Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00am
And the Internet Goes Wild... FCC Vote Enshrines Net Neutrality Protections
Updated (11:55 AM EST): The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, in a 3-2 vote, approved the reclassification of the Internet under Title II of the Communications Act. "A victory for the millions and millions of people who expect the Internet to be an open engine for free speech and...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 3:00pm
'Backwards Not Forward': Greens Slam 'Energy Union' Plan for Europe
Environmentalists and climate action groups are slamming the European Commission's publication of a plan on Wednesday that calls for unifying the 28 energy markets of all EU member nations into a single entity. Upon its passage, the Energy Commission's Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, of Slovakia,...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:30am
'There Will Be A Reckoning'
On the verge of retirement, noted environmentalist and celebrated systems analyst Lester Brown has a dire warning for the world he has spent more than half a century advising on issues of food and energy policy: there is no end in sight for the interrelated scourge of climate change, global poverty...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:00am
Putin: Success of Minsk Deal Key to Avoid "Apocalyptic" War in Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking with state television, has warned that if the deal reached in Minsk less than two weeks ago does not soon take hold in Ukraine, a war of "apocalyptic" proportions remains a possibility on the horizon. Asked about the likelihood of all-out war in Ukraine,...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:45am
Austerity's Hold Proves Stubborn as Eurogroup Accepts Greek Plan
Updated (12:04 PM EST) : Eurogroup accepts Greek plan and approves loan extension The group of 19 European finance ministers, known as the Eurogroup, have accepted a set of proposals set forth by the Syriza-led government of Greece on Tuesday, paving the way for a four-month extension of loan...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 8:30am
'The Spy Cables': Al-Jazeera Teases Massive Global Intelligence Leak
Al-Jazeera is reporting that it has come into the possession of "hundreds of secret intelligence documents from the world's spy agencies" which, in partnership with The Guardian newspaper, will be detailed in a series of in-depth exposés beginning on Monday. According to an initial (and vague)...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 6:45am
'Citizenfour' Triumphs: Snowden Documentary Nabs Oscar
Citizenfour , the film chronicling the decision made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to expose wrongdoing to the world by leaking details of the agency's top-secret global surveillance operation to journalists, was awarded the Best Documentary Film award at Sunday night's Academy Award. "My...
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 3:15pm
'Gun to Greece's Head Pulled Away' As Tentative Deal Struck in Brussels
The specifics of the deal, and the conditions imposed on Greece, have not yet been revealed to the public.
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:30pm
CIA Torture Whistleblower: US Government Lacks "the Guts" to Face Its Crimes
Out of prison and living at home under house arrest for the remainder of a suspended prison sentence, former CIA operative John Kiriakou, convicted and sent to jail for blowing the whistle on agency torture under the Bush administration, has been speaking to major medi outlets this week about the...
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:30am
Harvard Embattled as Students, Faculty, & Alumni Join Forces for Divestment
The administration of one of the world's most elite higher education institutions has called the intensified tactics of its students a form of "coercive" protest and lawyers representing Harvard University will be in a court room on Friday as they try to persuade a judge to throw out a lawsuit...
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