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, December 11, 2017
To Save Internet They Helped Create, Web Pioneers Demand FCC Cancel Net Neutrality Vote
Joining the revolt taking place in the streets and online against FCC chair Ajit Pai's plan to kill net neutrality, more than 20 pioneers of the internet—including world wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak , and Vint Cert, o ne of the "fathers of the internet " —...
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Massive 'Break the Internet' Revolt This Week to 'Save Net Neutrality'
In addition to making their voices heard in the streets , net neutrality defenders have planned a massive online demonstration this week ahead of the FCC's scheduled vote on chairman Ajit Pai's deeply unpopular plan to kill the open internet, which critics have denounced as " naked corporatism ." "...
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Friday, December 08, 2017
'You Can Save My Life': Traveling on Same Plane, Man With ALS Confronts Sen. Flake Over GOP Tax Bill
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) boarded a plane leaving Washington, D.C. on Thursday, less than a week after voting for a tax bill that could result in devastating cuts to disability programs . Ady Barkan, a 33-year-old father living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), boarded the same flight after...
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Friday, December 08, 2017
Arrested at Office Sit-In, Maine Clergy Demand Collins Reverse Vote on 'Immoral' GOP Tax Bill
Denouncing the GOP tax bill as a "dangerous" scheme that "gives away huge amounts of money to those who need it least and takes money from those who need it most," a group of 10 religious leaders occupied an office of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Thursday demanding that she reverse her decision...
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Friday, December 08, 2017
'Day of Rage' in Occupied Territories Amid Global Outcry Against Trump's Jerusalem Move
After a long day of protests on Thursday following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, thousands of Palestians took to the streets in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip once more on Friday as part of a global revolt against what world leaders...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
As Franken Steps Aside, Nurses Back Call for Keith Ellison to Fill Senate Vacancy
On the heels of Sen. Al Franken's announcement Thursday that he will resign following accusations of sexual harassment by several women, National Nurses United (NNU) began circulating a petition calling on Minnesota's Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to appoint Rep. Keith Ellison to fill Franken's soon-...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
After Caving to Right-Wing Smear Campaign, MSNBC 'Grows a Spine' and Rehires Sam Seder
Following a firestorm of outrage , MSNBC has reportedly reversed its decision to cut ties with progressive commentator Sam Seder over an eight-year-old satirical tweet that was used by right-wingers to launch an elaborate smear campaign. "I appreciate MSNBC 's thoughtful reconsideration and...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
'That's Not How It Works': Experts Call Out Don Jr's Bogus Claim of Attorney-Client Privilege
Donald Trump Jr. was interviewed by the members of the House Intelligence Commitee behind closed doors on Wednesday as part of their Russia probe, but they couldn't get much out of him, due in part to what critics slammed as his " bogus " assertion of attorney-client privilege. "I don't believe you...
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Tax Scam Not Passed Yet, But GOP Already Salivating to Destroy Anti-Poverty Programs
While tax experts continue to exclaim with horror as they sift through the " legislative monstrosity " Republicans rammed through the Senate last week, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday hosted a Facebook live event aimed at detailing the next steps in the...
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Provoking Risk of 'All-Out War,' US Deploys Supersonic Bomber Over Korean Peninsula
The United States further intensified what has been described as one of its largest-ever aerial military exercises on Wednesday by flying a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea's eastern coast, where it conducted bombing drills that North Korea warned are "simulating an all-out war." "U.S...
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