Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Net Neutrality News
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Defenders of Open Internet Deliver 'Historic Win' as Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality
The open internet scored a huge victory on Wednesday, but you wouldn't know it by watching America's major corporate television networks. "Politicians see the light when they feel the heat! This victory was the result of the energy activists across the country brought. Let's keep it up and bring it...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Detailing CEO-Worker Pay Gaps as High as 5,000 to 1, It's Clear Why Corporate Execs Didn't Want This Report Released
Major American corporations have spent a lot of time, energy, and cash " scheming " to hide the enormous pay disparities between their workers and CEOs, and a new report published Wednesday by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) makes it abundantly clear why. "This immense inequality is a crisis for our...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Citing US Invasions of Iraq and Libya, North Korea Says 'Repugnance' of John Bolton Threatens Talks
Specifically targeting U.S. President Donald Trump's warmongering, anti-diplomacy national security adviser as the primary reason it has threatened to cancel a planned summit with the United States, North Korea's vice minister of foreign affairs Kim Kye Gwan issued a scathing statement on Tuesday...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Big Primary Wins for Socialists and Progressives Who Ran on 'Popular Demands That Were Deemed Impossible'
" This is what happens when you run grassroots campaigns ." " We're just getting started ." " Welcome to the political revolution ." Defying national and state-level Democratic establishment forces that have worked to crowd out left-wing candidates and demonstrating that there is a deep hunger...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
'Beyond Shameful': Democrats Warner, Heitkamp, and Nelson Announce Support for Torturer Gina Haspel
Less than 24 hours after The Intercept reported that Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) cut off access to a classified memo that several lawmakers said contains " disturbing " information about the record of President Donald Trump's CIA pick Gina Haspel, Warner announced in a statement on Tuesday that he...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
As World Condemns 'Appalling' Crimes, US Defends Israeli Massacre in Gaza and Blocks Call for UN Probe
After making the widely condemned and erroneous assertion that responsibility for Israel's massacre of more than 50 Palestinians "rests squarely with Hamas," the Trump administration on Monday unilaterally blocked a United Nations statement that expressed "outrage" at Israel's killings and demanded...
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Amazon Seattle News
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
In Major Win Over 'Corporate Bullying,' Seattle Approves Tax on Amazon to Combat Homelessness
Overcoming weeks of extortionist threats and other forms of "corporate bullying" from the world's largest retailer, Seattle's City Council on Monday unanimously approved a new tax on Amazon— which paid nothing in federal income taxes last year —and other major companies in an effort to provide...
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Betsy DeVos News
Sunday, May 13, 2018
DeVos 'Corruption Racket' Continues as Education Dept Shuts Down Probes Into Predatory Colleges
Continuing her policy of turning a blind eye to the predatory behavior of private colleges at the expense of defrauded students, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has reportedly derailed a special investigative unit within her department that was tasked with probing abuses by for-profit schools...
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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Threatening Sanctions, Bolton Urges Europe to Join US in Violating Iran Nuclear Deal
Warning that the U.S. could impose sanctions on European companies that continue to do business with Iran after President Donald Trump violated the international nuclear accord last week , national security adviser John Bolton said in an appearance on CNN Sunday that he believes "Europeans will see...
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Bernie Sanders John Bolton Iran News
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Sanders Rips Bolton and Other Washington Hawks Who Push 'War and Militarism' as 'Answer to Everything'
Appearing on CNN early Sunday just moments after President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton urged European nations to join the U.S. in violating the Iran nuclear accord, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) denounced Bolton as part of an influential faction of Washington ultra-hawks who...
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