Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Monday, September 16, 2019
'When We Fight, We Win': Protesting Stagnant Wages as GM Rakes in Record Profits, 50,000 Auto Workers Go On Strike
Demanding fair wages, decent healthcare benefits, and their share of General Motors' " record-level profits ," nearly 50,000 United Auto members went on strike just before midnight Sunday following failed contract negotiations. "Today, we stand strong and say with one voice, we are standing up for...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
'No Policy, No Facts, Just Displays of Violence': Ocasio-Cortez Says Hysterical Ad Proves GOP Has No Response to Progressive Vision
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Friday that a deranged Republican ad which compared the New York congresswoman's democratic socialism to the ideology of the Khmer Rouge won't dissuade her from continuing to work for progressive goals like Medicare for All, living wages, and climate justice. "...
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Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a climate protest outside the White House in Washington, DC on September 13, 2019. - Thunberg, 16, has spurred teenagers and students around the world to strike from school every Friday under the rallying cry "Fridays for future" to call on adults to act now to save the planet. (Photo: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty Images) News
Friday, September 13, 2019
Highlighting Number of Years Left to Save Earth, Greta Thunberg Joins 11-Minute Die-In Outside White House
A week ahead of the planned youth-led global climate strikes, 16-year-old environmentalist Greta Thunberg rallied with other young activists outside the White House Friday to protest the Trump administration's fossil fuel agenda and demand that world leaders take transformative action to avert...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
Challenging Biden on Iraq War Vote, Sanders Denounces Bloated Trump Pentagon Budget During Democratic Debate
Distinguishing himself from his 2020 presidential rivals on the issue of America's obscene military spending —which continues to soar year after year with bipartisan support—Sen. Bernie Sanders touted his record as the only candidate on stage during Thursday night's Democratic debate who has...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
'ABC and the DNC Should Be Ashamed,' Say Progressives, After Just One Question on Climate Crisis During Democratic Debate
A major climate refugee crisis is currently underway after one of the most catastrophic storms in recorded history ripped through the Bahamas, but the 2020 Democratic presidential debate Thursday night featured just one question and less than five minutes of discussion on the planetary emergency...
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Industry Coalition Launches Seven-Figure Ad Blitz to Flood Democratic Debate With Attacks on Medicare for All
A coalition of major insurance companies and drug manufacturers plans to air a series of ads attacking Medicare for All during the 2020 Democratic presidential debate Thursday night, ensuring the event's commercial breaks will feature talking points from the corporate interests profiting off...
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
'Decades of Progress Are at Stake' as Trump Reaches 150 Lifetime Judicial Appointments and Right-Wing Court Takeover Accelerates
The Republican-controlled Senate quietly confirmed four more of President Donald Trump's lifetime federal judicial nominees on Wednesday, bringing the total number of conservative judges successfully appointed by the administration to over 150. It is a milestone that, according to rights groups,...
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Warnings That 'Lives Will Be Lost' After Right-Wing Supreme Court Allows Trump Asylum Ban to Take Effect
The right-wing Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump's near-total ban on Central American asylum-seekers can take effect as it faces legal challenges, a move immigrant rights groups decried as cruel, unlawful, and potentially deadly. The high court's unsigned order overturned a...
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
'Morally Bankrupt and a Black Mark on America': Trump Condemned for Refusing to Grant Protected Status to Bahamian Hurricane Victims
Reports late Wednesday that the Trump administration will not offer Temporary Protected Status to Bahamians displaced by Hurricane Dorian drew outrage from lawmakers and rights advocates , who condemned the decision as an inhumane denial of secure refuge to victims of one of the most powerful and...
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
'We Must Be Bolder Than Ever': Labor Federation Representing 30 Million Workers Calls on All Unions to Join Global Climate Strike
To combat the common and false perception of the labor movement as an opponent of the fight for climate justice rather than an enthusiastic and necessary ally, a labor federation representing over 30 million workers from 152 countries is calling on unions around the world to join—or do everything...
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