Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Watch Enraged Jeremy Corbyn Denounce 'Uncaring' Budget, Call Tories Unfit to Govern
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tore into a Conservative member of parliament during a debate over the Tories' 2017 Autumn budget on Wednesday, denouncing the "uncaring, uncouth attitude" of right-wing lawmakers in the face of austerity that has crippled social services that provide for the...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
'Women Are Very Special,' Says Trump, But Roy Moore 'Totally Denies It' and 'We Don't Need a Liberal Person in There'
In a brief question-and-answer session just before departing to his Mar-a-Lago resort for the Thanksgiving holiday, President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered what many took to be an endorsement of the GOP's Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore, saying "we don't need a liberal person in there" and...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Internet Defenders Urge Mass Revolt to Fight FCC's "Scorched-Earth" Attack on Net Neutrality
Open internet advocates warned that "we're running out of time" to save the web from corporate control and called on Americans to make their representatives' phones "ring off the hook" Tuesday after FCC chairman Ajit Pai unveiled (pdf) his long-awaited plan to scrap net neutrality that critics...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
State Department Officials Accuse Tillerson of Violating Anti-Child Soldiers Law
Around a dozen U.S. State Department officials have formally accused Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating the Child Soldiers Prevention Act, citing his recent decision to exclude Iraq, Afghanistan, and Myanmar from a list of nations currently conscripting child soldiers despite his...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Unlike Most Western Leaders, Corbyn Demands End to US-UK Complicity in Yemen's Suffering
While most political leaders and U.S. media outlets continue to perpetuate the " power-serving " notion that the West has played little to no role in causing and worsening Yemen's humanitarian crisis, U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn penned a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday slamming...
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Monday, November 20, 2017
Will You 'Promise to Protect'? Coalition Urges New Wave of Resistance to Stop KXL
Shortly following the Nebraska Public Service Commission's " shortsighted and dangerous " vote to green-light TransCanada's Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, a coalition comprised of Indigenous peoples, farmers, and ranchers living along the oil project's proposed route published a letter on Monday...
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Monday, November 20, 2017
'This Fight Is Far From Over' Groups Declare as Nebraska Clears Path for Keystone XL Construction
This post may be updated ... Just four days after TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline leaked over 200,000 gallons of oil across a large swath of South Dakota farmland, the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday granted the oil giant a major permit to move ahead with its $8 billion Keystone XL (...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
With Trump Silent, Sanders and Dems Demand Aid for Iranian Earthquake Victims
As the death toll from the " horrific " earthquake that struck the Iran-Iraq border earlier this week climbs above 500, and as President Donald Trump remains entirely silent on the matter , Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and four Democratic senators sent a letter on Thursday to Secretary of State Rex...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
Watch GOP Senator Get Really Mad and Say 'Bullcrap' When Tax Plan Designed to Benefit the Rich Called a Tax Plan to Benefit the Rich
A Senate Finance Committee hearing devolved into a shouting match late Thursday after Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) took umbrage at Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown's suggestion that "it would be nice" if Republicans would acknowledge that their tax plan "really is not for the middle class, it's for the...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
'All Out Class War': GOP Bill Cuts Taxes for Private Jet Owners, Hikes Taxes on Students
"Soaking broke-ass grad students to pay for a private jet subsidy. All-out class war on the 99 percent." "An educated population is dangerous to an oligarchy. The GOP claims to be for jobs and economic prosperity for all, but this action shows otherwise." —Jess Phoenix, California congressional...
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