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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Trump, Bibi News
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Leaked Draft of Trump Anti-Semitism Executive Order Raises Concerns About Campuses Cracking Down on Critics of Israel
Jewish Insider published a draft executive order on "combating anti-Semitism" that President Donald Trump is expected to sign Wednesday, raising questions about a New York Times report from Tuesday that "the order will effectively interpret Judaism as a race or nationality, not just a religion"—which elicited widespread criticism, particularly among progressive Jews.
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coastal communities News
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Deep Trouble for Arctic and Beyond: NOAA Climate Report Warns of Feedback Loop That 'May Already Be Underway'
In addition to warning that "the feedback to accelerating climate change may already be underway," the U.S. government's latest report on conditions in the Arctic reveals that temperatures in the region are persistently warming, leading to land and sea ice melting, permafrost thawing, species being threatened with extinction, and putting Native communities at risk.
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flint demonstration News
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
'Despicable': Internal Emails Reveal Water Contractor Knew About Lead Risks in Flint Months Before City's Public Confirmation
Internal emails reported on Tuesday by The Guardian and MLive reveal that executives at a water company contracted to assess the water system in Flint, Michigan privately expressed concerns that residents "might be at risk of being poisoned by lead in their tap water months before the city publicly admitted the problem in 2015."
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cop 25 protest News
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
'A Matter of Life and Death': COP 25 Protest Outside US Embassy Demands Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
While representatives from governments across the globe gathered in Madrid Tuesday for the ongoing COP 25 climate summit, dozens of activists demonstrated outside the U.S. Embassy in the Spanish capital to demand justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirits, as they highlighted the fossil fuel industry's connection to violence against them.
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News
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
'Thank You For Rescuing Me': Watch Once-Suicidal Veteran Offer Sanders His Flight Jacket During Heartfelt Exchange
Naval Air Force veteran John Weigel, who considered suicide because of $139,000 in medical debt, offered Sen. Bernie Sanders his brown leather flight jacket on Monday to thank the Democratic presidential candidate for his help regaining health insurance and raising funds to cover medical bills. "...
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Border Patrol agents detain a 14-year-old boy News
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Critics Decry 'Publicity Stunt With Genuine Consequences' as Trump Deploys 'Surge' of Park Rangers to Patrol Southern Border
Critics of the Trump administration's immigration policies raised alarm Tuesday over a so-called "surge" of park rangers that the Interior Department is deploying to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border as House Democrats refuse to fund President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall.
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Greta Thunberg News
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
'People Are Underestimating the Force of Angry Kids': Greta Thunberg Returns to Europe for Climate Summit
After three weeks of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Spain, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived Tuesday in neighboring Portugal, where she was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
'Standing With Bernie Because Bernie Stands With Us': Iowa's Largest Progressive Group Endorses Sanders
With only about two months left before Iowa's first-in-the-nation 2020 caucuses, the political arm of the state's largest grassroots progressive group endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Monday.
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Amazon News
Monday, December 02, 2019
New Analysis Details 'Aggressive' Tax Dodging of Six Silicon Valley Giants—Totaling Over $100 Billion
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix have collectively dodged over $100 billion in global taxes so far this decade, according to an analysis released Monday by a U.K.-based tax transparency campaign group.
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Protesters hold up placards and pictures of the late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia News
Sunday, December 01, 2019
Maltese Prime Minister Announces Plans to Resign After Protests Intensified Over Journalist's Murder
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday that he intends to step down soon amid protests demanding his immediate resignation, which intensified over the weekend after a businessman who allegedly has ties to the government was charged with complicity in the murder of investigative...
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