Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Indian Consulate Burns After Armed Assault in Afghanistan
An attempt by armed men to storm the Indian consulate in Afghanistan on Friday resulted in a firefight with Afghan soldiers and India security forces that has left at least three people dead and parts of the building burned out from fire and smoke. According to Reuters , "a handful of heavily armed...
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Friday, May 23, 2014
Can a New Populist Movement Fight Off American Oligarchy?
Bernie is "seriously considering" it. Warren says, "I'm not running." A few Democratic governors are reportedly dabbling. But with progressives nationwide yearning for a bold populist movement, is there any chance their hopes will be met in the upcoming midterm elections or on the 2016 presidential...
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
NBC's Brian Wiliams Lands Snowden/Greenwald Interview in Moscow
Evening anchor for NBC News Brian Williams traveled to Moscow this week, it was revealed on Thursday, in order to conduct a joint interview with exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald—two of the key individuals behind nearly a year's worth of...
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Army Moves from Martial Law to Coup D'Etat in Thailand
Less than three days after declaring martial law in Thailand, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday has announced the military has now taken full control of the government and justified the coup d'etat by saying it has been executed to avoid further "violence" and ensure "peace and order" amid a...
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Judge to US Govt: Hand over Secret Video of 'Torturous' Force-Feedings
Once secret video recordings of a Guantanamo detainee being force-fed by his U.S. captors must be released to lawyers for review, a U.S. federal judge ordered on Wednesday. The ruling marks the first time the US government has been ordered to give detainees' lawyers videotapes of force-feedings and...
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Is Congress Moving to End 'Endless War' or Expand It?
The proposed amendment is short, but if passed by the House of Representatives in a vote that could arrive Wednesday afternoon, it could also be sweet—especially for those who have pushed hardest to end the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (or AUMF) which has provided the legal basis for...
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
People's Climate March to Target 'System Powering Our Destruction'
If climate justice campaigners in the U.S. have it right, a September meeting of world leaders in New York City could be the best opportunity in years to flex their movement's grassroots muscles by staging a mass demonstration in Manhattan's streets as they call for radical and immediate...
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Supreme Court Issues Stay of Execution for Missouri Inmate
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay of execution for Missouri death row inmate Russell Bucklew after a series of legal decisions in the last twenty-four hours saw his fate rollercoaster through the federal court system. The nation's highest court granted its stay Wednesday morning, giving...
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
'Targeted Killing' Memo Frames Senate Confirmation Fight
According to the Associated Press , citing two White House officials speaking on condition of anonymity, the Obama administration will submit to a court order which says it must reveal portions of an internal legal memo it used to justify the extrajudicial killing of Americans overseas. AP reports...
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Global Warming is Melting and Burning the Planet
The world is hot . The world is melting . The world is burning . This is what climate change looks like. According to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Tuesday, April 2014 tied the one in 2010 as the hottest April since records began. Also this week...
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