Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, February 20, 2015
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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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Explosive New Snowden Doc: NSA/GCHQ Stole Vital Cell Phone Encryption Keys
Explosive new reporting by The Intercept published Thursday, based on documents obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveals how the U.S. spy agency and their British counterpart, the GCHQ, worked together in order to hack into the computer systems of the world's largest manufacturer of...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
All Bets Off? Germany Rejects Greek Proposal for Modified Loan Extension
This post may be updated.... Amid a rapid and still-unfolding set of developments on Thursday in Europe, the German government of Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected the contents of an application submitted by the newly-elected Syriza government of Greece earlier in the day, saying the proposal for a...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Google Joins Civil Liberties Groups To Oppose Expansion of FBI Spy Powers
Internet giant Google and the American Civil Liberties Union are among the various groups who have objected to a rule change by the U.S. Department of Justice that would give the FBI and other agencies sweeping new powers to perform search and seize private data from online users across the nation...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Ukraine Rebels Win Fight for Key City, But Will Cease-Fire Find Root in Battle's Wake?
After weeks of intense fighting, including the last several days under a cease-fire plan that appeared to have no bearing in the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve, the Ukraine Army on Wednesday ordered a full retreat of its forces as rebels opposed to the Kiev government sounded victory and...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Holder: "I Am Opposed to the Death Penalty"
Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's senior law enforcement officer, said on Tuesday that he is "opposed to the death penalty" and said a national moratorium would be appropriate while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews a pending challenge to the practice brought by death row inmates in Oklahoma...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Spanish Invasion: Leftist Leader Says Populism Rises from Failures of the Elite
Marking his first visit to the United States as leader of the ascendent Podemos party in Spain, Pablo Iglesias is in New York City this week to discuss the rise of leftwing populism in his country and how what began in the Spanish streets as the Indignados movement just four years ago has now...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Warming Planet Threatens More and Possibly Deadlier Pathogens, Warns Study
An overall hotter planet and a rapidly-changing climate are altering the range of pathogens and increasing the appearance of infectious diseases, warns a new research paper published this week. It may not come in the form of a global pandemic, but outbreaks of viruses like West Nile, and Ebola are...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Federal Judge in Texas Places Injunction on Obama Immigration Plan
Immigration rights groups are slamming the ruling by a federal judge in Texas who has ordered a preliminary injunction against a set of immigration policy changes put forth by the Obama administration in an executive order last year. In a ruling handed down late Monday, Judge Andrew Hanen of the U...
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Monday, February 16, 2015
'This Is Not A Game,' Declares Greek Minister as Talks Collapse in Brussels
Without any apparent progress, talks in Brussels between the Syriza-led government of Greece and finance ministers of the Eurogroup collapsed on Monday just hours after negotiations began. An official with the Greek delegation first told Reuters that talks were called off after finance minister...
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