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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On July 25 at 3:50 am EDT, the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite revealed very powerful thunderstorms (yellow) around Hanna's center. (Image: NASA/NRL) News
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Climatologist Michael Mann on 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: "Hate to Say, 'We Told You So'"
"Hate to say, 'We told you so.'" That comment came in a Monday tweet from climatologist Michael E. Mann , responding to a pair of meteorologists who noted the warm waters along the East Coast of the United States, which "means trouble for any tropical cyclones coming up the coast" for the next...
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Protesters take action against the Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro in the central region of the city of São Paulo, Brazil, on June 28, 2020. (Photo: Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Brazilian Health Workers File ICC Complaint Arguing Bolsonaro Covid-19 Response Has Been Crime Against Humanity
A network of unions and social organizations representing over a million health workers in Brazil filed a complaint Monday calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro's widely condemned handling of the coronavirus pandemic, arguing it amounts to a crime...
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Protesters hold a banner reading COVID BEHIND BARS = DEATH at a rally on Rikers Island in New York City on June 19, 2020. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Monday, July 27, 2020
New ACLU Analysis of Crime Data Shreds GOP's Argument Against Decarceration During Pandemic
An ACLU report released Monday uses data from 29 locations across the United States to bolster an argument that rights advocates have made throughout the coronavirus pandemic: Immediate action must be taken to decrease jail and prison populations to reduce the threat Covid-19 poses to those in carceral facilities and their surrounding communities.
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Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) participated in a livestreamed debate Sunday night. (Photo: Ed Markey for Senate/YouTube) News
Monday, July 27, 2020
'We Have Never Endorsed You,' Sunrise Movement—Which Backs Ed Markey—Reminds Joe Kennedy III
The youth-led Sunrise Movement reiterated the climate advocacy group's support for Sen. Ed Markey on Sunday night after the Massachusetts Democrat compared endorsements with his primary challenger, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, during a livestreamed debate.
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President Donald Trump gestures to a map while speaking during a news conference about his administration's response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic at the White House on July 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Sunday, July 26, 2020
With Just 100 Days Left Until the Election, New Polls Signal Americans Are Disappointed in Trump
Sunday marked 100 days until President Donald Trump is expected to face off against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden—and new polls on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, and the opinions of voters in key battleground states suggest Americans are increasingly unhappy with Trump.
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A horse-drawn carriage carrying the body Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge on July 26, 2020 in Selma, Alabama. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) News
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Casket of Rep. John Lewis Carried Across Edmund Pettus Bridge 55 Years After Selma's Bloody Sunday
The casket of Congressman John Lewis, who died on July 17 following a battle with pancreatic cancer, was carried across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on Sunday 55 years after the Georgia Democrat led a civil rights protest march and was beaten by Alabama state troopers in an event that has...
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Protesters march in support of Portland demonstrators on July 25, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo: Natasha Moustache/Getty Images) News
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Federal Crackdown in Portland Provokes Solidarity Protests Across the Country
People took to the streets in communities across the United States on Saturday in solidarity with ongoing protests against police brutality in Portland, Oregon that have been met with a forceful and widely criticized response from federal agents deployed by President Donald Trump, who has said he...
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Tenants and housing activists gathered at Maria Hernandez Park for a rally and march in the streets of Bushwick, demanding the New York City administration cancel rent immediately as many New Yorkers remain strapped for cash and out of work. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Senate GOP Slammed for Allowing Eviction Moratorium to Expire, Putting Millions of US Families at Risk During Covid-19 Crisis
Housing and human rights advocates on Saturday slammed the Republican-controlled Senate for skipping town and allowing a federal moratorium on evictions to expire, putting millions of households across the country at risk for losing their homes in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Protesters wave placards and shout slogans as they take part in a rally against police brutality in Portland, Oregon late July 24, 2020. Police fired tear gas and fought running battles with protesters in Portland in the latest night of demonstrations against police brutality and the deployment of federal troops to U.S. cities. (Photo: Kathryn Elsesser/AFP via Getty Images) News
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Massive Protests in Portland Continue After Judge Denies State Request for Restraining Order Against Federal Agencies
After a U.S. district judge on Friday denied the Oregon attorney general's request for a temporary restraining order against federal agencies, officers deployed to Portland by President Donald Trump dispensed tear gas and fired impact munitions as the thousands of protesters gathered in the city until early Saturday for ongoing demonstrations against police brutality.
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Immigrant rights groups represented by the ACLU are suing to stop President Donald Trump's latest effort to weaponize the 2020 census. News
Saturday, July 25, 2020
ACLU and Immigrant Rights Groups Challenge Latest Trump Effort to 'Rig the Census for Partisan Gain'
"The constitutional mandate is clear—every person counts in the census. Undocumented immigrants are people—and nothing President Trump does or says changes that fact." "We want to make sure that President Trump can't erase this country's millions of hard-working immigrants and cripple the regions...
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