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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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager News
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Calls for Breaking Up Tech Giants Grow Louder After EU Hits Google With $1.7 Billion Antitrust Fine
In a move that elevated growing calls for breaking up tech giants, European regulators on Wednesday hit Alphabet's Google with its third antitrust fine in two years—this time, fining the company nearly $1.7 billion.
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News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
UNESCO Report Shows World's Most Vulnerable and Poor Paying More Than Rich for Clean Water
Globally, those who are poor or marginalized because of their identities pay far more than the rich to acquire clean water.
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wildfire News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
'The Trend Is Unmistakable': New Analysis Shows Heat Records Broken Twice as Often as Cold Ones
A new analysis revealed Tuesday that over the past two decades heat records across the United States have been broken twice as often as cold ones—underscoring experts' warnings about the increasingly dangerous consequences of failing to dramatically curb planet-warming emissions.
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Jair Bolsonaro News
Monday, March 18, 2019
'One of the World's Most Respected Intelligence Agencies': Bolsonaro's Bring-Your-Son-to-the-CIA Day
Nearly 55 years after the CIA backed a coup d'état that overthrew Brazil's democratically-elected government, the nation's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro raised eyebrows on Monday with an unusual and unannounced trip to the U.S. spy agency's headquarters in Virginia.
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Beira, Mozambique News
Monday, March 18, 2019
'Everything Is Destroyed': 90% of Mozambique Port City Wrecked by Tropical Cyclone Idai
Hundreds of people were killed and many more remain missing after a tropical cyclone destroyed 90 percent of the port city of Beira, Mozambique, before moving on to Malawi and Zimbabwe—eliciting fresh demands for bolder efforts to battle the climate crisis that is making extreme weather more common and devastating.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo News
Friday, March 15, 2019
'Blatant Effort to Intimidate and Retaliate': Pompeo Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes
Human rights defenders expressed outrage on Friday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the Trump administration is revoking or denying visas for any International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel who try to investigate or prosecute U.S. officials or key allies for potential war crimes.
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The Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant News
Friday, March 15, 2019
In Era of Aging Reactors, Nuclear Industry's Push for Deregulation Sparks Warning of 'Collision Course' With Disaster
Independent watchdogs are raising alarm about the nuclear power industry's ongoing efforts to convince federal regulators to scale back safety inspections and limit what "lower-level" issues are reported to the public.
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National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo News
Friday, March 15, 2019
North Korea Warns 'Gangster-Like' Tactics of Bolton and Pompeo Undermining Nuclear Talks
Two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cut short their second summit with no agreement or clear path forward, a top North Korean official said on Friday the "gangster-like" behavior of Trump's hawkish top officials helped derail the denuclearization negotiations.
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Eman Al-Nafjan and Loujain Al-Hathloul News
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Saudi Women's Rights Activists Receive 'Freedom to Write' Award as They Stand Trial in Riyadh
Three women's rights activists on trial in Saudi Arabia this week because of their efforts to expand human rights in the infamously oppressive kingdom are this year's recipients of an award "designed to honor a writer imprisoned for his or her work."
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glacier News
Thursday, March 14, 2019
UN Report Warns 'Locked In' Arctic Temperature Spikes Will Unleash Global Sea Level Rise
A new United Nations report warns that winter temperatures in the Arctic are still "locked in" to rise 3-5°C by 2050 and 5-9°C by 2080—with devastating consequences for the region and global sea levels—even if the international community cuts planet-warming emissions in line with the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
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