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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death penalty restraints News
Monday, April 02, 2018
Texas Seeks Sessions' Approval to "Speed Up the Death Penalty Treadmill"
Texas is seeking permission from Trump administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions to opt-in to a federal law that would fast-track executions, a move that critics warn could lead to the state killing more people—including those who are wrongfully convicted and those deemed too handicapped to be...
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flooded haor News
Monday, April 02, 2018
Showing Paris Not Enough, Studies Find 2°C Target Won't Stop 'Destructive and Deadly' Impacts of Global Warming
A series of scientific studies published in a British journal on Monday echoes warnings from long-time critics of the Paris Agreement that meeting the accord's main goals will not be enough to prevent " destructive and deadly " impacts of the worldwide climate crisis. The May issue of Philosophical...
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condo News
Friday, March 30, 2018
Calls for Pruitt to Resign After Reports of 'Sweetheart' Rental From Energy Lobbyist's Wife
As key figures of the Trump administration face mounting concerns about conflicts of interest, a growing number of critics are calling for the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt after ABC News revealed that last year he rented a D.C. condo owned by the wife of...
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fisher News
Friday, March 30, 2018
Without Urgent Action, Warn Wildlife Experts, One-Third of US Species at Risk of Extinction
On the heels of a U.N.-funded study that warned about the massive consequences of a worldwide decline in biodiversity, U.S. conservation groups are raising alarms about new estimates that as many as one-third of American species are vulnerable to extinction. "This loss of wildlife has been sneaking...
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march News
Friday, March 30, 2018
As 'March of Great Return' Begins, Israeli Forces Gun Down Palestinian Protesters Along Gaza Border
Update: Today's death toll has risen to 15 with many hundreds more wounded. Earlier: With worries that numbers will continue to rise, Israeli snipers killed at least nine Palestinians and injured hundreds more as an estimated 20,000 gathered along the Gaza-Israel border for the launch of the six-...
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Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman met with U.S. Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis on March 22, 2018. News
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Saudi Crown Prince—'Socially Acceptable War Criminal'—Enjoys US Tour Hosted by America's Elite
After meeting with President Donald Trump last week to reaffirm U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's brutal assault on Yemen, crown prince and accused war criminal Mohammed bin Salman, or MbS, is continuing his " whitewash tour " across the country with " a who's who of America's rich and...
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protester News
Thursday, March 29, 2018
ACLU to Cities: Defend Online Privacy, Net Neutrality With Publicly Owned Municipal Broadband
In response to Republicans' recent attacks on net neutrality and digital privacy protections at the behest of giant telecommunications companies, the ACLU is calling on local government leaders to establish municipal broadband systems. "States, cities, towns, and counties should take matters into...
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News
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Top DOJ Civil Rights Lawyer Resigns So She Can Battle DOJ's Attack on Civil Rights
A top civil rights attorney who has spent her entire law career at the Department of Justice is leaving to work for the nation's largest LGBTQ litigation group, Lambda Legal, in a move that will likely mean fighting against Attorney General Jeff Sessions' efforts to fortify the Trump administration...
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voting booths News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Maryland on Verge of Becoming 11th State to Win Automatic Voter Registration
The Maryland legislature on Wednesday sent a bill to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's desk in hopes of becoming the 11th state to automatically register all eligible citizens to vote when they interact with state agencies. "Creating an automatic registration program that links voting to everyday...
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tax scam sign News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
'Entirely Predictable': Most Americans Say They Are Not Seeing Paycheck Boost From GOP Tax Scam
The #GOPTaxScam is living up to the moniker it earned from critics last year, according to a new poll that shows the majority of Americans are not seeing paycheck increases from the plan that Republicans forced through Congress in December. "This was entirely predictable—despite Republican claims...
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