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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Monday, October 21, 2019
Driven by Solar Installations, IEA Projects Global Renewable Energy Capacity to Rise by 50% in 5 Years
Driven by projections of "spectacular" growth in the solar power market, global renewable energy capacity could increase by 50 percent in the next five years, according to a report released Monday by the International Energy Agency.
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Friday, October 18, 2019
To Combat Dishonest Marketing, New 'Farm vs. Factory' Website Contrasts Industrial and Sustainable Agriculture
The national nonprofit Food & Water Watch on Friday launched its "Farm vs. Factory" website, an interactive tool that aims to shed light on the differences between sustainable and industrial agriculture.
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Friday, October 18, 2019
As Zuckerberg Defends False Trump Ads as Free Expression, Critics Say Facebook's Assault on 'Foundations of Democracy' Must Be Stopped
Amid the ongoing debate over Facebook's policy of exempting political advertising from its "misinformation" standards, a "defiant" speech on free expression delivered Thursday by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has elevated broader concerns about how powerful tech giants are "poisoning the well of our democracy."
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Thursday, October 17, 2019
'The Most Overt Corruption to Date': Mulvaney Confirms Plan to Host G7 Summit at Trump Golf Resort
President Donald Trump came under fire from ethics watchdog groups, Democratic lawmakers, and other critics Thursday after Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed to reporters that the president will host the Group of 7 meeting next June at the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort in Florida.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Report Exposes Right-Wing Effort to Ban Criticism of Israel in US Schools
Human rights and free speech advocates responded with alarm Thursday to a Guardian report revealing that pro-Israel and right-wing lobbyists are encouraging Republican state lawmakers to pass legislation that could outlaw discussions about the Israeli government's human rights abuses and occupation of Palestinian territory at all levels of the U.S. public education system under the guise of fighting anti-Semitism.
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New York Attorney General Letitia James News
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Critics Warn 'Consumers Will Pay the Price' After GOP-Controlled FCC Approves T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
Consumers advocates called out Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday for a party-line vote approving a "blatantly anti-competitive" proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the United States.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
WATCH: With Endorsement, Ilhan Omar Says Bernie Sanders Building Movement That Envisions Country 'I Dreamed About'
After news broke at the end of Tuesday night's Democratic presidential primary debate that three members of "the Squad" are officially supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Ilhan Omar explained her endorsement in short video released Wednesday.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Human Rights Leaders Arrested at US Capitol Protesting 'Cruel' Trump Plan to Slash Refugee Cap
As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met privately with members of Congress Tuesday to discuss the President Donald Trump's push to cut the U.S. refugee cap to a record low, a group of human rights and faith leaders were arrested at the Capitol for protesting against the administration's "destruction" of the Refugee Resettlement Program.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
'Without Encryption, We Will Lose All Privacy': Snowden Condemns US, UK, and Australian Push for 'Backdoor' Into Facebook Messaging Apps
In an op-ed published Tuesday by The Guardian , American whistleblower Edward Snowden expressed alarm over global governments' efforts to undermine encryption, highlighting a recent attempt by the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to pressure Facebook to create a "backdoor" into its encrypted messaging applications.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
After Shell CEO Claims 'We Have No Choice' But to Invest in Fossil Fuels, McKibben Says, 'We Have No Choice But to Try and Stop Them'
Climate activists and experts underscored the necessity of fighting to urgently end the use of fossil fuels worldwide after Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden claimed Monday that "we have no choice" but to invest in long-term oil and gas projects.
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