Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @johnsonjakep

Articles by this author

News
Friday, June 22, 2018
'F*ck Decorum': On House Floor, Rep. Ted Lieu Plays Audio of Detained Children Crying
Dispensing with the commitment to political "civility" that leads so many lawmakers to prioritize good manners over justice, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) ignored House rules on Friday and played audio of detained immigrant children crying in an effort to highlight the thousands of young kids who have...
Read more
News
Friday, June 22, 2018
'No Justice, No Sleep!' Protesters Blare Audio of Crying Detained Children Outside DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's Home
Citing their "obligation" to ensure that Trump administration officials who are implementing the president's cruel anti-immigrant agenda are not permitted to "work, eat, and sleep" in peace, dozens of demonstrators gathered outside of Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen...
Read more
News
Friday, June 22, 2018
After She Blames Human Rights Groups for Trump Decision to Ditch UN Council, Amnesty Accuses Nikki Haley of 'Open Hostility'
After U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley fired off a letter (pdf) this week blaming prominent human rights organizations for the Trump administration's widely condemned decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council over its alleged anti-Israel bias , Amnesty International...
Read more
News
Thursday, June 21, 2018
As 'Wealthiest and Freest Country in the World,' Nikki Haley Tells Bernie Sanders It's 'Ridiculous' to Examine US Poverty
Responding to Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) call for the Trump administration take immediate action to address extreme poverty in the U.S. after a United Nations report found that tens of millions of Americans are suffering "massive levels of deprivation," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley...
Read more
News
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Bringing on Badly Needed 'Prophetic Voice,' New York Times Hires Michelle Alexander as Full-Time Columnist
In a refreshing break from its recent streak of awful opinion page hires—one that included neoconservative climate-denier Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss, a reliable apologist for Israeli atrocities —the New York Times announced on Thursday that it has hired author, civil rights lawyer, and criminal...
Read more
News
Thursday, June 21, 2018
'Abu Ghraib for Eighth-Graders': Allegations of Immigrant Children Being Tortured at Virginia Detention Facility
"Beaten while handcuffed." "Locked up for long periods in solitary confinement." "Strapped...to chairs with bags placed over their heads." These are among the many shocking allegations leveled against a Virginia detention facility by immigrant children as young as 14-years-old, the Associated Press...
Read more
News
Thursday, June 21, 2018
'This Is What Solidarity Looks Like': Mass Demonstrations at LaGuardia Airport as Kids Ripped From Parents Arrive in New York
If President Donald Trump thought his sham executive order would put an end to mass grassroots outrage over his unspeakably cruel anti-immigrant agenda, he was sorely mistaken. "They think it's over, that we'll pipe down and go away. It's not over, it's just getting started." —Metro D.C. Democratic...
Read more
News
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Trading 'One Form of Child Abuse for Another,' Trump Executive Order Called a Sham, Not a Fix
In the face of mounting domestic and international backlash over his administration's inhumane practice of forcibly ripping families apart at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to detain families...
Read more
News
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
In Poignant Homage to Lives Lost, Guardian Prints Names of All 34,361 Refugees Known to Have Died Fleeing War and Persecution Since 1990s
Marking World Refugee Day with an effort to commemorate the tens of thousands of migrants who have lost their lives attempting to flee violence, war, and persecution in their home countries, the Guardian on Wednesday printed a list of all 34,361 refugees known to have died attempting to reach...
Read more
News
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
After Weeks of Lies and Cruel Family Separations, Trump Says He Will Sign Order to Save Children From Horror He Created
After weeks of spreading the outright lie that "Congress alone" can stop his administration's cruel practice of separating children from their families at the border, President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he will sign an executive order drafted by Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...
Read more

Pages