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
Amid Populist Surge, Hillary Clinton to Wall Street's Rescue?
With an ascendent economic populism that rejects the dominance of large financial institutions, wealthy individuals, and powerful industries that have too much sway in Washington, DC, the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency has many asking whether or not the former U.S. Senator and Secretary...
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Fears of Ground Assault as Israel Mobilizes 40,000 Reservists
Israeli airstrikes hit approximately fifty sites overnight in the Gaza Strip, leaving at least several people dead and scores wounded, as fears grow inside the walled-off Palestinian enclave that a ground invasion could soon follow. Dubbed 'Operation Protective Edge,' Israel justified its use of...
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Monday, July 07, 2014
Israeli Bombs Kill At Least Nine Palestinians in Gaza
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza overnight have left at least nine Palestinians dead, according to Hamas officials. Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for the Hamas government, told the Ma'an news agency that six of its fighters were killed by Israeli airstrikes on a tunnel in Rafah overnight. Zuhri...
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Sunday, July 06, 2014
Residents, Climate Activists Mourn Victims of Lac-Mégantic Tragedy
On the one year anniversary of the oil train derailment and explosion that killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, residents of the community and family members of the victims commemorated the horrific tragedy with a solemn 'silent march' in the early hours on Sunday. A ceremony was held at a...
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Sunday, July 06, 2014
US 'Troubled' by Video of Israel Forces Beating American Teen
Israel has detained six individuals on Sunday who may have ties to the murder of a Palestinian teenager, Mohammad Abu Khdair, who was abducted near his home in East Jerusalem earlier this week and later found burned to death in a wooded area outside the city. According to Al-Jazeera : Police...
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Sunday, July 06, 2014
Report: 9 out of 10 Caught in NSA Dragnet Are 'Ordinary People'
New reporting by the Washington Post based on materials leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals an unprecedented view of how the private information of millions of "ordinary people" are caught up in the spy agency's massive surveillance dragnet. Though the files show how the targeting of...
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Saturday, July 05, 2014
CIA Employee 'Ruined' for Efforts to Declassify Agency Docs
In the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden's decision to leak numerous classified National Security Agency documents, one of the repeated critiques levied by his critics is that the former intelligence contractor should have gone through "propper channels" to voice his concerns about the agency'...
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Saturday, July 05, 2014
Afraid to Stoke Populist Ire, Obama Abandons 'Inequality' Rhetoric
As reported by the Washington Post on Saturday, President Obama is heeding the instructions and advice of pollsters and political consultants as the administration abandons its flirtation with populist rhetoric and a brief White House push to make the scourge of economic inequality a political...
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Saturday, July 05, 2014
Taliban Destroys Hundreds of Oil Tankers Fueling US/NATO War
Hundreds of oil tanker trucks have been destroyed by the Taliban outside of Kabul, targeted for supplying fuel to U.S. and NATO-led troops operating inside the country. Injuries and deaths have not been confirmed, but large fireballs were reported overnight as the trucks exploded and billows of...
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Friday, July 04, 2014
Hillary Clinton: Snowden Should Submit to US Indictments
In comments made to the Guardian newspaper on Friday, former U.S. Secretary of State and likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should return home and face charges levied against him by the U.S. government. "If he wishes to return knowing he would be...
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