Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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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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FBI Director Robert Mueller III testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a oversight hearing on Capitol Hill News
Thursday, August 10, 2017
70 Percent of Americans Think Mueller Should Be Free to Go After Trump's Finances
President Donald Trump has stated openly that his and his family's finances should be off limits to special counsel Robert Mueller—who is investigating possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia—but a new poll published Thursday shows that large majority of Americans...
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John Mecklin, editor-in-chief of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists—the organization that created the "Doomsday Clock"—denounced Trump's remarks as "about the stupidest and most dangerous statement I have ever heard an American president make. News
Thursday, August 10, 2017
'Negotiate, Don't Escalate': Demands for Peace as Nuclear Threat Looms
Following the " terrifying " exchange of threats between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a coalition of anti-war groups held an emergency rally outside of the White House Wednesday night to commemorate the anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki and "take...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Pastor Robert Jeffress participate in the Celebrate Freedom Rally at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on July 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Megachurch Pastor Says Trump Has God's Approval to Start Nuclear War
Comments by president's spiritual advisor sparks condemnation amid "fire and fury" threats against North Korea
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Donald Trump is making us all more unsafe with every war-mongering comment, tweet, and threat," reads a MoveOn.org petition News
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
'Stop the Insanity': Demand Grows to Strip Trump of Nuclear Authority
The morning following his " fire and fury " remarks on Tuesday—which promised retaliation if the North Korean regime continues to threaten the United States—President Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise America's "powerful" nuclear arsenal, comments that intensified the groundswell of calls to...
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"Building on the success of two previous Resistance Recesses earlier this year, MoveOn members will be convening to hold GOP members of Congress accountable for their votes on healthcare repeal and speak out in support of Medicare for All," MoveOn.org said in a statement. News
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
With Resistance Recess, Groups Fight for Congress That 'Puts People Before Profits'
Summer recess began for members of Congress last week shortly following Senate Republicans' deeply unpopular and ultimately unsuccessful push to repeal the Affordable Care Act—but lawmakers shouldn't anticipate a restful vacation. "If Democrats want to win in 2018 and take our country back from the...
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