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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Divestment demonstration News
Monday, September 09, 2019
'People Power Is Winning': Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Celebrates $11 Trillion Milestone
Ahead of an historic summit in Cape Town this week and the global climate strike planned for Sept. 20, the environmental group 350.org announced Monday that the international movement demanding divestment from fossil fuels and investment in clean energy had secured commitments from more than 1,110 institutions with over $11 trillion in assets.
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News
Friday, September 06, 2019
With Two Weeks Until #GlobalClimateStrike, Organizing Intensifies in 100+ Countries to Win 'Livable Future for All'
As youth with the Fridays for Future movement took to the streets Friday, two weeks ahead of the global #ClimateStrike planned for Sept. 20, environmental activists continued to raise awareness about the upcoming protests being organized in more than 100 countries.
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valve-turner Ken Ward News
Friday, September 06, 2019
Washington Supreme Court Establishes 'Very Important Precedent' for Climate Necessity Defense in Case of Valve-Turner Ken Ward
In a decision that could profoundly impact future litigation involving climate activists, the Washington Supreme Court this week refused to review a lower court's ruling to allow valve-turner Ken Ward to present a "necessity defense" for charges related to a 2016 multi-state action that temporarily shut down tar sands pipelines.
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Danielle Greene and Jennifer Vassil attend a rally News
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Over 120 Groups Call on Congress to Back Constitutional Amendment Overturning Citizens United
More than 120 organizations on Thursday urged members of the U.S. House to support a constitutional amendment that aims to reverse the damage done to American democracy by Citizens United , the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that effectively enabled corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence political elections.
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inmate News
Thursday, September 05, 2019
'Vision for Justice': 117 Rights Groups Offer Roadmap to Transform US Criminal-Legal System
"The American criminal-legal system is a stain on our democracy," declares a new policy platform from human and civil rights groups who aim to transform the existing system into one of respect and justice.
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stop the NRA sign News
Thursday, September 05, 2019
'Why I Love San Francisco': City Board Applauded for Labeling NRA 'Domestic Terrorist Organization'
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week unanimously passed a resolution that declares the National Rifle Association a "domestic terrorist organization" and urges other cities, states, and the federal government to follow suit—a move that was applauded by advocates for stricter gun laws in the United States.
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devastation in the bahamas News
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Analysis Finds US Corporate Media 'Failing to Connect Climate Crisis to Strongest Atlantic Storm Ever to Hit Land'
While Hurricane Dorian marched up the U.S. Southeastern coast Wednesday after devastating the Northern Bahamas, advocates for ambitious climate action reiterated the global emergency's connection to extreme weather—even as an analysis showed that major corporate news outlets are failing to report on it.
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A young girl uses a laptop News
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Advocates Blast 'Paltry' $170 Million Penalty for Google's Violations of Child Privacy Rules
Consumer advocates expressed frustration Wednesday with the "paltry" $170 million penalty that Google has agreed to pay as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and New York's state attorney general for the tech giant's alleged violations of federal online privacy rules for children.
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devastation in the bahamas News
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
As Aerial Footage of Devastated Bahamas Emerges, Campaigners Ask How Much Destruction and Death Before Global Climate Action Taken?
As the National Hurricane Center announced Tuesday that Hurricane Dorian's core was "finally moving away from Grand Bahama Island," toward the Southeastern U.S. coast, footage of the storm's devastation flooded the internet alongside calls for governments and the news media to recognize the here-and-now destruction of the climate emergency.
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screenshot of report cover News
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
New Report Warns of Deepfakes and Social Media Disinformation Campaigns That Aim to Undermine 2020 Election
A report published Tuesday by New York University warns that fake videos and other misleading or false information could be deployed by domestic and foreign sources in efforts influence the U.S. 2020 presidential election campaign and details strategies to combat such disinformation. "We urge the...
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