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

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A file photo dated May 25, 2018 shows Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during his meeting with President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame (not seen) at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Friday, October 11, 2019
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Awarded 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was declared the recipient of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday morning. The Nobel committee said the prize was awarded to Ahmed for his "efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the...
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Tuesday, October 08, 2019
In European First, Proposed Constitutional Amendment in Sweden Would Enshrine Rights of Nature
Heralded as the first of its kind in Europe, a proposed constitutional amendment in Sweden seeks to enshrine the rights of Nature to ensure that the creatures, fona, and features of the natural world are protected from exploitation and abuse by endowing them with legal status previously reserved...
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Supporters cheer for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speak at a rally in support of the Chicago Teachers Union ahead of an upcoming potential strike on September 24, 2019 in Chicago. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images) News
Monday, October 07, 2019
'Money Is Not Speech and Corporations Are Not People': Sanders Unveils Plan to Get Corporate Money Out of Politics
Holding up the small-donor campaign model his campaign has revolutionized as proof alternatives exist, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday unveiled an ambitious new plan to get "corporate money out of politics." The Sanders plan aims to end the corrupting influence of dark money by dramatically curbing...
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An unidentified women, now believed to be part of a pro-Trump group, confronted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during a town hall event Thursday night with a t-shirt that read: "Save the Planet, Eat the Children." (Photo: Screenshot/C-SPAN) News
Friday, October 04, 2019
'Doesn't Rule Out Potential Mental Issue,' Says Ocasio-Cortez After Learning #EatTheBabies Was Stunt by Pro-Trump Trolls
After an exchange with a covert Trump supporter during a local town hall event in her congressional district Thursday night kicked off the viral hashtag #EatTheBabies, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for compassion and told right-wingers waging attacks to "knock it off" in the name of decency...
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Thursday, October 03, 2019
Out of Surgery, Dying Activist Ady Barkan Still Waiting to Talk With Joe Biden About Medicare for All
At home and recovering from recent tracheostomy surgery to improve his breathing, dying healthcare activist Ady Barkan on Wednesday issued a video message to remind former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that he would still like to have meet in person to have a...
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Sunday, September 29, 2019
As 2020 Democrats Eye Impeachment, Sanders Campaign Adjusts Slogan to Note: 'Bernie Beats Trump... (or Pence)'
With the prospect growing that the U.S. House could proceed with a formal impeachment of President Donald Trump, the Democrat's 2020 presidential candidates are reassessing the political calculus and the campaign of Bernie Sanders made that fact apparent over the weekend by adjusting one of its...
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Sunday, September 29, 2019
Because 'Fossil Fuel Industry Doesn't Care,' Scores Arrested in Attempt to Shut Down New England Coal Plant
Nearly 70 climate activists were arrested in New Hampshire on Saturday after hundreds of people descended on a coal-fired power plant—part of a series of coordinated global actions over recent weeks aimed at spotlighting the urgent threat of global warming while demanding a rapid and just...
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White House senior advisor Stephen Miller appeared on "Fox New Sunday" where he denounced the whistleblower complaint filed against the Trump administration as a child's work of fiction by a partisan "deep state operative." (Photo: Screenshot/Fox News Sunday) News
Sunday, September 29, 2019
After Dismissing Whistleblower Complaint as 'Nancy Drew Novel,' Top Trump Aide Stephen Miller Destroyed by Direct Questions on Fox News
White House aid Stephen Miller went on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace and denounced the official whistleblower complaint filed against President Donald Trump and other administration officials as nothing but a "7-page Nancy Drew novel" written by a partisan "deep state operative" out to get...
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"Look at all the of #BernieSanders sexist supporters!" tweeted writer, comedian, and Bernie Sanders supporter Elizabeth Croydon on Saturday morning alongside this photo taken with the candidate. (Photo: Twitter/@ECroydon) News
Saturday, September 28, 2019
MSNBC Pundit Who Accused Those Who Prefer Sanders to Warren of 'Sexism' Sparks Viral Outcry From #WomenforBernie
Female supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are not taking kindly to a MSNBC political pundit who said Friday—in a clip that has since gone viral—that there "may be something to" the charge that voters who prefer Sanders over rival Elizabeth Warren are inherently sexist...
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A screenshot of the Trump Campaign's new campaign ad that is riddled with falsehoods and misleading statements. "When Joe Biden went to Ukraine," explains the investigative reporter who first broke the story back in 2015, "he was not trying to protect his son — quite the reverse." (Photo: 2020 Trump Campaign ad/Screenshot) News
Saturday, September 28, 2019
'I Approved This Message': Trump Releases 2020 Campaign Ad With Completely 'Fabricated' Lie About Biden
A new ad for President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign is being widely denounced for including a totally "fabricrated" lie about Democratic rival Joe Biden and comes just days after House Democrats launched an official impeachment inquiry into the president over his exchange with President...
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