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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Protestors walk past an image of a Native American woman during a march to "Count Every Vote, Protect Every Person" after the U.S. presidential Election in Seattle, Washington on November 4, 2020. (Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Biden Urged to 'Honor Indigenous Sovereignty and Immediately Halt' Fossil Fuel Pipelines
A leading environmental advocacy group marked Native American Heritage Month on Wednesday by urging President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Kamala Harris, and the entire incoming administration "to honor Indigenous sovereignty and immediately halt the Keystone XL, Dakota Access, and...
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks with the media as he departs the Queen Theater after introducing key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
New Poll Shows 68% of Americans Want Senators to Block Any Corporate Biden Nominees
Bolstering calls for President-elect Joe Biden to keep business insiders and industry lobbyists out of his Cabinet, new survey results reveal that 68% of Americans want members of the U.S. Senate to reject any corporate-linked nominees proposed by the incoming president. The Data for Progress poll...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) questions witnesses during a U.S. House Foreign Affairs' Committee's Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill May 16, 2019. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 20, 2020
'Looks Like the Crazy Lady Has Logged On': Rep. Ilhan Omar Welcomes QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene to Congress
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Friday welcomed to Congress Marjorie Taylor Greene—a Republican businesswoman who supports the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon, has a history of racist comments, and won a House seat in Georgia earlier this month—by offering some advice.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) addressed long-delayed relief for Americans from the coronavirus pandemic in a floor speech on Friday. (Photo: YouTube/RepAOC) News
Friday, November 20, 2020
'In Breaking the Senate, We Are Abandoning Our People': Watch AOC Excoriate McConnell on House Floor
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to the House floor Friday on behalf of her working-class district and struggling Americans across the country to call out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for sending members of the upper chamber home for Thanksgiving without striking a deal on coronavirus...
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President-elect Joe Biden listens to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris make a statement at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on November 16, 2020. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, November 20, 2020
New 'No Corporate Cabinet' Campaign Pushes Biden to Pick People Who Will Advance Public Good
With two months until Inauguration Day and President Donald Trump apparently hellbent on lighting more figurative fires on his way out of office, progressive groups on Friday launched the "No Corporate Cabinet" campaign, increasing pressure on President-elect Joe Biden to keep business insiders and industry lobbyists out of his administration.
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A Make America Great Again hat engulfed in flames burns on the ground after counter-protesters lit it on fire in front of a barricade at Copley Square in Boston on October 18, 2020. (Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 19, 2020
As Trump Pursues Strategy of Chaos and Confusion, Biden Urged to 'Go Big and Fast' to Fix 'Broken' Government
"The chaos and confusion is the strategy." That's according to Julie Pace, Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press , who on Wednesday published an analysis of President Donald Trump's refusal to accept his loss to President-elect Joe Biden; instead, Trump is spreading lies and filing...
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A view of the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 2020 after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Alarmed by 'Rapidly Worsening' Pandemic, Top Health Experts Urge GSA Administrator to Immediately Begin Presidential Transition
With the coronavirus pandemic surging, over 180 leading U.S. health experts sent a message Thursday to the head of the General Services Administration, who is holding up the presidential transition despite President-elect Joe Biden's decisive defeat of President Donald Trump: Sign off on the...
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<p>Standing at the edge of the Klamath River in rural Northern California, a man from the Yurok Tribe uses a dip net to catch fish, the way his ancestors have done for centuries past. (Photo: Justin Lewis/Getty Images)</p> News
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
'Incredibly Important Step' Toward Restorative Justice as Tribes, Dem Governors, and Klamath Dam Owner Announce Salmon Restoration Plan
After years of tireless organizing and negotiations, local tribal leaders in the Klamath Basin, the Democratic governors of California and Oregon, and relevant corporate partners on Tuesday announced an agreement that sets the stage for the largest dam demolition project—and most ambitious salmon restoration effort—in U.S. history.
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Convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) delivers remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia. (Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage) News
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
We Want Fudge! Rejecting Corporate Stooge Heitkamp, Progressives Back Ohio Congresswoman for USDA Chief
Amid speculation that President-elect Joe Biden may select former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture despite her ties to agribusiness and fossil fuels, more than 50 progressive advocacy groups on Wednesday urged Biden to instead choose Democratic Congresswoman Marcia...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) presides over a hearing about the influence of social media companies on the 2020 election on November 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
'Lindsey Graham Must Resign': Outrage Grows Over GOP Senator's Alleged Assault on Election Integrity
As President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to call his loss to President-elect Joe Biden the result of a "rigged election" without a shred of evidence to support his mounting claims of voter fraud, demands kept piling up for probes—and even the resignation—of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, in light of his election interference efforts in Georgia.
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