Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
As Signs of Downturn Loom, Poll Shows 57% of Voters Will Blame Trump If US Economy Goes Into Recession
A Harvard/Harris poll released Tuesday showed that most American voters will blame President Donald Trump if the U.S. economy goes into a recession, a finding that comes amid ominous warning signs of a looming financial downturn. The survey (pdf) found that 62 percent of voters are concerned that...
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Following Months of Protests and Outrage, Hong Kong Leader Withdraws Extradition Bill
In a televised address following months of outrage and widespread protests, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Wednesday that she has fully withdrawn legislation that would have allowed extradition of Hong Kong residents to the Chinese mainland. Lam's decision addresses one of the central...
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
'Always About the Con': Ocasio-Cortez Says 'Virtually Every' Trump Policy Designed to Loot Public Coffers and Enrich His Cronies
In a viral Twitter thread on Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez detailed her view that nearly every element of President Donald Trump's policy agenda is designed to loot federal coffers and enrich himself and his cronies. "Virtually every policy Trump pursues works to steal public money and...
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Warren Climate Plan Would Reverse Trump Tax Cuts for Rich to Help Fund Transition to 100% Renewable Energy
Declaring the climate emergency an " existential crisis " that requires bold and urgent action, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tuesday night unveiled a proposal that calls for repealing President Donald Trump's tax cuts for the rich and corporations to help fund a transition to 100 percent renewable energy...
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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Watch Dying Activist Ady Barkan's "Heartfelt" and "Moving" Conversation With Bernie Sanders on the Fight for Medicare for All
Progressive activist Ady Barkan didn't let losing his voice to ALS stop him from launching a new series of interviews with presidential candidates that seeks to go beyond "debate stage quips" to highlight the deeply personal impact of American healthcare policy. On Tuesday, Barkan—who relies on a...
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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
'Naked Attack on the Free Press': Trump Allies Reportedly Raising $2 Million for Campaign to Discredit Journalists
Right-wing operatives allied with President Donald Trump are attempting to raise at least $2 million to fund a campaign to discredit journalists and editors at major U.S. media outlets like the Washington Post , Buzzfeed , New York Times , and HuffPost . That's according to a three-page fundraising...
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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
'Endemic Impunity': UN Report on Yemen Says United States, France, and Britain May Be Complicit in War Crimes
A comprehensive and damning United Nations report released Tuesday said the U.S., France, and Britain may be guilty of complicity in war crimes for providing the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in its war on Yemen with logistical support and weapons. "Five years into the conflict, violations against...
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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
At Least 5 Dead in Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian Unleashes 'One of Most Catastrophic 24-Hour Periods of Weather in Recorded World History'
Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Monday that at least five people have been confirmed dead as Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, stalled over Grand Bahama Island, unleashing massive flooding and destroying thousands of homes. During a press...
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Monday, September 02, 2019
Mobilizing Thousands for Labor Day Actions Across US, Sanders Touts 'Organizer-in-Chief' Model to Combat Corporate Assault on Workers
Using Labor Day as an opportunity to organize against the decades-long corporate assault on the working class, Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign on Monday launched more than 60 "solidarity actions" that are expected to bring thousands to the streets nationwide in support of organized...
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Monday, September 02, 2019
US 'Complicit in This Nightmare,' Says Sanders, After Trump-Backed Saudi Coalition Kills Over 100 in Bombing of Yemeni Prison
In what was described as its deadliest attack on Yemen this year, the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition on Sunday killed more than 100 people with airstrikes on a detention center in Dhamar city, forcing aid workers to divert medical supplies intended for the nation's cholera epidemic to treat...
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