Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Investigation Demanded for Plane Shot Down over Ukraine
Questions remain and an international investigation is being demanded nearly twenty-four hours after a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 298 people on board. Traveling between Amsterdam and Kuala Lapur, the downing of Flight MH17 has been met with...
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Friday, July 18, 2014
Israeli Ground Forces Invade Gaza
Nearly thirty Palestinians were killed overnight after Israel escalated its ongoing barrage of the Gaza Strip with a ground invasion that included IDF troops and tanks crossing the border, new waves of heavy artillery fire, and a surge in airstrikes from above. According to the Ma'an news agency,...
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Austerity Economics Is Walking US Prosperity Off a Cliff
The ' economics of austerity '—which includes the continued Republican argument that government spending is a drain on both employment figures and economic growth and must be constantly curtailed—is killing the prospect of improved U.S. prosperity. That's the finding of a new study by the Center...
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
'Humanitarian Pause' Ends, Violence Resumes in Gaza
UPDATE (9:56 AM EST) : Hostilities resume after brief 'humanitarian pause' in Gaza
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Four More Children Killed in Gaza as Israel Ground Invasion Looms
Four children were killed in Gaza City on Wednesday by Israeli shelling, according to reports, the latest civilian victims of a military assault on the sealed-off Palestinian territory that has lasted more than a week. According to the Ma'an news agency: All four [children] were on the beach when...
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Israel Claims New "Legitimacy" as Attack on Gaza Resumes
UPDATE (8:47 AM EST): Fulfilling fears and suspicions that an Egyptian-proposed "cease-fire" agreement put forth late on Monday would not last and may have simply been a pretext for Israel to bolster a narrative that it was Hamas and other militant factions that refused a settlement, the Israel...
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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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