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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Protests in Poland News
Friday, July 21, 2017
Protests in Poland as Right-Wing Ruling Party Dismantles Democracy
Tens of thousands poured into the streets in Poland Thursday night, condemning proposed laws that would dramatically weaken the nation's judicial system, just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump visited the country and praised its commitment to freedom and democracy, speaking to "an...
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Palestinians pray outside the Old City News
Friday, July 21, 2017
Amid Ongoing Israeli Crackdown, Three Palestinians Killed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Protests
At least three Palestinians reportedly have been killed by gunfire, and more than a hundred injured, in clashes with Israeli forces on Friday, during large-scale protests against enhanced security measures at the Al-Aqsa mosque, according to reports from the Ma’an News Agency and Al-Jazeera . "An...
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Drain the Swamp report card News
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Warren Flunks Trump: Report Card Details Broken Promise to 'Drain Swamp'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a former law professor, just flunked President Donald Trump. "This report makes it clear: Trump's army of lobbyists are more interested in lining the pockets of their long-time employers and corporate buddies than in making life better for working families." —Sen...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson News
Thursday, July 20, 2017
After Exxon Fined for Sanctions Violations, Calls for Rex Tillerson to Resign
"It's time Rex Tillerson step down or be removed," said Gigi Kellett of Corporate Accountability International, following an announcement on Thursday that ExxonMobil will pay $2 million for violating U.S. sanctions against Russian officials while the now-secretary of state was the company's CEO. "...
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Donald Trump News
Thursday, July 20, 2017
'Message Loud and Clear' Says NAACP After Latest Trump Snub
President Donald Trump's decision to decline an invitation to attend the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's 108th annual convention, "underscores the harsh fact: we have lost—we've lost the will of the current Administration to listen to issues facing the Black community...
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Donald Trump News
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
After Six Months, A Detailed Look at 'Giant Bait and Switch' Trump Presidency
It has been six long months since Donald Trump's inauguration, and unsurprisingly, the president has not parlayed his populist campaign promises into policy. In fact, he has often done the exact opposite— earning himself the lowest approval rating of any president in the past 70 years. "Giant...
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Gray wolf News
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Warnings as GOP Aims to Gut Protections for Endangered Species
Conservation groups are issuing warnings on Wednesday as Congressional committees in both chambers considered Republican-backed bills aimed at weakening the Endangered Species Act. "If these dangerous bills are enacted, hundreds of plants and animals will be put on a fast track to extinction." —...
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"Building a Better America"cover News
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
GOP's Deja Vu Budget Slashes Social Programs to Fund Tax Cuts for Rich
House Republicans are under fire for their new 10-year budget blueprint , released Tuesday, that proposes increasing military spending by $72.4 billion while slashing more than $200 billion from social programs. The proposed budget resolution (" Building a Better America "), delayed for weeks by...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addresses State employees News
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Downplaying Atrocities? Trump Plan to Close 'War Crimes Office' Sparks Concern
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to shut down the U.S.'s office dedicated to advising his department on issues related to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, according to a new report by Foreign Policy . "This sends a strong signal to perpetrators of mass atrocities that the...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson News
Monday, July 17, 2017
Former Diplomats Urge Tillerson to Keep Refugee Office Where It Belongs
In a letter sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, more than 50 former U.S. diplomats and foreign policy experts urged the secretary to reject a White House proposal to transfer the government's official refugee office out of the State Department. "Refugee issues are rooted in international...
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