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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US Sign News
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
'America Last': US vs. Entire World After Syria Agrees to Join Paris Accord
At the COP23 United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany on Tuesday, war-torn Syria announced that it would sign on to the Paris agreement , leaving the United States—after President Donald withdrew his support earlier this year—as the only nation on planet Earth to oppose the international...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders News
Monday, November 06, 2017
Paradise Papers, Says Sanders, Expose 'Rapid Movement Toward International Oligarchy'
"The major issue of our time is the rapid movement toward international oligarchy," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared in a statement to the Guardian on Monday, which noted that "Sanders' intervention in the debate sparked by the Paradise Papers marks the most prominent political response to the...
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Jared, Ivanka, Wilbur and Rex News
Monday, November 06, 2017
Probe Demanded After Wilbur Ross, Rex Tillerson Implicated in Paradise Papers
Raising concerns about possible ethics violations and corruption, the Paradise Papers revealed two top members of the Trump administration, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , have ties to tax havens, and that during Ross's confirmation hearing, he failed to...
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Rick Perry News
Thursday, November 02, 2017
'Absurd' and 'Inexcusable': Rick Perry Pushes Fossil Fuel Expansion to Fight Sexual Assault
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry provoked outrage on Thursday with his " absurd " suggestion that fossil fuel expansion could play a role in preventing sexual assault. The backlash was swift and damning, with the Sierra Club and others calling for Perry's immediate resignation. "It was already...
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 Ryoo Yong-gyu News
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Japanese Warned Leaked Radiation From North Korea Nuke Site Could Be Blowing Their Way
After 200 people were reportedly killed following a series of tunnel collapses at a North Korean nuclear test site, AccuWeather is now warning that winds could carry leaked radiation from the area toward northern Japan. Heightened concerns about radiation contamination reaching Japan come as The...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi News
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Memo to Democrats: 'Taxes/Healthcare' Better 2018 Message Than 'Trump/Russia'
To win over the "rising American electorate" of young and diverse voters in 2018, the Democratic Party must "recognize that these voters will not be motivated unless they hear a message from the Democrat who says he or she is 'fed up' and 'the economy and politics are rigged against the hard-...
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Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), News
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Group of House Dems Organizing New Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) has announced that he is spearheading the first collective effort in Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, and that "before Thanksgiving a group of colleagues and I on the Judiciary Committee are going to file Articles of Impeachment against the President of the...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump News
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
South Koreans Plan to Welcome 'War Lunatic' Trump With Mass Protest, Demands for Peace
A coalition of more than 200 South Korean civic groups have announced plans to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's escalation of nuclear tensions with North Korea during his scheduled visit to Seoul next week. The protests are expected to draw thousands, and will kick off with a "No Trump, No War...
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Rosa Maria Hernandez News
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
'Not Only Unconstitutional, But Heartless': ACLU Lawsuit Demands Freedom for 10-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy
The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the federal government for refusing to release 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez—who has cerebral palsy and is recovering from surgery—to her family, in defiance of her doctor's recommendations. Outrage over her case has made national headlines and produced a...
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farmland News
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Report Illustrates Dire Consequences of Corporate Consolidation Throughout Global Food Chain
As the European Commission considers a proposed mega-merger between Bayer and Monsanto, new research published Tuesday illustrates how corporations are monopolizing the global food system—jeopardizing consumer choice, labor conditions, and efforts to eradicate world hunger . "We are seeing an...
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