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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protesters News
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
On Equal Pay Day, New Study Shows Wage Gap Actually Growing for Women Under 40
A new report released on Equal Pay Day shows that the gender wage gap has actually worsened for women under 40 in recent years, despite increased media attention on the issue alongside mounting demands that businesses and politicians crack down on workplace sexual harassment, which researchers have...
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News
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
New Analysis of GOP Tax Scam Shows "Corporate Cheapskates" Not Sharing Windfall With Workers
Bolstering poll results and expert analysis indicating that the tax plan Republicans forced through Congress last year is primarily benefiting big businesses and wealthy Americans, a new report finds very few corporations are raising workers' wages or giving them bonuses, despite receiving billions...
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ar-15 News
Friday, April 06, 2018
Upholding Assault Weapons Ban, Federal Judge Says Constitution Has Nothing To Say About Restricting the AR-15
In the wake of fatal shootings in Florida and California that have fueled growing demands for stricter gun laws nationwide, a federal judge granted a victory to gun control advocates on Friday, upholding Massachusetts' ban on large-capacity magazines and assault weapons such as the AR-15, which has...
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Erik Prince, News
Friday, April 06, 2018
Mueller Reportedly Has Documents Contradicting Erik Prince's Version of Seychelles Meeting With Russian Official
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, has reportedly obtained documents challenging the veracity of Blackwater founder Erik Prince's testimony to Congress about his January 2017 meeting with a Kremlin-connected...
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Kentucky News
Friday, April 06, 2018
Amid Massive Teacher Revolt Over Starving Schools, Kentucky GOP Passes 'Huge Tax Cut for the 1%'
After Kentucky's GOP-controlled legislature passed a bill last week to slash teachers' retirement benefits—a proposal that has provoked a series of massive protests —lawmakers approved legislation that would cut taxes for the state's wealthiest residents while hiking taxes for the remaining 95...
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girls protest News
Thursday, April 05, 2018
To Challenge Trump's Anti-Women Agenda, Record Number of Female Candidates Running for House in 2018
Motivated in part by President Donald Trump's remarks and actions that have been widely preceived as attacks on women, a record number female candidates are running for the U.S. House this year—and the large majority of them are Democrats pushing for policies that aim to improve the lives of...
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Sinclair Ad News
Thursday, April 05, 2018
With Call to Block 'Extremely Dangerous' Merger, Ad Campaign Will Target Sinclair on... Sinclair
As Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation's largest television owner, faces mounting scrutiny for its mandatory scripted segments and pending merger with Tribune Media, a consumer advocacy watchdog is targeting the company with a week-long advertising campaign on several of its own stations. Allied...
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Shell News
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Shell Knew, Too: New Docs Show Oil Giant's Scientists Secretly Warned About Climate Threat Decades Ago
Royal Dutch Shell's scientists warned the oil giant about the threat that fossil fuel emissions pose to the planet as early as the 1980s , according to a trove of documents obtained by a Dutch journalist and published Thursday at Climate Files . Environmental advocates say the documents—which...
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Facebook News
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Not 50 Million, Not 87 Million... Facebook Admits Data From 'Most' of Its 2 Billion Users Compromised by 'Malicious Actors'
Buried in Facebook's announcement that Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered data from up to 87 million users—rather than the previously reported 50 million—was the stunning admission that "malicious actors" exploited the social networking site's search features to collect information from "...
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otter News
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Trump Interior Department Issues 'Death Sentence to Nearly 300 Threatened Species'
In a "disgraceful" move that conservationists warn will amount to " a death sentence to nearly 300 threatened species," the Trump administration is attempting to kill a portion of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). "If these critical protections for threatened species are eliminated, Trump will go...
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