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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The Pacific walrus News
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
World Animal Day Takes 'Dark' Turn as Interior Dept Denies Protections for 25 Species
As Republicans in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation that would " cripple " the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Wednesday—which happened to be World Animal Day —the Trump administration's Interior Department denied petitions to protect 25 species. "This is a truly dark...
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Randall Woodfin News
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Celebrations as Bernie-Style Candidate Wins Mayoral Victory in Alabama
"This isn't just a victory for Birmingham, it's a victory for all of us" says Our Revolution's Nina Turner, calling on progressives to "support local races all across the country."
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Rep.  Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) News
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Another Rabidly Pro-Life Republican Reportedly Urged Mistress to Seek Abortion
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), co-sponsor of House bill passed Tuesday night that bans women's constitutional right, doesn't believe in abortions—unless he thinks his girlfriend should have one.
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A boy waits for water distributed by U.S. soldiers News
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
'Outraged' By 'Slow and Inadequate' US Response, Oxfam Intervenes in Puerto Rico
"The U.S. has more than enough resources to mobilize an emergency response, but has failed to do so in a swift and robust manner."
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News
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Hundreds of Thousands in Streets as General Strike Engulfs Catalonia After Violent Crackdown
People took to the streets in Barcelona and across the Catalan region to condemn a militant crackdown by Spain's police forces during last weekend's referendum for independence.
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News
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Subsidizing Earth's Demise: US Taxpayers Forced to Prop Up Dirty Energy Industry
New reports reveal that without billions of dollars in subsidies, American gas, oil, and coal companies would crash and burn.
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Women's March sign News
Monday, October 02, 2017
Pro-Choice Groups Raise Alarm Ahead of House Vote to Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks
"Republicans in Congress failed to take healthcare from millions—so they're trying to ban abortion and take away bodily autonomy."
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voters protest in catalonia, spain News
Monday, October 02, 2017
Demands Grow for Probe Into Police Violence During Catalan Independence Vote
U.N. human rights chief calls for investigations into Spanish police force that left 893 people injured.
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situation room News
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Trump Administration Pushes Positive PR Campaign as Puerto Rico's Crisis Continues
As the president praises aid efforts, residents of the island's rural areas report "we haven't seen a government official or anything, no FEMA, no military, no local government."
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Spanish national police officers clashed with supporters of Catalan independence News
Sunday, October 01, 2017
More Than 700 Injured as Spanish Police Try to Prevent Catalan Independence Vote
Catalan officials say Spanish police have injured more than 760 people who tried to vote during Catalonia's independence referendum on Sunday.
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