globe as "a major victory for the millions of nonprofits, civil society organizations, and individuals who make .org their home online," a body that oversees web addresses on Thursday blocked a takeover of the top-level domain by the private equity firm Ethos Capital.
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Fracking wells are seen on a farm in McKenzie County, North Dakota in 2013. News
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Expansion of Fed Lending Program Blasted as Bailout for 'Toxic and Reckless' Fossil Fuel Industry
The Federal Reserve came under fire Thursday for expanding its emergency Main Street Lending Program in a way that, as the watchdog group Public Citizen warned, "could allow failing, highly indebted oil and gas companies to borrow money at low rates."
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