Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams.

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The report—titled "Taking stock: A decade of drug policy"—evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the United Nations, peer-reviewed academic research, and a collection of grey literature from civil society. (Credit: Report cover / LSE) News
Monday, October 22, 2018
Global 'War on Drugs' Terrible at Eradicating Drugs, But Great at Upending Societies: Report
Another major study designed to assess how national governments wage their so-called "war on drugs" shows that the last ten years of such policies have not only failed to put a dent in the illegal drug trade, the tactics have had serious negative impacts for global health, human rights, public...
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Friday, October 19, 2018
Bernie Sanders Has Heard Enough: 'We Cannot Have an Ally Who Murders a Dissident in Cold Blood'
While the fact remains that the United States has long had and maintained such allies—staunchly defending them from international rebuke and shielding them from prosecution—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says the alleged murder and brutal dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by his own Saudi...
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
For Next Weapon in Anti-Protest Arsenal, US Military Building Plasma Gun Capable of Vaporizing Human Flesh
From wood batons to stun batons to water cannons to sound cannons to. . . frickin' plasma lasers that can "vaporize" your skin? Recent reporting out of the Pentagon reveals that the U.S. military is working on perfecting what they called a Scalable Compact Ultra-short Pulse Laser System (SCUPLS)—or...
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
UPDATED: In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus
Update: Following pressure from the news outlet effected and public criticism online, Facebook has restored a short documentary-style video about Christopher Columbus that it had blocked earlier in the week. "Victory!" declared Double Down News, who had produced the piece. "Facebook have reinstated...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Iranian-Americans Demand Lindsey Graham Apologize for 'Disgusting' and Racist Insult
Advocates for Iranians and Iranian-Americans on Tuesday demanded Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) apologize for "disgusting" and racist remarks he made earlier in the day when he said it would be "terrible" if a DNA test found that he had any Iranian heritage. Graham's comments were made on Fox &...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Accusing Trump of Crossing Constitutional Line, PEN America Sues Over Threats and Reprisals Against Free Press
Arguing that President Donald Trump has crossed the line from "verbal attacks on the press" that are protected under the his First Amendment rights into using his authority to punish journalists and media outlets he dislikes with threats of intimidation or reprisal, the literary rights group PEN...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
As US Secretary of State Meets With Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, People Asking Pompeo: 'What Are You Smiling About?'
With unconfirmed reports swirling that the Saudis are going to finally admit what the world has a surmised for over a week and what Turkish authorities have alleged from the outset—that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by a 'hit team' inside the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul two weeks...
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Monday, October 15, 2018
"It Doesn't Matter" If Accusations Against Kavanaugh True, Says Trump: "We Won"
Straight from the mouth of the President of the United States. "I'm not going to get into it." "It doesn't matter." "We won." Asked if he believes he treated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford with "great respect" by openly mocking her at a campaign rally and suggesting she lied about the allegations she...
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Friday, October 12, 2018
'Outrageous' Voter Suppression by 'Cowardly Republicans' in Georgia Part of Nationwide GOP Attack on Democracy
Civil rights groups have filed a new lawsuit in order to stop a statewide voter suppression effort in Georgia after the GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp—who just happens to be the state's Secretary of State as well—led an effort to purge more than 50,000 voter registrations, predominately of...
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Friday, October 12, 2018
Turkey's Claim to Have Audio and Video of Khashoggi's Murder Intensifies Demand Trump Speak Out Against Saudis
A day after President Donald Trump " literally put a price tag " on the life of missing Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi by saying halting weapons sales to Saudi Arabia over his alleged murder would be a " tough pill to swallow ," Turkish officials have now told U.S. officials they have...
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