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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slaughterbots News
Monday, November 20, 2017
As Support Grows for Ban on Killer Robots, Viral 'Slaughterbots' Video Warns of Threat to Humans
As support grew last week for a ban on killer robots during the first formal United Nations talks about imposing limits on lethal autonomous weapons systems, artificial intelligence experts and advocacy groups released a viral video depicting what a future could look like with small and affordable...
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lgbtq solidarity sign News
Friday, November 17, 2017
As Trump Disregards LGBTQ Rights, 2017 Already Deadliest Year on Record for Transgender Americans
While the Trump administration continues to push policies that often disproportionately harm LGBTQ people, 2017 has been the deadliest year on record for transgender Americans, according to a report released Friday that shares the stories of 25 individuals who have been killed in the United States this year.
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robots News
Friday, November 17, 2017
'These Will Be Weapons of Mass Destruction': Warnings About Killer Robots After UN Talks
As the United Nations' first formal meeting about killer robots came to a close on Friday, tech experts and critics continued to warn about autonomous weapons and called for more urgent action to curb the threat they pose. "These will be weapons of mass destruction. I am actually quite confident...
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plane News
Friday, November 17, 2017
Investigation Reveals US-Led Bombings in Iraq Kill 31 Times More Civilians Than Reported
An 18-month investigation by a pair of New York Times reporters reveals far more civilians are killed in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—particularly in the air war—than the U.S.-led coalition reports. After visiting nearly 150 bombing sites in northern Iraq between April...
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai News
Thursday, November 16, 2017
'Say Goodbye to Local Media,' as Trump FCC Opens Corporate Merger Floodgates
In " an awful new low " that elicited warnings about " a new wave of media consolidation ," the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday rolled back media ownership regulations under the guise of trying "to modernize its broadcast ownership rules & to help promote ownership diversity...
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Climate activists marched in Bonn, Germany News
Thursday, November 16, 2017
For Damage Done and Transition Needed, 50+ Groups Demand Global Fossil Fuel Tax
As the COP23 climate talks in Bonn, Germany come to a close, more than 50 groups and and high-profile climate advocates, including journalist Naomi Klein, are demanding a Climate Damages Tax to levy on companies that extract coal, oil, and natural gas "to pay for the damage and costs caused by...
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protesters News
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
'State-Sponsored Torture': Ohio Grants Temporary Reprieve After Botched Execution
After poking and prodding at a sickly inmate, 69-year-old Alva Campbell Jr., for about 25 minutes, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections temporarily called off his execution. Medical staff "spent at least 25 minutes in an unsuccessful effort to find a suitable vein in Campbell's...
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young boy watches on between two Palestinian News
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
House Dems Introduce 'Groundbreaking and Much Overdue' Bill on Palestinian Rights
A group of 10 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday introduced " groundbreaking and much overdue legislation " that would attempt to prevent U.S. tax dollars from supporting Israel's abuse of Palestinian children. The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention...
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Australians celebrate marriage equality vote News
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Jubilation as Australians Vote in Favor of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
Celebrations broke out across Australia on Wednesday after the Bureau of Statistics announced more than 60 percent of the nation's citizens voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. Now, it is up to the Australian Parliament to sort out the details. "The Australian people have spoken," said...
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healthcare protest News
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
'Disgusting': Senate Republicans' Tax Plan Will Scrap Obamacare Mandate
In congressional Republicans' latest move to strip healthcare from millions of Americans, several news outlets reported on Tuesday that party leaders in the Senate are adding a provision to their tax bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate, which requires all citizens to...
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