Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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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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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Threat of Larger War Soars as Israel Claims Credit for Massive Attack on "Iranian Targets" in Syria
Dramatically escalating the risk of an all-out regional war in the aftermath of U.S. President Donald Trump's violation of the Iran nuclear accord , Israel launched an " extensive " bombing campaign against what it claimed were Iranian targets in Syria early Thursday and warned the Syrian...
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
'Follow the Money' Back With a Vengeance: Novartis Reportedly Paid Michael Cohen $1.2 Million After He 'Promised Access' to Trump
"Cohen promised access to not just Trump, but also the circle around him. It was almost as if we were hiring him as a lobbyist." That was how one employee of the Swiss drug giant Novartis described the company's relationship with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Wednesday...
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Day After Ditching International Deal, Trump Threatens 'Very Severe Consequence' If Iran Restarts Nuclear Program
Less than 24 hours after ditching the international agreement that guaranteed Iran would not develop nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened Iran with a "very severe consequence" if it attempts to pursue a nuke, which it has repeatedly vowed not to do whether the accord...
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Haspel Won't Say CIA 'Tortured' and Refuses to Say If Torture Is 'Immoral'
After presenting herself as "a typical middle-class American" who was brought up with a strong "moral compass" in her opening remarks before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Gina Haspel—President Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA—would not admit that the agency has ever tortured...
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
'Sketchy as Hell': AT&T Paid Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen for 'Insights' as FCC Worked to Kill Net Neutrality
While the news late Wednesday that a shell company set up by President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has raked in millions from a dizzying array of corporations spurred controversy for a variety of reasons , open internet advocates were quick to highlight " sketchy " payments AT...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Effort to 'Provoke Iran'? Right After Trump Nuclear Deal Decision, Israel Launches Airstrikes in Syria
This is a breaking news story and may be updated ... In the immediate wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that America is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, Israel reportedly carried out airstrikes in Syria and began mobilizing its defense forces over what it claimed were "...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
'This Is How the Iran War Started': Grave Warnings as Trump Ditches Nuclear Deal
Anti-war advocates and foreign policy experts implored Americans to remember the speech President Donald Trump delivered on Tuesday announcing U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, warning that it could mark the pivotal moment at which a historic diplomatic achievement was shredded in favor...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
'Making Child Labor Great Again': Trump Draft Proposal Would Roll Back Teen Worker Safety Rules
With the apparent support of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), President Donald Trump's Labor Department is reportedly moving to roll back longstanding child labor protections that advocacy groups say have been central to the massive reduction in teenage workplace deaths over the past several decades...
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