Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 7:00am
Systemic Injustice Condemned as Ferguson Galvanizes National Outrage
People across the nation came out into the streets of the communities where they live on Tuesday night and gave expression to the collective outrage being felt in the wake of a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday. Speaking out against police violence and a long pattern of injustice...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 6:45am
Fires Burn As Community Feels Pain of Injustice: Dispatches from Ferguson
Following Monday night's announcement by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch that a grand jury would not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, Missouri erupted in unrest fueled by an outpouring of emotion by...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 9:15am
Chuck Hagel Resigns as Secretary of Defense
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is stepping down from the top post at the Pentagon "under pressure" reports the New York Times on Monday. Other outlets report that Hagel's resignation has been accepted by President Obama. The official announcement of the resignation is expected to come from...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 8:00am
Vienna Talks Fail to Reach Agreement on Iran Nuclear Program
Update (11:48 AM EST) : Talks extended for for seven additional months As indicated in earlier reporting (see below), Iran and the P5+1 nations failed to finalized a nuclear and sanctions relief agreement after six days of talks in Vienna but have agreed to extend the dialogue and negotiation...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:15am
Dispatch from Syria: US Bombing Campaign Driving Wave of ISIS Support
Months after the U.S. initiated military airstrikes in Syria with the stated goal of uprooting Islamic State (or ISIS) militants, new in-depth reporting from the ground in that country reveals that numerous forces once opposed to the group are now citing the U.S.-led bombing campaign as a reason to...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:00am
Upping Ante on Fossil Fuel Divestment, Harvard Students File Suit Against University
Seven students at Harvard University, among the most prestigious and wealthiest educational institutions in the world, have filed a lawsuit against the corporate entity which governs the school charging that refusal to divest its financial holdings from the fossil fuel industry is a "mismanagement...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:00am
Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture
"The public has to know about it. They don’t want the public to know about it." That's what Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) told the Huffington Post on Thursday night regarding continued White House stalling over release of a report that catalogs the internal investigation of CIA torture during the...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:15pm
Small Wages, Huge Pollution: New Report Exposes Walmart's Coal-Saturated Climate Destruction
A coalition of environmental and social justice leaders on Thursday rallied around a new report exposing Walmart's enormous annual consumption of coal and demanded the giant corporation stop calling itself a leader on sustainability if it chooses to depend on one of the world's most polluting...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:15am
'Enough Is Enough': Sen. Warren Condemns Obama's Latest Wall Street Pick
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not pleased that President Obama, once again, has called on a longtime Wall Street insider—especially one who has played a prominent role in controversial corporate "inversion" deals that allow U.S. companies to shed their nationality in the wake mergers—to take a powerful...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:45am
Offering Model for World, Students in the UK March for 'Free Education'
Those are the calls being voiced in the streets of London on Wednesday as thousands of students marched for publicly-funded ("free") education nationwide. The protest was also billed as a direct challenge to austerity cuts to higher education imposed by the conservative government led by David...
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