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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A woman checks her cell phone as she waits in line to enter the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C on November 29, 2017 for a hearing on Carpenter v. United States. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
ACLU Sues to Find Out How and Why Federal Agencies Are Accessing Americans' Cell Phone Location Data
After a series of news reports that have alarmed civil liberties advocates and progressive lawmakers, the ACLU sued on Wednesday to find out how and why federal agencies are buying access to bulk databases of Americans' cell phone location information and effectively bypassing the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement.
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A nurse adjusts intravenous drug dosages being given to a Covid-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) floor at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on April 21, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Expert Panel Advises CDC That US Healthcare Workers and Nursing Home Residents Should Get Covid-19 Vaccine First
With the coronavirus pandemic still raging across the United States and two vaccine developers awaiting emergency use approval from the federal government, a panel of independent experts on Tuesday recommended to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that healthcare workers as well as...
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Attorney General Bill Barr leaves the U.S. Capitol after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his office on November 9, 2020. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
'I Guess He's the Next One to Be Fired': Even William Barr Says No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud
Sparking immediate and widespread speculation that he will soon become just the latest top official ousted for publicly countering President Donald Trump, U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday told the Associated Press that the Justice Department has not found any evidence of voter fraud...
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A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Tests Reveal Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' in Aerial Pesticide Showered Over Millions of Acres in US
A national nonprofit revealed Tuesday that testing commissioned by the group as well as separate analysis conducted by Massachusetts officials show samples of an aerially sprayed pesticide used by the commonwealth and at least 25 other states to control mosquito-borne illnesses contain toxic...
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A man walks on rubble of a building destroyed in airstrikes carried out by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition hours after the U.N. Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths departed Sana'a on June 06, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) News
Monday, November 30, 2020
'A Moral and Legal Obligation': 80+ Groups Urge Biden to End US Complicity in Saudi-Led Assault on Yemen
As President-elect Joe Biden builds out his administration by choosing and considering some people who have progressives alarmed on a foreign policy front, more than 80 organizations joined together on Monday for a letter urging the incoming president to finally end U.S. support for the devastating...
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A smartphone is operated in front of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon logos in Hédé-Bazouges, France, on September 28, 2017. (Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 30, 2020
33 Groups Urge Biden to Hold Big Tech Accountable and Keep Industry Allies Out of His Administration
Adding to the pressure that President-elect Joe Biden is under to avoid a " corporate Cabinet " and instead appoint progressives champions to his administration, Public Citizen spearheaded a letter on Monday urging the next U.S. president to steer clear of Big Tech executives, lobbyists, lawyers,...
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The winners of the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize were announced Monday. (Photos: Goldman Environmental Foundation) News
Monday, November 30, 2020
Six Environmental Heroes Awarded Goldman Prize for 'Taking a Stand, Risking Their Lives and Livelihoods, and Inspiring Us'
After a long year of environmental disasters across the globe and in the midst of a public health crisis that has killed well over a million people, six "environmental heroes" were announced on Monday as winners of the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize, an annual honor that recognizes grassroots activists from each of the world's inhabited continental regions.
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Philadelphians held a rally at Independence Mall to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election on November 7, 2020. (Photo: Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Friday, November 27, 2020
'A Win for Voters': Rights Advocates Celebrate After Appeals Court Rejects Trump's Attempt to Block Certification of PA Election Results
Voting rights advocates expressed excitement and relief on Friday after a federal appellate panel upheld a lower court's ruling rejecting a request from President Donald Trump's reelection campaign for an emergency injunction to overturn the certification of election results in Pennsylvania. "While...
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee in Washington, D.C. on June 30, 2020. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, November 27, 2020
As US Hospitalizations Hit New Record, Fauci Warns Pandemic Not Expected to Ease for Holidays
After millions of people crowded into airports in recent days despite public health experts' warnings against traveling for Thanksgiving—the Thursday holiday that coincided with a record number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in the United States—the nation's top infectious disease doctor...
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Food Bank for New York City hosts a food distribution pop-up in partnership with Alianza De Futbol during Hunger Action Month at New York Hall of Science on September 27, 2020 in Queens. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City) News
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Amid Public Health and Employment Crises, New Survey Shows Poor Americans Agree on Policy Solutions
With over 262,000 Americans killed by Covid-19, millions jobless and at risk of soon losing unemployment aid, and families and friends warned against spending Thanksgiving together because of the dangers of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, new polling results revealed Thursday that people with low incomes agree upon a range of policy solutions to poverty and hunger.
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