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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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Greta Thunberg Declines Nordic Environmental Award, Decrying Chasm Between Climate Science and Climate Action
Declining an environmental award from the Nordic Council on Tuesday, Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg called on the region's countries to "lead the way" in worldwide efforts to meet the Paris accord's goals and avert climate catastrophe.
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The exterior of a Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
'Deeply Disturbing': Missouri Health Director Testifies He Kept Spreadsheet of Planned Parenthood Patients' Menstrual Periods
In a revelation Tuesday that Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri described as "deeply disturbing," the state health director Dr. Randall Williams testified at an administrative commission hearing that he kept a spreadsheet to track Planned Parenthood patients' menstrual periods.
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climate strikers News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Demanding Seat at the Table, Youth Organizers Announce New Wave of Climate Strikes Ahead of UN Talks in Chile
After millions of people worldwide took to the streets last month for a pair of global climate strikes, youth organizers on Tuesday announced a new wave of actions direct at upcoming United Nations climate talks schedule for December in Santiago, Chile.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Vowing to Put People Before Corporate Interests, Sanders Agrees He Poses 'Existential Threat to the Democratic Party'
White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday agreed with centrist group Third Way that he poses an "existential threat" to the Democratic Party and called for transforming it to serve working-class people in a wide-ranging interview with CNBC 's John Harwood.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg News
Monday, October 28, 2019
Hundreds of Facebook Employees to CEO Zuckerberg: 'Free Speech and Paid Speech Are Not the Same Thing'
The national advocacy group Free Press expressed support Monday for the hundreds of Facebook employees who recently have signed on to an open letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticizing the social media giant's policy of exempting political advertising from its "misinformation" standards.
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden News
Monday, October 28, 2019
'Look at My Record, Child,' Biden Tells Adult Climate Campaigner in Condescending Response to Super PAC Question
Former Vice President Joe Biden came under fire from progressives Monday as video footage circulated online showing his condescending response to a young woman who questioned him about abandoning his opposition to super PACs in the face of a cash-strapped presidential campaign.
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climate activists occupied Canada's House of Commons News
Monday, October 28, 2019
27 Youth Climate Activists Arrested for Canadian Parliament Sit-In Demanding Green New Deal
Over two dozen youth activists were arrested Monday for occupying the floor of Canada's House of Commons to demand the nation's lawmakers prioritize combating the climate emergency a week after voters elected a squad of Green New Deal supporters to Parliament.
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protester holds a sign that says I paid my fair share, you should too News
Friday, October 25, 2019
House Dems Take Aim at 'Trust Fund Babies' With Estate Tax Designed to Combat Obscene Wealth Inequality
California Congressman Jimmy Gomez on Friday introduced legislation in the Democrat-controlled U.S. House that aims to address "our country's rapidly increasing wealth inequality by strengthening the estate tax and ensuring the wealthiest among us pay their fair share."
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Coal miners began blocking a train in Cumberland, Kentucky on July 29 News
Friday, October 25, 2019
'Talk About Direct Action Getting Results': Bankrupt Blackjewel Agrees to Pay Over $5 Million to Laid Off Coal Miners Who Blocked Train Tracks
Progressives on Friday highlighted the power of direct action following a series of federal court settlements this week that will provide coal miners who blocked train tracks in Kentucky for nearly two months this summer to protest against unpaid wages from their bankrupt employer, Blackjewel LLC, with over $5 million in back pay.
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Abrams tanks News
Friday, October 25, 2019
'New War for Oil?': Pentagon Chief Confirms US to 'Strengthen' Military Presence Near Syria Oil Fields
Capping off a week of widely criticized comments from members of the Trump administration about emerging White House plans to use U.S. troops to control oil fields in northeastern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed Friday that the Pentagon is working to "strengthen" U.S. military presence in the region.
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