Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Saudi Arabia Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the G20 opening ceremony at the Hangzhou International Expo Center on September 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. News
Sunday, November 05, 2017
With Mass Arrests, Saudi Crown Prince Moves to Consolidate Power
Billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talala, at least ten princes, and more than a dozen former ministers were among those arrested in Saudi Arabia on Saturday as part of a so-called "anti-corruption" initiative that critics argued is part of a thinly veiled " power grab " by Crown Prince...
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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Trump's Approval Worst in 'Over Seven Decades of Polling,' New Survey Shows
Nearly a year has passed since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, and according to a new Washington Post/ABC survey published Sunday, 65 percent of Americans believe he has accomplished very little or nothing at all. Trump can, however, boast of at least one remarkable achievement—"an...
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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Chanting 'Keep It In the Ground,' Thousands Descend on German Coalfields
Demanding an end to coal and all forms of dirty energy extraction, over 4,000 activists descended on the Rhineland coalfields in Germany early Sunday in a mass demonstration just a day before COP23 climate talks are set to kick off. "This it what we aim for today, when we are going to block coal...
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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Trump Can't Understand Why Japan Didn't Shoot Down North Korea's Missiles: Report
Just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Japan—where North Korea's development of nuclear weapons is expected to be a central topic of discussion—the Japan Times reported that in recent talks with Asian leaders, Trump has openly suggested that "Japan should have shot down the North...
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Saturday, November 04, 2017
'No Aloha' for Trump as Hawaii Protesters Tell the President: 'We Wish You Weren't Here'
As President Donald Trump arrived in Hawaii on Friday for a short one-day stop ahead of his five-country Asia trip, hundreds of protesters—along with the local news media—made sure to treat him with a distinctly unwarm welcome. "When I first found out he was coming here, my reaction was a physical...
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Saturday, November 04, 2017
After 'Unconscionable' Detention by US Border Patrol, 10-Year-Old Rosa Maria Hernandez Finally Released From Custody
Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old undocumented immigrant with cerebral palsy who was detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents last week, was finally released from federal custody on Friday after 11 days of separation from her family. "Border Patrol's decision to target Rosa Maria remains...
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Saturday, November 04, 2017
Ahead of COP23 Climate Talks, Tens of Thousands March Demanding End to 'Era of Fossil Fuels'
Just days before world leaders are set to gather in Bonn, Germany for the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), tens of thousands of activists from across the globe kicked off a series of planned actions on Saturday by taking to the streets to demand an end to coal, denounce U.S...
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Friday, November 03, 2017
Calling for Real Reform, Ellison Says DNC 'Rigging' of Primary 'Cannot Be Dismissed'
Democratic National Committee (DNC) deputy chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) waded into the growing outrage over the party organ's " rigging " of the 2016 primary in a statement on Friday, arguing that Donna Brazile's explosive account of the committee's moves to stack the deck against Sen...
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Warren Sanders Democratic primary rigged News
Friday, November 03, 2017
Was Democratic Primary Rigged Against Sanders? Warren Says Definitively 'Yes'
"We've got to hold this party accountable." —Sen. Elizabeth Warren When asked by CNN 's Jake Tapper in an interview on Thursday if she believes the 2016 Democratic primary was "rigged" in favor of Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gave a definitive one-word...
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Friday, November 03, 2017
GOP 'Propaganda' Not Working: Only 13% Believe Tax Plan Will Help Middle Class
For months Republicans and President Donald Trump have worked to convince Americans that massive tax cuts for the top one percent and the largest corporations would somehow primarily benefit the working class, but a new Washington Post/ABC News poll published Friday finds that the public isn't...
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