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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sink News
Friday, July 12, 2019
US House Applauded for Approval of 'Sweeping' Provisions That Target Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'
Public health and environmental advocates celebrated a victory Friday as the U.S. House approved an amendment in the annual defense spending bill that would designate a class of "forever chemicals" as "hazardous substances" under the federal Superfund law.
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Bolsonaros and Trump News
Friday, July 12, 2019
'Embarrassing Nepotism': Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Appoints Son as Ambassador to US
In a move critics condemned as " embarrassing nepotism ," right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday appointed his son Eduardo to serve as ambassador to the United States. "It would be obvious how idiotic this is if we didn't have our own nepotism problem. Nepotism is corrupt and...
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social media apps News
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Despite Trump's Threats of Retaliatory Tariffs, France Passes 'Pioneering' Tax on Tech Giants
Despite threats of retaliatory tariffs from the Trump administration, French lawmakers on Thursday passed a "pioneering" 3 percent tax targeting the revenues that giant technology firms generate within France.
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An Afghan man and his son watch as soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division prepare to sweep their home News
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 'Not Worth Fighting'
The majority of American veterans and members of the general public agreed in two new surveys that the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military campaign in Syria were all "not worth fighting."
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NNU M4A demonstration News
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Urging Congress to Support Medicare for All, Groups Declare Universal Healthcare 'A Racial Justice Necessity'
A coalition of 10 national organizations sent a letter to Congress Wednesday imploring federal lawmakers to support the Medicare for All Act of 2019 and arguing that universal healthcare is "a racial justice necessity because communities of color, in particular, suffer from a lack of access to affordable health insurance."
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climate emergency sign News
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7,000+ Colleges and Universities Declare Climate Emergency and Unveil Three-Point Plan to Combat It
More than 7,000 colleges and universities across the globe declared a climate emergency on Wednesday and unveiled a three-point plan to collectively commit to addressing the crisis. "Young people around the world feel that schools, colleges, and universities have been too slow to react to the...
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U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta News
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Pelosi Joins McConnell in Deferring to Trump on Acosta's Future Amid Growing Calls for Labor Secretary to Resign
In spite of growing public calls for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign or be fired over a sweetheart plea deal he granted registered sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein while serving as a federal prosecutor in Florida, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday both deferred to President Donald Trump to decide his cabinet member's future.
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Thwaites Glacier News
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Study Warns Melting of 'One of the World's Most Dangerous Glaciers' Could Cause 20-Inch Sea Level Rise
New NASA-funded research warns that because of human-caused global heating, West Antarctica's massive Thwaites Glacier is at risk of reaching a tipping point that could raise the global sea level by about 20 inches. "After reaching the tipping point, Thwaites Glacier could lose all of its ice in a...
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U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta News
Sunday, July 07, 2019
Fresh Demands for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's Resignation Mount After Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking Charges
The arrest of financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on federal child sex trafficking charges elicited fresh demands for the resignation of Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who helped Epstein secure a "sweetheart plea deal" for previous allegations while serving as Miami's top federal prosecutor over a decade ago.
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Iran's Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi and government spokesman Ali Rabiei News
Sunday, July 07, 2019
Increasing Pressure on Europe to Salvage Nuclear Deal, Iran Announces Plans to Exceed Uranium Enrichment Cap
Iran increased pressure on European leaders to provide relief from crippling economic sanctions and salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with an announcement Sunday that the Middle Eastern country is set to exceed the pact's uranium enrichment cap.
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