Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, August 01, 2014
Don't Wait for Resignation, say Critics, Obama Should Fire CIA's John Brennan
Though at least one U.S. Senator, Mark Udall of Colorado, has publicly called for the resignation of CIA chief John Brennan after his admission became public on Thursday that the agency spied on the Intelligence Committee's investigate panel looking at torture during the Bush years, more aggressive...
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Friday, August 01, 2014
Truce Crumbles, Violence Resumes in Gaza
Hopes for a 72-hour humanitarian cease fire in the Gaza Strip were dashed on Friday only a few hours after the truce was scheduled to take effect. Renewed Israeli shelling resulted in the death of an estimated 40 Palestinians by midday and one Israeli soldier was reported captured and others killed...
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Yes, Admits CIA Chief, We Spied on Senate Panel Investigating Torture
The findings of an internal investigation at the Central Intelligence Agency made available to the public on Thursday show that CIA agents did, in fact, spy on the Senate Intelligence Committee panel set up to investigate post-9/11 government torture under the Bush administration. Lawmakers were...
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
As World Condemns Attack on Gaza, US Resupplies Israel with Weapons
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
'World Stands Disgraced' as Israel Bombs Another UN-Designated Shelter in Gaza
A United Nations school in the northern Gaza Strip, where hundreds of Palestinians were seeking refuge from Israeli bombing, was itself hit by missile strikes on Wednesday night, killing at least 16 people and wounding close to one hundred others. "Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront...
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Intl Law Experts Condemn "Collective Punishment" of Gaza's Civilian Population
Nearly 150 legal scholars and experts on international humanitarian law have signed a joint resolution calling for an immediate end to the "collective punishment" of the Palestinian people living in Gaza who have now faced more than three weeks of bombardment by Israeli military forces under the...
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
More Than 100 Killed in 14 Hours as Gaza Death Toll Rises Above 1,200
The death toll in the Gaza Strip has now passed 1,200 people since Israel began bombing on July 8 and the Palestinian Ministry of Health reports Tuesday that more than 100 people were killed in the fourteen hours from overnight Monday into morning as mosques, homes, and other structures were hit...
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Peddlers & Profiteers: Wall Street's Finest Pushing Tax-Dodging Mergers
Wall Street's largest investment banks are both peddling and profiting from the latest corporate craze known as "inversion mergers" in which large U.S.-based companies sell themselves off to foreign companies or subsidaries in order to further insulate themselves from paying taxes in their home...
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Friday, July 25, 2014
Third Intifada: 'Of Course It Has Begun'
Large-scale protests against the ongoing blockade and bombardment of the Gaza Strip are expected to continue and grow across the occupied West Bank on Friday, a day after at least two Palestinians were killed during an enormous demonstration outside Jerusalem on Thursday night. At least two people...
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Friday, July 25, 2014
Gen. Dempsey: We're Pulling Out Our Cold War Military Plans over Ukraine
Hours after the U.S. State Department on Thursday claimed (though failed to describe) new evidence that Russia's military was both increasing the flow of arms to rebel fighters in eastern Ukraine and firing artillery at Ukrainian Army positions across its border, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs...
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