Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa on August 12, 2019. (Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
That Kamala Harris Even Considered Skipping CNN Forum, Say Youth Campaigners, Is 'Why We Absolutely Need' Mandatory Climate Debate
Following intense backlash among progressives after it was reported she would attend a series of high-dollar fundraisers instead of attending a televised CNN forum focused on the planetary climate emergency, 2020 Democratic candidate Kamala Harris on Tuesday reversed course. Sources for the...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, discusses key political issues with hip hop musician Cardi B at an upscale nail salon in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Bernie Sanders Campaign) News
Thursday, August 15, 2019
WATCH: Key to Defeating Trump, Sanders Tells Cardi B, Is Young People Voting in Massive Numbers
The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday released a nearly 12-minute long video of the recent conversation the 2020 candidate had with hip hop star Cardi B as they discussed what they said were "some of the most important issues" now facing the American people. "If we have you...
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
'Give Me Your Tired and Your Poor... Who Can Stand on Their Own Two Feet': Top Trump Official Rewrites Statue of Liberty Greeting
Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli is under fresh fire on Tuesday after telling NPR in an interview that the famous words engraved on the U.S. Statue of Liberty—based on the poem by Emma Lazarus—should be re-cast with a qualifier when it comes to the kinds...
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Gold medalist Race Imboden of United States takes a knee during the National Anthem Ceremony in the podium of Fencing Men's Foil Team Gold Medal Match Match on Day 14 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games at Fencing Pavilion of Lima Convention Center on August 09, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo: Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images) News
Sunday, August 11, 2019
A Fist Raised and a Knee Taken: US Gold Medalists Gwen Berry and Race Imboden Protest Trump Racism and Gun Violence Epidemic at Pan Am Games
"I chose to sacrifice my moment today at the top of the podium to call attention to issues that I believe need to be addressed. I encourage others to please use your platforms for empowerment and change." —Race Imboden, US Fencing Team Drawing global praise for taking symbolic stands against...
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"It's hard to put into words how mind bogglingly absurd this executive order is," said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, following a leaked White House draft of what her group has dubbed the 'Censor the Internet' order. (Photo: alexskopje/iStock/Getty Images) News
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to 'Censor the Internet' Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict
Civil liberties groups are warning of a major threat to online freedoms and First Amendment rights if a leaked draft of a Trump administration edict—dubbed by critics as a "Censor the Internet" executive order that would give powerful federal agencies far-reaching powers to pick and choose which...
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A photograph of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and his family is displayed at the Wal-Mart museum, March 17, 2005 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Today Wal-Mart operates many thousands of stores both in the U.S. and abroad. The fiercely anti-union and media-shy company is a target of critics and the Walton family is now the wealthiest on the planet. (Photos by Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images) News
Saturday, August 10, 2019
While Poorest Scapegoated, Analysis of 25 World's Wealthiest Families a Reminder of Inequality's Economic Drain
If the world needed yet another example of just how unequal the global economy has become, a new analysis of the top 25 wealthiest family dynasties published Saturday revealed that while one out of ten people in the world live on less than $2.00 per day, these super rich families now control a...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 candidate for president, put out a new video on Friday demanding top lobbyists for the pharmaceutical and for-profit insurance industries to be straight with the American people about why they are willing to spend so much of their estimated $100 billion in annual profits to destroy the effort to achieve a more affordable, univeral system like Medicare for All. (Screenshot: Bernie Sanders campaign) News
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Sanders Demands Drug and Insurance Industries Explain the Hundreds of Millions They Seem Willing to Spend to Defeat Medicare for All
Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is calling on the top lobbyists of the nation's private health insurance and pharmaceutical industries to explain to the American people why they are willing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars this election cycle to attack his proposal for...
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US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman announces charges against Jeffery Epstein on July 8, 2019 in New York City. Epstein will be charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors. Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell on Saturday August 10, 2019 from what officials say was suicide by hanging.  (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) News
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez After Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead: 'We Need Answers. Lots of Them.'
In the immediate wake of news from New York City officials Saturday morning that disgraced billionaire and high-profile political donor Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in his Manhattan jail cell overnight, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez indicated it will be up to lawmakers and others to...
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A salmon leaping rapids in Alaska. (Photo: arctic-tern/Getty Images) News
Saturday, August 10, 2019
'Gold Over Life, Literally': How Trump Forced Reversal on Mining Project EPA Scientists Warn Could Destroy Alaskan Salmon Ecosystem
"Gold over life, literally." "If that mine gets put in, it would ... completely devastate our region. It would not only kill our resources, but it would kill us culturally." —Gayla Hoseth, Curyung Tribal Council/Bristol Bay Native Association That was the succinct and critical reaction of Canadian...
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A demonstrator holds a sign depicting an assault rifle at a protest against President Trump's visit, following a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead, on August 7, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Protestors also called for gun control and denounced white supremacy. Trump is scheduled to visit the city today. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
'A Guarantee of Not Being Shot Is Impossible': Amnesty Issues Global Travel Warning to All People in the United States
Just as other individual countries have done in the days following a pair of shooting massacres that took place in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend, Amnesty International on Wednesday afternoon issued a global travel warning for anyone currently traveling—or planning to travel—to...
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