Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Hospital, UN Shelter Struck in Gaza as 'Massacre' of Civilians Continues
Additional examples of what human rights experts are calling clear cases of 'war crimes' against the people of the Gaza Strip continued on Thursday as Israel military forces bombed both a UN school acting as an emergency shelter for civilians and a hospital caring for those already suffering from...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Algerian Airliner Has Crashed in West Africa: Official
Update (9:06 AM EST): Algerian airliner confirmed to have crashed Reuters reports : An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters on Thursday. "I can confirm that it has crashed," the official said, declining to...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Arizona Execution Takes Two Hours as Man 'Snorts, Gulps for Air'
Convicted killer Joseph Wood, sentenced to death in Arizona, had his stated fears realized on Wednesday night when it took nearly two hours for him to die—"gulping for air" and "snorting" hundreds of times—after the state administered its experimental lethal injection cocktail. Lawyers for Wood had...
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
UN Human Rights Chief: Israel Assault on Gaza Resembles 'War Crimes'
The United Nation's top official on human rights said on Wednesday that Israel's military assault on the Gaza Strip may constitute "war crimes" for its widespread practice of targeting civilian areas. After two weeks of bombing, the Israeli assault has now claimed an estimated 680 Palestinians...
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Airliner Shot Down 'By Mistake' say US Officials
New comments from high-level U.S. officials and portions of declassified intelligence information released on Tuesday indicates—contrary to earlier comments by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry—that Russia had no direct involvement in last week's Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 disaster in which 298...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Soaring Meat Consumption Bigger Problem Than Thought: Study
Eating meat is turning up the heat. That's the message from a team of international researchers whose just-published study shows that the raising of livestock and consumption of meat—especially beef—is becoming an increasingly aggressive driver of planetary global warming and climate change...
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
"Ceasefire Is Not Near": Over 100 Children Among 600 Dead in Gaza
Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Tuesday declared that a "cease fire is not near" as heavy shelling of the Gaza Strip continued alongside an increasing number of dead and wounded. International outrage over the "disproportionate" assault by Israel has done little or nothing to stem the...
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Ukraine Violence Again Spikes as Accusations Fly over Flight MH17
Violence in eastern Ukraine is again flaring on Monday as an international team of investigators and forensic experts were examining the crash site of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 that crashed last week after it was apparently shot down by anti-aircraft fire in the contested region. A train...
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Iran Fulfills Nuclear Promise by Eliminating Most Potent Uranium
The Iranian government has fulfilled its commitment to an international agreement signed last year by eliminating the most highly-enriched uranium in its stockpile, according to reporting from the international agency overseeing the process. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran...
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Monday, July 21, 2014
"Indiscriminate" Bombing in Gaza Pushes Death Toll Beyond 500
Intense shelling and aerial assaults that claimed hundreds of lives over the weekend continued in the Gaza Strip on Monday, pushing the number of Palestinians killed by Israel's 'Operation Protective Edge' beyond 500 people, with many thousands wounded, since it began on July 8. “While official...
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