Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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"This is a growing, exciting movement. We demand radical change over climate breakdown" Extinction Rebellion wrote on Twitter. (Photo: Extinction Rebellion/Twitter) News
Saturday, November 24, 2018
'This Is a Climate Emergency': Extinction Rebellion Takes to Streets to Stand for the Planet Over Polluter Profits
" Business as usual equals extinction ." As scientists warn that the "window of opportunity for action" to prevent catastrophic and irreversible planetary harm from the climate crisis "is almost closed," members of the Extinction Rebellion movement took to the streets of London on Saturday to...
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Friday, November 23, 2018
Here's the Dire Climate Report the Trump White House Didn't Want You to See
In a move environmentalists and journalists denounced as a blatant effort to bury facts that conflict with the president's denialism and pro-fossil fuel agenda, the Trump administration used the Friday after Thanksgiving to quietly release Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4...
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Condemning Facebook's Anti-Semitic and Racist Attacks on Critics, MoveOn Demands Accountability and Real Reform
On the heels of an explosive report by the New York Times detailing Facebook's use of a right-wing public relations firm to spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about its critics, MoveOn.org—which describes itself as "one of the largest political advertisers on Facebook this year"— sent a letter...
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Climate protesters from the Extinction Rebellion group hold placards and banners as they block traffic in Elephant and Castle on November 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
'The Only Sane Thing We Can Do': Extinction Rebellion Swarms Streets of London to Demand Urgent Climate Action
Days after thousands of demonstrators shut down major central London bridges to demand bold climate action from world leaders, environmentalists and members of the Extinction Rebellion movement were back in the streets again on Wednesday highlighting the world's "ecological emergency" and calling...
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
With 'Unlimited Funds to Lie,' Insurance Industry Readies Propaganda Blitz as Medicare for All Surges
Medicare for All is rapidly surging in popularity among the American public and gaining momentum in Congress , but private insurance interests and Big Pharma have no intention of giving up their immensely profitable stranglehold on the U.S. healthcare system without a fight. According to strategy...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media prior to his departure from the White House November 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
With Statement Equal Parts 'Dangerous' and 'Imbecilic,' Trump Smears Khashoggi and Vows to Back Murderous Saudis
In a bizarre, exclamation point-riddled statement on Tuesday that one critic said reads more "like a 6th grader's school report" than an official White House press release, President Donald Trump shrugged at the CIA's conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) ordered the murder...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
'Big Pharma's Worst Nightmare': Experts Champion Sanders-Khanna Bill That Could Lower Drug Costs by More Than 40%
Decrying America's shameful status as the only industrialized nation on Earth that lets pharmaceutical giants hike drug prices without restraint, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) on Tuesday unveiled legislation that would crack down on Big Pharma's government-granted...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Ban on Follow-Up Questions Among Trump's New 'Dictatorial' Rules for White House Reporters
The Trump White House conceded defeat in its authoritarian effort to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials on Monday, but with that concession came yet another attack on the media's ability to simply do its job—this time in the form of press "decorum" rules that one commentator...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
'Get Our Country Off Fossil Fuels': Demanding Green New Deal, Youth Climate Leaders to Flood Congressional Offices Nationwide
A week after staging a sit-in at the Capitol Hill office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to demand that the Democratic Party throw its support behind a Green New Deal, young climate leaders are planning to flood congressional offices nationwide on Tuesday to continue pressuring...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
Journalist James Risen: Trump Is Attacking Free Press 'In a Way We Haven't Seen in Modern American History'
Speaking from his years of experience being pursued by the Obama Justice Department for simply practicing journalism and refusing to reveal his confidential sources , Intercept reporter James Risen told The Hill on Monday that President Donald Trump is building on his predecessor's war on the free...
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