Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Trump Jerusalem News
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Protests Against Trump and Israeli Occupation as US Embassy Officially Set to Open in Jerusalem
With the U.S. embassy officially set to open in Jerusalem on Monday after President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital last December —a move that has been decried by much of the international community and human rights groups as a " stark violation of international law "—Israelis...
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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Without Once Mentioning the Word 'Torture,' Democrat Joe Donnelly Declares Support for Gina Haspel
With a statement on Saturday that doesn't once mention the word "torture," Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) became the second Democrat to announce his support for Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA, significantly increasing her chances of being confirmed. Democratic Senator Joe...
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Saturday, May 12, 2018
As Civilian Deaths in Yemen Mount, Trump Moves to Sell Saudi Arabia Billions More in Bombs
Further demonstrating the willingness of the U.S. to reward and perpetuate the war crimes of its allies, the Trump administration is reportedly moving ahead with a multi-billion-dollar sale of so-called " smart bombs " to Saudi Arabia just weeks after the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition bombed a...
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Medicare for All News
Saturday, May 12, 2018
'The Time for Single-Payer Is Now': Countering Corporate Lies, Doctors Run Ad Providing the Facts About Medicare for All
As momentum in the fight for Medicare for All continues to grow nationwide thanks to persistent grassroots organizing by nurses , democratic socialists , and progressive activists , a group of California doctors placed an unprecedented eight-page ad in a major Sacremento newspaper on Thursday in an...
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Trump transgender policy News
Saturday, May 12, 2018
'Absolutely Unconscionable': Trump Rolls Back Rules Protecting Transgender Inmates from Sexual Assault
In a policy shift LGBTQ rights groups denounced as "a deliberate recipe for violence against transgender people," the Trump administration on Friday rolled back rules allowing transgender inmates to use facilities that match their gender identity and instructed federal officials to use "biological...
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Friday, May 11, 2018
After Drug Plan Shows Trump 'Will Do Nothing About Their Greed,' Big Pharma Stocks Soar
In a strong indication that investors and major pharmaceutical companies know President Donald Trump's newly unveiled drug plan " will do nothing to rein in their greed ," Big Pharma stocks soared on Friday as Trump delivered a brief and extremely vague speech promising to lower drug costs that...
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Trump's "Pharma-Friendly" Drug Plan Denounced as Doing Little or Nothing to Lower Prices
Officially ditching his campaign promise to challenge the pharmaceutical industry head-on and allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices—a betrayal that may have something to do with the fact that the White House is currently occupied by former Big Pharma executives in key posts —President...
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Ralph Nader Democratic Party News
Friday, May 11, 2018
Ralph Nader to 'Decrepit' Democrats: Stop Scapegoating and Embrace a Bold Agenda
If Democrats are wondering why they lost to reality television star Donald Trump and the deeply unpopular GOP in the 2016 elections—and why their advantage in 2018 polling continues to slip —longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader argues the party must stop searching for scapegoats and start...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
'This Is the Moment to Fight': FCC Announces Net Neutrality Will Officially Die on June 11
Open internet advocates urged Americans to " ramp up " pressure on their senators on Thursday after FCC chair Ajit Pai announced in a press release that the widely popular net neutrality rules his agency voted to repeal last December will officially die on June 11. "We need to be paying attention,...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
With Chance to Denounce Torture, Why Have These Democrats Not Said They Are a "No" on Haspel?
In the wake of her refusal to condemn torture as immoral and her repeated denials that the CIA has ever tortured anyone during her " despicable " Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was among the latest to announce his opposition to Gina Haspel—President...
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