Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 9, 2010 in Jerusalem. News
Monday, May 17, 2021
'Criminal Complicity': Outrage as Biden Pushes $735 Million Weapons Sale to Israel Amid Gaza Slaughter
Human rights advocates warned Monday that the Biden administration is deepening U.S. complicity in the Netanyahu regime's ongoing massacre of civilians in Gaza by attempting to push through a $735 million sale of so-called "precision-guided weapons" to Israel. "[The] Biden administration must be...
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An IDF artillery unit near the Israel-Gaza border in Southern Israel on May 13, 2021. News
Monday, May 17, 2021
Sanders Says US Must 'Take a Hard Look' at Nearly $4 Billion in Annual Military Aid to Israel
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Sunday that lawmakers must "take a hard look" at the nearly $4 billion in military aid the U.S. sends to Israel on an annual basis as the Netanyahu regime continues its devastating assault on Gaza and attempts to forcefully expel Palestinians from their homes...
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Monday, May 17, 2021
Nearly 30 Senate Dems Call for Immediate Cease-Fire as Death Toll From Israeli Assault on Gaza Tops 190
A group of nearly 30 Senate Democrats issued a joint statement late Sunday calling for an immediate cease-fire as Israel intensified its bombing campaign in the occupied Gaza Strip throughout the weekend, killing dozens of additional Palestinians and overwhelming the territory's hospitals with...
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) speaks to reporters as she leaves the Capitol after the last vote of the week on Friday, May 14, 2021. News
Friday, May 14, 2021
After Deranged Marjorie Taylor Greene Video Emerges, AOC Laments Colleague Who Is 'Deeply Unwell'
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lamented Friday that Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is "deeply unwell" following the emergence of a 2019 video showing Greene—then a private citizen—telling the New York Democrat through the mail slot of her locked office door that she is "...
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Palestinians search for their belongings while rescue efforts continue to evacuate Palestinians from the rubble of the buildings destroyed by ongoing Israeli airstrikes on Gaza on May 14, 2021. News
Friday, May 14, 2021
Sanders Says Biden Must Pick Ambassador Who Won't Blindly Back Right-Wing Israeli Government
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday called on President Joe Biden to select an ambassador to Israel who will not blindly kowtow to the nation's right-wing government, a demand that came as the Netanyahu regime intensified its deadly assault on the Gaza Strip without a shred of public criticism...
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Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during a news conference at the Chicago Police Department's 6th District station on August 6, 2018. News
Friday, May 14, 2021
Progressives Pressure Senate to Reject Biden Pick of 'Disgraceful' Rahm Emanuel for Japan Ambassador
A coalition of 20 progressive advocacy organizations on Friday announced plans for a nationwide grassroots campaign to fight President Joe Biden's reported selection of Rahm Emanuel as U.S. ambassador to Japan, a pick the groups said is unacceptable in light of the former Chicago mayor's record—...
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Friday, May 14, 2021
Biden Claims Israeli Attack on Gaza Is Not an 'Overreaction' as Onslaught Intensifies, Death Toll Mounts
U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that he doesn't believe Israel's onslaught against the besieged Gaza Strip this week has been a "significant overreaction," remarks that came shortly before the Israeli military escalated its assault on the densely populated territory with air and artillery...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Energy nominee Jennifer Granholm on January 27, 2021 in Washington, D.C. News
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Sanders Urges Labor Secretary to Protect Jobless Benefits as GOP Governors Race to Cut Them Off
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Thursday urged Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to use his legal authority to ensure that jobless workers across the U.S. continue to receive emergency unemployment aid as Republican governors race to cut off crucial federal benefits months early. "Next month, over 1.1...
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Firefighters battle the Bond Fire, started by a structure fire that extended into nearby vegetation, along Silverado Canyon Road on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Silverado, California. News
Thursday, May 13, 2021
EPA Data Kept Secret Under Trump Shows Climate Crisis Becoming 'More Evident, Stronger, and Extreme'
During its four years in power , the oil-friendly Trump administration kept the Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Change Indicators page completely frozen, suppressing an updated assessment of how the planetary emergency is affecting the United States and other parts of the world. But on...
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Smoke and flames rise after Israeli fighter jets conducted airstrikes in Gaza City on May 13, 2021. News
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Israeli Defense Minister Threatens 'Gaza Will Burn' as IDF Readies Plans for Ground Invasion
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz threatened that "Gaza will burn" as Israel's military reportedly readied plans Thursday for a possible ground invasion of the occupied Palestinian territory, a major escalation that human rights advocates warned would lead to more destruction and civilian deaths...
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