Articles by Jessica Corbett

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7,000+ Colleges and Universities Declare Climate Emergency and Unveil Three-Point Plan to Combat It
Jessica Corbett – Common Dreams, 15 Jul 2019

10 Jul 2019 – More than 7,000 colleges and universities across the globe declared a climate emergency today and unveiled a three-point plan to collectively commit to addressing the crisis. “We all need to work together to nurture a habitable planet for future generations and to play our part in building a greener and cleaner future for all.”

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New Report Exposes Pentagon’s Massive Contributions to Climate Crisis Post-9/11
Jessica Corbett – Common Dreams, 17 Jun 2019

12 Jun 2019 – From the 2001 launch of the so-called War on Terror to 2017, the Pentagon generated at least 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases—with annual rates exceeding countries such as Portugal or Sweden. Failing to curb the U.S. military’s fossil fuel use, Costs of War Project co-director warns, “will help guarantee the nightmare scenarios” forecast by scientists.

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Global Military Spending Has Soared to Its Highest Level in Recorded History
Jessica Corbett | Activist Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2019

1 May 2019 — Global military spending reached its highest level since the records began two decades ago, according to a new analysis released Monday [29 Apr]. At $649 billion, US military spending increased for the first time in 7 years by 4.6% in 2018. The US remained the largest spender in the world, accounting for 36% of global military spending.

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Jeremy Scahill’s Top 10 Takeaways on Mattis Exit and Possible US Withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan
Jessica Corbett – Common Dreams, 24 Dec 2018

“This is an opportunity for progressive forces to assert an alternative vision for U.S. foreign policy.”

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Led by U.S. Weapons Makers, Global Arms Sales Soared in 2016: Analysis
Jessica Corbett | Common Dreams – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Dec 2017

With U.S. weapons companies claiming more than half of global sales, and despite five previous years of decline, arms producers around the world raked in $375 billion in profits.

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‘Amazing News’: Rights Groups Celebrate after Italy Bans Use of Circus Animals
Jessica Corbett – Common Dreams, 13 Nov 2017

Advocates for animal welfare praised the Italian parliament while calling on other nations, including the United States, to follow suit.

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