Jake Johnson, staff writer

Jake Johnson

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

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Monday, March 02, 2020
'We Have the Energy and Excitement': Nearly 25,000 Rally for Bernie in California Ahead of Super Tuesday
More than 24,700 people rallied for Sen. Bernie Sanders in San Jose and Los Angeles on Sunday ahead of the delegate-rich Democratic presidential primary in California, where the Sanders campaign said it has knocked on over a million doors and made more than six million phone calls to voters. "Our...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
'Sanders Rose to the Top': Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Endorses Bernie After Citywide People's Caucus
Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the 36-year-old mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president on Friday following a "people's caucus" in which Jackson residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Vermont senator over his 2020 Democratic rivals. "Sen. Sanders has demonstrated...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
California Poll Shows Sanders With Double the Support of Closest Rival Just Days Ahead of Super Tuesday
Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading his Democratic presidential opponents by a formidable 17 percentage points in California and is on track to win more than half of the state's 415 pledged delegates in the March 3 primary contest. That's according to a Los Angeles Times/U.C. Berkeley poll released...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
Sanders Viewed as Best Candidate to Beat Trump by Democrats and Independents Who Watched Latest Debates: Poll
A plurality of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who watched either of the two most recent presidential debates believe Sen. Bernie Sanders has the best chance of defeating President Donald Trump in November, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll out Friday. "The empirical evidence shows...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
Landmark Win in 'Fight for Habitable Future' as Jury Refuses to Convict Climate Activists Who Presented Necessity Defense
Environmentalists celebrated a landmark victory in the "fight for a habitable future" after a Portland, Oregon jury on Thursday refused to convict five Extinction Rebellion activists—including valve turner Ken Ward —who presented the climate necessity defense at their trial for blockading a train...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
Whistleblower Accuses Trump of 'Corrupt' Effort to 'Cover Up' Possible Exposure of Federal Workers to Coronavirus
A whistleblower from the Department of Health and Human Services is alleging that the Trump administration, without providing adequate medical training or protective equipment, sent more than a dozen federal workers to two military bases in California to help process Americans who were evacuated...
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
'No Time for Being Patronized,' Say Youth Climate Leaders as UK Cops Warn Parents Over Fridays for Future Protest
Youth organizers of a Friday climate protest in Bristol, United Kingdom said they have "no time for being patronized" after local police sent a letter to parents warning of inadequate safety measures for the upcoming demonstration, which teenage activist Greta Thunberg and thousands of others are...
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Ahead of South Carolina Primary, Grassroots "I'm a Medicare for All Voter" Campaign Faces Down Big-Dollar Industry Ad Blitz
A grassroots campaign working to build voter support for Medicare for All across South Carolina ahead of the state's Democratic presidential primary on Saturday will have to contend with a six-figure ad blitz launched this week by a powerful healthcare industry lobby group aiming to thwart the...
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
'You'll See Rebellion': Sanders Supporters Denounce Open Threats by Superdelegates to Steal Nomination
Nearly 100 Democratic superdelegates told the New York Times in interviews this week that if Sen. Bernie Sanders does not arrive at the party's 2020 convention in July with a majority of pledged delegates, they are willing to thwart the will of the plurality of primary voters—and potentially risk...
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez Says Putting Pence in Charge of Coronavirus Effort 'Irresponsible' Because He 'Literally Does Not Believe in Science'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez late Wednesday condemned President Donald Trump's decision to put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the administration's coronavirus response as an "utterly irresponsible" move that could have deadly consequences. "It's like putting an arsonist in charge of the...
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