Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:45am
On Verge of Victory, Europe's Ascendant Left Declares 'Subservience is Over'
"History is knocking at our door," declared Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the leftwing coalition party of Syriza in Greece, during a speech addressed to thousands of supporters in Athens on Thursday night as he stood next to his foreign compatriot Pablo Iglesias of the Spanish Podemos Party. "The...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
After SCOTUS Gutted Voting Rights Act, Is Fair Housing Act Next?
Civil rights groups and anti-poverty advocates are raising serious concerns after the U.S. Supreme Court hear orals arguments in case challenging the federal Fair Housing Act on Wednesday. The ultimate ruling in the case could have profound implications for those who benefit from the landmark...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:15am
No Civil Rights Charges Expected in Ferguson Shooting: Reports
According to news reports, no federal civil rights charges will be filed in the case of white police officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri last summer. First reported by the New York Times on Wednesday afternoon, other news outlets...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:00am
Attempt to Pass Extreme Abortion Law Backfires on GOP
Proving that its long-planned assault on a women's right to control their own bodies was too contentious even for some of its own members, the Republican majority in the House on Wednesday night withdrew plans to debate a bill that would have banned nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy...
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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:30am
Surveillance Is Just First Phase as NSA Plans 'Guerilla' Tactics for Global Cyberwar
New revelations eminating from the documents leaked to journalists by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA has a far more developed and sinister approach to cyberwarfare than previously known. "From a military perspective, surveillance of the Internet is merely 'Phase 0' in the US digital war...
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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 7:30am
Richest 1% Percent To Have More Than Rest of Humanity Combined
In less than two years, if current trends continued unchecked, the richest 1% percent of people on the planet will own at least half of the world's wealth. That's the conclusion of a new report from Oxfam International, released Monday, which states that the rate of global inequality is not only...
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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 11:15am
Invoking Radical Spirit, Racial Justice Movement Aims to #ReclaimMLK
On Monday, during the federal holiday set aside to celebrate the life and work Martin Luther King Jr., a new generation of Americans tired of persistent racial inequality, discrimination, and police violence directed at specific segments of society will participate in actions designed to reclaim...
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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 8:45am
Just in Time For GOP-Controlled Congress, Obama Announces Tax on One-Percenters
Just days ahead of President Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday, the White House has announced plans for a major tax overhaul which would raise rates on the nation's wealthiest individuals and increase fees for financial firms while offering an assortment of tax breaks designed to help the...
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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:45pm
Volatility of Charlie Hebdo Cover on Display as Protests Erupt in Numerous Countries
Proving that the tensions surrounding recent events in Paris remain complex and will continue to have political and cultural reverberations, protests have taken place in numerous countries in recent days which demonstrate the "Je Suis Charlie" meme clearly has it limits when it comes to unanimous...
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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:00am
'A Nation in Decline': Majority of US Public School Students Live in Poverty
As it turns out, there's no high-stakes test that can account for this. A new study released on Friday shows that more than half of students enrolled in U.S. public schools live in poverty, a measurement that the report's authors say places the U.S. on the road to overall social decline. Released...
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