Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Barbed Wire and Tear Gas in Cairo as Protesters Rise After Mubarak Acquittal
Egyptians enraged by Saturday's court decision to drop murder charges against Hosni Mubarak took to the streets of Cairo on Saturday where they were met by tanks, barbed wire fences, tear gas and army units ready to repel any effort to gain access to Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the 2011...
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
No Substitute for Justice: Police Officer Who Killed Michael Brown Has Resigned
Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year has resigned less than one week after a grand jury announced it would not support an indictment against him on any charges related to incident. The initial shooting and the grand jury's...
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Drone's Eye View Offers Eerie Glimpse of Nuclear Desolation in Chernobyl's Shadow
A short documentary offering an aerial view of a city that once thrived in the shadow of the former Soviet Union's most notorious nuclear power plant offers a devastating critique of atomic power without uttering a single word. Employing a remote-controlled drone over and amid the abandoned...
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Final Blow to Arab Spring? All Charges Dropped Against Egypt's Mubarak
In yet another blow to the Egyptian revolutionaries whose hopes have been repeatedly dashed since the protests they initiated in 2011 swept former autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak from power, a court on Saturday dropped all the remaining criminal charges, including allegations of murder, that had...
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
At Home and Abroad, UN Report Details Abysmal US Record of Abuse
An official report by the United Nations Committee Against Torture released Friday found that the United States has a long way to go if it wants to actually earn its claimed position as a leader in the world on human rights. Following a lengthy review of recent and current practices regarding...
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Friday, November 28, 2014
#BlackOutBlackFriday Protests Connect Ferguson with Consumer Boycott
Marking a convergence of public anger and dissent on the annual shoppping bonanza of "Black Friday," people drawing the connection between American consumer culture, economic disparity, and racial injustice are targeting retail stores and malls Friday to voice ongoing critiques of the events and...
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Friday, November 28, 2014
'Fabulous': Court Throws Out 100+ Arrests at Tar Sands Protest on Burnaby Mountain
More than one hundred people who have been arrested over the last week during dramatic protests against a tar sands pipeline on Burnaby Mountain in British Columbia had their civil contempt charges thrown out by a Canadian court on Thursday, giving a legal boost to the movement that says it will...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Systemic Injustice Condemned as Ferguson Galvanizes National Outrage
People across the nation came out into the streets of the communities where they live on Tuesday night and gave expression to the collective outrage being felt in the wake of a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday. Speaking out against police violence and a long pattern of injustice...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Fires Burn As Community Feels Pain of Injustice: Dispatches from Ferguson
Following Monday night's announcement by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch that a grand jury would not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, Missouri erupted in unrest fueled by an outpouring of emotion by...
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Monday, November 24, 2014
Chuck Hagel Resigns as Secretary of Defense
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is stepping down from the top post at the Pentagon "under pressure" reports the New York Times on Monday. Other outlets report that Hagel's resignation has been accepted by President Obama. The official announcement of the resignation is expected to come from...
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