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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fire in Cali News
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
New Tool Projecting How High US Cities' Temperatures Will Rise by 2050 Provokes Calls for Climate Action
A new tool by Vox that allows users to see projections for how high temperatures in cities across the continental United States are expected to rise by 2050 because of the human-made climate crisis has provoked calls for Congress to take the threats seriously and rapidly act to reduce planet-warming emissions.
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For Sale: Congress News
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
New Research Exposes "Stealth Politics" of America's 100 Richest Billionaires
While some of the most famous ultra-rich Americans—such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and the Koch Brothers—have very public profiles and readily disclose where they stand ideologically or on key issues, new research reveals that a cabal of the U.S. billionaires largely operates in the...
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Beto O'Rourke News
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Watch: Beto O'Rourke Denounces Trump for Inviting Nation to 'Hate Openly, Unapologetically'
Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas, who is running to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in next week's midterm election, blasted President Donald Trump in a televised interview on Tuesday night for inviting the nation "to hate openly, unapologetically" and inciting violence.
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The Declaration for American Democracy News
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
'Our Democracy Is Sick': Progressive Groups Join Forces to Ensure Voting Rights and End Corporate Sabotage of Common Good
Increasingly alarmed by powerful corporate and wealthy interests that have pushed the U.S. political system toward "impending constitutional catastrophe," nearly 100 national organizations on Tuesday announced that they are coming together for a campaign that aims to take back the country's democratic institutions by fighting for "the structural changes necessary to rebalance power for people."
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Trump out hate News
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
'We Do Not Welcome Him. We Do Not Need Him': Protests Planned as Trump Defies Requests He Stay Away From a Pittsburgh in Mourning
Large protests are expected Tuesday afternoon in Pittsburgh after President Donald Trump ignored demands from residents and members of the Jewish community that he stay away from the city—still reeling from the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue last weekend—until he fully denounces white nationalism and ends his hateful brand of politics.
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Glenn Greenwald News
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Watch: Glenn Greenwald Breaks Down Lessons for the West From Bolsonaro's Fascist Victory in Brazil
In a video published by The Intercept on Monday, U.S. journalist and constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Brazil, breaks down the top lessons for Western democracies from the rise and ultimate victory of Brazil's newly elected fascist, misogynistic, racist, and homophobic president, Jair Bolsonaro.
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Trump family News
Monday, October 29, 2018
Lawsuit Charges Trump Organization a 'Racketeering Enterprise That Defrauded Thousands of People for Years'
A new federal lawsuit charges that President Donald Trump, his company, and his three eldest children—Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric—deliberately defrauded working-class Americans by convincing them to invest hundreds or thousands of dollars in sham business opportunities and training programs. As the...
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monitor News
Monday, October 29, 2018
Campaigners Launch New Monitoring Tool to Win Ratification of Global Anti-Nuke Treaty by 2019
As U.S. President Donald Trump's looming withdrawal from a Cold War-era nuclear deal with Russia stokes fears of a new arms race, anti-nuclear activists on Monday launched a new monitoring resource to track compliance with the historic 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which campaigners optimistically predict could come into force as early as next year.
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White House vigil News
Monday, October 29, 2018
'You Are Not Welcome in Pittsburgh': Jewish Group Tells Trump to Stay Out After Anti-Semitic Mass Shooting
More than 16,000 people reportedly have signed on to an open letter to President Donald Trump from the Pittsburgh chapter of the progressive Jewish group Bend the Arc that declares the president is unwelcome in the city until he completely denounces white nationalism in the wake of a mass shooting at a local synagogue on Saturday that killed 11 congregants.
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bernie, yanis News
Friday, October 26, 2018
Sanders and Varoufakis Announce Alliance to Craft 'Common Blueprint for an International New Deal'
After arguing in a pair of Guardian op-eds last month that a worldwide progressive movement is needed to counter the unifying rightwing "that sprang out of the cesspool of financialized capitalism," former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announced in Rome on Friday that he and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plan to officially launch "Progressives International" in the senator's state on Nov. 30.
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