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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pills News
Monday, September 18, 2017
Bolstering Single-Payer Case, Report Shows How For-Profit Insurers Fuel Opioid Crisis
"In case you didn't know, the opioid epidemic is fueled in part by systemic failures in healthcare."
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President Donald and First Lady Melania Trump with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his wife Akie News
Friday, September 15, 2017
'Spitting in the Eye of Transparency,' Govt Reveals Just 22 Mar-a-Lago Visitors
"See you in court, Mr. President," a watchdog group warned on Friday, after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released just two pages of Mar-a-Lago visitor records.
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Monsanto's weed-killer, Roundup News
Friday, September 15, 2017
EU Watchdog Under Fire for Monsanto Analysis Copy/Pasted into Roundup Safety Report
Europe's food safety agency reportedly relied on a review that lifted language from a Monsanto report when concluding that the possible cancer-causing ingredient in the company's popular weed-killer Roundup is safe, raising concerns that the agency failed to properly analyze the pesticide's potential dangers.
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After Hurricane Irma News
Thursday, September 14, 2017
As Nation Reels from Disasters, 300+ Groups Endorse Sweeping Climate Bill
"Disaster after climate-induced disaster is proving that we can't fail to address our rampant burning of fossil fuels—too much is at stake."
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oxfam News
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Global Crises Accelerate as Tax Havens Hide Trillions for World's Greedy Few
While new research suggests 10 percent of the world's GDP is held in offshore tax havens, a UN human rights expert says poorest are paying an enormous price.
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Immigrant rights activists holds sign News
Thursday, September 14, 2017
As Dems and Trump Bicker, Dreamers Make Clear: 'No Deal Without Us!'
'We are not your bargaining chip,' say activists following late-night meeting between Democratic leaders and president.
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voting sign News
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
In Districts Where Trump Dominated, These Dems Just Delivered Stunning Blow to GOP
In a pair of special elections on Tuesday, Democratic candidates flipped statehouse seats in Oklahoma and New Hampshire, winning by double digits in districts that voted for President Donald Trump in November, and adding to a growing list of party victories that could offer insight into coming...
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sign is posted outside a home following Hurricane Irma News
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Pushing Tax Cuts for Wealthy Amid Disaster, Trump Rebuked for Exploiting Storm Victims
"After all," says one critic sarcastically, "nothing helps low- and middle-income people who have lost everything like a series of tax cuts mainly benefiting the rich."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
'Groundbreaking': Democratic Co-Sponsors Rush Aboard Bernie's Medicare for All Train
A quarter of Democratic Caucus members in the U.S. Senate have now signed on as co-sponsors of Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Medicare for All bill, which he plans to introduce Wednesday.
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A resident of Orange, Texas News
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
After Harvey, Texas Left With Toxic Soup of Sewage, Spilled Fuel, Pesticides, and More
As hurricane cleanup continues, a New York Times report reveals alarming levels of E. coli and heavy metals in Houston's flooded neighborhoods.
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