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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Nicolás Maduro News
Sunday, September 09, 2018
'Stunning But Not Surprising': Trump Administration Slammed for Secret Meetings About Venezuela Coup
Critics across the globe are expressing alarm over the "stunning but not surprising" revelation reported by the New York Times on Saturday that, according to 11 American officials and a former Venezuelan military commander, "the Trump administration held secret meetings with rebellious military officers from Venezuela over the last year to discuss their plans to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro."
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EPA HQ News
Sunday, September 09, 2018
EPA Exodus: Nearly 1,600 Workers Have Left Since Trump Took Office, Analysis Shows
Since President Donald Trump took office, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has seen an exodus of nearly 1,600 former federal employees, including some who say they "did not want to any longer be any part of this administration's nonsense" and believed they "could do better work" elsewhere, according to a new report from the Washington Post .
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youth climate activists News
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Across All Seven Continents, #RiseForClimate Actions Demand Elected Leaders Commit to Fossil-Free Future
Building on actions that kicked off earlier this week, activists on Saturday hosted hundreds of #RiseForClimate demonstrations across all seven continents, drawing massive crowds "to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil-free world that puts people and justice before profits."
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News
Saturday, September 08, 2018
In Single Tweet, Bernie Sanders Debunks Trump's Lies About Social Security and Medicare
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) turned to Twitter Friday evening to call out President Donald Trump's latest lies that he is "going to protect your Social Security" and Republicans are "saving Medicare" from Democrats' supposed efforts to "destroy" the social safety net programs—which actually have been consistently targeted by the Trump administration and GOP lawmakers.
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George Papadopoulos News
Friday, September 07, 2018
Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Gets 14-Day 'Slap on the Wrist' for Lying to FBI
George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser for President Donald Trump's campaign, was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in jail plus a year of supervised released, and he must complete 200 hours of community service and pay a $9,500 fine, for lying to the FBI.
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Whip the vote News
Friday, September 07, 2018
With 19 Democrats Still 'On the Fence,' Progressives Say That If Schumer Won't Whip His Caucus to Stop Kavanaugh, They Will
As the fourth and final day of confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began Friday, advocacy groups that have spent weeks raising alarm about the threat Kavanaugh poses to Americans' human and civil rights urged constituents to contact their senators and continued to #WhipTheVote in the absence of strong leadership from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
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Australia News
Friday, September 07, 2018
Worldwide #RiseForClimate Events Kick Off to Demand Action on Crisis of Warming Planet
Building up to a mass mobilization planned for hundreds of cities across the globe on Saturday, campaigners have already kicked off #RiseForClimate demonstrations that aim to raise awareness about the climate crisis, encourage urgent action from policymakers to keep fossil fuels in the ground, and call for a full transition to renewable energy.
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Kerri Evelyn Harris News
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Next Test for Progressive Democrats as Kerri Harris Aims to Oust Corporate-Friendly Tom Carper in Delaware
In a Democratic primary race that has provoked comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shocking victory over longtime Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in June, voters in Delaware headed to the polls on Thursday to determine whether community activist Kerri Evelyn Harris will succeed in ousting Sen. Tom Carper, the incumbent three-term "business-friendly" centrist.
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yemeni children News
Thursday, September 06, 2018
House Democrats Praised for New War Powers Resolution to End US Support for 'Catastrophic War in Yemen'
As the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition admitted for the second time this week that its bombing campaign in Yemen last month killed dozens of children and adult civilians, peace advocates praised a group of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday for announcing a new effort to revoke American support for...
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Indians carry flag News
Thursday, September 06, 2018
With Landmark Ruling, India's Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Colonial-Era Ban on Gay Sex
In a landmark ruling that led to celebrations in the streets in India and was lauded by human rights advocates the world over, the nation's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the colonial-era ban on homosexual sex, which was reportedly one of the world's oldest laws of its kind.
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