Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
IMF Approves $17 Billion Package as Ukraine Lurches Toward Abyss
The takeover of additional government buildings in eastern Ukraine on Thursday appeared to confirm statements from officials in Kiev that the interim goverment is fast losing control of the region despite military operations and previous vows to quell protests and dismantle encampments held by pro-...
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Thursday, May 01, 2014
In UK, The "People's Assembly" Vows to Destroy "Austerity Government"
"No more cuts. No more austerity. Demand the alternative." That's the message of a growing network of individual campaigners and organizations in the UK which have come together under the banner of the People's Assembly Against Austerity and announced their promise "to take down" the ruling...
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Thursday, May 01, 2014
'No Arctic Oil' Activists Arrested After Swarming Oil Tanker
Fulfilling their promise to confront and attempt to stop a Russian oil company's first shipment of arctic oil from reaching mainland Europe, more than 80 activists from Greenpeace on Thursday attempted to block the oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov from docking in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam...
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Defends Rules That Will Destroy Internet As We Know It
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler just "doesn't get it."
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
'No Raise for You!': Modest Minimum Wage Increase Defeated in Senate
Update (1:52 PM EST): In a procedural vote that did not garner the 60 votes needed to defeat a Republican filibuster on Wednesday, the Democrats' effort to bring a bill to increase the federal minimum wage to the floor for a full debate and vote was defeated by a 54-42 to margin. Ultimate passage...
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
'Tortured to Death': Oklahoma Under Fire for Horrific Execution
Despite repeated warnings and protest , the state of Oklahoma went ahead with its controversial use of untested lethal injection drugs on Tuesday night that resulted in the "horrific" death of convicted killer Clayton Lockett who "writhed" in pain, "clenched his teeth" and later died from a massive...
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
NYT: Snowden Retained 'Espionage Act' Attorney
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to the New York Times , sought the legal counsel of an attorney expert in criminal cases related to the 'U.S. Espionage Act,' under which the Justice Department has filed multiple charges against him. "[Snowden] does not believe that the ‘felon’ label is...
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Senate Agrees: US People Can't Know Overseas Drone Death Toll
The Senate Intelligence Committee and the Obama administration agree on this: the American people should not know the number of people killed by U.S. drone attacks overseas, nor should they hope to understand the circumstances under which such lethal killings are authorized or executed. This high-...
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Comcast/Charter Deal a Dupe, say Critics
Comcast, the cable and internet service giant, is attempting to smooth the road for its mega-merger acquisition of Time-Warner Cable by selling off some its services and assets to the nation's third-largest cable provider, Charter. But critics of Monday's announced deal say neither consumers nor...
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Monday, April 28, 2014
2014 Goldman Prizes Bestowed on 'Fearless' Eco-Activists
This year's recipients of the international Goldman Environmental Awards were announced on Monday, with six individuals from four continents being honored for their "fearless" efforts and working "against all odds to protect the environment and their communities." “For the past 25 years, the...
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