Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Lipstick on a Pipeline: No Way 'Oil-Soaked' Congress Can Improve KXL
After winning back majority control in November's elections, Republicans in the U.S. Senate will begin the new congressional session on Tuesday by introducing a bill calling for the immediate approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. "What’s clear with the upcoming vote on Keystone XL is that...
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Monday, January 05, 2015
With Call to 'End the Drone Wars,' Activists Cut Their Way into UK Air Force Base
Four demonstrators opposed to Britain's prolonged participation in foreign wars and use of armed drones were arrested on Monday after cutting through a fence at the Waddington Royal Air Force base near Lincolnshire, UK. According to the Guardian , RAF Waddington has been the growing focus of recent...
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Friday, January 02, 2015
Bill Moyers' Retirement from Television "Lays Down a Challenge" for Next Generation of Journalists
Now available online and airing on PBS stations across the country over the weekend, the final episode of the weekly commentary and news show Moyers & Company will mark the official television retirement (though not the career) of veteran journalist Bill Moyers . In the fall of last year,...
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Friday, January 02, 2015
Civilian Deaths Soar in Iraq as US Soldiers Dig In for 'Long Haul'
As a new year begins and the number of U.S. military forces inside Iraq continues to increase, reporting by the Washington Post on Friday shows that despite repeated claims by the Obama administration that American soldiers are not "combat troops," those stationed on the ground are coming closer...
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Thursday, January 01, 2015
Seeds and Soil vs. the Tyranny of Corporate Power: A 2015 Message of Hope
Last year, the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization officially declared that 2015 would be celebrated as the International Year of the Soil citing the threat to one of the key ingredients to the planet's food and farming systems posed by "expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable...
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Thursday, January 01, 2015
New trial, But No Freedom for Al-Jazeera Journalists Held in Egypt
In a slightly positive but mostly disappointing development to their families and advocates of press freedom around the world, three journalists detained by the Egyptian government for more than a year were granted a retrial by an appeals court on New Years Day but will remained in prison until...
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Thursday, January 01, 2015
'Sun Is Still Out and Everything' After Arrests Drop by Two-Thirds in NYC
Earlier this week, responding to initial news reports that the New York Police Department had drastically reduced the number of arrests and citations following the murder of two of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on December 20, New York-based journalist and radio host Allison Kilkenny took...
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Is Push for Corporate-Friendly Trade Deal Top 2015 Priority for White House?
It's not yet the new year, but the Obama administration appears to be preparing an all-out effort to push through the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in 2015 despite the widespread concerns among his Democratic base, the unified opposition of hundreds of progressive...
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014
UN Security Council Rejects Palestinian Statehood Proposal
This story is updated below. A proposal that called for a full military withdrawal of Israeli forces from the occupied West Bank and international recognition of a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders within three years was rejected by the UN Security Council Tuesday evening. Though its failure...
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
US Adding Names to Foreign Fighter Watchlist 'Like a Ticking Odometer'
The U.S. National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC) is adding the names and associated data of European citizens to a secretive watchlist of what it considers potential terrorists at such a rapid rate that one official decribed it "like a ticking odometer." Quoted in an article by the Washington Post...
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