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, July 17, 2019
Dozens Arrested as Over 1,000 Jewish Activists and Allies Shut Down Entrances to ICE Headquarters Demanding Closure of Trump Detention Camps
Over a thousand progressive Jewish activists and allies on Tuesday shut down the entrances to ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C. to protest President Donald Trump's treatment of migrants and demand the closure of the administration's detention camps. As The Daily Beast reported , ICE employees "...
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
As Asylum Ban Takes Effect, Rights Groups Sue Trump Over Effort to 'Inflict Maximal Cruelty on Vulnerable People'
A coalition of rights groups on Tuesday sued the Trump administration over a " patently unlawful " new rule that legal experts say effectively amounts to a total ban on asylum seekers. Lee Gelernt, attorney with the ACLU, said in a statement that the rule—which took effect Tuesday—"clearly violates...
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Resolution Condemning Trump's Racist Attacks 'Not Enough,' Say Progressives: 'We Must Impeach'
After the House late Tuesday passed a nonbinding resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen, outside progressives and lawmakers argued a " strongly worded " rebuke is not sufficient to hold the president accountable and called for impeachment...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Not One Republican Votes to Allow Debate on Resolution Condemning Trump's Racist Attacks
Not a single House Republican on Tuesday voted to proceed to debate on a Democratic resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racist attacks on progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. The resolution (pdf)—which is on track to pass by Tuesday...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
If Trump Wants to 'Talk About Our Missiles,' Says Iranian Foreign Minister, US Must Stop Pouring Theirs Into Middle East
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Monday that if President Donald Trump truly wants to engage in good-faith negotiations over Iran's ballistic missile program, his administration must stop selling tens of billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other U...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
'The Difference Is Thousands of Lives': Sanders Releases Chart Contrasting Biden's Incremental Healthcare Plan With Medicare for All
As Joe Biden continued his misleading attacks on single-payer during an AARP forum in Iowa on Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders's 2020 presidential campaign circulated a chart highlighting the sharp and deeply consequential differences between the former vice president's newly unveiled healthcare plan...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
'Impeach This President': Target of Racist Attacks, Rep. Ilhan Omar Vows to Hold Trump Accountable for His Crimes
Shortly after joining fellow members of "the Squad" at a press conference condemning President Donald Trump's racist attacks, Rep. Ilhan Omar said during an interview on MSNBC Monday night that she and her progressive colleagues will not allow the president's abusive and dangerous rhetoric to...
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Monday, July 15, 2019
'Human Life More Important Than Corporate Profits': Sanders Joins Community to Stop Financial Vultures From Liquidating Hospital
As private equity vultures move toward closing Hahnemann University Hospital, which serves as a lifeline for tens of thousands of poor Philadelphians, Sen. Bernie Sanders joined a rally outside the facility on Monday and condemned the effort to shutter the hospital as corporate greed at its worst...
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Monday, July 15, 2019
'Not Acceptable': Analysis Estimates Biden Healthcare Plan Would Kill 125,000 People in First Decade Alone
After spending the past week sniping at Medicare for All with insurance industry talking points , 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday unveiled a healthcare plan that one analyst said could cause the deaths of around 125,000 people over the first ten years by leaving millions...
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Monday, July 15, 2019
'Act Now. Our Lives Are in Your Hands': Demanding Climate Action, Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down Traffic in Five UK Cities
Kicking off a summer-long campaign of civil disobedience and grassroots activism, thousands of campaigners with the Extinction Rebellion movement shut down traffic in five U.K. cities on Monday to demand that the government take immediate and sweeping action to combat the climate crisis and ensure...
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