Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
'Your Rhetoric and Your Actions Led Us to This Terrible Moment': El Paso to Meet Trump Visit With Protests Against Hate
With President Donald Trump set to visit El Paso, Texas on Wednesday—just days after a gunman who echoed the president's anti-immigrant rhetoric massacred 22 people—city residents and lawmakers are planning to protest the trip with a simple message: hate is not welcome. "President Trump is not...
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Democratic Voters Rank Bernie Sanders as 'Most Qualified' 2020 Candidate to Solve US Healthcare Crisis
Democratic primary voters believe Sen. Bernie Sanders is the most qualified 2020 presidential candidate to accurately diagnose and solve America's systemic healthcare crisis. "When are pundits going to start asking centrists if it's a risk NOT to run on Medicare for All?" —Briahna Joy Gray, Sanders...
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
'Youth and Workers Uniting Behind This Crisis': German Labor Union Urges 2 Million Members to Join Global Climate Strike
Germany's second-largest labor union on Monday urged its two million members to join the youth-led "Fridays for Future" climate strikes scheduled to take place next month in over 150 countries across the globe. "We can only protect the climate together," tweeted Verdi, a service sector union. As...
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
'Another Nail in the Coffin' of Democracy and Journalism as US Newspaper Giants Gannett and GateHouse Announce $1.4 Billion Merger
Members of the press and democracy advocates issued grave warnings about the future of journalism in the United States on Monday after the nation's two largest newspaper publishers unveiled plans for a $1.4 billion merger that, if approved, will spawn an " unprecedented " media conglomerate...
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Photo of McConnell Supporters Groping Cutout: 'Is This Just Standard Culture of Team Mitch?'
"Hey Senate Majority Leader—these young men look like they work for you." That was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's response on Monday to a photo of several young men in "Team Mitch" t-shirts kissing, groping, and choking a cardboard cutout of the New York congresswoman. The caption of the photo of...
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
'Economic Terrorism': After Failed Military Coup Attempt, Trump Imposes Total Embargo Against Venezuela
After the U.S.-backed attempt to overthrow elected Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro by force fizzled out , the Trump administration on Monday moved to further strangle the Latin American nation's economy by imposing a full economic embargo. President Donald Trump's executive order targeting...
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Monday, August 05, 2019
'Despair Ends and Tactics Begin': Extinction Rebellion Aims to Shut Down Brisbane With Mass Civil Disobedience
On the heels of the hottest month in recorded history , activists with the global Extinction Rebellion movement are planning to grind the city of Brisbane, Australia to a halt Tuesday to pressure political leaders to act on the climate crisis. "The climate crisis is already affecting lives and...
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Monday, August 05, 2019
If Inequality Continues to Grow at Current Rate, Richest Americans Will Own 100% of US Wealth in 33 Years: Analysis
If wealth inequality in the United States continues to soar at its current rate , the top 10 percent of Americans could own 100 percent of the nation's net worth by 2052. That's according to an analysis by Dallas Morning News finance columnist Scott Burns, who wrote Sunday that the wealthiest...
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Monday, August 05, 2019
After Massacre in El Paso, Experts and Lawmakers Say Time to Call Racist Shooting What It Was: 'Trump-Inspired Terrorism'
With President Donald Trump set to address the nation Monday following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend, lawmakers, commentators, and experts said it is past time to dispense with euphemisms and call racist attacks like the massacre in El Paso what they are: " Trump-inspired...
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Monday, August 05, 2019
Beto O'Rourke Rips Media for Failing to Connect Trump Rhetoric to El Paso: 'You Know the Sh*t He's Been Saying...Members of the Press, What the F*ck?'
Asked by a reporter on Sunday what President Donald Trump can do "to make this any better" following the mass shooting in El Paso, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke called out members of the press for failing to connect Trump's promotion of racism and violence to the deadly actions of white...
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