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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Sen. Bernie Sanders News
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
'Make Your Stand': Medicare for All Supporters Ready to Hold Dems to Account
"We're not going to accept no more hemming and hawing. No more game playing."
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USDA News
Monday, August 07, 2017
Emails Show USDA Staff Told to 'Avoid' Term 'Climate Change' Under Trump
Staffers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) service responsible for helping American farmers with conservation efforts were instructed by top officials to avoid the term "climate change" shortly after President Donald Trump took office, according to emails (pdf) obtained by the Guardian...
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Al Jazeera logo News
Monday, August 07, 2017
'Brazen Attack on Media Freedom': Critics Blast Israel's Move to Ban Al Jazeera
As journalists and free press advocates continued to condemn the Israeli government's move to shutter Al Jazeera 's Jerusalem office and revoke its journalists' press credentials, the media network responded early Monday, denouncing "this decision made by a state that claims to be 'the only...
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Pipeline protesters in Nebraska News
Monday, August 07, 2017
"We're Ready to Stop It Again": KXL Opponents Flood Nebraska's Capitol
Hundreds demonstrated in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Sunday as part of the March to Give Keystone XL the Boot. The protest of TransCanada's proposed pipeline kicked off a week of events planned to coincide with public hearings, set to begin Monday, by the Nebraska Public Service Commission about the...
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Blackwater mercenaries in Baghdad News
Friday, August 04, 2017
Court Throws Out Blackwater Guards' Sentences for 2007 Baghdad Massacre
A federal appeals court on Friday threw out lengthy prison sentences of three former operatives for private mercenary firm Blackwater Worldwide—and ordered a retrial for a fourth operative who had received a life sentence—for their roles in the notorious 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad,...
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Pipeline protest News
Friday, August 04, 2017
New Report Reveals Water Threats Posed by the "Dirty Three's" Pipeline Routes
A recently released Greenpeace report found four proposed pipelines that would transport diluted bitumen extracted from the Canada's Alberta tar sands to the United States pose grave threats to water resources along the pipelines' routes. Since 2010, the companies responsible for these four...
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March for Science demonstrator holds sign denouncing Trump News
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Trump's War on Science Forces Federal Officials to Consider Polluters' Demands
Following Elizabeth "Betsy" Southerland's viral resignation letter (pdf), in which the longtime Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official lambasted the Trump administration's troubling deregulatory agenda, she is now sharing details about how the agency's staffers spend their days addressing...
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Welcome to Quebec sign News
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Asylum Seekers, Fleeing Trump's Hostility, Overwhelm Quebec's Refugee Resources
So many asylum seekers are pouring over the Canadian border from the United States that authorities opened Montreal's Olympic stadium—a 56,000-seat arena and one of the city's most famous landmarks—as a temporary welcome center on Wednesday.
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Rally for women's rights News
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Responding to Dems' 2018 Campaign Plan, Groups Release Pro-Choice Platform
More than a dozen national groups came together to propose a pro-choice progressive platform for the Democratic Party, in response to the party's willingness to provide campaign funding to congressional candidates who do not support abortion rights.
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Woman smokes joint News
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Far-Reaching Bill Would Legalize Weed, Offer Reparations for War on Drugs
Advocates for marijuana legalization and criminal justice are lauding a bill Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced on Tuesday to end federal prohibition of pot and offer financial assistance to communities devastated by the War on Drugs. "The War on Drugs has had disparate harm on low-income...
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