Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Demonstrators are seen during "Fire Drill Friday" climate change protest on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC .Protesters demand immediate action for a Green New Deal. Clean renewable energy by 2030, and no new exploration or drilling for Fossil Fuels. (Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 07, 2019
When 92% of Democrats and 67% of Swing Voters in Key Battleground States Support Green New Deal, Pelosi's Opposition Called 'Out of Touch'
The youth-led Sunrise Movement pointed to a new poll out Thursday to repeat their case that Democrats who don't support a bold Green New Deal to help solve the climate emergency are not only failing a moral test but also making a deeply flawed political calculation about the public's readiness for...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party Liberty & Justice Celebration on November 1, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Fourteen presidential are expected to speak at the event addressing over 12,000 people. (Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images) News
Thursday, November 07, 2019
'The Answer Is Not Joe Biden': The Nation Magazine Issues Official Anti-Endorsement
While claiming it's still too early to make a choice between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, The Nation —among the oldest amd most widely-circulated progressive magazines in the U.S.—went public early Thursday morning with its " anti-endorsement " of the third top-tier candidate in this year's...
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Propopents of the resolution backing Medicare for All celebrate outside the City Council chamber room in Los Angeles after the 10 to 1 vote in favor of passage on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. (Photo: Bonnie Castillo/NNU/CNA) News
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
'A Huge Moment for the Movement': Los Angeles City Council Approves Resolution in Favor of Medicare for All
With a nearly unanimous vote on Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council—representing the nation's second most populous city—passed a resolution endorsing federal Medicare for All legislation. Labor unions and progressive advocacy groups applauded the 10 to 1 vote of the council as a key victory in the...
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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses a crowd outside of the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center October 26, 2019 in Florence, South Carolina. "No middle class tax increases," Warren said of her new Medicare for All "pay-for" plan, and vowed "$11 trillion in household expenses back in the pockets" of U.S. families. That figure, she said, is "substantially larger than the largest tax cut in American history." (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)   News
Friday, November 01, 2019
With Detailed Pay-For Plan, Warren Touts Medicare for All as 'Bigger Than the Biggest Tax Cut' in US History
It won't be a burden. It will be a relief. And for the large majority of those living in the United States—a huge tax break. "There's a reason the American people support [Medicare for All]. It's because when it comes to the cost of health care, we are in the middle of a full-blown crisis." —Sen...
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Fire is seen near Getty Center in Los Angeles, the United States, Oct. 28, 2019. Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate their homes after a fast-moving wildfire erupted early Monday morning near the famous Getty Center in Los Angeles in the western U.S. state of California. (Photo: Qian Weizhong/Xinhua via Getty) News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
As Climate Crisis-Fueled Fires Rage, Fears Grow of an 'Uninhabitable' California
With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaking to reporters during a weekly press briefing. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
READ: House Democrats Release Text of 8-Page Resolution Detailing Public Phase of Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday released the full text of an 8-page impeachment resolution that is slated to received a floor vote later this week. The document lays out the structures and process of the "public-facing phase" of the inquiry into alleged misconduct by...
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Syrian children walk past a damaged van at the site of helicopter gunfire which reportedly killed nine people near the northwestern Syrian village of Barisha in the Idlib province along the border with Turkey, where "groups linked to the Islamic State (IS) group" were present, according to a Britain-based war monitor with sources inside Syria, on October 27, 2019. The helicopters targeted a home and a car on the outskirts of Barisha, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, after US media said IS leade News
Monday, October 28, 2019
A Reminder Following Baghdadi's Death: 'The Terrorists We're Killing Today Are the Terrorists We Created Yesterday'
Following news that the infamous leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest, killing himself along with three of his children, over the weekend during a clandestine raid by U.S. Special Forces ( also infamous ) in northwest Syria, critics of the U.S. global war on...
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Attorney General William Barr chooses not to speak as President Donald J. Trump participates in a ceremony to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Edwin Meese III in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
NYC Bar Association Calls on Trump's AG William Barr to Recuse Himself—or Resign
The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday publicly called on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to immediately recuse himself from any further Department of Justice processes related to the ongoing investigation into the Trump administration's controversial dealings with Ukraine. In a...
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Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and the founder of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, speaks at the Women In The World Summit on April 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)q News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Climate Justice Champion Mary Robinson Warns Extinction Rebellion of Perils If Unwise Tactics 'Alienate the Public'
Echoing what other critics stated last week, former Irish president Mary Robinson on Monday warned that while some forms of "disruption" are necessary and good, it will set the global climate movement backwards if Extinction Rebellion activists or others "alienate the public" by taking aim at the...
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Democratic presidential hopeful South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets campaign volunteers before departing a rally outside the Reading Terminal Market in Center City Philadelphia, PA, on October 20, 2019 (Photo:  Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Monday, October 21, 2019
Falling in With the 'Wrong Crowd'? Buttigieg Took Campaign Hiring Advice Direct From Facebook CEO
Raising fresh questions and new critiques about his close ties to corporate elites amid a hotly contested Democratic primary, Bloomberg reports Monday morning that the campaign of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg received private and direct hiring advice from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—...
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