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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explosion News
Friday, March 16, 2018
As Trump Fights to Kill Chemical Safety Rule, Workers Injured as Massive Explosion Rocks Texas Chemical Plant
While the Trump administration continues its push to stymie and roll back federal regulations by fighting in court to uphold a delay of the Chemical Disaster Rule , hazardous materials crews are searching for a worker presumed dead after an explosion at a Texas chemical plant. Two other workers...
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Gladys Francisco News
Friday, March 16, 2018
Despite Unprecedented Year of Extreme Weather, FEMA Ditches Every Single Mention of 'Climate' From Four-Year Strategic Plan
While 2017 was the costliest year ever for destruction from extreme weather events—and even as much of Puerto Rico is still struggling with a slow and " dehumanizing " recovery nearly six months after Hurricane Maria —a look at the new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) four-year strategic...
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Dan and Marie News
Thursday, March 15, 2018
To Fend Off Progressive Primary Challenger Marie Newman, Anti-Choice Group Throws Big Money at Blue Dog Democrat
Now that progressive primary challenger Marie Newman is " within striking distance " of ousting Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski in Illinois's 3rd District, a right-wing group that typically backs Republicans has made a " six-figure investment " in a "last-minute push" to bolster the anti-choice...
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Yemen News
Thursday, March 15, 2018
'Mad Dog' Mattis Urges Congress to Continue US Support for Saudi Arabia's Destruction of Yemen
While experts and anti-war activists are demanding Congress end U.S. complicity in Saudi Arabia's war with Yemen—which has caused what the U.N. has called " the worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time "—Trump Defense Secretary Gen. Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis is actively urging lawmakers to reject...
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President Donald Trump bids farewell to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau News
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Caught Admitting He Just Makes Stuff Up, Trump Doubles Down on False Claim Made to Trudeau About Trade Deficit
After the Washington Post obtained a recording in which President Donald Trump bragged to donors about making up trade facts during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Americans expressed concerns about Trump's demonstrated tendency to lie alongside worries about how he will...
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Fermin Gonzales IV News
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Amid Trump Push to Arm More Teachers, Students Injured After 'Trained' Educator's Gun Goes Off in Classroom
Bolstering recent warnings about the dangers of giving guns to teachers—a proposal touted by the gun lobby as well as President Donald Trump and other Republicans following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month—a high school teacher and reserve cop in California accidentally...
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Students News
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
'Enough': Students Walk Out Nationwide to Protest Inaction on Gun Violence
At 10am local time, students at more than 3,000 high schools across the country planned to participate in the 17-minute "Enough" walkout on Wednesday—exactly one month after 17 people were killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting—to protest Congress's failure to enhance national gun control...
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Protesters march against fracking News
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
From Asthma to Cancer, 'Blistering' New Report Details Human Cost of Fracking
A team of researchers on Tuesday released a " blistering " report on the serious public health threats—from headaches to asthma to cancer—posed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking , a process of injecting a mix of water and chemicals into rocks to release oil and natural gas. "Fracking is the...
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students from South High School News
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Ahead of Nationwide Walkout Demanding Action on Guns, ACLU Offers Primer on Students' Rights
Ahead of Wednesday's 17-minute walkout by high school students nationwide, to call for stricter gun control laws and remember those killed in the massacre in Parkland, Florida last month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is providing legal resources to the students and urging...
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cia News
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Trump Picks 'Actual Torturer' Gina Haspel as Next CIA Director
Human rights advocates are expressing outrage on Tuesday after President Donald Trump nominated deputy director Gina Haspel—" an actual torturer "—to be the next CIA director despite her leading role in running an agency black site where detainees were systematically and gruesomely abused. Haspel...
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