Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Putting Common Good Over Billionaires and War Profiteers, House Progressives Introduce "People's Budget"
Offering an ambitious alternative to the House GOP's " morally bankrupt " 2019 budget proposal—which demands over $5 trillion in cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, and other life-saving programs—the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) on Tuesday unveiled a budget that calls for massive...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Watch: Right-Wing Reporter Describes How 'Uncomfortable' She Felt as Ocasio-Cortez Rallied for...Free Healthcare and Education
Over the past few weeks, Fox News has fallen into an amusing habit of inadvertently running free advertisements for progressive policies that are gaining popularity throughout the nation, and on Tuesday the right-wing network aired what was perhaps its most compelling spot yet—in the form of an...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
As Support for Progressive Agenda Grows, Sanders Says 'Big Money Interests' and Corporate Democrats 'Should Be Scared'
On the very same day that democratic socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) rallied thousands behind two progressive congressional candidates in Kansas last week, around 250 corporate Democrats and Third Way strategists gathered behind closed doors in Ohio to discuss...
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Sunday, July 22, 2018
Terrified by Progressive Enthusiasm Sweeping the Nation, Corporate Democrats Have Begun Planning a 'Counterrevolution'
Corporate Democrats are extremely worried about the wave of progressive enthusiasm that is sweeping the country in red and blue states alike, and— according to a report by NBC News on Sunday —they are beginning to organize a "counterrevolution" to beat it back. Ignoring survey after survey showing...
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Sunday, July 22, 2018
Warnings of 'Iraq War Redux' as Bolton and Pompeo Are Reportedly Leading Push to 'Foment Unrest' in Iran
In writings and speeches over just the past several months, President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have made no secret of their desire to overthrow the Iranian government. "It should be abundantly clear that Secretary Pompeo, who called for...
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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Justice Department Releases FISA Applications That Accused Trump Adviser Carter Page of 'Conspiring With the Russian Government'
In an unprecedented and unusually timed document dump Saturday night, the Justice Department released a 412-page, partially redacted version of the FBI's 2016 FISA application requesting authorization to wiretap former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. "The FBI believes Page has...
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Saturday, July 21, 2018
'Profound' Threat to Press Freedom Looms as Ecuador Prepares to Hand Assange Over to UK
Amid new reports that Ecuador is preparing to withdraw asylum protections from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and hand him over to British authorities within the next few weeks, journalists are raising alarm at the serious threats to press freedom such a move could spawn, given that the U.K. may...
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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Bernie Sanders: Trump 'Really Sold the American People Out' in Helsinki Summit
In an interview on CBS 's "Face the Nation" that will air Sunday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said U.S. President Donald Trump "really sold the American people out" during the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week. "I was absolutely outraged by his behavior...
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Saturday, July 21, 2018
'This Is Zero Hour': Youth-Led Marches Across the Globe Demand Immediate and Ambitious Climate Action
Declaring that climate change is " an issue of survival " that must be confronted with urgency, young activists across the globe on Saturday kicked off three days of marches and demonstrations to pressure elected officials to "reject the corrupting monetary influence of fossil fuel executives," ban...
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Friday, July 20, 2018
'There Is Hope for the Progressive Movement': With Bold Message of Economic Justice, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Rallies Draw Thousands in Kansas
"And they said it won't work in the Midwest." That was how New York democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened her speech at a packed and enthusiastic rally in Kansas City Friday night, one of two events the 28-year-old congressional candidate held alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in...
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