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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Trump News
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Democrats Demand Oversight Hearing as Trump White House Stonewalls GAO Investigators
A group of House Demcrats are demanding an urgent hearing over the Trump White House's "dramatic decision" to repeatedly stonewall a top federal watchdog agency. "We are writing to request that you hold an immediate hearing on the dramatic decision by the White House to obstruct investigations by...
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j20 News
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Victory for Dissent as Government Drops Charges Against Group of J20 Protesters
This is a developing story and may be updated... In a series of victories for civil disobedience rights on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) dropped charges and dismissed several cases against people involved with the #DisruptJ20 march during President Donald Trump's inauguration, and a...
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activists News
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Imposed Work Requirements Taint Medicaid Expansion Victory in Virginia
While the Virginia legislature voted Wednesday to expand Medicaid and provide health coverage to an additional 400,000 low-income residents, ending a years-long battle among state lawmakers, the Democrats' victory was tainted by a work requirements provision made possible by a Trump administration...
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News
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
As Trump EPA Attacks Workers and Environment, Trio of Lawsuits Takes Aim at "Outrageous" Pro-Pesticide Agenda
Amid Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's long list of personal scandals and the Trump administration's wide-ranging war on science , a trio of lawsuits filed Wednesday charge that the administration has actively endangered farmworkers and the environment by blocking...
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bank strike News
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Decrying Defaulted Loans of Deadbeat Corporations, One Million Indian Bank Workers Hold 48-Hour Strike
In a move that reportedly brought "the country's financial nervous system to a grinding halt," about a million bank employees across India kicked off a two-day strike on Wednesday to demand higher wages and that corporations be held accountable for failing to make loan payments. "Around 85,000 bank...
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cattle News
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
'No Such Thing as Cheap Meat': New Global Index Shows Industry's Failure to Combat Climate Crisis, Antibiotic Resistance
A new sustainability index found that roughly three-quarters of the world's largest meat and fish suppliers are failing to manage their contributions to worldwide antibiotic resistance as well as their contributions to the climate crisis, "putting the implementation of the Paris agreement in...
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protest News
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Keystone XL Developer "Infiltrates Our Democracy" With Major Campaign Contributions in Nebraska
TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, "is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance" against the project, an Associated Press review of public records revealed Tuesday. The...
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Puerto Rico News
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Harvard Study Puts Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico at Nearly 6,000 People—70 Times Official Count
A study published Tuesday in The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that nearly 6,000 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria , with a survey indicating the mortality rate is likely more than 70 times the highly contested official death toll of 64 . We knew the claim that only 64...
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boats News
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Amid Rocket Fire and Airstrikes, Gazans Launch Fishing Boats to Challenge Israel's Naval Blockade
As Palestinian militants fired mortar shells into southern Israel and Israeli forces responded with airstrikes on Gaza targets on Tuesday, a group of Palestinians launched a humanitarian envoy of fishing boats off the Gazan coast to challenge Israel and Egypt's naval blockade. A main boat carrying...
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bird with a chip bag News
Monday, May 28, 2018
EU Urged to Go Further to Save Trash-Filled Waters With New Proposed Plastics Ban
In a move welcomed by conservationists, the executive arm of the European Union (EU) on Monday proposed a ban on 10 common single-use plastics that, together with fishing gear, account for about 70 percent of marine litter across Europe. 500,000 tonnes of EU plastic waste end up in the sea every...
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