Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Budget Signals Obama Intention to 'End Mindless Austerity'
Is Obama aiming for a new title as the Anti-Austerity President? Both in comments to the public and press as well as within his 2016 budget proposal , released on Monday, Obama has made it clear he is trying to distinguish his economic vision from his Republican opponents. Through his actions, the...
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Monday, February 02, 2015
As Ukraine Spirals Again into Violence, US Contemplates Pouring Fuel on Fire
With reporting from the New York Times revealing new consideration by the Obama administration to send $3 billion worth of weaponry and military equipment to Ukraine, concerns over a deepening civil war between the Ukraine Army and the eastern rebel factions who reject the authority of the...
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Friday, January 30, 2015
In Showdown with Eurozone Chief Over Austerity, Syriza Refuses to Blink
Syriza, the new ruling party in control of the Greek government, revealed its commitment to its anti-austerity campaign promises on Friday as its newly-appointed Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis went toe-to-toe with the head of the head of the European Union's finance ministry and said Greece...
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Friday, January 30, 2015
Sanders' Focus Not Clinton, But Whether 2016 Run Could Mobilize the Masses
Ahead of upcoming trips to both New Hampshire and Iowa, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) is talking again this week about his possible plans to run for president in 2016 and made it clear that although his platform would center around propping up the nation's working class while undoing the damage being...
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Thursday, January 29, 2015
'Low-life Scum' vs. 'Great American Villain' as Citizens Arrest Targets Kissinger
While defending Henry Kissinger during a dramatic protest during a Senate hearing on Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called those speaking out against the former Secretary of State as "low-life scum" as they were escorted from the hearing room by Capitol Police. Kissinger served under...
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Thursday, January 29, 2015
As Court Stays Executions, Rights Group Says 'End the Death Penalty'
Pending the outcome of a challenge to the drug cocktail being used by the state of Oklahoma to carry out death sentences, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued stays of execution for three men, including one slated to be killed Thursday. "Rather than continuing a practice that has been...
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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Legacy of Endless Afghan War Includes Nation Plagued by Unexploded Bombs
As seen in other abandoned battlefields in the anals of U.S. wars overseas, new reporting out of Afghanistan shows that among the other deadly legacies left behind by foreign troops are tens of thousands unexploded munitions dropped from the sky or left in the ground that will continue to kill and...
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Revealed: Canadian Spy Program Illustrates "Giant X-Ray Machine Over All Our Digital Lives"
Newly released documents contained in the archive of materials leaked to journalists by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that Canada's spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment, has been operating a covert, mass surveillance program designed to monitor the downloads of millions...
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Yanis Varoufakis – Who Called Austerity "Fiscal Waterboarding" – Appointed Greek Finance Minister
As the Syriza Party took the helm of the Greek government in earnest on Tuesday, the Guardian newspaper described its selection of top cabinet ministers, announced by the new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, as "a formidable coterie of academics, human rights advocates, mavericks and visionaries."...
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Guilty Verdict for CIA Agent Called 'New Low' in War on Whistleblowers
Jeffery Sterling, the former CIA agent who tried to blow the whistle on an " ill-conceived, poorly executed and reckless " agency effort to provide flawed nuclear plans to Iran, was found guilty of espionage by a federal jury on Monday in a case that Sterling's advocates say is just the latest...
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