Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Thursday, September 05, 2019
'A Year Ago I Wouldn't Have Believed It': Not Enough, But 2020 Climate Town Hall Hailed as Big Progress
Despite steady concerns that much of the news media—especially the corporate media in the United States—continues to downplay the far-reaching threat of the international emergency of rising air and ocean temperatures, climate campaigners and experts praised a town hall-style forum with 2020...
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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) references a map held by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan while talking to reporters following a briefing from officials about Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office at the White House September 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. The map was a forecast from August 29 and appears to have been altered by a black marker to extend the hurricane's range to include Alabama. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
"If This Wasn't So Dangerous I'd Be Laughing": Trump Presents Outdated Dorian Forecast Map With Alabama Circled With Sharpie
Seemingly loath to admit his erroneous claim that the state of Alabama would face a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian—the powerful storm that devastated the Bahamas in recent days and is now threatening the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas—President Donald Trump was again the subject of...
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Ahead of Climate Forum, Bernie Sanders Urges All 2020 Democrats to Back Federal Fracking Ban
Just hours ahead of a televised climate forum with ten of the top 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls hosted by CNN on Wednesday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders urged all candidates in the race to back a federal ban on fracking—both on public and private lands—across the United States in order to...
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Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Photo: Anders Hellberg/Effekt) News
Monday, September 02, 2019
Attacks on Greta Thunberg, Say Allies, Show Just How 'Terrified' Reactionary Forces Have Become of Global Climate Movement
Champions of Greta Thunberg—and the 16-year-old climate activist herself—hit back against malicious right-wing bullies over the weekend as she called her Asperger's syndrome diagnosis a "superpower" and her defenders said there is but one reason that people attack the person who has galvanized the...
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S President Donald Trump speaks during a memorial service at the Pentagon for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images) News
Friday, August 30, 2019
'Be Given Our Stolen Time Back?': Trump Once Again Signals Desire to Illegally Extend Term
Not the first time he has done this, President Donald Trump on Friday morning insinuated he would like to extend his term beyond the four years granted by the nation's constitution when he posed as a question the idea of being granted back "stolen time" that was taken from him because of the...
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Protesters gather in Westminster to protest against the government proroguing parliament on August 28, 2019 in London, England. Reaction to the UK Government's decision to prorogue parliament led left-wing commentator Owen Jones calling for a rally outside parliament this evening and a House of Commons petition against to reach 500,000 signatures within a few hours of its launch. (Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images) News
Thursday, August 29, 2019
'Just the Beginning': Massive Protests in UK as Thousands Flood Streets to #StoptheCoup
Many thousands of people took to the streets across the United Kingdom on Wednesday evening—including crowds in central London who surrounded the Palace of Westminster—demanding the end of efforts to suspend Parliament launched earlier in the day by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. "If Boris Johnson...
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in Tehran on August 27, 2019. (Photo: News
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Rejecting Idea of 'Photo Op' Diplomacy With Trump, Iran's Rouhani Says No Talks Unless US Sanctions Lifted
Announcing he would not miss a legitimate opportunity to help his "country's development and resolve the problems of the people," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday he would not agree to talks with U.S. officials or President Donald Trump unless "cruel" and "unlawful" economic sanctions...
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Nina Turner attends Bernie Sanders Grass-Roots Fundraiser In Hollywood at The Montalban on July 25, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
'We Need a Moment of Transcendence' in US to Reignite National Imagination, Says Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Nina Turner
As 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last week introduced fresh policy proposals like his Green New Deal and a new plan to revitalize labor during a high-profile campaign swing that stretched from early-voting Iowa to the delegate-rich primary state of California, one of the...
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Members of the youth-led Sunrise Movement protested at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting as the Resolutions Committee voted against holding a climate-specific 2020 debate. (Photo: Steve Rhodes) News
Friday, August 23, 2019
Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Nina Turner Calls for All Democratic Candidates to Unite Against DNC Over #ClimateDebate
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders "wants the DNC to have a climate debate and he thinks it's important to have that kind of conversation." That is what Nina Turner, national co-chair for the Sanders campaign, told Common Dreams on Thursday about her candidate's position...
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 U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) News
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Just Hours After Anti-Semitic Remarks, Trump Promotes Himself as 'King of Israel... Second Coming of God'
After the #DisloyaltoTrump hashtag went viral overnight in response to President Donald Trump accusing any person of Jewish faith who voted Democratic of being "disloyal" to the state of Israel—the president sparked fresh concerns about his mental health Wednesday morning after he tweeted quotes...
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