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 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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protester calls for end of war on terror News
Monday, September 11, 2017
16 Years After 9/11, Muslims Still Central Targets in War With No End
On Monday, many Americans "mourn the often forgotten victims of the never-ending wars and draconian counter-terrorism policies of the post-9/11 world: the Muslim community."
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Pope Francis News
Monday, September 11, 2017
If Humanity Doesn't Turn Back from Climate Abyss, Says Pope, 'We Will Go Down'
"You can see the effects of climate change and scientists have clearly said what path we have to follow."
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Robert Mueller III News
Friday, September 08, 2017
Mueller Warns White House of Plans to Interview Six Trump Aides
Citing "people familiar with the request," the Washington Post reported late Friday afternoon that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III has told the White House he would like to interview six current and former members of President Donald Trump's inner circle.
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First tiny house News
Friday, September 08, 2017
Inspired by Standing Rock, First Nations 'Tiny House Warriors' Protest Pipeline Project
First Nations and allies in British Columbia, Canada, are protesting an expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline by building 10 tiny houses in its proposed path, which runs through more than 300 miles of Secwepemcul'ecw, unceded tribal territory.
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Rush Limbaugh caricature News
Friday, September 08, 2017
Citing Climate Hoax, Limbaugh Downplayed Irma Threat to Millions. Now He's Evacuating
Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh claims Hurricane Irma warnings are exaggerated, then indicates he will evacuate Florida before the storm makes landfall.
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exhaust from car News
Thursday, September 07, 2017
As Scotland Vows 100% Transition to Electric Cars, US Caves to Auto Industry's Dirty Demands
As Scotland becomes the most recent nation to pledge a phaseout of new petrol and diesel vehicles, the Trump administration was sued on Thursday for indefinitely suspending increased penalties for auto manufacturers that develop new cars and trucks that don't meet fuel-economy standards.
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Satellite image of Hurricane Irma News
Thursday, September 07, 2017
As Planet Rages With Fires and Storms, Ire Aimed at Murderous Climate Denialism
"It is past time to call out Trump and all climate deniers for this crime against humanity. No more treating climate denial like an honest difference of opinion."
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running water News
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers
"Microscopic plastic fibers are flowing out of taps from New York to New Delhi," according to a recent investigation by Orb Media , which found plastic contamination in 83 percent of drinking water samples gathered from more than a dozen countries on five continents.
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protests outside supreme court News
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
'Right to Access' Under Attack as Kentucky Moves to Close State's Last Abortion Clinic
A women's clinic in Louisville, joined by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, is in federal court on Wednesday morning to demand that a U.S. District judge strike down rules that the Kentucky government, led by its vocally anti-choice Republican governor, is trying to use to shutter the state's only remaining abortion provider.
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