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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rise for climate News
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Saving Planet With 'Green New Deal' Proves Popular as Climate Hawks Celebrate Midterm Victories
Advocates for taking rapid action to avoid an increasingly likely human-caused climate catastrophe celebrated as candidates across the country who have campaigned on a implementing a Green New Deal and fighting to phase out fossil fuels that have driven global warming won their midterm races on Tuesday while Democrats recaptured the U.S. House of Representatives.
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let my people vote News
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Repealing "One of Country's Worst Jim Crow Laws," Florida Restores Voting Rights for 1.4 Million People With Past Felony Convictions
In a "huge and hard fought victory" that writer and activist Shaun King called "one of the most important of our lifetime," Florida on Tuesday overwhelming approved Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for 1.4 million state residents with past felony convictions who were barred from participating in elections even after completing their sentences.
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CBP News
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
After Backlash Over 'Cynical Effort to Suppress Latino Vote' in Beto's Hometown, Border Patrol Cancels Election Day Crowd Control Exercise
After facing fiery backlash from Texas Democrats and civil rights advocates over an "appalling" crowd control exercise that U.S. Border Patrol had planned to hold Tuesday morning near a Hispanic neighborhood of El Paso—the hometown of Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who is running to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz—the federal government postponed the event.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani News
Monday, November 05, 2018
Rouhani Vows to Defy 'Unjust' Sanctions Imposed by 'Bullying Enemy' Amid Mounting Warnings of War
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to "proudly break the unjust sanctions" the Trump administration re-imposed on Monday amid warnings that the sanctions will primarily impact the Iranian people and that U.S. President Donald Trump intends to destabalize the nation rather than improve diplomatic relations or the nuclear treaty from which Trump withdrew earlier this year.
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Rigged film News
Friday, November 02, 2018
WATCH: Ahead of Midterms, 'Rigged' Exposes GOP's 10-Year Effort To Sabotage Democracy by Undermining Voting Rights
As the GOP's attacks on voting rights continue across the United States—from Georgia to North Dakota and Kansas—and a massive coalition of progressive groups has formed to break the hold that powerful corporate and wealthy interests have on American democratic institutions, the recently released documentary Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook aims to reveal, "in chilling detail, the dark genius behind the ten-year Republican strategy to reverse the rising demographic tide of minority voters."
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Trump, Bibi News
Friday, November 02, 2018
Netanyahu: Brutal Murder of Khashoggi by Saudis 'Horrendous,' But... 'Larger Problem Is Iran'
As the global community continues to demand justice for murdered Washington Post columnist and Saudi Arabian dissident Jamal Khashoggi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his first public comments, described Khashoggi's killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month as "horrendous" before immediately defending Saudi Arabia as strategically important to counter Iran.
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kneeling cheerleader News
Friday, November 02, 2018
In Apparent First, Lone San Francisco 49ers Cheerleader Takes a Knee During the National Anthem
A San Francisco 49ers cheerleader took a knee during the national anthem on Thursday in what appears to be the first time a National Football League (NFL) cheerleader has participated in the protest against police brutality and racial injustice launched in 2016 by her team's former quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
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Fred Leuchter, center News
Thursday, November 01, 2018
'All Kinds of Wrong': Despite Objections From Man Who Built Electric Chair, Tennessee Set to Murder Someone With It
Tennessee plans to execute by electric chair 63-year-old Edmund Zagorski on Thursday night despite concerns from Fred Leuchter that the device, which he built in 1988 and the state last used in 2007 , could fail. "What I'm worried about now is Tennessee's got an electric chair that's going to hurt...
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keep the net free News
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Global Internet Freedom Plummets as Governments Use Censorship and Surveillance to Quash Dissent
Countries across the globe are following in the footsteps of the Chinese government, adopting authoritarian digital practices that pose serious threats to democracy, according to a new Freedom House report released Thursday.
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Google Walkout News
Thursday, November 01, 2018
#GoogleWalkout: Workers Worldwide Leave Their Desks to Demand End to Sexual Harassment and Inequity
Thousands of Google employees across the globe walked out of their offices at 11:10am local time on Thursday to demand improvements to workplace culture including an end to sexual harassment and misconduct.
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