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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President Donald Trump speaks after signing the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C, on April 24, 2020. News
Friday, April 24, 2020
Calling US Postal Service 'A Joke,' Trump Demands Four-Fold Price Hike for Customers Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to withhold all future Covid-19 relief funding from the U.S. Postal Service unless the federal agency dramatically raises its shipping prices—a demand that critics say is ludicrous given the economic calamity the American people and the post office are now facing.
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A red admiral butterfly  stands on a flower in an urban garden in the city center on August 9, 2018 in Berlin. News
Friday, April 24, 2020
'Silent Spring Is Already Here': Global Study Shows Nearly 25% Drop in Insect Population Over 30 Years
The largest ever assessment of long-term insect abundance found that there has been a nearly 25% decrease of land-dwelling bugs like ants, butterflies, and grasshoppers over the past 30 years—a revelation that inspired fresh demands for urgent international action to tackle the decades-long, human-caused " bugpocalypse."
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A U.S. fighter jet practices maneuvers over the desert. News
Thursday, April 23, 2020
'No Warming, No War': Report Details How US Militarism and Climate Crisis Are Deeply Interwoven
A new report examining the federal budget illuminates the deep connections between the climate emergency and the U.S. military, arguing that the shift to a green economy requires a just transition away from both fossil fuels and endless war.
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In this photo illustration, a person files an application for unemployment benefits on April 16, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. News
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Spotlighting Need for Response 'At the Scale of This Catastrophe,' US Unemployment Claims Hit 26.5 Million
The federal government announced Thursday that roughly 26.5 million people nationwide have filed jobless claims since mid-March—a revelation that sparked yet another wave of demands for the Trump administration and Congress to respond to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic in ways that...
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Demonstrators at an Earth Day 2017 event carry signs promoting science and challenging President Donald Trump's agenda. News
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Ex-EPA Officials Mark 50th Earth Day With Scathing Snapshot of How Trump 'Is Hurting People and the Natural World'
An organization launched in 2017 by former staffers of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency marked the 50th annual Earth Day Wednesday by releasing a report about the efforts of President Donald Trump's administration to gut regulations enacted under his predecessors to preserve public health and the planet.
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A resident wearing a face mask stands next to a mural featuring Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and her quote "You're never too young to save the world" on March 30, 2020 in the Trullo district of Rome during Italy's lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. News
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Humanity Must 'Tackle Two Crises at Once,' Says Greta Thunberg of Climate and COVID-19 on 50th Earth Day
The 50th annual global Earth Day coming amid the coronavirus pandemic sparked fresh demands from Fridays for Future founder Greta Thunberg, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, and others for the international community to simultaneously tackle the COVID-19 and climate crises.
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The Trump International Hotel on its first day of business September 12, 2016, in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
'Oh, Hi, Corruption': Trump Organization Seeks Rent Relief for DC Hotel From Trump Administration
In a revelation Tuesday that swiftly elicited allegations of corruption, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump's family business—from which he has refused to divest—is seeking rent relief for his infamous D.C. hotel from his own administration, as the global hotel industry...
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Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site, which is the fourth largest oil field in California. News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
'The Opposite of #PeopleBeforeProfit': Trump Orders Big Oil Bailout Just a Day After Historic Price Collapse
Democratic lawmakers and climate advocates on Tuesday condemned an announcement on Twitter from President Donald Trump that he had directed the U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury to make funding available to American oil and gas companies negatively impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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An Italian Carabinieri officer, wearing a respiratory mask, stands guard at a road block on April 10, 2020 in Milan, Italy. News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Milan's Plan to Limit Cars After COVID-19 Lockdown Lauded as 'Excellent Example of #BuildBackBetter'
Climate activists from across the globe on Tuesday welcomed an ambitious new plan for Milan that will, according to the Guardian , transform 22 miles of street space currently reserved for cars "with a rapid, experimental citywide expansion of cycling and walking space to protect residents as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted."
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A closed sign is displayed in the window of a business in a nearly deserted lower Manhattan on April 17, 2020. News
Sunday, April 19, 2020
As Mnuchin Claims Business Relief Deal 'Very Close,' Progressives Demand More of Democratic Leaders
After U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on CNN 's "State of the Union" Sunday that a deal with congressional leadership to provide more relief to small businesses impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could be finalized as early as the end of the day, some progressives highlighted...
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