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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Gordon Sondland News
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
In 'Bombshell' Reversal of Earlier Testimony, Sondland Confirms Knowledge of Quid Pro Quo With Ukraine
In what supporters of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump called a "bombshell," a key witness provided new written testimony to lawmakers Tuesday that confirms and details a quid pro quo which involved the Trump administration pressuring Ukraine to launch a politically advantageous corruption probe.
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#ExxonKnew poster News
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
While New Twitter Policy Will Ban Green Groups' Climate Ads, Looks Like ExxonMobil Can Still Pay to Promote Its Propaganda
While an international debate rages over how social media companies manage political advertising and misinformation, a report published Tuesday in Emily Atkin's HEATED newsletter exposed that some of oil giant ExxonMobil's climate messaging is apparently exempt from Twitter's recently revised and restrictive ad policy.
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Protesters gathered at the Eiffel Tower News
Monday, November 04, 2019
Delivering 'Catastrophic Message in a Moment of Great Urgency,' Trump Formally Begins Ditching Paris Climate Deal
As President Donald Trump's administration on Monday took the first step to formally withdraw from the Paris agreement, climate campaigners reiterated concerns about the United States ditching the landmark 2015 deal that aims to bring countries together to tackle the climate emergency.
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News
Monday, November 04, 2019
Report Shows How World's Top Capitalists Driving Humanity 'Head-On Into' Global Climate Emergency
A "striking" report published Monday by the U.K.-based charity ShareAction exposes how the largest U.S. asset managers are "overwhelmingly" stalling corporate efforts to tackle the climate crisis despite those companies' public proclamations and the growing demands for bold action from people around the world.
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protest outside white house News
Friday, November 01, 2019
'Outrageous' and 'Reprehensible': Trump Gives Taxpayer-Funded Groups Green Light to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People
From taxpayer-funded foster care and adoption agencies to programs that serve individuals struggling with substance abuse and youth homelessness, grantees of the Department of Health and Human Services got a green light from the Trump administration Friday to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
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toxic coal ash News
Friday, November 01, 2019
Green Group Threatens Suit Over 'Unconscionable Handout to Polluters' as EPA Attacks Water Rules for Coal Ash
The environmental advocacy group Food & Water Action threatened the Trump administration with legal action Thursday in response to a New York Times report that detailed the Environmental Protection Agency's plans to roll back an Obama-era regulation that aimed to protect waterways near coal-fired power plants from toxins.
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The camera is seen on a facial recognition device News
Friday, November 01, 2019
US Agencies Sued Over Secretive Use of Facial Recognition and Other 'Dystopian Surveillance Technology'
Warning of grave threats to Americans' privacy and demanding transparency in the name of public good, the national ACLU and its Massachusetts chapter filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration in an effort to unveil the agencies' secretive use of facial recognition technology nationwide.
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CTU teachers News
Thursday, October 31, 2019
'When We Fight, We Win!': After 11-Day Strike, Chicago Teachers Reach Deal With Mayor
Chicago public school teachers and their supporters celebrated Thursday after reaching a deal with Mayor Lori Lightfoot that will enable educators to return to classrooms Friday and make up five days of missed pay from the 11-day strike.
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News
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Scientists Demand 'Paradigm Shift' After Study Shows 'Frightening' Decline of Insects and Spiders
Scientists behind a decade-long biodiversity study published Wednesday, which showed "frightening" declines of insects and spiders in German grasslands and forests, are calling for a "paradigm shift" in land-use policy.
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Fire is seen near Getty Center in Los Angeles, the United States, Oct. 28, 2019. Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate their homes after a fast-moving wildfire erupted early Monday morning near the famous Getty Center in Los Angeles in the western U.S. state of California. (Photo: Qian Weizhong/Xinhua via Getty) News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
As Climate Crisis-Fueled Fires Rage, Fears Grow of an 'Uninhabitable' California
With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought...
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