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, August 22, 2017
Has Your Local Lawmaker Pledged to Support Medicare for All? Have You?
As support for single payer continues to surge following the GOP's failed attempt to strip healthcare from millions, Justice Democrats, Brand New Congress, and other groups launched a week of action on Monday imploring the public and lawmakers to pledge their support for Medicare for All. "Because...
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U.S. President Donald Trump greets military leaders before his speech on Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. News
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Bowing to Endless War Advocates, Trump Vows More Bloodshed in Afghanistan
While President Donald Trump's primetime speech Monday night offered few concrete details on his long-awaited "strategy" for America's 16-year war in Afghanistan, analysts were quick to point out that the address made several things " absolutely clear ": the war—already the longest in American...
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Dick Gregory attends 'Turn Me Loose' Opening Night at The Westside Theatre on May 19, 2016 News
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Comedian and Civil Rights Icon Dick Gregory Dies at 84
The legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died Saturday at the age of 84. Gregory's son Christian announced the news on social media Saturday night. "It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend, and civil rights activist Mr...
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D-VT) shakes hands with United Steelworkers President, Local 1999, Chuck Jones, after having breakfast at Peppy Grill on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. News
Sunday, August 20, 2017
'He's Not Slowing Down': Sanders to Rip Trump, Push for Single Payer on Midwest Tour
"What we want to do is hold some of the politicians accountable for some of the campaign promises made and bring attention to the fact that something needs to change."
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) attend the security council meeting on nonproliferation of North Korea next to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (L) at United Nations on April 28, 2017 in New York City. News
Sunday, August 20, 2017
North Korea Warns US-South Korea War Games Driving Toward 'Uncontrollable Nuclear War'
With the United States and South Korea set to begin joint military exercises on Monday—and as Trump administration officials attempt to de-escalate tensions after the president threatened to bring " fire and fury " upon North Korea—the regime of Kim Jong-un published an editorial in a state-run...
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People march near the White House during the People's Climate Movement in Washington, D.C., April 29, 2017, to protest President Donald Trump's attack on the climate and the Environmental Protection Agency. News
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Trump 'Wave of Destruction' Continues With Decision to Disband Key Climate Panel
"I think it's going to be a serious handicap for us that the advisory committee is not functional," said Richard Wright, former chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate.
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15,000 people peacefully protest a neo-nazi rally, and this is the best the president of the United States can do. Resign News
Saturday, August 19, 2017
'Blatant Smear': Trump Attacks Boston Anti-Racism Demonstrators as 'Anti-Police Agitators'
"Again, this man attacks anti-Nazi protesters. He's determined to create a culture war in America to distract from his unethical failures."
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Thousands of protesters prepare to march in Boston against a planned 'Free Speech Rally' just one week after the violent 'Unite the Right' rally in Virginia left one woman dead and dozens more injured on August 19, 2017 in Boston, United States. News
Saturday, August 19, 2017
As Alt-Right Gathers in Boston, Thousands Counter With Rally to 'Fight Supremacy'
Update : It appears that the alt-right "rally" ended hours ahead of schedule, thanks at least in part to the remarkable size of the counter-demonstration. "Thousands of counter-protesters remain in Boston," noted Mic 's Jack Smith. "The right-wing rally is totally empty." "You couldn't even call it...
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President Donald Trump attends a meeting with U.S. company representatives and featuring products made in the United States. News
Saturday, August 19, 2017
'Swamp's Doing Fine': Amid White House Turmoil, Trump Cozies Up to Right-Wing Donors
"It appears that President Donald Trump can still count on one bedrock of stability: major right-wing donors."
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Chief Strategist Steve Bannon walks behind U.S. President Donald Trump toward Marine One before departing from the White House on February 24, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, August 18, 2017
Bannon's Ouster Welcomed, But Much Bigger Problem Remains in White House: Trump
"The problem was never just Steve Bannon. It was and always will be Donald Trump." That's how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to news that Friday would the last day on the job for Trump's top political strategist. "The larger and more urgent crisis however is that a white supremacist...
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