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, 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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Monday, September 02, 2019
'It Is Pure Hell Here': Videos From Bahamas Show Devastation Left by Hurricane Dorian as Category 5 Storm Heads Toward US Coast
Videos posted online late Sunday and early Monday provided the first glimpse of the scale of destruction Hurricane Dorian—a historic Category 5 storm—left in its wake in the Bahamas as it slowly moves toward the southeastern coast of the United States, forcing nearly a million residents of Florida...
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Monday, September 02, 2019
"He's Opposed Every Increase in the Minimum Wage": AFL-CIO Chief Rips Trump's Anti-Worker Agenda
In an interview ahead of Labor Day, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said workers across the nation are suffering under President Donald Trump's supposedly "booming" economy and slammed the White House for refusing to raise the minimum wage, pushing for cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, and gutting...
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Friday, August 30, 2019
Just Ahead of Labor Day, Trump Floats Tax Cut Condemned as 'Pure Giveaway to Wealthy'
With Labor Day less than 72 hours away, President Donald Trump on Friday floated the possibility of handing wealthy investors yet another tax cut—this time by executive fiat—as the wages of most American workers remain stagnant . On Twitter, Trump promoted an op-ed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and...
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Friday, August 30, 2019
'If Environment Were a Bank,' Says Bernie Sanders, 'It Would Have Been Saved Already'
The U.S. government took decisive action and spent trillions of dollars to bail out Wall Street banks in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, but it has refused to do the same to rescue the planet from climate catastrophe—a fact Sen. Bernie Sanders highlighted in a pithy tweet on Friday. "If the...
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Friday, August 30, 2019
Blasting Laura Ingraham as 'Neo-Nazi Fan Favorite,' Ocasio-Cortez Says Twitter Users Entitled to Vile Opinions But Not Abuse
In response to criticism of her decision to block a small number of Twitter users, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday drew a clear distinction between those who engage in persistent "harrassment and abuse" and those who simply hold and express repugnant views—using Fox News host Laura...
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Friday, August 30, 2019
United Electrical Becomes First US Industrial Union to Endorse Green New Deal and Global Climate Strike
Embracing the Green New Deal as "our best hope to meet the challenge of climate change while creating millions of good union jobs," the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) on Thursday became the first national industrial union to endorse the transformative and broadly...
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
'Even Worse Than the DCCC Blacklist': Schumer Accused of Effort to Hamstring Progressives Trying to Unseat GOP Senators
Months after the DCCC formally announced it would blacklist consultants who work with primary challengers against incumbent Democrats, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee—controlled by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer—is reportedly taking the policy of its House counterpart "one step...
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Despite 'Relentless' Assault by Corporate America, Gallup Poll Shows Support for Unions at Near 50-Year High
Just ahead of the 125th anniversary of the creation of Labor Day as a national holiday, a Gallup poll published Wednesday showed support for unions among the American public is at a near 50-year high despite the best efforts of corporations and right-wing politicians. The Gallup survey found that...
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Calling for End of "War Against Nature," Greta Thunberg's Arrival in US Brings Swell of Attention to Global Climate Strike
After two weeks of sailing, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York on Wednesday with an urgent call to action. "The climate and ecological crisis is a global crisis, and the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced. And if we don't manage to work together to cooperate...
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