Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:45am
Bombs Fall in Syria as Weapons-Makers Profits Soar in the West
According to The Independent 's Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk, there is only one clear winner in the new war that has now engulfed Syria and Iraq: the world's top weapons manufacturers. As latest U.S. airstrikes hit targets inside Syria on Sunday, Fisk wrote, "Share prices are soaring in...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:00pm
Purchase of Election by Chevron Shows We Have 'Oligarchy, Not Democracy': Sanders
The Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders was in the city of Richmond, California on Thursday and said local elections in the city have become prime examples of how U.S. politics, at all levels, have become corrupted by the unlimited amount of money wealthy corporations and...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:30am
Report: Senate Report on CIA Will Sidestep Look at Bush 'Torture Team'
According to new reporting by McClatchy , the five-year investigation led by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee into the torture program conducted by the CIA in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 will largely ignore the role played by high-level Bush administration officials, including those...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:15am
'Not Drowning, Fighting': Pacific Climate Warriors Blockade Australian Coal Port
Declaring themselves " Pacific Climate Warriors ," representatives from a dozen Pacific Island nations—sitting atop traditional outrigger canoes, kayaks, and other small boats—staged a full-day blockade of the Newcastle Coal Port in Australia on Friday as they sent a message to the government of...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:45pm
Naomi Klein: 'Grassroots Movement From Below' vs. 'Business-as-Usual'
Author and activist Naomi Klein was awarded Canada's top annual prize for non-fiction writing this week, the Hilary Weston Prize presented by the Writers' Trust of Canada, for her recently published book, ' This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate . ' According to the citation offered by...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:30am
British Firebrand Russell Brand Reminds Americans: Revolution Was a Good Idea
British-born comedian and actor Russell Brand spoke to and marched with veteran Occupy Wall Street supporters in lower Manhattan on Wednesday as he championed the spirit of the U.S.-based movement that injected corporate malfeasance and economic inequality into the national conversation back in...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:15am
Supreme Court Gives Women's Right to Choose a Reprieve in Texas
More than a dozen clinics that provide abortions in the state of Texas should be able to reopen their doors on Wednesday, following an unsigned order by the U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday that puts on hold a lower court ruling that shuttered them. The order from the high court, approved by a 6-3...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:30am
Legacy of Chemical Weapons in Iraq Compounds Lies and Failures of US Invasion
These aren't the chemical weapons you're looking for. New reporting from the New York Times , published online late Tuesday, reveals that although the administration of George W. Bush employed false claims of an active chemical weapons program to justify its 2003 invasion of Saddam Hussein's Iraq (...
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:00am
If Global Response Not Improved, Ebola Cases Could Spike to 10,000 per Week: WHO
Demanding a stepped-up global response to the Ebola crisis, especially in the hardest hit areas of West Africa, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that if efforts to combat the deadly virus are not improved there could be as many as 10,000 new cases per week within two months. WHO...
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 8:00am
The Top 1% Own... Half
The top one percent of the wealthiest people on the planet own nearly fifty percent of the world's assets while the bottom fifty percent of the global population combined own less than one percent of the world's wealth. "These figures give more evidence that inequality is extreme and growing, and...
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