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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gaza News
Friday, April 20, 2018
As International Outrage Grows, Israeli Soldiers Injure Hundreds in Fourth Week of Gaza Protests
Despite mounting concerns from the international community—including Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman —Israeli soldiers reportedly killed at least four Palestinians and injured hundreds on Friday as the March of Great Return continued for the fourth straight week in Gaza. Snipers with the...
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walkout News
Friday, April 20, 2018
#NationalSchoolWalkout Underway Because "Guns Don't Die. Children Do."
Students walked out of classrooms across the country at 10am local time on Friday—the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre—for the latest in a series of recent youth-led demonstrations to demand stricter gun laws. #NationalSchoolWalkout : DC students have taken Penn. Ave for a march to...
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anwr News
Friday, April 20, 2018
Showing 'Total Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Public Wishes,' Trump Moves to Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge to Drilling
Demonstrating a " total disregard for Indigenous rights and public wishes ," the Trump administration on Friday moved to expedite oil and gas exploration in previously protected lands in Alaska. The Interior Department published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a public comment period...
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protester News
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Ahead of Nationwide Walkout, Study Shows More Mass School Shooting Deaths So Far This Century Than Entirety of Last
One day ahead of a national student-led walkout to demand action to end gun violence, new research shows that "in less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century. "In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to...
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Gul Rahman News
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Where Is the Body of This Man Tortured to Death by the CIA?
As the Senate prepares to reexamine the CIA's dark history of torture amid mounting opposition to Gina Haspel's nomination to run the agency, the family of an Afghan man who was tortured to death at a black site near Kabul, Afghanistan is demanding answers about what happened to his body. Gul...
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coral News
Thursday, April 19, 2018
'Beyond Comprehension': In Just Two Years, Half of All Corals in 'Forever Damaged' Great Barrier Reef Have Died
The Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral system, has been " forever damaged " by anthropogenic global warming, according to a new study published Wednesday by Nature . "Beyond comprehension: In the summer of 2015, more than 2 billion corals lived in the Great Barrier Reef. Half of them are...
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power line News
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
'Total Failure of Governance' by Trump: Island-Wide Blackout Deepens Puerto Rico Crisis
After struggling for nearly seven months to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid, which was destroyed by Hurricane Maria , the U.S. territory experienced an island-wide blackout on Wednesday—its first since the storm struck last September. As meteorologist Eric Holthaus put it, "This is still a...
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protester News
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Net Neutrality Advocates Hopeful as California Bill Advances Despite Lobbyists' Attack
Despite concerns that California state lawmakers would cave to lobbyists for the telecommunications industry, legislation that's been called the " gold standard " for state-level net neutrality protections cleared its first hurdle on the way to becoming law. Senate Bill 822 , authored by state Sen...
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fire News
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Facing Fires and Floods, Colorado Communities Launch Landmark Suit Against Fossil Fuel Companies
Taking a cue from coastal communities that are aiming to hold the fossil fuel industry legally accountable for significantly contributing to the climate crisis, three Colorado municipalities are suing ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy "for the substantial role they played and continue to play in causing...
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signing ceremony News
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
In Effort to 'Strengthen' Democracy, New Jersey Enacts Automatic Voter Registration
Joining a promising pro-democracy wave, a signature from Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday added New Jersey to the ranks of 11 other states and the District of Columbia that have now enacted automatic voter registration. The new law requires the state's Motor Vehicle Commission to...
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