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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Pete Buttigieg News
Thursday, October 24, 2019
'Utterly Disqualifying': Pete Buttigieg Panned for Praising Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
Progressives on Thursday piled on Pete Buttigieg—the mayor of South Bend, Indiana and a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate—for praising former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in an interview with Cosmopolitan .
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nokxl protest News
Thursday, October 24, 2019
ACLU Celebrates Settlement Ending Unconstitutional Efforts to Silence Pipeline Protesters in South Dakota
The ACLU and environmental activists celebrated Thursday after reaching a settlement agreement with South Dakota's Republican Gov. Kristi Noem and state Attorney General Jason Ravnesborg to end what critics called "their unconstitutional attempts to silence pipeline protestors."
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No Music For ICE News
Thursday, October 24, 2019
#NoMusicForICE: 300+ Musicians Pledge to Boycott Amazon-Sponsored Events and Partnerships Over Contracts With US Agencies
More than 300 musicians on Thursday pledged not to participate in exclusive partnerships with Amazon or events sponsored by the company unless it severs ties with law enforcement and government agencies that enforce the Trump administration's inhumane immigration policies.
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Syrian refugees News
Thursday, October 24, 2019
'We Have to Get This Right': Historic Bill in US House Would Create Specific Protections for Climate Refugees
Rep. Nydia Velázquez on Wednesday introduced historic legislation in the Democrat-controlled House that would establish formal federal protections in the United States for refugees fleeing impacts of the human-caused global climate crisis.
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News
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
House Democrats Hold Historic Hearing on How Big Oil Spent Decades Trying to 'Suppress the Truth' About the Climate Crisis
As ExxonMobil faced the second day of a New York state trial for defrauding investors about climate-related risks of burning fossil fuels, a Democrat-controlled U.S. House Oversight subcommittee on Wednesday held a historic hearing "examining the oil industry's efforts to suppress the truth about climate change."
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President Donald Trump News
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
'This Is a Lie': Critics Challenge Trump Suggestion That Ukrainians Didn't Know Military Aid Was Being Withheld
Democratic lawmakers and impeachment supporters on Wednesday called out President Donald Trump for suggesting on Twitter that Ukrainian officials were not aware that military aid was being withheld as part the administration's efforts to convince the country's leader to publicly launch an investigation involving former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Police investigate a truck at an industrial park in the United Kingdom News
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
'Beyond Horrific': UK Police Find 39 People Dead in Truck Container, Possible Victims of Human Trafficking Effort
Reports Wednesday that British police found 39 people dead in a truck container at an industrial park in the United Kingdom elicited an outpouring of condolences alongside condemnation of immigration policies across Europe.
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#ExxonKnewbanner News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
'This Is Big Oil's Big Tobacco Moment': Trial Over ExxonMobil's Climate Crimes Begins in New York
Dozens of climate activists rallied outside the New York County Supreme Court Tuesday to support state Attorney General Letitia James on the first day of a nationally watched case that aims to hold ExxonMobil accountable for defrauding investors about the business risks of continuing to burn fossil...
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GND squad News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
As Trudeau Clings to Power, Progressives in Canada Celebrate Victory of 'Green New Deal Squad'
Taking stock of the results from Monday's national elections in Canada, in which Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau clung to power but lost a majority in Parliament, climate campaigners are treating the victories of eight progressive candidates who ran on a bold Green New Deal for the country as a crucial opportunity.
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Chicago Teachers Union members News
Monday, October 21, 2019
'Not Going to Happen' Says Chicago Teacher After Mayor Lightfoot Urges Educators to End Strike While Contract Negotiations Continue
"That's not going to happen." Alison Eichhorn, a social science teacher and softball coach at Lindblom Math and Science Academy, offered that response Monday to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's proposal that the city's unionized public school teachers end a strike that started Thursday and return to classrooms amid ongoing contract negotiations.
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