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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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Sunday, April 19, 2020
'Absurdity and Cruelty' of US Healthcare System, Says Sanders, 'Should Now Be Apparent to All'
Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders took to the opinion section of the New York Times on Sunday to make the case that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and an economic meltdown, "it's imperative that we re-examine some of the foundations of American society, understand why they are failing us, and fight for a fairer and more just nation."
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Protesters rally in downtown San Diego against California's stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, on April 18, 2020 News
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Warren Says by Backing Protests, Trump Is 'Trying to Turn This Health Crisis Into a Political Rally for Himself'
Democratic lawmakers have joined with advocacy groups in criticizing President Donald Trump for encouraging recent protests against stay-at-home orders enacted by state and local governments in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who accused the president of using the COVID-19 crisis to garner voter support.
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Global Citizen's "One World: Together At Home" special News
Saturday, April 18, 2020
WATCH: Global Citizen Hosts 'One World: Together At Home' Special to Support WHO's COVID-19 Response
The anti-poverty movement Global Citizen on Saturday held "One World: Together At Home," a globally livestreamed and televised special to celebrate the healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic and support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.
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Tenant right advocates including Karissa Stotts organized a honking vehicle protest around the U.S. Bank building in Minneapolis on April 8, 2020. News
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Canceling Rent and Suspending Mortgage Payments During Pandemic
New polling from the think tank Data for Progress shows that a majority of Americans across the political spectrum support canceling rent payments and suspending home mortgage payments during the coronavirus pandemic—results that bolster the argument for legislation introduced Friday by Rep. Ilhan...
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Farmworker Juan Antonio wears a face mask in a field in Riverhead, New York News
Saturday, April 18, 2020
USDA's $19 Billion in COVID-19 Relief for Farmers and Food Banks Sparks Questions About Who Will Benefit
While some industry trade associations, hunger relief organizations, and federal lawmakers welcomed the Trump administration's new pledge to provide $19 billion in relief from the coronavirus pandemic to farmers and food banks nationwide, policy groups, and reporters highlighted that the announcement lacked critical details about who will benefit.
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Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva News
Friday, April 17, 2020
Lula Warns 'Reckless' Pandemic Response by Bolsonaro Leading Brazil 'to the Slaughterhouse'
In an exclusive interview with the Guardian Friday, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva joined a chorus of people across the globe who have sharply criticized his country's current far-right leader, Jair Bolsonaro, in recent months for irresponsibly handling the coronavirus pandemic.
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A volunteer with Forgotten Harvest loads food into a vehicle at a mobile pantry April 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. News
Friday, April 17, 2020
As Food Banks Face Shortages and Fresh Produce Rots, Pandemic Spurs Calls for Sustainable Supply Chain
U.S. food pantries have faced unprecedented demand while billions of dollars in produce has gone to waste due to supply chain disruptions from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—conditions that are renewing calls for reforms to make the nation's food systems more localized, resilient, and sustainable.
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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) testifies on the tainted water scandal in the city of Flint, Michigan News
Thursday, April 16, 2020
As Flint Water Crisis Enters Sixth Year, 'Astounding' Report Exposes Lies of Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder and Other Officials
VICE on Thursday published an " astounding " and " important " exclusive report on how Rick Snyder, a Republican who served as Michigan's governor from 2011 to 2019, "knew about Flint's toxic water—and lied about it." The report, based on a year-and-a-half investigation, comes almost six years...
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Miguel Diaz, who works for the City of Hialeah, hands out unemployment applications to people in their vehicles News
Thursday, April 16, 2020
'Staggering': Unemployment Claims Climb to 22 Million as US Remains Epicenter of Global Pandemic
Roughly 22 million Americans have filed jobless claims since mid-March as the United States has become the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, with over 30% of the world's more than two million confirmed cases.
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oil rig News
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Amid Calls for a People's Bailout, Fed's Corporate Debt-Buying Could Mean Billion-Dollar Big Oil Bailout
As calls for a People's Bailout in response to the coronavirus pandemic continue to grow across the United States, a new analysis warns that the country's Big Oil companies "stand to reap yet another billion dollar bailout" thanks to the Federal Reserve's plans to buy up to $750 billion in corporate debt.
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