Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Saturday, May 04, 2019
Biden Chided for Calling Trump a GOP 'Aberration' as Opposed to Symptom of Party's Disease
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden is receiving many sideways glances and correctives —as well as direct rebukes —for suggesting President Donald Trump is somehow an "aberration" separate from the ills and misdeeds of the contemporary Republican Party. According to the New York Times ' Shane...
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Saturday, May 04, 2019
Back in Iowa, Sanders Says Big Ag's Stranglehold a Key Part of 'Major Crisis' Facing Rural America
Back on the campaign trail in Iowa over the weekend, 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to unveil a major policy vision that will include breaking up powerful agriculture conglomerates as a way to save small farmers and rural communities he says are facing a "major, major crisis...
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Saturday, May 04, 2019
TransCanada Can Change Its Name, Say Opponents, But Keystone XL Will Never See 'The Light of Day'
After the Canada-based pipeline company on Friday announced it was changing its name and once again delaying construction plans for the controversial Keystone XL project, opponents said their determination to stop all dirty fossil fuel pipelines will remain regardless of what the corporation calls...
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Coup Effort in Venezuela
Despite progressive critics and anti-war voices speaking forcefully against the Trump administration's overt backing of the attempted coup d'état by rightwing opposition forces in Venezuela on Tuesday, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden aligned himself with the White House by throwing his...
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Monday, April 22, 2019
To Save Humanity and Planet, Says Climate Activist, 'We Must Go Straight to the Heart of Capitalism and Overthrow It'
While comedian and television host James Corden described the clip as " brilliant " when it first surfaced earlier this month, the salient message from author and activist George Monbiot about the need to radically upend and intensify the response to the climate crisis remains central to those...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Here's the Interview With Glenn Greenwald About Julian Assange It Seems NPR Didn't Want You To Hear
After a " contentious " live on-air interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald during NPR 's "Morning Edition" morning was apparently scrubbed from its online version of the show, several people uploaded the deleted portion to the web so that people could hear what it seemed the public radio...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
'A Crime Humanity Will Never Forget': Ecuador's Former President Rafael Correa Condemns Successor for Stripping Assange's Asylum Status
The former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, on Thursday morning slammed his right-wing successor, President Lenin Moreno, as a the nation's "greatest traitor" for stripping Julian Assange of his protected asylum status and invited U.K. police to enter the Ecuadorian embassy in London to arrest...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
Iran Designates US Central Command a 'Terrorist Group' Operating in the Middle East
Iran's Supreme National Security Council on Monday officially designated U.S. Central Command operating in the Middle East as a terrorist group. The move was a direct reaction to the Trump administration earlier in the day designating the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) in a similar fashion...
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The Yukon River winds through western interior Alaska in early April. (Photo: UAF/Todd Paris) News
Monday, April 08, 2019
Researchers Warn Arctic Has Entered 'Unprecedented State' That Threatens Global Climate Stability
A new research paper by American and European climate scientists focused on Arctic warming published Monday reveals that the "smoking gun" when it comes to changes in the world's northern polar region is rapidly warming air temperatures that are having—and will continue to have—massive and negative...
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Friday, April 05, 2019
'I Don't Know, Man': Joe Biden Cracks #MeToo Joke to Room Full of Union Workers
Less than two days after issuing an acknowledgement of the controversy over his inappropriate behavior towards women over the years and saying he would do better in the future, likely Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday took a less conciliatory approach to the issue—and stirred...
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