Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Poll: 'Huge Majority' of Americans Willing to Pay Price to Fight Global Warming
Not only do a significant majority of Americans believe that state and federal governments should regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in order to stave off resulting global warming, according to a new poll, they're willing to pay a financial cost to help make that happen. On the...
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Climate Change, Economic Inequality Are One Debate, says Sen. Warren
Sharing a stage with French economist Thomas Piketty on Monday night in Boston, Sen. Elizabeth Warren discussed a range issues related to economic inequality during a joint interview with the Huffington Post , but said that people should be careful not to separate the far-reaching implications that...
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Moral Monday Sit-In Equates People's Health with Eco Health
'Moral Monday' demonstrators took their fight back to the state capitol building again this week and eleven people were detained and cited for refusing to leave as they attempted to lobby Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to help end the legislature's frontal assault on the health of the state's people...
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
$15 Wage Wins in Seattle: 'We Did This. Workers Did This.'
Less than six months after the start of an aggressive grassroots campaign, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a $15 minimum wage on Monday, the highest in the nation. The measure passed by a 9-0 vote and was met with cheers and celebration among workers in the chamber and those gathered...
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Monday, June 02, 2014
Supreme Court Sides with DOJ in Attack on Press Freedom
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday " effectively sided with the government " against embattled New York Times journalist James Risen by rejected his appeal of a lower court ruling challenging the Justice Department's demand that he reveal a confidential source. "By going after Risen, the Obama...
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Monday, June 02, 2014
Obama's EPA Plan vs. Climate Catastrophe: 'Fighting a Wildfire with a Garden Hose'
In announcing new emissions standards of U.S. power plants on Monday, many of the nation's largest green groups are championing the Obama administration's new EPA regulations as the strongest proposals ever put forth by a U.S. president in the fight to rein in greenhouse gases or mitigate against...
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Monday, June 02, 2014
Karzai: US Deals for Soldier, But Not for Afghan Peace?
According to a source close to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. government went behind his back as it made a deal to exchange Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners held at the Guantanamo prison. Karzai is angry, according to reporting by Reuters , because the deal proves that intense...
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Monday, June 02, 2014
Obama Takes Crack at Climate Action
President Obama will officially announce new EPA regulations on Monday designed to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030, according to leaked details of the plan in recent days. The executive move is broadly seen as the president's way to...
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Friday, May 30, 2014
Stiglitz: Tax-Dodging, Corporate Welfare Destroying US Economy
The proven ability of the nation's wealthiest individuals and corporations to collude with the federal government in order to avoid paying massive amounts in federal taxes, says economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, is not simply unfair and unprecedented but is actually destroying the...
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Friday, May 30, 2014
Zephyr Teachout Emerges To Challenge NY Gov. Cuomo from the Left
With launch of a new website and a short statement that she is running for governor because "New Yorkers need an economy and democracy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected," law school professor and progressive activist Zephyr Teachout has emerged from the Left to...
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