Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, February 15, 2019
National Emergency? Here Are the Real Emergencies an Outraged Nation Tells President Trump
With President Donald Trump expected to issue a national emergency declaration as early as Friday in an attempt to subvert Congress and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the president is facing potent and angry opposition from all sides—with legal action almost certain, mass public...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
'Historic': House Approves War Powers Resolution to End US Complicity in Yemen
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a War Powers Resolution that would require President Trump to end U.S. military support for the ongoing Saudi-led war in Yemen. The bill, H.J. Res. 37 introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), passed in a 248-177 vote—mostly...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Venezuela's Maduro Denounces Warmongering by 'White Supremacist' Trump and His 'Gang of Extremists' Promoting Fascism Worldwide
Calling President Donald Trump a person who is "publicly and openly" a white supremacist and accusing the current U.S. government of being run by a racist "gang of extremists," Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called on the people and leaders of the world to speak out against foreign...
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Study Shows Toxic Pesticide Levels in Families Dropped by 60% After One-Week Organic Diet
A new peer-reviewed study shows that eating a completely organic diet—even for just one week—can dramatically reduce the presence of pesticide levels in people, a finding that was characterized as "groundbreaking" by critics of an industrial food system that relies heavily on synthetic toxins and...
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Sen. Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez held a news conference to unveil their Green New Deal resolution. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
'Ah, Yes,' Says Ocasio-Cortez of Trump After Jab at Green New Deal, 'A Man Who Can't Even Read Briefings Written in Full Sentences'
Responding to a comment President Donald Trump reportedly made to Breitbart News denigrating the Green New Deal resolution she introduced to Congress last week , Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) late Monday night offered no quarter to buffoonery of the president and reminded people on Twitter...
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Monday, February 11, 2019
As Omar 'Unequivocally' Apologizes, Critics Rip Democratic Leaders for Trying to 'Silence Criticism' of AIPAC
Progressive critics on Monday condemned a statement by Democratic congressional leaders—including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi—who demanded an apology from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) regarding statements she made about the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Among those...
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Monday, February 11, 2019
Scientists Warn Crashing Insect Population Puts 'Planet's Ecosystems and Survival of Mankind' at Risk
The first global scientific review of its kind reaches an ominous conclusion about the state of nature warning that unless humanity drastically and urgently changes its behavior the world's insects could be extinct within a century. Presented in exclusive reporting by the Guardian 's environment...
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Friday, February 08, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez Not Fazed by Can 'Democratic Socialism' and 'Capitalism' Coexist Question
Fresh off an introduction of a historic resolution on the Green New Deal , Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Thursday evening did not have a problem grappling with the question over whether the ideologies of democratic socialism and capitalism can coexist, saying she is not one who thinks in...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Border Town in Arizona to Trump: Tear Down This Wall... of 'Inhuman' Razor Wire
It was, in a way, Reaganesque . On Wednesday night, the city council of Nogales—an Arizona border town with a population of 20,000 people— unanimously passed a resolution calling for the Trump administration to remove razor wire that covers in near entirety a border wall that passes through its...
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Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Whatever You Paid to Watch Netflix Last Month Was More Than It Paid in Income Taxes All Last Year: $0
Whether you paid $8.99 for basic, $12.99 for standard, or splurged for the $15.99 premium package so you would have the privilege of watching endless streaming shows and movies on Netflix last month, a new analysis shows you still paid much, much more than the company paid in federal and local...
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