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 20, 2019
Lawsuit on Behalf of 55,000 Migrants Accuses Trump Administration of Torture in ICE Detention Centers
A class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Monday on behalf of 55,000 detainees accuses the Trump administration of systematically denying adequate food, medicine, and other basic necessities to migrants in ICE facilities nationwide. The suit alleges that the widespread mistreatment and brutal...
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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Sanders Unveils Plan to End Cash Bail, Ban Private Prisons, and 'Fundamentally Transform' US Criminal Justice System
Decrying America's status as the "world's leading jailer," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday released a comprehensive plan to confront the crisis of mass incarceration, end the criminalization of poverty, and dramatically overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system. "We have a criminal justice system...
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Sunday, August 18, 2019
#MyPalestinianSitty Goes Viral as Twitter Users Join Rashida Tlaib in Showing Love for Their Grandmothers
Lawmakers, activists, and ordinary people took to Twitter on Saturday to share their love for their Palestinian grandmothers in a show of solidarity with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who refused to accept Israel's "oppressive" conditions for visiting her 90-year-old sitty—the Arabic name for grandmother—in...
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Sunday, August 18, 2019
'Their Racist, Anti-Immigration Crusade Knows No Bounds': Trump White House Tried to Stop Immigrant Kids From Attending Public Schools
Led by President Donald Trump's xenophobic top adviser Stephen Miller, the White House reportedly spent months attempting to devise a way to stop undocumented immigrant children from attending public schools in the United States. According to Bloomberg , which first reported on the effort on...
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Sunday, August 18, 2019
If Elected in 2020, Sanders Vows to 'Go to War With White Nationalism and Racism in Every Aspect of Our Lives'
Speaking to the Black Church PAC Presidential Forum in Atlanta two weeks after a gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart with the goal of killing Mexicans , Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday said his administration will "go to war against white nationalism and racism" if he is elected president in...
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Saturday, August 17, 2019
'Bolton Is Desperate to Start a War': US Issues Warrant to Seize Iranian Oil Tanker
After the Gibraltar Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration's effort to stop the release of an Iranian oil tanker seized by the U.K. last month , the Justice Department further escalated tensions with Tehran by issuing a warrant on Friday in a last-ditch bid to seize the tanker before it...
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Saturday, August 17, 2019
Workers Were Reportedly Ordered Not to Protest or Show Any 'Resistance' at Trump Rally in Pennsylvania
Workers in attendance at President Donald Trump's rally at a Shell plant in Pennsylvania on Tuesday were ordered not to protest or do "anything viewed as resistance" during the event. That's according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , which reported late Friday on the strict instructions employees...
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Saturday, August 17, 2019
'Outrageous': Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender
In an escalation of the Trump administration's attacks on the LGBTQ community, the Justice Department Friday night filed a brief urging the right-wing Supreme Court to legalize the firing of workers solely for being transgender. Buzzfeed described the Justice Department's move, which was widely...
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Saturday, August 17, 2019
'We Will Have Her Back': Jewish Constituents Rally Behind Rashida Tlaib Amid Trump Attacks
Dozens of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Jewish constituents rallied in Detroit Friday evening during Shabbat to show solidarity with their congresswoman as she faces attacks from President Donald Trump over her refusal to visit Israel under the Netanyahu government's restrictive conditions. Beth Miller,...
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Saturday, August 17, 2019
'Total Dehumanization': Trump Mocks Tlaib and 90-Year-Old Grandma Living Under Israeli Occupation
President Donald Trump on Friday night launched what critics condemned as a mocking and dehumanizing attack on Rep. Rashida Tlaib and her 90-year-old grandmother after the Michigan congresswoman refused to visit Israel under restrictive conditions set by the right-wing government of Benjamin...
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