Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017
While Trump Stokes Division, Warnings Against Ignoring Ongoing Crisis in Puerto Rico
"No matter what crazy stuff Trump is up to now let's keep in mind Puerto Rico really needs our attention and help." Those are the words of Mark Ruffalo this weekend as the actor and social justice activist echoed the concerns of many that the president's incendiary comments over recent days are...
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
#TakeaKnee Sunday as NFL Teams and Players Rebuff President Trump
This post will updated throughout the day... See below for pictures and dispatches from scheduled games... #TakeAKnee Tweets Sunday is game day for the National Football League and the hashtag #TakeaKnee is going viral as people across the nation see how players and teams respond to calls by...
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
Applauding Progressive Champions, Congressional Scorecard Highlights "People's Platform" Backers
With grassroots push, wave of support for bills that do more than 'just resist Trump’s reactionary agenda'
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
Calling Kaepernick 'Son of a Bitch,' Trump Urges NFL to Fire All Protesting Players
Civil libertarians, racial justice advocates, and NFL players from across the league expressed outrage overnight after President Donald Trump called on owners of professional football teams to fire players who express their political views. In a veiled reference to quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Civil Rights Group Alleges Collusion Between DOJ and Trump's Phony Election Fraud Commission
A civil rights group on Thursday urged Senators to take seriously their belief that the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice has betrayed its stated mission by improperly colluding with President Donald Trump's Commission on Election Integrity, a project which critics have roundly...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Don't Ask About Sean Spicer's Notebooks or He'll Call "Proper Authorities" On You
Amid new rounds of reporting about the breadth of information being sought from current and former White House officials by Robert Mueller, the special counsel now probing possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, political reporter and Axios co-founder Mike Allen suggests...
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
'Genocidal' Trump Blasted for Threatening to 'Totally Destroy North Korea'
For what he said—and also for what he refused to mention—President Donald Trump was lampooned by progressive critics as he delivered his first ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday morning. "It's time for this charade to end: We need to stop this slow roll...
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Monday, September 18, 2017
If George W. Bush Can Be on Ellen, Of Course Sean Spicer Will Be at Emmys
Though some jaws dropped, many laughed, and former White House press secretary was applauded for having a " sense of humor " about the work he did for President Donald Trump, there should be nothing suprising about Sean Spicer's on-stage appearance at Sunday night's Emmy Awards. And so while some...
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Friday, September 15, 2017
Caving to CIA, Which Literally Assassinates People, Harvard Rescinds Manning Fellowship
In a move called " moral cowardice " and in the wake of objections from the current and a former head of the CIA—an agency that has tried to and successfully assassinated people, helped overthrow democratic governments, and sowed chaos throughout the world as the U.S. government's clandestine...
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
A Storm That Could 'Rewrite History': Irma Hits as Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricane Ever Recorded
Fueled by warm ocean waters and fulfilling some of the most ominous predictions from climate scientists who warned that powerful storms would occur with increasing frequency and intensity, a " ferocious " Hurricane Irma slammed into the islands of Barbuda and Antigua early Wednesday morning as the...
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