Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
'This Is Sick': Unscripted and Unhinged Trump Reverts to Defending Neo-Nazis
David Duke among white supremacists thanking president for standing up for "the truth" on Charlottesville
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"Take this horror moment that we're in and times it by 20, times it by 200. That's what's going on in every federal agency that's under his control every single day," Moore said News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Michael Moore: Don't Lose Sight of the 'Horror' Trump Inflicts Every Single Day
During an appearance on MSNBC 's "The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell" Monday night, filmmaker Michael Moore urged Americans to keep their eyes on the entirety of President Donald Trump's policy agenda, even as "our attention is rightly on what's going on in Virginia and around the country." "...
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U.S. President Donald Trump (C) delivers opening remarks during a meeting with (L-R) Wendell Weeks of Corning, Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson, Michael Dell of Dell Technologies and other other business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 23, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
'Grandstanders': Trump Lashes Out as CEOs Pressured to Denounce Racism
The CEOs of some of America's largest companies are rushing to distance themselves from President Donald Trump following his failure to immediately denounce white supremacist violence —and the president is lashing out. Business leaders once hailed by Trump as geniuses were ripped as " grandstanders...
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"Thousands of people are sick, but there are not enough hospitals, not enough medicines, not enough clean water." News
Monday, August 14, 2017
As Yemen Cholera Cases Reach 500,000, US and UK Condemned for Complicity
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that the number of cholera cases in Yemen had reached 500,000. "In backing this war with billions of dollars of arms sales and military support, the U.S. and the U.K. are complicit in the suffering of millions of people in Yemen." —Katy Wright...
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"While today's delayed words are welcome, they should have been spoken on Saturday. This unconscionable delay has undermined his moral credibility as our nation's leader," said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. News
Monday, August 14, 2017
'Not Good Enough': Trump's Charlottesville Speech Slammed as Too Little, Too Late
" Not good enough ." " Insufficient ." " Too little, too late ." "It is a sad state of affairs when it's a news story that the president of the United States condemns racism and white supremacy." —Vanita Gupta, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights These were just some of the words...
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A vigil is held in downtown Philadelphia on August 13, 2017 in support of the victims of violence at the 'Unite the Right' rally In Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. News
Monday, August 14, 2017
In Massive 'Outpouring of Solidarity,' Thousands Rally for Charlottesville
Thousands of Americans in cities across the country rallied Sunday night to denounce the racism displayed at the so-called " Unite the Right " rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, and to mourn the death of Heather Heyer , an activist who was killed Saturday during an anti-racist...
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As the state of Nebraska stands poised to make a potentially life-altering decision about permitting this poisonous bitumen to be inflicted on its population News
Friday, August 11, 2017
Keystone XL Foes Vow to Put Their Bodies on the Line to Protect the Planet
As Nebraska's Keystone XL pipeline hearings came to a close on Thursday, Indigenous tribes and environmentalists vowed to put their "bodies on the line" to stop a project they have argued would be a "disaster for people, wildlife, and the planet." "As the state of Nebraska stands poised to make a...
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According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, corporate profits are "near all-time highs." Wages for most workers, meanwhile, have been stagnant for decades. News
Friday, August 11, 2017
Corporations Complain Their Taxes So High, But New Study Busts That Myth
Corporate profits are up. Wages remain low. And, as always, the richest are angling for ever-lower tax rates.
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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) holds a news conference on H.R.1962, the 'Free Flow of Information Act of 2013', May 22, 2013 in Washington, D.C. News
Thursday, August 10, 2017
More Than 60 House Dems Denounce Trump for 'Raising the Specter of Nuclear War'
"Trump must immediately cease talk of pre-emptive war—which must be authorized by Congress—and commit to the diplomatic path advocated by both American experts and the South Korean government." —Rep. John Conyers In a letter delivered to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday, 62 House...
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The report—based on contributions from over 450 scientists from around 60 countries—is the most detailed climate assessment that has emerged from a government agency since Donald Trump became president. News
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Denier-in-Chief Trump Should Read NOAA's Frightening New Climate Report
With a climate denier in the Oval Office, a " fossil fuel puppet " heading the Environmental Protection Agency, and Big Oil lobbyists filling the ranks of secretive deregulatory teams, a new report by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed that 2016 was the hottest—and in...
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