Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Monday, November 24, 2014
Vienna Talks Fail to Reach Agreement on Iran Nuclear Program
Update (11:48 AM EST) : Talks extended for for seven additional months As indicated in earlier reporting (see below), Iran and the P5+1 nations failed to finalized a nuclear and sanctions relief agreement after six days of talks in Vienna but have agreed to extend the dialogue and negotiation...
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Monday, November 24, 2014
Dispatch from Syria: US Bombing Campaign Driving Wave of ISIS Support
Months after the U.S. initiated military airstrikes in Syria with the stated goal of uprooting Islamic State (or ISIS) militants, new in-depth reporting from the ground in that country reveals that numerous forces once opposed to the group are now citing the U.S.-led bombing campaign as a reason to...
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Friday, November 21, 2014
Upping Ante on Fossil Fuel Divestment, Harvard Students File Suit Against University
Seven students at Harvard University, among the most prestigious and wealthiest educational institutions in the world, have filed a lawsuit against the corporate entity which governs the school charging that refusal to divest its financial holdings from the fossil fuel industry is a "mismanagement...
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Friday, November 21, 2014
Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture
"The public has to know about it. They don’t want the public to know about it." That's what Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) told the Huffington Post on Thursday night regarding continued White House stalling over release of a report that catalogs the internal investigation of CIA torture during the...
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Environmental leaders call on Walmart to stop greenwashing and commit to real sustainability. News
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Small Wages, Huge Pollution: New Report Exposes Walmart's Coal-Saturated Climate Destruction
A coalition of environmental and social justice leaders on Thursday rallied around a new report exposing Walmart's enormous annual consumption of coal and demanded the giant corporation stop calling itself a leader on sustainability if it chooses to depend on one of the world's most polluting...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
'Enough Is Enough': Sen. Warren Condemns Obama's Latest Wall Street Pick
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not pleased that President Obama, once again, has called on a longtime Wall Street insider—especially one who has played a prominent role in controversial corporate "inversion" deals that allow U.S. companies to shed their nationality in the wake mergers—to take a powerful...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Offering Model for World, Students in the UK March for 'Free Education'
Those are the calls being voiced in the streets of London on Wednesday as thousands of students marched for publicly-funded ("free") education nationwide. The protest was also billed as a direct challenge to austerity cuts to higher education imposed by the conservative government led by David...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Bill Designed to Curb NSA Domestic Surveillance Goes Down in Senate
A cloture vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night failed to get the necessary 60 votes needed to move forward the USA Freedom Act, sending the bill, which privacy and civil liberties advocates called the strongest attempt yet to rein in National Security Agency surveillance in the wake of...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Bernie Sanders to Colbert: "Frightening the Billionaire Class" Should be Goal of Grassroots Movement
Appearing on Monday night's Colbert Report on Comedy Central, Sen. Bernie Sanders told the show's host that he's still contemplating how best to use his leadership skills to challenge the elite and corporate forces that are undermining U.S. democracy and destroying shared prosperity in a nation...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
'Tactics as Dirty as Their Oil': Leaked Docs Reveal TransCanada's Propaganda Plan
Internal strategy documents prepared by a public relations firm on behalf of Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada reveal details of an enormous and well-organized effort by the oil industry to neutralized the transnational grassroots movement which has grown up around the industry's effort to expand...
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