Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Monday, September 29, 2014
'Umbrella Revolutionaries' Sweep Riot Police From Hong Kong Streets
Despite deployment of increasingly harsh tactics over the weekend aimed at forcing pro-democracy protesters off the streets of Hong Kong, by Monday it was police units forced into retreat while the number of those backing democratic reforms and promising to hold 'central' areas of the city appear...
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Abbas at UN: World Must Hold Israel to Account for "War of Genocide"
A day after the Palestinian Authority and Hamas announced a " comprehensive " agreement to implement a unity government to rule the Gaza Strip, PA President Mahmoud Abbas delivered an impassioned speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Friday as he accused Israel of waging a "war of...
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Friday, September 26, 2014
FBI Director Equates Protecting Personal Privacy with Lawlessness
FBI Director James Comey has responded to recent moves by tech giants Apple and Google to offer better encryption services on their handheld devices by suggesting that giving people the ability to protect their private communications from state law enforcement agencies is akin to lawlessness. In...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign
Attorney General Eric Holder will announce his resignation on Thursday, the Department of Justice has confirmed. Having served under President Obama for nearly six years, Holder was the nation's first African-American to hold the post as the nation's top prosecutor and currently the fourth-longest...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Civilian Deaths Mount as US Bombing of Syria Expands
With a new wave of U.S.-led airstrikes overnight in Syria, reporting from the ground inside the country show that in addition to the damage being done to Islamic State (or ISIS) targets and other militant factions, the civilian death toll is rapidly increasing. According to the UK-based Syrian...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Despite Video Evidence, Grand Jury Refuses to Indict on Ohio Walmart Killing
Despite store surveillance footage that showed a young black man, John Crawford III, casually talking on his cell phone and clearly not threatening other shoppers in an Ohio Walmart store when he was shot and killed, a grand jury on Wednesday announced it would not indict the police officer, Sean...
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Major Foundations and Investors, Including Heirs to Oil Fortune, Pledge Fossil Fuel Divestment
Prominent private philanthropies and charitable foundations, including one built from the oil fortune of John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil, are announcing their intention to divest from fossil fuel holdings on Monday as they make clear statements that the threat of climate change and the...
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Saturday, September 20, 2014
'A Feeling It's Gonna Be Huge': Naomi Klein on People's Climate Eve
On the eve of the People's Climate March in New York City and parallel People's Climate Mobilization actions happening in thousands of locations across the planet on Sunday, author and activist Naomi Klein spoke with Common Dreams about the unique and profound historical moment that the crisis of...
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Friday, September 19, 2014
US Senate Approves $500 Million to Arm Syrian Militants
Despite loud warnings from many quarters—including foreign policy experts, the anti-war left and dissenting CIA analysts—that such a move could prove disastrous, the U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to approve $500 million in government funds to help arm, train, and support so-called...
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Friday, September 19, 2014
'No Thanks': Scotland Votes Against Independence
There will be no victory party for Scottish independence. At least not today. The majority of voters who participated in Thursday's historic referendum on independence for Scotland decided they would rather stay part of the United Kingdom, with final results showing the 55% who voted 'No'...
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