Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, August 29, 2014
Feds Set to Open Fracking Floodgates in California Based on One Flawed Study
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has put the ecosystems, water resources, and residents of California at urgent risk, expert critics are warning, by accepting a failed scientific review of the dangers of fracking in the state as a basis to begin issuing permits for the controversial gas drilling...
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Friday, August 29, 2014
Shell Renews Quest to Plunder Arctic in Search of Oil
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday indicated its continued desire to drill in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska by submitting new plans for exploratory operations to federal agencies. "Shell’s preparations are a red flag for the millions of people around the world who want to save the...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Modeling CIA Torture, ISIS Waterboarded Those It Captured: Report
The Washington Post reports on Thursday that at least four individuals taken captive by the Islamic State were tortured and that the group—also known as ISIS—appeared to be modeling the CIA's use of torture as it employed waterboarding as one of the painful techniques they used. Worldwide...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
NATO Claims Satellite Images Show Russian Units in Ukraine
NATO officials on Thursday released satellite images they claim show mobile Russian artillery units and supporting vehicles "engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine." The newly presented evidence comes as Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko declared from Kiev on...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Bernie Sanders: I Want To Know If Ordinary People Are Ready to Stand and Fight
The Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders has a hunch about the American electorate, but he says the only way to be sure is to go out and meet them. It's called the ' Fight For Economic Justice Tour ,' but it's really what the self-identified Social Democrat described earlier this...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Eastward NATO Marches as Ukraine Accuses Russia of 'Invasion'
The Kiev government in Ukraine accused the Russian army of invading its eastern border on Wednesday, even though no media outlets reporting on the claims appeared able to independently verify the accusations. Though it can routinely be difficult to verify facts inside a war zone, there has been a...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
'Severe... Pervasive... Irreversible": IPCC's Devastating Climate Change Conclusions
Climate change is here. Climate change is now. Climate change will be significantly more dangerous, deadly, and expensive if nothing is done to correct humanity's course, but aspects of future shifts are probably already irreversible. That's the assessment of the United Nations' Intergovernmental...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
UN Agency says Violence at Peak Levels as Israel Flattens High-Rises in Gaza
Israel's escalated bombing of the Gaza Strip was evidenced on Tuesday by airstrikes that targeted two high-rise buildings in Gaza City that left one flattened completely and the other badly damaged. According to the Associated Press it is the fifth high-rise targeted and destroyed in the last...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Next War of 'Aggression'? US Drones over Syria Seen as Sign of Looming Airstrikes
Under orders from President Barack Obama, according to reports, U.S. drones are now conducting reconnaissance missions over Syria in what many interpret as the preface to airstrikes in the country. As the Associated Press reports on Tuesday: The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after...
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Israeli Bombing Intensifies in Gaza as Does Push for ICC 'War Crimes' Inquiry
The push to engage the International Criminal Court in an investigation into possible war crimes by Israel for it military attacks on the civilian population of the Gaza Strip is gaining steam among Palestinian political factions as well as members of the international legal community. On Friday,...
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