Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Whose Plot in Ohio? A "Home Grown Terrorist" or Just Another FBI-Created "Illusionary" Threat?
The parents of Christopher Lee Cornell, who was arrested in Ohio on Wednesday for alleged threats to attack the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., say it is clear from their vantage point that the FBI used an informant and money to encourage their son to do things he would never, and could never,...
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Arguing for Faster Internet, Obama Goes to Bat for Municipal Broadband
In what advocates of locally-owned and operated broadband networks are calling "a great moment for the principle of local self-reliance," President Obama has announced his intention to fight back against efforts by the telecommunications industry to block the building or improvement of municipal...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
White House: 'We Look Forward' to Working with GOP on Limitless War Authorization
A Tuesday meeting between President Obama and top lawmakers, including the Republican leadership who now control both chambers of Congress, was used to discuss plans for passing a war authorization bill that would give congressional blessing to the U.S. war in Iraq and Syria that began in the...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
In Europe: First the Calls for 'Unity,' Then the Calls for 'More Spy Power'
Less than a week after the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and a related hostage situation at a kosher grocery in Paris, the calls for 'unity' and occasions for mourning are being punctuated by familiar demands from goverment officials for additional measures of response: More surveillance...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Nationwide Rallies Planned as Fight over Keystone XL Reaches Pinnacle
In response to key developments related to the Keystone XL pipeline in recent days, climate activists across the U.S. have scheduled local rallies nationwide for Tuesday which they say are "critical" as a final White House determination on the project seems closer than ever. An action alert from...
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Monday, January 12, 2015
Five Years After Earthquake, Politcal Ground Still Shaking in Haiti
On the five-year anniversary of a devastating earthquake—and despite a last-minute political settlement reached Sunday designed to curb steet protests and political unrest—the people of Haiti remain engaged in high-stake battles against a series of inter-related crises, including democratic...
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Monday, January 12, 2015
US Central Command Hackers: "WE ARE COMING"
Social network accounts—namely Youtube and Twitter—maintained by U.S. Central Command were apparently hacked on Monday at approximately 12:30 PM EST by an individual or group claiming to support Islamic State militants. "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate...
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Monday, January 12, 2015
Thomas Piketty: Strong Anti-Austerity Parties Are Just What Europe Needs
The prominent French economist Thomas Piketty says the rise of new the anti-austerity political parties in southern Europe, including Podemos in Spain and Syriza in Greece, are just what the European economy needs in order to push back against the tide of regressive economic policies that have...
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Monday, January 12, 2015
In Wake of Attacks, France Deploys Ten Thousand Troops... To France
After large public rallies in France on both Saturday and Sunday in which millions of people collectively expressed notions of unity in the wake of violent attacks in Paris last week, the French government on Monday announced the deployment of 10,000 soldiers to patrol its own streets and to defend...
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Friday, January 09, 2015
Yep, That's Right... "Free": Obama Plan Would Cover Community College Tuition
A new proposal unveiled by President Obama would make two years of a community college education "free" for all those who maintain a certain grade-point average. The plan was unveiled in a video statement by the president on Thursday and he will discuss the plan more broadly during a public...
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