Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
'A Feeling It's Gonna Be Huge': Naomi Klein on People's Climate Eve
On the eve of the People's Climate March in New York City and parallel People's Climate Mobilization actions happening in thousands of locations across the planet on Sunday, author and activist Naomi Klein spoke with Common Dreams about the unique and profound historical moment that the crisis of...
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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:00am
US Senate Approves $500 Million to Arm Syrian Militants
Despite loud warnings from many quarters—including foreign policy experts, the anti-war left and dissenting CIA analysts—that such a move could prove disastrous, the U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to approve $500 million in government funds to help arm, train, and support so-called...
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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:45am
'No Thanks': Scotland Votes Against Independence
There will be no victory party for Scottish independence. At least not today. The majority of voters who participated in Thursday's historic referendum on independence for Scotland decided they would rather stay part of the United Kingdom, with final results showing the 55% who voted 'No'...
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 8:00am
Scots Head to the Polls for Historic Independence Vote
The people of Scotland are heading to polling stations and casting their votes for or against independence from the United Kingdom on Thursday in what has become a dramatic "too-close-to call" referendum the outcome of which would have vast implications for the future of both nations. After more...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:15am
People's Climate Has One Final Question: Are You In?
Just days away from what's been billed as the "the largest climate mobilization in world history," organizers behind the People's Climate March & Mobilization are putting the final details in place while asking people across the planet the simple question: Are you in? On Sunday, September 21,...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 8:15am
Naomi Klein: 'Ferocious Love' and the Climate Fight To Come
Timing matters. The calendar is counting. The clock is ticking. The planet is warming. But... people are rising. If there's a way to adequately condense the central tenet of Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate , it's the observation that just as the rise of...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:30am
As US Congress Dithers, Obama Expands Bombing
U.S. warplanes bombed targets south-west of Iraq's capital city of Baghdad on Monday, the Pentagon confirmed, marking the beginning of an expanded war against the militant faction known as the Islamic State (aka ISIS/ISIL) promised by President Obama in a national address last week. "The airstrike...
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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:00am
Sanders Talks 'Political Revolution' in Iowa as Clinton Declares: 'I'm Baaack'
Appearing at a fundraising event for outgoing U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Sunday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the gathered crowd of Democratic Party supporters, "Hello, Iowa. I'm baaaack!" Regarding the widely held assumption that Clinton will run for president in 2016,...
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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 7:15am
Snowden: 'If You Live in New Zealand, You Are Being Watched'
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has penned a firm rebuke to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, accusing the head of state of "not telling the truth about mass surveillance" and issuing this plainly worded warning to residents of the country: "If you live in New Zealand, you are being watched."...
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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:15am
Scahill: ISIS Disaster Has Failed 'War on Terrorism' Blowback Written All Over it
Investigation journalist Jeremy Scahill sat down with MSNBC's Ari Melber on Thursday to discuss President Obama's announced plan to escalate the U.S. military campaign against the group known as the Islamic State and offered a damning assessment of the administration's "strategy." He said that not...
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