Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Thousands March in St. Louis Demanding Justice, End to Police Violence
Several thousand community members marched alongside activists from around the country in downtown St. Louis on Saturday as they demanded attention be paid to a national trend of police violence and called for justice in the case of Michael Brown, a local unarmed black teenager who was shot and...
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Snowden Documentary Confirms Existence of New National Security Whistleblower
Though suspicions that a new source within the U.S. government's national security apparatus has been leaking classified and sensitive documents to some of the same journalists that have been reporting on the documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, not until the premiere of Laura...
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
'Global Frackdown' Aims to Slay Myths and Force End to Fracking Bonanza
Anti-fracking activists all over the world turned up their megaphones and took to the streets of their communities on Saturday to partipate in the " Global Frackdown " as they demanded an end to the destructive practice of hydraulic-fracture drilling that the oil and gas industries are aggressively...
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
State Commissioner: If You Oppose Fracking in North Carolina, Your Comment "Doesn't Count"
As North Caroline makes plans to open itself up to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, public comments are pouring into the Mining and Energy Commission as it prepares to make recommendations to lawmakers about the safety guidelines that should govern the controversial gas drilling in the state...
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Government's Secretive "No-Fly List" Regime Crumbling, says ACLU
Marking the first major victory against the U.S. government's secretive 'No Fly List' on Friday, seven people who challenged their inclusion on the list were finally cleared and told they can once again enjoy the right to board an aircraft and fly commercially over domestic airspace. Responding to...
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Weekend of Action in Ferguson Begins with Peaceful Protests
A pair of mostly peaceful marches on Friday in the city of Ferguson, Missouri kicked off a long weekend of action designed to continue and expand the challenge to racism and police violence that was sparked two months ago in the mid-western city after a black teenager was shot and killed by a white...
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Friday, October 10, 2014
#WorldVsBank: Small Farmers, Global South Demand End to World Bank's 'Moral Bankruptcy'
While leaders of the World Bank, the powerful financial institution that governs key aspects of the global economy and international development, converged in Washington D.C. on Friday for their annual meeting, a coalition of grassroots and community organizations from around the world are using...
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Champion of Children, Defender of Education for Women Receive Nobel
A young Pakistani woman who courageously stood up to those who would deny young girls the right to education, and a man in India who has dedicated his life to ending child slavery have been jointly awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. "I [expressed] my concerns [to President Obama] that drone...
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Thursday, October 09, 2014
Renewables Not Enough: World Needs Democratic, Decentralized Energy, says Report
In order to build an adequate low-carbon 21st century energy system that scientists have said is necessary to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, a new report argues that the world must look beyond large-scale, centralized renewable projects—such as industrial solar and wind farms—and...
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Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Solution Is the Soil: How Organic Farming Can Feed the World and Save the Planet
Just over a week ago, the executive director of the Rodale Institute , Mark 'Coach' Smallwood, set out from the group's research farm in eastern Pennsylvania on a 160-mile journey to Washington, DC with a walking stick, a brimmed hat, and a simple but profound message: We can not only stop climate...
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