Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Monday, December 29, 2014
¡Podemos! Spanish Party Rises from Grassroots to Challenge Corruption of Elite Party Rule
The ascendent leftwing Syriza Party in Greece is not the only progressive party in Europe seeing an increase in its popularity and political might on the basis of a consistent, two-pronged anti-austerity and pro-democracy platform. In Spain, the fledgling Podemos Party (translated as 'We can') has...
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Monday, December 29, 2014
Vowing to End 'Neoliberal Experiment,' Greek Left Rises as Snap Elections Called
"The future has already begun." That's what Alexis Tsipras, head of the leftwing Syriza Party in Greece, reportedly said on Monday after parliament failed in its third attempt to elect a new president and the scheduling of a popular general election was announced for next month. Syriza, which is...
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Monday, December 29, 2014
Vermonters Ready Celebration as Nuclear Plant Shuts Down for Good
Residents throughout New England have reason to celebrate on Monday as Vermont Yankee, the sole nuclear power plant in the state of Vermont, powers down for the final time after years of grassroots organizing and political opposition. The owners of Vermont Yankee, the Entergy corporation, had...
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Friday, December 19, 2014
Just in Time for the Holidays, Another Wall Street Giveaway
In what is being criticized as yet another capitulation to Wall Street—and just in time for the holidays—the Federal Reserve on Thursday announced it will give investment banks a one-year extension to implement a key aspect of the Dodd/Frank financial reform act, known as the Volcker Rule, enacted...
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Friday, December 19, 2014
Greenwald: Dick Cheney Should Be in 'Federal Prison' Not on 'Meet The Press'
Journalist Glenn Greenwald did not mince words on Thursday when asked to respond to comments made by former vice president Dick Cheney when he appeared on NBC's Meet The Press last Sunday. "The reason why Dick Cheney is able to go on 'Meet The Press' instead of being where he should be—which is in...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Leaked Internal CIA Document Admits US Drone Program "Counterproductive"
Wikileaks on Thursday has made public a never-before-seen internal review conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency that looked at the agency's drone and targeted assassination programs in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere. The agency's own analysis, conducted...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Good News for Greece's Anti-Austerity Left as First Round Election Fails
A first round of elections in the Greek Parliament failed on Wednesday night and that's good news for the nation's ascendent leftist Syriza Party which is surging in public polls for its anti-austerity position on the economy. "The scaremongering of recent days fell on stony ground. The strategy of...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
US/NATO Building "New Berlin Wall" by Expanding Military Footprint: Putin
The U.S. and its NATO allies are building a "new Berlin Wall" by expanding the footprint of their military alliance eastward, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday as he railed against destabilizing and counterproductive behavior by western nations over the crisis in Ukraine that has...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
'Biggest Fracking Victory Ever!' as New York Bans Dangerous Drilling in State
It's official. New York state will ban fracking. After years of lobbying and aggressive public protest by state residents to make permanent a short-term moratorium on the controversial oil and gas drilling practice, Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited harm to public health as the key reason for the decision to...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Despite Warnings of Future War, Obama to Impose New Russian Sanctions
The White House announced late Tuesday that President Obama will sign into a law a provocative, yet largely ignored, bill passed by both chambers of Congress last week that critics say increases the chances of a future military confrontation with Russia. Despite some reservations voiced by the...
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