Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Demonstrators hold a placard reading 'action now!' during a demonstration against climate change on March 15, 2019 in Nantes, western France. (Photo: Sebastien Salom-Gomis/AFP via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Demanding Immediate Action Over 'Empty Promises,' Youth Climate Movement Announces Next Global Strikes
Fridays for Future, the youth-led global group inspired by Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg, announced Wednesday that its next international day of climate strikes will occur on March 19 of this year with a demand for "immediate, concrete, and ambitious action" directed at world leaders who have...
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U.S. President Donald Trump stands with newly sworn-in U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett during a ceremonial swearing-in event on the South Lawn of the White House on October 26, 2020. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
With Deep Fossil Fuel Ties, Justice Barrett Called to Recuse Herself From Pending Climate Case
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett—confirmed just ahead of President Donald Trump's 2020 election loss in November—is being called to recuse herself from an upcoming decision regarding a potentially landmark climate case now pending. "Given Justice Barrett's deep family connections to Shell...
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US President Donald Trump stands on stage with billionaire GOP donor Sheldon Adelson ahead of his address to the Israeli American Council National Summit 2019 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida on December 7, 2019. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
These 63 Billionaires Who Bankrolled Trump All the Way to Insurrection Have 'No Right to Feel Shocked'
"Will there be any accountability for these recent billionaire enablers of Donald Trump, who saw what damage he caused and still stood by him?" "Among the most steadfast enablers of this insurrection: Billionaires." —Institute for Policy Studies That's the question asked Tuesday by Chuck Collins,...
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An Iraqi fighter of the Hashed al-Shaabi stands in front of a banner at the site of the January 3, 2020 US drone strike on Qasem Solemani at Baghdad Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq on January 2, 2021. On January 3, Iraq marked the first anniversary of the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani and others in a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport that was authorized by U.S. President Trump. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Carrying Death Sentence If Convicted, Iraq Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump on Murder Charges
Under penalty of death if ultimately tried and convicted, an Iraqi court Thursday issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump for ordering the assassination by drone strike at the Baghdad International Airport of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi military commander Abu Mahdi al-...
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Members of the National Guard assist police officers in dispersing protesters who are gathering at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Bernie Sanders Says Trump 'Directly Responsible' for Insurrection Effort
Amid urgent calls for President Donald Trump's immediate arrest , removal from office under the 25th Amendment, and impeachment following Wednesday's violent storming of the U.S. Capitol building by a right-wing mob intent on interrupting the certification by Congress of the 2020 election results,...
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US Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference at the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2020. (Photo: Michael Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Giving Up the Game, DOJ Argues in Court Filing That Trump Lost 2020 Election
In a court filing submitted in late December as part of a lawsuit contesting the status of Trump administration officials serving unconfirmed in "temporary" positions, lawyers with the U.S. Justice Department argued the case should be tossed out because the issue would soon "be moot" given that...
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Mike Pompeo, then director of the CIA, and his wife Susan arrive at the White House for a state dinner April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images) News
Friday, December 04, 2020
The Pandemic Is Raging Out of Control, So Pompeo Invited 900 People to an Indoor Holiday Party?
News Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked by a Democratic Senator to call off scheduled holiday parties—including one with a 900-person invite list for an indoor gathering—left critics wondering: Wait, an indoor holiday party with 900 people during a raging pandemic? After it was...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers an address on threats to American democracy at George Washington University on September 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Sanders cited "the unprecedented and dangerous moment we are in right now" given U.S. President Donald Trump's "unique threats to our democracy." (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 19, 2020
'The Real Looting in America Is the Walton Family': GAO Report Details How Taxpayers Subsidize Cruel Low Wages of Corporate Giants
Pinpointing a reality denounced as " morally obscene " by Sen. Bernie Sanders, a new government study shows how some of the nation's largest and most profitable corporations—including Walmart, McDonald's, Dollar General, and Amazon—feast upon taxpayer money by paying their employees such low wages...
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President Donald J. Trump in the Oval Office on Friday, Nov 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
'Who Wants to Break the News to Him?' Trump Silent After GOP Effort to Block Election Certification in Michigan Thwarted
Despite later reversing their decision, two Republican members of Michigan's Wayne County Board of Canvassers were told their woeful legacies had already been sealed after they attempted Tuesday to block the certification of the county's 2020 election results, including an effort during the process...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) attends the third day of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
"I'd Like to Report Some Voter Fraud": Lindsey Graham Under Fire for Allegations He Urged Legal Ballots Be Tossed in Georgia
Demands for an investigation and calls for Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to step down from his powerful position as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee erupted late Monday night after Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Graham, in a private conversation,...
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