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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fisher News
Friday, March 30, 2018
Without Urgent Action, Warn Wildlife Experts, One-Third of US Species at Risk of Extinction
On the heels of a U.N.-funded study that warned about the massive consequences of a worldwide decline in biodiversity, U.S. conservation groups are raising alarms about new estimates that as many as one-third of American species are vulnerable to extinction. "This loss of wildlife has been sneaking...
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march News
Friday, March 30, 2018
As 'March of Great Return' Begins, Israeli Forces Gun Down Palestinian Protesters Along Gaza Border
Update: Today's death toll has risen to 15 with many hundreds more wounded. Earlier: With worries that numbers will continue to rise, Israeli snipers killed at least nine Palestinians and injured hundreds more as an estimated 20,000 gathered along the Gaza-Israel border for the launch of the six-...
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MbS, Mattis News
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Saudi Crown Prince—'Socially Acceptable War Criminal'—Enjoys US Tour Hosted by America's Elite
After meeting with President Donald Trump last week to reaffirm U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's brutal assault on Yemen, crown prince and accused war criminal Mohammed bin Salman, or MbS, is continuing his " whitewash tour " across the country with " a who's who of America's rich and...
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protester News
Thursday, March 29, 2018
ACLU to Cities: Defend Online Privacy, Net Neutrality With Publicly Owned Municipal Broadband
In response to Republicans' recent attacks on net neutrality and digital privacy protections at the behest of giant telecommunications companies, the ACLU is calling on local government leaders to establish municipal broadband systems. "States, cities, towns, and counties should take matters into...
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News
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Top DOJ Civil Rights Lawyer Resigns So She Can Battle DOJ's Attack on Civil Rights
A top civil rights attorney who has spent her entire law career at the Department of Justice is leaving to work for the nation's largest LGBTQ litigation group, Lambda Legal, in a move that will likely mean fighting against Attorney General Jeff Sessions' efforts to fortify the Trump administration...
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voting booths News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Maryland on Verge of Becoming 11th State to Win Automatic Voter Registration
The Maryland legislature on Wednesday sent a bill to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's desk in hopes of becoming the 11th state to automatically register all eligible citizens to vote when they interact with state agencies. "Creating an automatic registration program that links voting to everyday...
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tax scam sign News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
'Entirely Predictable': Most Americans Say They Are Not Seeing Paycheck Boost From GOP Tax Scam
The #GOPTaxScam is living up to the moniker it earned from critics last year, according to a new poll that shows the majority of Americans are not seeing paycheck increases from the plan that Republicans forced through Congress in December. "This was entirely predictable—despite Republican claims...
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keep abortion legal sign News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
As States Jockey for Most Egregious Attack on Abortion Rights, Warnings Grow Over Sinister Master Plan
On Tuesday the Kentucky legislature passed a bill—which Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is expected to sign—barring a common abortion procedure after 11 weeks of pregnancy, just the latest move by anti-choice politicians to enact unconstitutional state-level abortion regulations in hopes of forcing the...
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News
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
While Workers Get Crumbs, GOP Tax Scam Analysis Details $25 Billion 'Bonanza' for Big Oil
"The oil and gas industry benefitted to the tune of billions of dollars from the Trump tax cut bill... And you didn't." "This oil company bonanza was the anticipated result of a bill well crafted for this purpose." —Antonia Juhasz, Pacific Standard That's how the Center for Biological Diversity...
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Cynthia Nixon News
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
'Mad as Hell' Cynthia Nixon Calls Out Gov. Cuomo as Fake Progressive and Bully in Fiery Speech
A week after actress and political activist Cynthia Nixon launched her campaign as a progressive challenger to New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the NYC native headed to the state capitol to talk corruption, inequality, and education. "In New York City he puts on an entire Broadway show to...
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