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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A woman walks past destroyed houses on May 13, 2019, on her way to an aid distribution center in the coastal village of Guludo on Ibo Island, in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone. (Photo: Zinyange Auntony/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
As Global Population Grows, Ecological Threats and Armed Conflict Could Displace Over 1 Billion People by 2050
An analysis released Wednesday by an international think tank warns that as the world's population continues to climb toward and possibly surpass 10 billion by 2050, ecological disasters and armed conflict could forcibly displace roughly 10% of humanity—or about 1.2 billion people. "Ecological...
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Water vapor rises from the cooling towers of the Jänschwalde lignite-fired power plant of Lausitzer Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG) on August 19, 2020 in Peitz, Germany. (Photo: Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Covid-19 Pandemic Is 'Yet Another Wake-Up Call': 1 in 8 Deaths Across EU Tied to Environmental Pollution
As the coronavirus pandemic continued to ravage the global community on Tuesday a European Union agency released a new report detailing the continent's pollution problems and the impacts on human health, noting that poor quality environments are tied to an estimated 13% of deaths—or one in eight—across the E.U. annually.
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Power lines are cast in silhouette as the Creek Fire creeps up on on the Shaver Springs community off of Tollhouse Road on September 8, 2020 in Auberry, California. (Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
'This Is What a Climate Crisis Looks Like': Fires Have Now Burned Record 2 Million Acres in California This Year
California officials announced Monday that this year's ongoing wave of wildfires —which continues to force mass evacuations—has burned over two million acres, a new state record and a revelation that sparked fresh calls for urgent action to address the human-caused climate crisis. Confirmation of...
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In this screenshot from the RNC's livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the virtual convention in a prerecorded video from Jerusalem, Israel on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images) News
Friday, September 04, 2020
House Democrats Demand IG Probe of Pompeo's Widely Denounced RNC Speech From Jerusalem
A pair of top Democrats in the U.S. House on Friday called for the U.S. State Department's Office of Inspector General to immediately launch an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision to deliver a speech to the Republican National Convention last week from a rooftop in Jerusalem while he was there on official travel.
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This scene from the new documentary film Invisible Hand was recorded at Standing Rock, North Dakota. (Photo: Invisible Hand/Flickr) News
Friday, September 04, 2020
Earth Defenders Warn Against Democrats Undermining 'Rights of Nature' Movement With Watered-Down Approach
Ahead of the Friday night global premiere of Invisible Hand —which its creators are calling the world's first documentary film on the Rights of Nature movement—some U.S. campaigners fighting to grant ecosystems legal status as rights-bearing entities welcomed the Democratic Party's recent gestures toward their demands but warned against watering down the movement's vision.
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Melissa Simpson holds up her arm with "My Body My Choice" written on it during a protest against recently passed abortion ban bills at the Georgia State Capitol building, on May 21, 2019 in Atlanta. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) News
Thursday, September 03, 2020
As Pence Attends Anti-Choice Event in North Carolina, Providers and Rights Groups Sue Over State Abortion Restrictions
While Vice President Mike Pence visited North Carolina on Thursday to tout the Trump administration's hostile track record on reproductive rights ahead of the November presidential election, healthcare providers and advocacy groups filed a sweeping legal challenge to several of the state's anti-choice laws designed to limit abortion access.
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A sign warning people about Covid-19 is surrounded by flames during the Hennessey fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa, California on August 18, 2020. (Photo: by Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, September 03, 2020
43 Green Groups Demand Moderators Make Climate Crisis 'Central Focus' of 2020 Presidential Debates
"We're at the edge of a cliff, and voters must know what direction our next president will take us."
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The Trump administration on Wednesday announced sanctions targeting International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, the court's prosecution jurisdiction division director. (Photo: ICC) News
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
'Full Frontal Attack on Rule of Law': Trump Sanctions Top ICC Officials Probing US War Crimes in Afghanistan
Human rights advocates the world over condemned the Trump administration on Wednesday for imposing sanctions on two top officials at the International Criminal Court—just the latest act of retaliation for the Hague-based ICC's ongoing investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by U.S. forces and others in Afghanistan during the so-called War on Terror.
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Protesters march with a banner during a demonstration in Manchester, United Kingdom on September 1, 2020. The Northern Rebellion, which is part of the Extinction Rebellion movement, took to the streets for a multi-day action under the slogan "We Want To Live." (Photo: Andy Barton/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
#WeWantToLive: Extinction Rebellion Launches Fresh Wave of UK Protests Demanding Climate Action
Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom returning to work this week after summer recess are being met with demonstrations and civil disobedience by Extinction Rebellion, which officially kicked off a fresh wave of nationwide protests Tuesday demanding urgent and ambitious climate action.
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Philadelphians rallied at City Hall before taking to the streets to demand Congress return and come to a deal on unemployment and other relief measures on August 20, 2020. (Photo: Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Poll Shows Number of Unemployed People Struggling to Cover Basic Needs Has Nearly Doubled Since GOP Killed $600 Federal Boost
After Senate Republicans allowed a $600-per-week boost to federal unemployment benefits to expire at the end of July, the share of jobless Americans struggling to afford basic necessities in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis nearly doubled, according to polling...
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