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, September 18, 2019
'Abhorrent': Trump Condemned After Showing More Concern for Real Estate Than Human Beings in Remarks on Homelessness
President Donald Trump on Tuesday complained that California's homelessness crisis is harming the "prestige" of major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, remarks that housing advocates said displayed more sympathy for wealthy real estate investors and property than the human beings suffering...
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
'Heartless and Unconscionable': Outrage as General Motors Cuts Off Healthcare for 50,000 Striking Workers
In a move critics said exposes both the particular cruelty of General Motors executives and the systemic inhumanity of the American healthcare system, GM on Tuesday stopped covering health insurance premiums for the nearly 50,000 auto workers striking for fair wages and decent benefits. The move...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
'Terrifying' New Climate Models Warn of 6-7°C of Warming by 2100 If Emissions Not Slashed
New climate models unveiled by French researchers Tuesday showed Earth's average temperature could rise a " terrifying " 6.5-7.0°C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century if dramatic action is not immediately taken to slash carbon emissions. The findings, presented at a press...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
'There Is an Awakening Going On': Greta Thunberg Honored With Amnesty's Top Award Days Before Global Climate Strikes
In a speech upon receiving Amnesty International's top human rights award Monday night, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg credited the work of thousands of her fellow youth climate campaigners for heightening global awareness of the existential threat posed by the ecological...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Nadler Accuses Trump of 'Shocking and Dangerous' Abuse of Power as White House Orders Former Aides to Defy Subpoenas
Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, accused President Donald Trump of a "shocking and dangerous" abuse of executive power Monday night after the White House instructed former aides Rob Porter and Rick Dearborn to defy the panel's subpoenas to testify as part of its...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Warning Against 'Another Endless War,' Ilhan Omar Says Congress Must Act to Stop Trump From Attacking Iran
With President Donald Trump firing off menacing tweets and the White House working to blame Iran—on the basis of flimsy evidence —for attacks on Saudi oil facilities over the weekend, Rep. Ilhan Omar said Monday night that Congress must act urgently to prevent Trump from launching another...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
'Young People Are Correct to Be Outraged': Seattle City Council Urges Public Schools to Let Students Join Global Climate Strike
The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved resolutions to establish a Green New Deal Oversight Committee and urge the city's public schools to excuse students who wish to take part in the global climate strike on Sept. 20. The latter resolution, sponsored by socialist councilmember...
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Monday, September 16, 2019
'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Accused of Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Facility Attack
Donald Trump is taking marching orders from Saudi Arabia, said progressive members of Congress and foreign policy analysts, after the president tweeted Sunday that the U.S. military is prepared and waiting for the kingdom to assign blame for attacks on its oil facilities over the weekend. "There is...
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Monday, September 16, 2019
'House Democrats Must Not Delay': Progressives, 2020 Contenders Demand Kavanaugh Impeachment Amid New Sexual Misconduct Accusations
Progressive advocacy groups and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates led the chorus of voices demanding that House Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the New York Times over the weekend published fresh details about sexual misconduct...
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Monday, September 16, 2019
Sanders Responds to Biden's Praise for Pharma Companies: 'Their Behavior Is Literally Killing People Every Day'
After former Vice President Joe Biden praised pharmaceutical companies during an event with wealthy donors in Dallas over the weekend, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said candidates for the highest office in the nation should not have kind words for corporations whose price-gouging is harming...
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