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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Vigil at open-air chapel News
Monday, July 17, 2017
To Block Pipeline, Nuns in Court to Defend Cornfield Chapel
A group of about 30 Catholic nuns in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who constructed an open-air chapel on the proposed path of a natural gas pipeline, are in court on Monday fighting efforts by the fossil fuel company trying to seize their land. "We honor God by protecting and preserving His...
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#NRA2DOJ Rally outside NRA headquarters News
Friday, July 14, 2017
Undeterred by DC Heat Advisory, Women's March Against NRA Begins
Several hundred protesters , led by the organizers of January's Women's March , rallied in front of the National Rifle Association's Virginia headquarters Friday, before beginning a two-day 18-mile march to the Department of Justice for a 10am vigil Saturday. Undeterred by the hot weather—D.C. has...
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Jeremy Corbyn and Naomi Klein News
Friday, July 14, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn Talks With Naomi Klein About Creating a Better World
"Social justice isn't copyrighted," U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told Naomi Klein in an interview published at The Intercept on Thursday. Klein, a jouranlist and author of the new book No Is Not Enough , asked Corbyn about U.K. conservatives trying to co-opt his policies to appeal to...
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Reproductive rights advocates in Texas News
Friday, July 14, 2017
Texas Study Shows How Defunding Planned Parenthood Actually Increased Abortion Rates
Illustrating the potential consequences if Republicans fulfill their threat to defund Planned Parenthood nationwide, a new study shows that when Texas slashed state funding for family planning clinics in 2011, the abortion rate among teenagers in the state actually increased. "This certainly isn't...
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Environmentalists interviewed by Global Witness News
Thursday, July 13, 2017
With at Least 200 Killed, 2016 Was Deadliest Year Ever for Earth Defenders
Last year was the deadliest in history to be an environmental activist, according to a new report that found, on average, nearly four people were killed per week. "Conflicts over the control of land and natural resources were an underlying factor in almost every killing in 2016." –Global Witness...
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Floods in Louisiana in August 2016 News
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
'When Rising Seas Hit Home': Hundreds of Towns Threatened by 2100
As an iceberg the size of Delaware broke away from an ice shelf in Antarctica Wednesday, scientists released findings that up to 668 U.S. communities could face chronic flooding from rising sea levels by the end of the century. "We hope this analysis provides a wake-up call to coastal communities—...
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Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders News
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
President Applauds 'Transparency' After Trump Jr. Forced to Come Clean
With no apparent sense of irony, President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended the "transparency" of his eldest son's decision to tweet a damning email thread—which legal experts have deemed a " smoking gun " that points to apparent collusion—just before it was exposed by a New York Times report. In a...
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Donald Trump Jr. News
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Donald Trump Jr.'s Email Thread 'Could Hardly Have Been More Explicit'
In what one commentator said "may be the most extraordinary development yet in this whole Trump-Russia saga," new reporting and an email thread released by Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday has cast new and incriminating light on possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian...
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Donald Trump Jr. News
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
As Don Jr. Lawyers Up, Words Like 'Collusion' and 'Treason' Fly
Following the latest explosive details about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer during last year's campaign, in which he hoped to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton, legal experts are saying the encounter could be proof that "collusion"—or even "treason"—took place.
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Donald and Ivanka Trump News
Monday, July 10, 2017
Factory's Ties to Ivanka 'Probably' Led to My Arrest, Says Labor Investigator
In what journalist Naomi Klein characterized as "serious emolument news," a labor rights advocate says he believes he was detained by the Chinese government because a factory he was investigating for labor abuses produces shoes for Ivanka Trump's brand. In an interview with the The Guardian , the...
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