Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Greenwald: Leaked Docs Reveal Agency's Digital Propaganda Toolkit
The latest documents released from a trove leaked to journalist Glenn Greenwald by Edward Snowden reveal that GCHQ has created a virtual toolbox of online hacker tactics that allow British intelligence agents to "manipulate" online communities by seeding the Internet "with false information" and...
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Monday, July 14, 2014
Corporate Titans Speak Out for 'Open Internet' & 'Net Neutrality'
With the FCC's window for public comment on its proposed 'net neutrality' rules closing this week, dozens of the Internet's most powerful corporate players—including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix—on Monday reasserted their opposition to creating 'digital fast lanes' that would give special...
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Monday, July 14, 2014
Plea for 'International Protection' as Attack on Gaza Intensifies
President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has called on the United Nations "to officially put the State of Palestine under the UN international protection system." Abbas sent his request in the form of a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and UN Middle East Special Envoy Robert...
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Friday, July 11, 2014
After 3 Millions Views, Greenpeace 'Save the Arctic Lego Movie' Pulled from YouTube
UPDATE: (8:14 PM EST): Greenpeace's sad, oil spill-themed parody aimed at Lego and Shell is back on YouTube According to The Wrap : After initially having Greenpeace's super viral “Lego Movie” parody pulled from YouTube, Warner Bros. has withdrawn its complaint and the clip has been put back up on...
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Friday, July 11, 2014
US Officials Conversed About UK Attempt to Destroy Guardian Files
New documents obtained by the Associated Press under a Feedom of Infomation Act request appear to reveal that high-level officials knew in advance that British agents were attempting to destroy documents leaked by Edward Snowden that were contained on computers owned by the Guardian newspaper...
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Friday, July 11, 2014
World Council of Churches to Divest from World's Dirty Fuels
In what the global fossil fuel divestment movement is claiming as a "major victory," the World Council of Churches has agreed to phase out its financial holdings in the world's dirtiest energy sources and will encourage the congregants in the churches it represents to do the same. Passed by a vote...
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Gaza Death Toll Soars as Israel Intensifies Bombing
Israel's assault on the people of Gaza " dramatically escalated " overnight as hundreds of missiles bombed the civilian population living in the walled-off territory. According to the Ma'an new agency's latest reporting, the airstrikes "killed 30 Palestinians overnight Wednesday and Thursday,...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Pentagon Looked at Activists to Study Social Media 'Influencing'
Reporting by the Guardian newspaper reveals the U.S. military has been spearheading and funding research which examines the use of social media services, like Twitter and Facebook, with a specific eye towards how such tools are used by political activists and how such networks might be "manipulated...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Israel's 'Brutal Attack' on Gaza Kills At Least 8 Children
At least eight children are among those who have been killed in the Gaza Strip over the last twenty-four hours, according to various reports, as the Israeli military continued to bombard the Palestinian enclave using naval ships, fighter jets, and aerial drones. According to a report from the...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
NSA 'Bombshell': Agency Spied on Prominent American Citizens
According to new reporting published by The Intercept at midnight on Tuesday, the National Security Agency has used its massive surveillance apparatus to directly target and spy on American citizens who have absolutely no ties to criminal or terrorist activities. “I’m outraged as an American...
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