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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Robert and Melissa Williams, and their young daughters, appeared in a video circulated Wednesday by the ACLU. (Photo: ACLU/YouTube) News
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
ACLU Demands Lawmakers Act After Michigan Man Wrongfully Arrested 'Because Face Recognition Can't Tell Black People Apart'
The ACLU on Wednesday urged policymakers to end law enforcement use of facial recognition technology and filed an administrative complaint with Detroit police on behalf of Robert Williams, a Black man who was wrongfully arrested in January after software owned by Michigan State Police misidentified...
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A general view shows ongoing construction work in the Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev, near the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on June 24, 2020. (Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
With Demand 'Echoing Across the World,' UN Chief Calls on Israel to Abandon Illegal Annexation Plan
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday urged the Israeli government to abandon a developing plan to annex about a third of the occupied West Bank, which "has alarmed Palestinians, many Israelis, and the broader international community."
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New York Police Department officers listen as Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York President Pat Lynch and representatives from other NYPD and law enforcement unions holds a news conference at the Icahn Stadium parking lot on June 9, 2020. News
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Report on Broken Windows Spending Bolsters Call to Redirect $1 Billion of NYPD Budget to Harmed Communities
After nearly a month of nationwide racial justice protests and renewed calls to defund local police forces and reinvest that money in resources that better serve communities, a new policy brief on Tuesday detailed how much policing in New York City is focused on drug and other low-level offenses and disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx residents.
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Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez speaks to a crowd at a DNC event on June 6, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. News
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
DNC 'Snubs' Climate Movement Just as Greenpeace Endorses Democratic Panel's Visionary Plan
Despite mounting pressure on the party to craft a 2020 platform that includes ambitious climate policies, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Monday announced a drafting committee that, in the words of journalist Emily Atkin, "snubs progressive climate activists again."
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
'A Water Emergency Threatens Every Corner of Our Country': Analysis Shows 80% Spike in US Utility Bills Over 8 Years
A report about 12 U.S. cities published Tuesday in the Guardian sheds light on a water affordability crisis in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced millions of Americans out of work, underscoring the importance of universal access to water and sanitation and provoking demands for both a moratorium on utility shutoffs and broader reforms.
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An intensive care nurse treat a patient at intensive care unit at the Klinikum Bad Hersfeld hospital on March 20, 2020 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. News
Monday, June 22, 2020
House Dems Introduce Bill to Prevent Big Pharma Price-Gouging During Covid-19 Pandemic
On the heels of polling that showed 88% of Americans worry Big Pharma will exploit the ongoing pandemic to hike drug prices, House Democrats on Monday introduced two bipartisan bills to prevent price-gouging for Covid-19 treatments and vaccines and to strengthen oversight of federal spending on coronavirus research and development.
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Women chant slogans and gesture as they march with Palestinian flags during a demonstration in the Moroccan capital Rabat on June 23, 2019 against the U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain with its declared aim of achieving Palestinian prosperity. News
Monday, June 22, 2020
115+ Groups Urge Biden (and Trump) to Support 'Fair and Just Foreign Policy Regarding Israel and Palestinian Rights'
More than 115 organizations on Monday urged Joe Biden and President Donald Trump to adopt a U.S. policy toward the Israeli government and Palestinian people that is "based on the principles of equality and justice for all."
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Swedish 17-year-old Greta Thunberg, known globally for her climate activism, released a 75-minute radio program on June 20, 2020. News
Monday, June 22, 2020
Greta Thunberg Says Covid-19 Should Be Global Wake-Up Call to 'Act With Necessary Force' to Tackle Climate Emergency
"A crisis is a crisis, and in a crisis, we all have to take a few steps back and act for the greater good of each other and our society. In a crisis, you adapt and change your behavior." That is one of the takeaway messages from a 75-minute radio program, "Humanity Has Not Yet Failed," that 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg released Saturday.
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The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is planning a historic digital assembly and march for June 20 and 21, 2020. News
Friday, June 19, 2020
Poor People's Campaign to Host Weekend Digital Gathering to 'Challenge Poverty and Revive Democracy'
Low-income people and economic justice advocates from across the United States will unite on Saturday and Sunday "to challenge poverty and revive democracy amidst recession, pandemic, and protests" with a historic digital assembly and march sponsored by the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
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A demonstrator holds a sign with the image of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers, during a protest against racial injustice and the death George Floyd in Minneapolis, in Denver, Colorado on June 3, 2020. News
Friday, June 19, 2020
'About Damn Time': Louisville Police Chief Moves to Fire One of the Officers Involved in Breonna Taylor Killing
In a development seen as a step in the right direction but still far short of justice, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that the city's interim police chief is moving to fire one of the three officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor on March 13.
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