Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, March 22, 2019
Only Socialist in US History of 'With Serious Chance of Winning': DSA Endorses Bernie Sanders for 2020
The Democratic Socialists of America have officially endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president saying the self-described socialist running for the Democratic nomination is the best candidate to put forth a "class-struggle agenda" heading into the 2020 elections and the first candidate of his kind...
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Judge Blocks Lame-Duck Power Grab by Wisconsin GOP
Democrats and progressives in Wisconsin are celebrating a ruling by a state judge on Thursday that will halt a backdoor attempt last year by the lame-duck Republicans to hamstring the incoming Democratic state government. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess imposed the temporary stay and...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Fulfilling Vow to Run 2020 Campaign Differently, Sanders Campaign Claims 70% of Top Leadership Now Women
Facing previous criticism that his campaign team during his 2016 presidential run was "too white" and "too male," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) received praise on Tuesday after it was reported his campaign has hired a diverse slate of high-caliber women for key posts on his 2020 leadership team. As...
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Friday, March 15, 2019
'Don't Do It. Don't Share the #Christchurch Footage': Demand Goes Out for Blackout of Gunman's Horrific Video
Update: Nearly half a day since news broke of the vicious terrorist attack that took place at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand—a massacre that the gunman livestreamed—footage of the massacre is still appearing on major social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube and some...
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
'One of New Zealand's Darkest Days': At Least 49 Killed in Terror Attack on Christchurch Mosques
This is a developing story... Check back for updates... Updated: Officials in New Zealand have put the number of confirmed victims in Friday's terrorist attack on a pair of mosques at 49 people dead with 48 wounded, many seriously. Police have detained multiple people as part of the investigation...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Is Mike Pence an Honorable Man? Without Any Hesitation, Elizabeth Warren Answers: 'No'
Asked Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" if she believes U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is "an honorable man," Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts shot back without hesitation her one-word answer: "No." Asked by show host Mika Brzezinski if she wanted to expand...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Arrest of Alleged Assassins Doesn't Answer Key Question of Marielle Franco Case: Who Ordered Murder of Brazilian Left-Wing Politician?
The arrest on Tuesday of two individuals alleged to be the gunmen who assassinated Brazilian politician and activist Marielle Franco and her driver nearly one year ago is being heralded as progress by human rights campaigners even as they warn this should be seen as the beginning of accountability...
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Friday, March 08, 2019
Citing 'Permanent Oil Price Decline,' Norwegian Fund's Fossil Fuel Divestment Could Spark Global 'Shockwave'
In a move that climate campaigners say should send a "shockwave" through the global oil and gas industry, the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund—the largest of its kind in the world—has recommended the Norway government divest the entirety of the fund's $40 billion holdings from the fossil fuel...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Democratic Socialism, Sebastian Gorka Warns CPAC, Wants to "Take Away Your Hamburgers... What Stalin Dreamt About But Never Achieved'
Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, told attendees at the right-wing CPAC convention on Thursday that nobody should be fooled about the term "democratic socialism," because that's just the politically-correct term for "communism" being used by people that "want to...
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Because 'GoFundMe Becoming One of the Most Popular Insurance Plans' in US, Jayapal Introduces Medicare for All Bill
Surrounded by fellow co-sponsors and scores of supporters, Rep. Pramila Jayapal officially introduced the 'Medicare for All Act of 2019' on Tuesday , arguing that the nation's for-profit system has failed its people and the time for a more affordable and universal healthcare system is now. "Every...
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