Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Volatility of Charlie Hebdo Cover on Display as Protests Erupt in Numerous Countries
Proving that the tensions surrounding recent events in Paris remain complex and will continue to have political and cultural reverberations, protests have taken place in numerous countries in recent days which demonstrate the "Je Suis Charlie" meme clearly has it limits when it comes to unanimous...
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Saturday, January 17, 2015
'A Nation in Decline': Majority of US Public School Students Live in Poverty
As it turns out, there's no high-stakes test that can account for this. A new study released on Friday shows that more than half of students enrolled in U.S. public schools live in poverty, a measurement that the report's authors say places the U.S. on the road to overall social decline. Released...
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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Supreme Court Could Settle Marriage Equality Fight Once and For All
An announcement by the U.S. Supreme Court late afternoon Friday that it will hear arguments regarding several gay marriages cases brought in four different states is being treated as a momentous development in the fight for complete marriage equality nationwide. The Court's announcement on Friday...
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Friday, January 16, 2015
That Was Easy: In Just 60 Years, Neoliberal Capitalism Has Nearly Broken Planet Earth
Humanity's rapacious growth and accelerated energy needs over the last generation—particularly fed by an economic system that demands increasing levels of consumption and inputs of natural resources—are fast driving planetary systems towards their breaking point, according to a new pair of related...
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Laura Poitras' Documentary 'CitizenFour' Nominated for Oscar
The documentary film directed by Laura Poitras, Citizenfour, which chronicles the impacts of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's decision to entrust journalists with some of the U.S. spy agency's most deeply-held secrets has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature . Not her...
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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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