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, October 23, 2019
'We Need Medicare for All': Progressives Condemn Bezos Decision to Shift More Health Insurance Costs onto Washington Post Staffers
The Washington Post, owned by world's richest man Jeff Bezos, is reportedly moving most of its staff onto what one Post journalist described as "high-deductible health insurance plans that shift significant costs and risks onto employees," a decision Medicare for All proponents highlighted as a...
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
'Whoa,' Says Edward Snowden as Sanders Vows to End Prosecution of Whistleblowers Under Espionage Act
Sen. Bernie Sanders vowed , if elected president in 2020, to break with both the Trump and Obama administrations by refusing to use the repressive, century-old Espionage Act to prosecute whistleblowers, a stance that was applauded by press freedom advocates and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden...
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
'Everyone in America Should Support You,' Says Elizabeth Warren at Rally With Striking Chicago Teachers
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, rallied with striking Chicago public school teachers on Tuesday to show support for the union's effort to win fair wages and benefits and to provide better classroom conditions for the city's children. "I'm here to stand with Chicago...
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Sanders Dominates Youth Vote and Regains Second Spot in New National 2020 Poll
Sen. Bernie Sanders has regained the number two spot in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and continues to dominate the field among young voters, according to a national Emerson tracking poll released Tuesday. The survey showed a tight race at the top of the Democratic primary, with former...
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
'Do Us a Favor': 4-Page Pelosi Fact Sheet Uses Trump's Own Words to Make Case for Impeachment
As House Democrats work to make the case for impeachment to the U.S. public, Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday released a four-page fact sheet outlining how President Donald Trump "betrayed his oath of office" for personal gain by pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. The...
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
'What the Hell Is Wrong With You?': Outrage Erupts After Racist Trump Calls Impeachment Inquiry 'A Lynching'
President Donald Trump took his hysterical response to House Democrats' impeachment inquiry to a new level Tuesday morning by calling the congressional proceedings "a lynching," a term that evokes the long history of racist violence against black people in the United States. "So some day, if a...
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Global Millionaires—Just 0.9% of Population—Now Own Nearly Half of World's $361 Trillion in Wealth, Study Shows
The millionaires of the world, who account for just 0.9 percent of the global population, now own nearly half of the planet's $361 trillion in wealth while the bottom 56 percent of the population owns just 1.8 percent. That's according to the annual Global Wealth Report released Monday by Credit...
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Monday, October 21, 2019
Assange Lawyer Decries 'Legally Unprecedented' Assault on Journalism as Judge Denies Request to Delay US Extradition Hearing
Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday warned of potentially devastating consequences for journalism around the world after a British judge denied Assange's request to delay his U.S. extradition hearing in February. Assange struggled to say his own name and date of birth during the...
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Monday, October 21, 2019
'Go Home America. After You Made Our Sons Die': Outraged Syrian Kurds Throw Dirt and Rotten Food at Fleeing US Troops
Outraged residents of the heavily Kurdish city of Qamishli, Syria on Monday hurled potatoes, rotten fruit, and dirt at American soldiers departing the northeastern region of the country on orders from U.S. President Donald Trump, whose decision paved the way for a deadly Turkish invasion . "Like...
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Monday, October 21, 2019
As Trump Tweets He Is 'Bringing Soldiers Home,' Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he is "bringing soldiers home" from Syria as Turkey continues its deadly military operation there , but Pentagon chief Mark Esper undermined the president's declaration by confirming that U.S. forces are simply moving to another site of endless war—Iraq...
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