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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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) listen in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 12, 2021. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Warning Biden's Syria Strikes Set 'Dangerous' Precedent, Groups Push Congress to Respond
A diverse coalition of two dozen organizations on Tuesday warned that President Joe Biden's "patently unauthorized, illegal, and unconstitutional" airstrikes last month on facilities in Syria that his administration said belonged to Iran-backed militia groups could set a "deeply troubling" and "...
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A new Politico investigation sheds light on the Federal Trade Commission's probe of Google under former President Barack Obama. (Photo: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
'Total Scandal': Memos Expose Failure of Obama-Era FTC to Stop Google's Monopoly Power
A damning new Politico series based on 312 pages of internal memos reveals that federal antitrust regulators appointed by former President Barack Obama "misread the evidence in front of them and left much of the digital future in Google's hands," even though investigators concluded that the tech...
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) speaks at a press conference at the Longworth Office Building on September 10, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Green New Deal Network) News
Monday, March 15, 2021
'Historic and Hopeful Moment': Senate Confirms Haaland as Interior Secretary
A diverse coalition of progressive and Indigenous figures and organizations on Monday celebrated the Senate's confirmation of Deb Haaland to head the Department of the Interior—making the New Mexico Democrat and Green New Deal supporter the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history...
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A new analysis found 21.6% of homes in redlined areas of Sacramento  face high risk of flooding compared with 11.8% of homes in greenlined neighborhoods of the California city. (Image: Redfin) News
Monday, March 15, 2021
Study Finds Redlined Areas Face Greater Flood Risk From Climate Crisis
Amid inadequate plans to reduce planet-heating emissions and climate scientists' repeated warnings about rising seas and more devastating extreme weather, Redfin revealed Monday that formerly redlined areas across the United States face a higher flood risk than regions that weren't deemed...
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A sign outside of a Influx Care Facility (ICF) for unaccompanied children explains what the facility is on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in Carrizo Springs, Texas. (Photo: Sergio Flores/<em>The Washington Post</em> via Getty Images) News
Monday, March 15, 2021
FEMA Ordered to Help as Border Patrol Holds 3,000 Migrant Children Over Legal Limit
Amid rising concerns about the "staggering" surge of unaccompanied migrant children entering U.S. custody and recent reports that raised alarm about the conditions in which they are being held, the Biden administration over the weekend ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to aid in the...
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Aerial view shows smoke billowing from a patch of forest being cleared with fire in the surroundings of Boca do Acre, a city in Amazonas State, in the Amazon basin in northwestern Brazil, on August 24, 2019. (Photo: Lula Sampaio/AFP/Getty Images) News
Friday, March 12, 2021
'We're Destroying Our Life-Support Systems': Study Suggests the Amazon Now Contributes to Warming
While recent research has raised alarm that tropical forests including the Amazon could soon stop serving as carbon sinks, a first-of-its-kind study from 30 experts that takes into account other greenhouse gases suggests the world's largest rainforest may already be contributing to the warming of...
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World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee attends the Campus Party Italia 2019 as keynote speaker at on July 25, 2019 in Milan. (Photo: Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images) News
Friday, March 12, 2021
Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Argues Internet Access Must Be a 'Basic Right'
World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee on Friday marked the 32nd birthday his digital innovation by arguing that "we must recognize internet access as a basic right and we must work to make sure all young people can connect to a web that gives them the power to shape their world." Noting that the...
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Protesters demand New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation following a series of sexual harassment accusations against the Democrat and an attempted cover-up of Covid-19 deaths in the state's nursing homes on March 2, 2021 in New York City. (Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Friday, March 12, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez, Bowman Say Cuomo 'Can No Longer Effectively Lead'
In light of multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as well as lingering outrage over how he handled the coronavirus pandemic in the state's nursing homes, several members of Congress on Friday called for the Democrat to immediately resign. More than...
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Mack Beggs wrestled against Mya Engert during the quarter finals of the Texas Wrestling State Tournament on February 24, 2017 at Berry Center in Cypress. Beggs was assigned female at birth, so he was only allowed to compete in the league for girls. (Photo: Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) News
Thursday, March 11, 2021
'Unjust and Discriminatory': Mississippi Bans Trans Students From Sports Teams Matching Their Identity
Sparking a swift flood of condemnation, Mississippi's Republican governor on Thursday signed into a law a bill requiring schools statewide to bar transgender student athletes from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity— the first of what critics warn could soon be a...
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People of various faiths around the world on Thursday joined a day of action for climate justice. (Photo: Philbert Aganyo/Twitter) News
Thursday, March 11, 2021
People of Faith Worldwide Rise Up for 'Strong, Principled Climate Action'
"We envision a world transformed, in which humanity in all its diversity has developed a shared reverence for life on Earth." So declares a new joint statement —entitled "Sacred People, Sacred Earth"—supported by religious groups and leaders across the globe who planned more than 400 events in over...
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