Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Monday, December 03, 2018
Making It Look Easy, Ocasio-Cortez Shuts Down Huckabee Family of Liars and Promotes Green New Deal in 54-Word Tweet
Once again demonstrating her ability to use social media to simultaneously expose the lies of right-wing critics and clearly articulate a bold progressive agenda, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) quickly disposed of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's false claim that she compared her...
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Monday, December 03, 2018
Emergency Protests Planned to Stop Scott Walker and Wisconsin GOP's "Shocking and Naked Power Grab"
As Wisconsin's GOP-controlled legislature and outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker seek to thwart the will of voters by ramming through a sweeping slate of legislation that would drastically curtail Democratic governor-elect Tony Evers' authority and ability to implement his agenda, progressive...
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Labor leader Roseann DeMoro, former executive director of National Nurses United, during a panel discussion titled, "The Labor Movement: Essential to Democracy" at The Sanders Institute Gathering on Saturday. (Photo: Screengrab/The Sanders Institute Gathering) News
Saturday, December 01, 2018
With Workers Under Attack, Labor Leaders Say Only 'Full-Throated Economic Populism' Can Defeat Corporate Elites
BURLINGTON, VT. — With the American labor movement under relentless assault by the right-wing Supreme Court , the Republican Party at both the state and federal level, and President Donald Trump 's plutocratic administration, prominent union leaders convened during the final day of The Sanders...
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"Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America's bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system," argued Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs. (Photo: Will Allen / @willallenphoto) News
Friday, November 30, 2018
'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less': New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years
BURLINGTON, VT - Confronting the question most commonly asked of the growing number of Americans who support replacing America's uniquely inefficient and immoral for-profit healthcare system with Medicare for All—"How do we pay for it?"—a new paper released Friday by researchers at the Political...
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Friday, November 30, 2018
'Shameful and Cowardly': CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill for Daring to Denounce Oppression of Palestinians
In a move decried by critics as blatant suppression of dissent and an attack on all who advocate for the rights and dignity of the Palestinian people, CNN on Thursday fired contributor Marc Lamont Hill for daring to denounce the oppression of Palestinians and endorse "a single secular democratic...
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Demands for Trump Labor Secretary to Resign After 'Jaw-Dropping' and 'Enraging' Story About Sweetheart Deal for Billionaire Pedophile
President Donald Trump's Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is rumored to be on the short list of possible attorney general nominees, but he is now facing demands to resign immediately after an " incredibly disturbing " bombshell investigation by the Miami Herald on Wednesday revealed that—in his...
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
'The Whole Internet Is Watching': As Deadline Nears, Day of Action Takes Aim at House Members Still Standing Against Net Neutrality
With the Dec. 10 deadline for the House of Representatives to reverse the FCC's deeply unpopular repeal of net neutrality rapidly approaching, a coalition of websites, prominent celebrity activists, and advocacy groups representing millions of Americans are participating in an internet-wide day of...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
In Historic Vote, Senate Advances War Powers Resolution to End US Complicity in Saudi Assault on Yemen
In a historic vote that could "mark the beginning of the end of American complicity" in Saudi Arabia's mass atrocities in Yemen, the Senate on Wednesday voted to advance Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Yemen War Powers resolution by an overwhelming margin of 63-37. "Today's victory is a testament to...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Progressives Outraged as House Democrats Elect 'Big Money' Centrist Hakeem Jeffries Over Barbara Lee for Caucus Chair
In a bid to move the party's leadership in a more bold direction, progressive groups and activists mobilized urgently in recent weeks to pressure House Democrats to elect Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) as the party's next Caucus Chair. But, ultimately, their campaign was not enough to overcome the...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
'Run Bernie Run!': New Campaign by Progressive Democrats Says 'Courage and Vision' of Sanders Best Choice for 2020
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was the first national organization to encourage Vermont's independent Sen. Bernie Sanders to launch his 2016 presidential campaign, and on Wednesday the group officially launched a " Run Bernie Run " campaign for 2020, arguing that the nation's most popular...
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