Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Saturday, March 30, 2019
'See You In Court': ACLU Vows Legal Action as Georgia GOP Passes 'Unconstitutional' 6-Week Abortion Ban
After Georgia's GOP-controlled legislature on Friday passed a six-week abortion ban , the ACLU had a simple message for Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who is expected to sign the bill into law: "we will see you in court." "Georgia has one of the worst maternal death rates in the nation," Andrea Young...
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Saturday, March 30, 2019
Israeli Forces Kill 17-Year-Old With Live Fire as 40,000 Palestinians Mark 'Great March of Return' Anniversary
Update: According to the Associated Press , Israeli forces killed four Palestinians—including three teenagers—during anti-occupation protests on Saturday. Over 300 Palestinians were reportedly injured. Earlier: Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered near the Israel-Gaza border fence on Saturday...
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Saturday, March 30, 2019
'We Will Have to Mobilize Our Entire Economy': Watch Ocasio-Cortez's Urgent Call for Green New Deal
In an hour-long MSNBC town hall in the Bronx Friday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined youth climate leaders and policy experts to declare that leisurely committee hearings, " half-baked " positions, and timid market-based policy tweaks are no longer tolerable in the face of the planet-...
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Friday, March 29, 2019
Nadler Demands 'Full and Complete' Mueller Report as Barr Says Redacted Version Coming Mid-April
In a letter to Congress on Friday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page page report will be released by mid-April and insisted his earlier letter on Mueller's findings was not intended to be a "summary." "There is ample precedent...
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Friday, March 29, 2019
As Pelosi Unveils ACA Fix, Medicare for All Backers Say 'Now Is Not the Time for Watered-Down, Incremental Measures'
As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week unveiled legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act, Medicare for All supporters made the economic, political, and moral case that Democrats should go all the way for single-payer instead of pushing incremental change. "The incremental reform that I...
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Friday, March 29, 2019
From 'Too Radical' to Spreading Nationwide: Maryland Becomes 6th State to Pass $15 Minimum Wage
In the latest major victory for the Fight for $15 movement, Maryland on Thursday became the sixth state to pass $15 minimum wage legislation after lawmakers overrode the veto of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. "Just a few years ago we were told a $15 an hour was 'too radical. Well, today, Maryland...
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Friday, March 29, 2019
'Sickening': Trump Mocks Asylum-Seekers Fleeing Violence at Michigan Rally
During a rambling and lie-filled rally Thursday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, President Donald Trump mocked asylum-seekers fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, suggesting they are not actually afraid for their lives. "This stuff always plays in the press like bad manners or...
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Venezuelan Government Bars Guaidó From Office for 15 Years Amid US-Backed Coup Attempt
Venezuela's government said Thursday that it has barred opposition leader Juan Guaidó from public office for 15 years as he intensifies his U.S.-backed effort to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro. The government's move was announced by state comptroller Elvis Amoroso, who cited "inconsistencies in...
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Progressive Caucus Rips DCCC Attack on Primary Challengers as 'Slap in the Face of Democratic Voters'
Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Wednesday condemned the DCCC's new policy of cutting off funds to primary challengers , saying the rule will shut down "competition of ideas" and alienate the party's grassroots base. "Primaries are often the only way that under-represented and...
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
As Thousands Lose Coverage, Judge Blocks 'Inhumane' Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky
A federal judge Wednesday blocked Trump-approved Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas, where the punitive rules have already caused immense suffering and stripped healthcare from thousands of low-income Americans. "Putting restrictions on anyone's healthcare is inhumane. And the...
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