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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Greta Thunberg News
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Ahead of Global #ClimateStrike She Inspired, 16-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old whose protests outside the Swedish parliament spurred a massive global movement of young people striking from school to demand bold action on the climate crisis, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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President Donald Trump News
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
New Report Shows Trump's 'Tough on Crime' Stance Doesn't Extend to 'Lawbreaking Corporations'
President Donald Trump has long positioned himself as "tough on crime"—but, as a new Public Citizen report revealed Wednesday, that stance doesn't extend to "lawbreaking corporations."
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piggies News
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
After Last Version Blocked, Iowa's New Ag-Gag Bill 'Gives Middle Finger to Free Speech, Consumer Protection, Food Safety, and Animal Welfare'
Iowa's GOP-controlled legislature on Tuesday rushed through a new legally questionable bill that critics say "aims to criminalize whistleblowing on factory farms and other agricultural facilities"—just two months after a federal court struck down a similar 2012 law as unconstitutional.
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Times Square protest News
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
With Rollout of New Rules, Trump Admin Signs Off on 'Purge' of Trans Troops
The Trump administration on Tuesday took a major step to bar transgender troops from the U.S. military, kick-starting a constitutionally dubious "purge" with a new set of rules sure to continue its drawn out battle over the policy in federal courts.
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Reproductive rights advocates in Georgia News
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
As GOP Attacks Women's Reproductive Freedoms, 'Testicular Bill of Rights' Would Restrict Men's Access to Viagra and Porn
In a direct rebuke to laws designed to take away a woman's right to control her own body, Democratic Georgia state Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick has proposed new "Testicular Bill of Rights" legislation that would, among other things, require men to get permission from their sexual partners before obtaining erectile dysfunction medication and institute a 24-hour "waiting period" for men who want to buy porn or sex toys.
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee News
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
As Web Turns 30, Pioneer Tim Berners-Lee Says 'You Should Have Complete Control of Your Data'
"You should have complete control of your data. It's not oil. It's not a commodity," Sir Tim Berners-Lee charged ahead of an event celebrating the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web—his invention that created the internet as we know it.
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Students gather to demand the government take action on climate change at Martin Place on Nov. 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. News
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
As Hundreds of Thousands of Students Prepare for Global #ClimateStrike on March 15, Here's How to Get Involved
In 92 countries and counting, hundreds of thousands of students are planning to skip school on March 15 as part of the "School Strike 4 Climate"—a growing movement of young people demanding that policymakers worldwide take urgent and radical steps to battle the climate crisis.
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salmon News
Monday, March 11, 2019
Here Come the Frankenfish: Critics Warn GE Salmon Import Approval Puts Consumers and Fisheries at 'Serious Risk'
The Trump administration has lifted a ban on importing genetically engineered or GE salmon, which critics have long called "Frankenfish," in a move that consumer advocates charge "runs counter to sound science and market demand."
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surveillance camera News
Monday, March 11, 2019
Privacy Advocates Sound Alarm as CBP 'Scrambling' to Deploy Facial Recognition at Major US Airports
Privacy advocates raised alarm on Monday as documents revealed the U.S. government is "scrambling" to deploy a facial recognition program to screen international travelers at the nation's 20 busiest airports.
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sunrise protest News
Monday, March 11, 2019
Right-Wing State Legislators Working to Destroy Climate and Science Education, Analysis Warns
A new analysis warns that right-wing lawmakers across the United States are working to water down science education, as students around the world hold weekly school strikes, calling on adults take action to address the human-made climate crisis.
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