Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Monday, March 02, 2015
Answers Demanded Following Fatal Shooting of Homeless Man by LAPD
The fatal shooting Sunday of a homeless man by Los Angeles Police Department officers that was caught on video is spurring outrage in California and around the country. Critics are questioning why deadly force was used, given the number of officers on the scene and reports indicating the man, who...
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Friday, February 27, 2015
The Destruction of Afghan Lives, Captured in US Dollars
New reporting by The Intercept published Friday offers a rare window into the death and destruction caused by the U.S. military in Afghanistan since 2001 by reviewing the records of so-called "condolence payments" disbursed to Afghan victims and family members killed or harmed by the ongoing war...
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Friday, February 27, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Compares Organized Workers to ISIS
Speaking to the audience at the annual rightwing convergence known as CPAC on Thursday, Republican Governor Scott Walker indicated that his ongoing attack on the rights of workers in his home state of Wisconsin is preparing him for a possible future fight with foreign militants such as those...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015
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
'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
'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
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
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
'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
'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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