Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
"Come Down Hard" on Banks That Enable US Tax Dodgers, Declares Sen. Warren
In her first public comments since Sunday's publication of leaked data related to secretive Swiss bank accounts operated by London-based HSBC and held by some of the world's wealthiest individuals, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said on Tuesday that the Department of Justice should "come down hard...
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
13-Year-Old Boy Who Lived In Fear of US Drones, Killed by CIA Strike in Yemen
Just weeks after speaking with western journalists about his pervasive fear of the U.S. drones flying overhead in his home country of Yemen, 13-year-old Mohammed Tuaiman was reportedly killed in a CIA-directed bombing on January 26. His family vows that it will demand justice for Mohammed and...
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Big Backers of Clinton Foundation Found in Leaked Swiss Bank Files: Report
Large financial backers of the Clinton Foundation charitable fund have been found among those named in the trove of leaked documents from a Swiss division of HSBC bank this week, raising questions about the integrity of such individuals and what it says about the relationships they have with the...
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Monday, February 09, 2015
Are You Living with a Terrorist? The US Government Can Help You Be Sure
A government document obtained by journalists at The Intercept reveals the National Counterterrorism Center developed a complex set of criteria to help determine if individuals in the U.S. may be more vulnerable than others to the allure of violent extremism and created a "rating system" that would...
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Monday, February 09, 2015
Throwing Off Austerity's Hold in Greece, Syriza Pledges Allegiance to 'The Good of Society'
In a speech before the Greek Parliament on Sunday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made it clear that his Syriza government would not accept a continuation of the austerity measures imposed by outside forces as he formally announced Greece would refuse the next installment of a bailout package from...
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Monday, February 09, 2015
'Biggest Banking Leak in History' Details Nefarious Tactics of Global Tax-Dodgers
A global investigation based on leaked banking documents has opened a crack of sunlight into the exclusive and highly-secretive world of Swiss banking and the manner in which the world's criminal elite hide their vast wealth, launder their profits, and avoid tax payments from governments around the...
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Friday, February 06, 2015
Greek Minister: Poison of Troika Austerity Fueling Rise of Nazi Party
Revealing the distance that still remains between the Greek and German governments when it comes to renegotiating terms of the bailout program, a meeting between the nation's financial ministers in Berlin on Thursday was punctuated by the acknowledgement that the two could not, in fact, even "agree...
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Thursday, February 05, 2015
Amid New Claims, Calls Intensify to Declassify Saudi Chapter of 9/11 Report
Following developments this week in which the alleged 20th hijacker of the 9/11 attacks in 2001 claimed in a stated deposition that prominent officials within the Saudi government offered substantial financial support for al Qaeda in the years prior to the plot against targets in New York City and...
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Thursday, February 05, 2015
Faulting EPA, Green Leaders Warn Obama: Bees Running Out of Time
They speak for the bees. In a letter destined for President Obama on Thursday, eleven of the nation's top environmental and public health advocacy groups, representing millions of Americans, are demanding the administration take much stronger and swifter action to end the perilous situation of the...
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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Folly of US "War on Terror" Looms as Jordan and ISIS Exchange Executions
The Jordanian government has confirmed the execution of two jailed Iraqis, both accused of being jihadist militants who planned or participated in attacks within Jordan, in retaliation for the execution by the Islamic State of a captured Jordanian pilot whose death was shown in a video released...
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