Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, November 07, 2014
US Supreme Court Next Stop After Four State Marriage Bans Upheld?
Legal challenges to discriminatory laws which refuse same-sex couples the right to marry were rejected by a federal court on Thursday, meaning such restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee will likely remain in place until the U.S. Supreme Court takes on the cases. The ruling by the...
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Thursday, November 06, 2014
US Corporations Top List of Those Living in 'Magical Fairyland' of Tax-Dodging
More than 300 global corporations and financial institutions—including well-known names like Pepsi Co., FedEx, JP Morgan Chase, and Amazon—have created complex tax avoidance schemes using the small European nation of Luxembourg to funnel billions of dollars of profits away from the countries where...
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Thursday, November 06, 2014
With Election Out of the Way, Obama Turns to Congress for War Authorization
With this year's election now over and lawmakers relieved of the pressure that coincides with daily interaction with constituents, President Obama on Wednesday announced that he would finally ask Congress to give him the approval he needs to continue, and possibly expand, his new multi-front war...
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Election Day Alert: When Democracy Broken, Progress Impossible
When democracy becomes numb to the desires of its citizens and political campaigns become sporting events for television pundits, the ballot box becomes a sad (if necessary) expression of populist will. That's the argument put forth on Tuesday by one progressive candidate who challenged the...
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Monday, November 03, 2014
Chinese Announce Anti-Drone Laser System
In a world increasingly populated by drone aircraft, systems designed to counter such machines are increasingly on the mind of world governments. Weapon developers in China have announced the successful testing of a 'laser defense system' designed to target and destroy small-scale drones, according...
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Monday, November 03, 2014
Police Wanted 'No-Fly Zone' To Block Media Coverage of Ferguson Protests
Amid public protests in the city of Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year, when local law enforcement officials in August requested a 'temporary flight restriction (TFR)' from the Federal Aviation Administration in the airspace above the St. Louis suburb, they claimed the request was based on safety...
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Friday, October 31, 2014
Sanders: Only If 'Millions and Millions' Rise Up, Can Progressive Agenda Win
In an interview with journalist Bill Moyers that will air Friday, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—who has announced he is seriously considering a run for president in 2016—said that though voter turnout is key in order to keep Republicans and their regressive polices from making gains in...
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Friday, October 31, 2014
Youth Immigration Activists Target Hillary Clinton: 'Put Families Over Politics'
Approximately twenty youth immigration activists interrupted a speech by Hillary Clinton in Maryland on Thursday demanding that she take a more aggressive stance on national immigration reform. Shouting over her speech in a series of coordinated statements, individuals were escorted out of the...
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Friday, October 31, 2014
UN Report: New US War in Iraq and Syria Attracting Jihadists in Droves
A report by the United Nations, obtained by the Guardian newspaper, reveals that foreign jihadist fighters are flocking to battlefields in Iraq and Syria on an "unprecedented scale" since the United States and other allies began a wave of military operations in those countries over the last several...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
France Investigating Mysterious Drones Over Its Nuclear Plants
Authorities in France on Thursday announced the launch of an investigation into a series of mysterious drones that have been sighted flying over a number of the nation's nuclear power facilities. Unmanned aircraft have been documented flying over seven separate facilities operated by the state-...
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