Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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A demonstrator holds a sign depicting an assault rifle at a protest against President Trump's visit, following a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead, on August 7, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Protestors also called for gun control and denounced white supremacy. Trump is scheduled to visit the city today. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
'A Guarantee of Not Being Shot Is Impossible': Amnesty Issues Global Travel Warning to All People in the United States
Just as other individual countries have done in the days following a pair of shooting massacres that took place in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend, Amnesty International on Wednesday afternoon issued a global travel warning for anyone currently traveling—or planning to travel—to...
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Novelist, editor, and teacher Toni Morrison (1931-2019)—winner of the Nobel Prize and other literary awards—has died at the age of 88 following a short illness. (Photo: Deborah Feingold/Corbis via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
'What a Life. What a Remarkable Remarkable Life': Nation Mourns Passing of US Literary Icon Toni Morrison (1931-2019)
American novelist Toni Morrison—winner of the Pulitzer Prize (1988), the Nobel Prize for Literature (1993), and many other awards—has died at the age 88. "Toni Morrison was a towering intellect, a brilliant scribe of our nation’s complex stories, a heartbreaking journalist of our deepest desires,...
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Eddie Glaude, a Princeton University professor and MSNBC contributor, said Monday night that while Trump's own racism cannot be ignored, the fact of the matter is that the president is "a manifestation of the ugliness" that pervades the nation. (Photo: Screenshot/MSNBC) News
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
'This Is Us': In Wake of El Paso, Eddie Glaude Delivers 'Incredibly Powerful' Statement on US History of Racism and Violence—And You Can't Just Blame Trump
Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude received praise overnight for comments made on MSNBC Monday as he called on the American people to acknowledge that while blaming President Donald Trump might be easy to do—especially given the available evidence—for the racist-inspired massacre at a Wal-...
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Palestinians on the border between Gaza and Israel helping a wounded protester flee Israeli military forces. (Photo: Times of Gaza, Twitter) News
Thursday, July 25, 2019
'Sniping Innocent Protesters, However, Still Fine': Israeli Snipers Now Being Trained to Shoot Palestinians in the Ankles
Explaining that "firing at the lower half of the body above the knee led to the deaths of many people," a senior officer in the Israeli military has said snipers operating along the border of the occupied Gaza Strip are now being trained to shoot at the ankles of protesting Palestinians as opposed...
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Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is sworn in for his testimony before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. - Mueller is expected to testify about his two-year report on his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
WATCH LIVE: Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller Testifies on Capitol Hill. Then Will Democrats Impeach Trump?
And after the questions and answers are complete, then what? Former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before Congress in a pair of public hearings on Wednesday as he answers questions from lawmakers in both major parties who are eager to hear him say out loud—and hopefully with additional...
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People gathered for the Tax March rally on the west lawn of the Capitol to call on President Trump to release his tax returns, April 15, 2017. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) News
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
'Why Is He So Afraid?': Congress Urged to Fight Back Against Trump Lawsuit to Keep Tax Returns Hidden
Progressive groups called on Democrats in Congress to fight back on Tuesday after President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit to thwart release of his long-concealed federal and state tax returns. "Chairman Neal should use every tool at his disposal to get answers on behalf of the public and hold Trump...
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D—Michigan) addresses the NAACP's (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 110th National Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan on July 22, 2019. (Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
'Unfit to Serve': NAACP Delegates Vote Unanimously for Trump Impeachment
National delegates for the NAACP voted unanimously on Tuesday for a resolution calling for the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, with the group's head calling him "unfit to serve" the nation any longer. The vote took place at the civil rights group's annual...
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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pay their respects before the flag-draped casket of late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, July 22, 2019. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) News
Monday, July 22, 2019
As Trump Tweets More Racism on His Way To 'Pay Respect' to Justice Stevens, Ilhan Omar Calls for Cancelling Student Debt in US
On his way to visit the casket of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens—lying in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court following his death last week—President Donald Trump on Monday took the time during the short trip to the courthouse to call four members of Congress "a very Racist group of...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. The proposed legislation, which will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024, is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Thursday, July 18, 2019
After House Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill, Bernie Sanders Demands McConnell Let Senate Vote
After the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a " historic " piece of legislation Thursday that would raise the federal minimum wage from its current $7.25 up to $15, Sen. Bernie Sanders immediately called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow that chamber to...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren had just one word to say on Tuesday after billionaire right-winger Peter Thiel said she was the "dangerous one" among all the current 2020 presidential candidates. (Photo: flickr/cc) News
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
'Good,' Says Elizabeth Warren, After Billionaire Right-Winger Peter Thiel Says She's 2020 Democrat He Is 'Most Scared By'
"Good." Sen. Elizabeth Warren had just one word to say on Tuesday after billionaire right-winger Peter Thiel said she was the "dangerous one" among all the current 2020 presidential candidates. Thiel, the uber wealthy co-founder of Paypal and a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump, told...
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