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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inmate News
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
ACLU Blueprints Offer Vision to Cut US Incarceration Rate in Half by Prioritizing 'People Over Prisons'
As inmates across the United States continue to carry out a multi-week strike to protest prison conditions and forced labor, the ACLU on Wednesday unveiled state-level blueprints to reform the American criminal justice system and curb mass incarceration.
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youtube app News
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Confirming Dangers of FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal, New Study Shows Telecoms Throttling YouTube, Netflix, and Other Apps
An ongoing study first reported by Bloomberg reveals the extent to which major American telecom companies are throttling video content on apps such as YouTube and Netflix on mobile phones in the wake of the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealing national net neutrality protections last December.
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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh News
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
As Day Two of Kavanaugh Hearings Kicks Off, Frustrated Progressives Rail Against Schumer: 'You Are Failing Us'
Ahead of the second day of Senate hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday—and after the first day saw organized protests and calls for Democrats to "walk out"—more than a dozen progressive groups railed against Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in frustration, declaring in a sharply-worded letter, "You are failing us."
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Anti-Pai sign News
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Backing Federal Suit, 100+ Lawmakers Deliver 'Irrefutable Evidence' That Net Neutrality Repeal Was 'Abysmally Wrong'
More than 100 Democrats in Congress, led by Sen. Ed Markey (Mass.) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (Calif.), are formally backing a federal lawsuit to restore net neutrality protections that the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed last year.
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kava-no sign News
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Legal Analysis Exposes Kavanaugh's Long History of Siding With Corporate Power Over the Common Good
Bolstering calls for the Senate to block President Donald Trump's deeply unpopular U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, an analysis out Wednesday reveals that Kavanaugh has overwhelmingly sided with corporate power over public interest while serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C...
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News
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Corporations That Pay CEOs Hundreds of Times More Than Workers, Study Shows
A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies analyzing worker and chief executive pay at the top government contractors and subsidy recipients found that the majority of CEOs at these firms rake in more than 100 times the median pay of their full-time employees. "This new data should boost...
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puerto rico News
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
If 9/11 Attacks Can Spark Trillions in War Spending, Asks Ocasio-Cortez, Why Can't US Find Funding for Puerto Rico 'Marshall Plan'?
p>A study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government has found that an estimated 2,975 people died after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory last year, corroborating previous analyses that have long challenged the official death toll of 64 and bolstering calls that the American government provide substantially more aid to help with rebuilding efforts.
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Nicolas Hulot News
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
'I Don't Want to Lie to Myself Anymore': Calling Macron's Timid Steps on Climate Inadequate, French Environment Minister Resigns in Protest
Delivering a broad critique of how the French government of President Emmanuel Macron has failed to go far enough to address the global climate crisis and related issues, the nation's popular environment minister Nicolas Hulot announced his resignation on live radio Tuesday, declaring, "I don't want to lie to myself anymore."
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man watches fire News
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Warning of More 'Extreme Wildfires' and Coastal Floods, New Report Details 'Apocalyptic Threat' Climate Crisis Poses to California
Ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit that California Gov. Jerry Brown will host in San Francisco in September, the state has released a comprehensive climate report that warns of—as the Democratic governor put it on Twitter—"the apocalyptic threat of irreversible climate change."
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How Many More? sign News
Monday, August 27, 2018
After Jacksonville Shooting, Students Plan Protests at Offices of NRA-Backed GOP Senators Who 'Prioritize Profit Over Lives'
Following a Sunday shooting in Jacksonville, Florida that left at least three people, including the gunman, dead and several others injured, student activists—galvanized in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February—are planning to protest Tuesday afternoon at the offices of Republican senators backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
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