Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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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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Friday, January 09, 2015
Icy Cold and Cut Services Create Dangerous Perfect Storm for Homeless
As record-breaking cold weather sweeps across the nation this week, reports from around the nation show how the U.S. homeless population—which has risen dramatically in recent years—are being hit the hardest in the wake of slashed funding that has left shelters overburdened and public services at...
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Thursday, January 08, 2015
As France Mourns for Charlie Hebdo, Calls For Unity and Understanding
As people across France and around the world mourn the death of the twelve people killed at the offices of the satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday, and a massive manhunt continues for those thought responsible for the armed attack, a global conversation has emerged around...
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Wednesday, January 07, 2015
'Hostage-Takers': Republicans Go After Social Security on Very First Day
As Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik immediately remarked : "Well, that didn't take long." An attack by the Republican Party on the nation's Social Security program took less than one full working day . Included in a new set of rules passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday was a...
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Wednesday, January 07, 2015
GOP Rule Change in Congress Signals New Dawn for 'Voodoo Economics'
A seemingly arcane rule change passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday night signals that a new wave of tax cuts for the wealthy and what has long been criticized as "voodoo economics" will again be in vogue as the new Republican-controlled Congress sets the agenda in the new session...
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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
In Utah, Tar Sands Opponents Who Engaged in Civil Disobedience Charged with 'Rioting'
Of the 21 protesters arrested in July of last year in Utah for participating in a direct action aimed at stopping operations at the first tar sands mining operation in the United States, six have now been charged with 'rioting' by local prosecutors. According to the Salt Lake Tribune , the six—...
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