Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:00pm
Bill Moyers: Grassroots Pro-Democracy Movement Must Rise to Challenge Corporate Control
In late September, veteran journalist and public television host Bill Moyers, now eighty-years old, announced he was finally retiring (and yes, this time he means it) after more than forty years as one of the nation's most trusted voices in news, politics, and culture. Though he briefly left...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:15am
Amnesty: US Human Rights Abuses on Display in Ferguson
In a report released on Friday, Amnesty International roundly condemns the excessive force used by local law enforcement agencies in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year and called for 'accountability and systemic change' in order to curb the kinds of human rights abuses increasingly seen in U.S...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:30am
Climate Needs 'Radical Shock Treatment'; EU Pledges Only 'Smelling Salts'
If the non-binding pledges announced by European governments in Brussels on Friday morning are an indication of the global response to climate change, say green campaigners, the world and its inhabitants are in big, big trouble. Members of the European Commission and European Council championed the...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:30pm
US Official: Bombing Oil Pipelines in Syria a 'Viable Option'
A top State Department official on Thursday said that bombing oil pipelines controlled by Islamic State (or ISIS) in Syria is now a "viable option" under consideration by the U.S. military. Julieta Valls Noyes, the US deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, was in London and...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:30am
Dozens of Civilians Killed by US-Led Bombing of Syria: Report
A new assessment released Thursday by a human rights monitor on the ground in Syria reveals that in addition to the confirmed death of hundreds of soldiers aligned with either the Islamic State (ISIS) or the al Nusra Front that have been killed by U.S.-led airstrikes over the last month, dozens of...
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:30am
US Given New Deadline for Torture Photos 'More Disturbing' Than Abu Ghraib
A federal judge has given the Obama administration less than two additional months to make its case why photos of abuse and torture by U.S. military forces against detainees captured following the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan should not be released to the public. As The Guardian 's Spencer...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:00am
Violence Against Children Is Global Epidemic: UNICEF
Violence against children is a global epidemic in which a young person is killed by violent conflict every five minutes, according to a new study released Tuesday by U.K. branch of UNICEF. The global assessment—titled “ Children in Danger: Act to End Violence Against Children” —reveals that an...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00am
US-Backed Ukraine Army Used Cluster Bombs Against Its Own People: Reports
The Ukraine Army, backed by both the U.S. and NATO throughout its military campaign against rebel factions in eastern regions of the country over recent months, appears to have fired cluster munitions on the city of Donetsk earlier this month, according to a Human Rights Watch investigation and...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:45am
Bombs Fall in Syria as Weapons-Makers Profits Soar in the West
According to The Independent 's Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk, there is only one clear winner in the new war that has now engulfed Syria and Iraq: the world's top weapons manufacturers. As latest U.S. airstrikes hit targets inside Syria on Sunday, Fisk wrote, "Share prices are soaring in...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:00pm
Purchase of Election by Chevron Shows We Have 'Oligarchy, Not Democracy': Sanders
The Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders was in the city of Richmond, California on Thursday and said local elections in the city have become prime examples of how U.S. politics, at all levels, have become corrupted by the unlimited amount of money wealthy corporations and...
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