Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
'Climate Victory Campaign' Paints Visions for New Paradigm
Designers, poster-makers, and benevolent propagandists for a more sustainable future wanted. That's the call from a new coalition of artists and activists who've created the ' Climate Victory ' campaign in hopes that reimagined War World II-style propaganda posters can become part of "the fight to...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Nader Gathering Explores Potential of Left/Right Alliance
Longtime progressive activist and consumer advocate Ralph Nader hosted a 'Left/Right' convergence in Washington, DC on Tuesday aimed at showcasing the ways in which those on opposite sides of numerous policy debates actually have much in common when it comes to key issues like "corporate-government...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Most Shocking for Last? Greenwald Teases NSA Spying "Finale"
Journalist Glenn Greenwald has repeatedly hinted that the largest—and potentially most shocking—revelations about NSA surveillance have yet to come. And in an interview with The Sunday Times published over the weekend, the award-winning journalist spoke about a coming "finale" that would expose...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
TEPCO Receives OK to Build "Ice Wall" Around Fukushima
Japan's nuclear regulatory agency has given final approval for TEPCO, the owner of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, to build its controversial "ice wall" as a way to mitigate further groundwater contamination at the site. In the planning stages for well over a year, the idea for an ice wall...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
China Condemns US for "Unscrupulous" Global Cyber-Surveillance
A Chinese government agency has called out the National Security Agency and the U.S. government for maintaining what it calls an "unscrupulous" global surveillance regime that goes beyond anti-terror operations and traditional espionage by casting a net over entire populations in order to serve its...
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Monday, May 26, 2014
Violent Clashes at Ukraine Airport One Day after National Elections
A day after national elections in which billionaire Petro Poroshenko received a large enough portion of votes to become the next president of Ukraine , new violence broke out in the east of the country on Monday as armed fighters who still reject the legitimacy of Kiev's authority stormed the main...
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Monday, May 26, 2014
Anti-Austerity Left Wins in Greece, But Far-Right Rises across Europe
As election results for European Parliament across the continent showed a popular disgust for elite parties and the economic status quo, in Greece it was the leftwing Syriza Party that best exhibited political victory for those pushing a progressive anti-austerity agenda in Europe. "This is a...
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Friday, May 23, 2014
Putin: US Backed the 'Coup' That Now Threatens Civil War in Ukraine
Ahead of contentious nationwide elections in Ukraine this weekend designed to pave the way for a new government in the politically fractured country, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday had strong words for western nations, including the United States, who he says backed the coup d'etat that...
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Friday, May 23, 2014
Indian Consulate Burns After Armed Assault in Afghanistan
An attempt by armed men to storm the Indian consulate in Afghanistan on Friday resulted in a firefight with Afghan soldiers and India security forces that has left at least three people dead and parts of the building burned out from fire and smoke. According to Reuters , "a handful of heavily armed...
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Can a New Populist Movement Fight Off American Oligarchy? News
Friday, May 23, 2014
Can a New Populist Movement Fight Off American Oligarchy?
Bernie is "seriously considering" it. Warren says, "I'm not running." A few Democratic governors are reportedly dabbling. But with progressives nationwide yearning for a bold populist movement, is there any chance their hopes will be met in the upcoming midterm elections or on the 2016 presidential...
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