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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Water protectors protested at a construction site for the Line 3 pipeline near Cloquet, Minnesota on February 2, 2021. (Photo: the Movement to Stop Line 3) News
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Over 50 Water Protectors in Minnesota March Onto Line 3 Pipeline Easement to Stop Construction
After three protesters were arrested on Monday at a Minnesota construction site for Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline, more than 50 water protectors on Tuesday marched onto an easement—with two people locking themselves to an excavator—and temporarily shut down work on the contested tar sands project. "...
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<p>Protesters march in front of the White House to call for the closure of Guantánamo Bay military prison. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregfoster/3378018795/">Greg Foster</a>/flickr/cc)</p> News
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
'We Will Hold Him Accountable Until He Does': 110+ Groups Demand Biden Close Gitmo Without Delay
Building on recent demands from advocacy groups and ex-detainees , 111 organizations on Tuesday collectively called on President Joe Biden to close the Guantánamo Bay offshore prison, end indefinite military detention, recognize the harmful effects of post-9/11 practices, and chart a new course for...
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Traffic police check the tires of electric school buses in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
'Kids Deserve a World Without Diesel Emissions': Report Offers Roadmap for Electric School Bus Transition
While some students are still learning remotely or on hybrid schedules due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the climate emergency hasn't suddenly disappeared because of the devastating public health crisis—meaning neither has the need to radically and rapidly transform society. "While electric...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speak after a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) News
Monday, February 01, 2021
As GOP Senators Push Smaller Covid-19 Relief Package, Dem Leaders Move to Advance Biden's Bolder Plan
Ahead of President Joe Biden's Monday evening meeting with GOP senators to discuss watering down his Covid-19 relief proposal, congressional Democratic leaders took the first step toward passing a bolder pandemic aid package through a process that would not require any Republican support. "The...
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More than 200 overdose prevention activists staged a protest on August 28, 2019—before the coronavirus pandemic—at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NYC office to call out the Democrat for not enacting evidence-based overdose prevention policies that could save lives. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Monday, February 01, 2021
Showing 'Better, More Just World Is Possible,' Oregon Decriminalizes Low-Level Possession of All Drugs
In what justice advocates celebrated as a major shift away from the devastating and failed policies of the nation's so-called "war on drugs," Oregon on Monday officially became the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs with a new policy that also aims to boost access...
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A U.S. Capitol Police vehicle drives through a gate in the eight-foot tall steel fence topped with concertina razor wire on January 29, 2021 in Washington, D.C. The temporary fencing was built following the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a right-wing mob that left five people dead and scores injured. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Friday, January 29, 2021
Freshmen Dems Lead Resolution to Censure Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Call for Her Resignation
While GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia faced widespread criticism even before entering Congress this year for supporting conspiracy theories and expressing racist views, in light of reporting this week that she showed support on Facebook for executing prominent Democrats, two House...
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Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group speaks during the Forum MED Mediterranean Dialogues summit in Rome, Italy on November 30, 2017. (Photo: Riccardo De Luca/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) News
Friday, January 29, 2021
Progressives Applaud Rob Malley, Key Nuclear Deal Negotiator, as Biden's Special Envoy for Iran
Progressives on Friday welcomed the addition of Robert Malley, a Middle East expert and Iran nuclear deal negotiator, to the Biden administration as a positive step away from the previous U.S. administration's hostile rhetoric and policies toward Tehran, which often generated fears of a hot war. "...
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MoveOn Civic Action is running an ad on the Houston Chronicle's homepage calling for the resignation of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). (Photo: MoveOn) News
Friday, January 29, 2021
New 'Treason Caucus' Campaign Targets Cruz, Hawley, and Others for Role in Deadly Capitol Insurrection
Demands for accountability ramped up on Friday as the progressive organization MoveOn Civic Action launched a "Treason Caucus" campaign calling on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to resign or be expelled from office for his role in helping to incite the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on...
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Melissa Simpson holds up her arm with "My Body My Choice" written on it during a protest against recently passed abortion ban bills at the Georgia State Capitol building, on May 21, 2019 in Atlanta. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 28, 2021
'A Win for Reproductive Freedom': Rights Advocates Applaud After Biden Rescinds Global Gag Rule
Reproductive rights advocates praised U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday after he rescinded the global gag rule, which blocks foreign organizations that provide information, referrals, or services for abortion, or advocate for decriminalization or expanding access, from receiving federal...
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David Hogg, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida., speaks on the East Front of the Capitol during a rally to organize letters to be delivered to congressional offices calling for an expansion of background checks on gun purchases on Monday, March 25, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) News
Thursday, January 28, 2021
If Someone Like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene 'Shoots and Kills Me,' Says David Hogg, 'Politicize My Death' to Strengthen Gun Laws
Mass shooting survivor David Hogg on Thursday gave fellow activists permission to "immediately politicize" his death and use it to pass strong gun violence prevention laws in the event that "some out of their mind person" like Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia shoots and kills him...
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