Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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A Palestinian health worker gives a dose of the Russian Sputnik coronavirus vaccine in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip on February 24, 2021. News
Thursday, February 25, 2021
'Outrageous': Sanders Rips Netanyahu for Sending Covid Vaccines to Foreign Allies as Palestinians Denied Access
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for shipping spare doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to allies thousands of miles away while leaving millions Palestinians in the occupied territories largely without access to the life-saving shot. "Israel is...
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Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets on July 26, 2017 in opposition to anti-trans policy moves by President Donald Trump. News
Thursday, February 25, 2021
'Unimaginably Cruel': Bigot Marjorie Taylor Greene Hangs Anti-Trans Sign Across From Office of Marie Newman—Whose Daughter Is Trans
Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene escalated her grotesque and bigoted attack on the entire transgender community Wednesday by hanging an anti-trans sign outside of her office door directly across from the workplace of Democratic Rep. Marie Newman, whose daughter is trans. After Newman...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
'DeJoy Should Be Sent Packing': Biden Postal Board Nominees Urged to Press for Removal of Postmaster General
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a megadonor to former President Donald Trump, insisted during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday that he plans to remain at the head of the U.S. Postal Service "for a long time." But President Joe Biden took a step late Wednesday afternoon that...
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing December 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Thursday, February 25, 2021
'Not Gonna Fly': Jayapal Warns Democrats Against Using Advice of Unelected Parliamentarian as Excuse Not to Pass $15 Wage
With the Senate parliamentarian expected to issue advice as soon as Thursday on whether increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour complies with the rules of budget reconciliation, top congressional progressives stressed that the official's decision is merely advisory and should not be used...
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President Joe Biden speaks about coronavirus relief in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. on February 22, 2021. News
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Harvard Newspaper to Biden: Cancel More Than $10K in Student Debt and Don't Use Ivy League as Excuse Not To
The editorial board of Harvard University's daily student newspaper on Tuesday pushed back against President Joe Biden's misleading claim that Ivy League graduates would be the primary beneficiaries of bold debt cancellation and urged the president to support forgiveness beyond the $10,000 he has...
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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) remotely questions U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. News
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
'It's Not Up to Him,' Respond Critics as DeJoy Says He Plans to Remain Postmaster General for a 'Long Time'
Update: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said during a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday that he intends to remain in his role "for a long time" and added, "Get used to me." But critics were quick to note that how long DeJoy remains postmaster general is ultimately up to the Postal Service...
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Dr. Joseph Varon talks to a patient in the Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. News
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
As US Mourns 500,000 Lives Lost, Report Shows Billionaires Added $1.3 Trillion to Their Fortunes During Pandemic
As the United States this week mourned the devastating milestone of 500,000 lives lost to the coronavirus, a report out Wednesday shows that the nation's billionaires have seen their collective wealth grow by $1.3 trillion since the deadly pandemic began last year. According to the new analysis by...
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Protestors gather on Bolyston Street in front of a Verizon store during a net neutrality rally on December 7, 2017. News
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
'All You Telecom Lobbyists Are Bound to Lose': Judge Upholds California's Gold Standard Net Neutrality Law
Defenders of the open internet celebrated a major victory late Tuesday after a federal judge ruled that a California law establishing strong net neutrality protections can take effect, a severe blow to the telecom giants that spent big money trying to kill the measure through aggressive lobbying...
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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) talks to reporters before returning to the Senate Chamber during the fifth day of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
'Pathetic': Romney, Cotton Condemned for Offering $10 Minimum Wage With Added Xenophobic Touch
Republican Sens. Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton on Tuesday attempted to counter the popular push for a $15 federal minimum wage with legislation that would raise the national wage floor to just $10 by 2025 while also taking steps to ensure undocumented workers are excluded from the pay increase—a...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein attend a ceremony for the arrival of a plane carrying a shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv on January 10, 2021. News
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
'A Disgrace': Israel Sending Covid Vaccines Overseas as Occupied Palestinians Left Without Access
The Israeli government on Tuesday began delivering coronavirus vaccine doses to nations thousands of miles away— Honduras, Guatemala, and the Czech Republic —as Palestinians living under occupation are left largely uninoculated thanks in part to the Netanyahu administration's widely condemned delay...
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