Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is managing editor for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @jonqueally

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A box of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine doses are pictured at Grubb's Pharmacy on Capitol Hill in this file photo. On Tuesday, the CDC and FDA issued an official recommendation to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of what agencies called "an abundance of caution," citing a "rare and severe type of blood clot" in some individuals after receiving the single-dose shot. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
'Out of Abundance of Caution,' FDA and CDC Recommend Pause of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine
This is a breaking news story... Check back for possible updates... The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an official recommendation to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine out what the agencies called an "abundance of...
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Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said at a Monday news conference accused Israel of being behind an attack on the Natanz nuclear facility and vowed revenge for the attack of sabotage that outside critics is clearly aimed a scuttling diplomatic efforts between Tehran, the U.S., and others. (Photo: PressTV) News
Monday, April 12, 2021
Iran Says Israeli 'Nuclear Terrorism' Could Have Led to Catastrophic 'Crime Against Humanity'
Iran's Foreign Ministry said Monday that an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility over the weekend, which it accused Israel of carrying out, could have led to a catastrophic "crime against humanity" if the damage had been more extreme than what occurred. "If Israel is behind this while [Defense...
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Members of the Inuit Ataqatigiit (AI) Party wave party flags as they celebrate following the exit polls results of the legislative election in Nuuk, on April 6, 2021. Greenland went to the polls on April 6 after an election campaign focused on a disputed mining project in the autonomous Danish territory, as the Arctic island confronts the impact of global warming. (Photo: Emil Helms / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) News
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
'The People Have Spoken': Left-Wing, Indigenous-Led Party Vows to Stop Greenland Uranium Mining Project After Historic Win
Members of the left-wing and Indigenous-led Inuit Ataqatigiit (AI) party in Greenland celebrated late Tuesday after winning a majority of parliamentary seats in national elections and vowed to use their new power to block controversial rare-earth mining projects in the country. Poll results...
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LGBTQ activists and their supporters rally in support of transgender people on the steps of New York City Hall, October 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Arkansas GOP Condemned for Veto Override That Continues 'Discriminatory Crusade Against Trans Youth'
Defenders of LGBTQ rights denounced Republican legislators in Arkansas on Tuesday for overriding a veto by Gov. Asa Hutchinson just a day earlier that had been seen as a hard-won victory for the trans youth and other gender nonconforming people in the state. "Attempting to block trans youth from...
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Climate campaigners disrupt then Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during a campaign event on October 9, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) News
Monday, April 05, 2021
Sunrise Plans Dozens of Actions Nationwide to Demand Jobs Guarantee, $10 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
Climate justice campaigners with the youth-led Sunrise Movement are organizing online and in-person actions this week to demand U.S. congressional lawmakers back a federal jobs guarantee the group says will "be the backbone of building a just, sustainable, and people-centered new economy." The push...
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Monday, April 05, 2021
NLRB Says Amazon Firing of Workers Who Demanded Better Climate, Labor Policies Was Illegal Retaliation
The National Labor Relations Board has determined that Amazon unlawfully retaliated against a pair of its employees by firing them after a vocal push for the technology and retail giant to improve worker conditions and do more to limit its contributions to the climate crisis, the New York Times...
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The signers of a new joint statement released Tuesday say that while Covid-19 has made clear that "united action is needed," they expressed their collective belief "that nations should work together towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response," and added that such "a renewed collective commitment would be a milestone in stepping up pandemic preparedness at the highest political level." (Photo: European Council) News
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
'United Action Is Needed': World Leaders Champion Global Treaty for Pandemic Cooperation
National leaders from around the world Tuesday released a joint statement —also signed by the head of the World Health Organization—calling for the creation of a new international treaty that would better equip human society for future pandemics by forging lasting institutions and principles around...
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Thousands of people attend a rally for sustainable climate law in Paris, France on March 28,2021. (Photo by Julien Mattia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Monday, March 29, 2021
'Vraie Loi Climat!': Tens of Thousands March in France to Demand Much Stronger Climate Law
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Paris and other cities on Sunday to demand the French government deliver much more far-reaching action on climate than exhibited in a new piece of legislation now under consideration in the nation's parliament. According to Reuters , "French...
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Protestors march across the Brooklyn Bridge holding a sign to "tax the rich" to demand funding for excluded workers in the New York State budget on March 5, 2021 in New York City. The march led by undocumented workers and those recently released from incarceration. Many of these excluded workers have been unable to access unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, and other economic assistance programs intended to help working families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis. (Photo: News
Friday, March 26, 2021
Nearly 3 in 4 New Yorkers Favor Taxing the Rich to Austerity: Poll
Nearly 3 out of 4 voters in New York would prefer taxes on the rich and corporations over new budget austerity that would see vital public services and programs slashed, according to a poll released Friday. The survey, conducted by Data for Progress, a left-leaning polling and analysis group, found...
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Members of the Jordanian battalion of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) carry children through flood waters in Port au Prince, Haiti after a rescue from an orphanage destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. (Photo: UN Photo/Marco Dormino) News
Monday, March 22, 2021
Scientists Say Humanity Now at 'Dawn of What Must Be a Transformative Decade'
A new analysis examining humanity's central role in disrupting the support systems of the natural world argues that far-reaching action this decade—including a halt to vast inequalities and the irresponsible deployment of advanced technologies—is vital if a more vibrant and sustainable future is to...
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