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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Hurricane Dorian News
Sunday, September 01, 2019
'Historic, Catastrophic' Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Hits Bahamas, Still Threatens Southeast US Coast
The "historic, catastrophic" category 5 Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas Sunday—eliciting a slew of urgent public safety warnings, concerns about what's in store for the Southeastern coast of the United States next week, and impassioned demands for ambitious government action to combat the global climate emergency.
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Protesters demonstrated near the full Senate budget committee markup of the tax reform legislation News
Sunday, September 01, 2019
Report Reveals That 'Like Everything Else' About GOP Tax Scam, Program Purported to Help the Poor Really 'Just Another Handout to the Rich'
Urban policy experts along with progressive groups and politicians responded with outrage to a New York Times report published Saturday that detailed how the Trump administration's "signature plan" to help low-income communities across the United States with a multibillion-dollar tax break has "fueled a wave of developments financed by and built for the wealthiest Americans."
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Police cars and tape block off a crime scene News
Sunday, September 01, 2019
'Carnage That Could Have Been Prevented': West Texas Mass Shooting Provokes Fresh Calls for Stricter Gun Laws
Gun control advocates and Democratic politicians swiftly demanded that Congress take action after at least seven people were killed and several more were injured in a mass shooting in Texas Saturday.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sanders Previews Plan to Cancel $81 Billion in Medical Debt and Tackle 'Barbaric' Number of Bankruptcies
At a healthcare-focused town hall in South Carolina Friday—followed by an official campaign statement Saturday—Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced he is working on a plan to cancel Americans' existing past-due medical debt and address future medical debt.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sanders Campaign Demands Washington Post Retract 'Fact Check' of Medical Bankruptcies Remarks
Update: The Washington Post declined to retract a "fact check" of Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders' recent remarks on medical bankruptcies, despite a letter sent from the campaign to the newspaper, according to a screenshot posted to Twitter late Saturday by Sanders...
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News
Saturday, August 31, 2019
DeVos Denounced for Student Debt Relief Rule Change That Critics Say 'Takes a Scythe to Defrauded Borrowers'
Critics condemned Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Friday for replacing Obama-era federal loan forgiveness regulations for student borrowers who claim that they were defrauded by their schools with new policies that could make it more difficult to access relief.
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brain scan News
Friday, August 30, 2019
"Scariest Thing You'll Read All Day": Report Sounds Alarm Over Brain-Reading Technology and Neurocapitalism
A Vox report that swiftly sparked alarm across the internet Friday outlined how, "in the era of neurocapitalism, your brain needs new rights," following recent revelations that Facebook and Elon Musk's Neuralink are developing technologies to read people's minds.
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Students take part in a climate rally in London's Parliament Square News
Friday, August 30, 2019
Open Letter From College Professors Urges Educators Worldwide to Cancel Class, Join Global Climate Strike
Highlighting an open letter now co-signed by 175 teachers that urges educators around the world to cancel classes and join the global climate strike scheduled for Sept. 20, two of the original signatories published an op-ed in The Guardian Friday explaining why striking "in the name of climate justice is a resounding endorsement of learning."
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Thursday, August 29, 2019
'Stain on Public Service': Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer for Helping Lyft Fight Against California Labor Bill
New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out former Sen. Barbara Boxer on Twitter Thursday for helping the ride-hailing company Lyft fight against a proposed state-level bill in California that aims to expand workers' benefits and rights.
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A dock sits damaged near the Statue of Liberty News
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Leaked UN Draft Report Warns Rising, Warming Oceans 'Poised to Unleash Misery' Worldwide
A draft United Nations report warns "the same oceans that nourished human evolution are poised to unleash misery on a global scale unless the carbon pollution destabilizing Earth's marine environment is brought to heel," according to Agence France-Presse , which exclusively reported on the 900-page scientific assessment Thursday.
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