Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Monday, April 28, 2014
Blessed by US, Egypt's Assault on Human Rights in Overdrive
Less than a week after receiving news that the Obama administration had approved the sale of a fleet of U.S. Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, uproar is following a pair of court decisions Monday that critics say reveal the military-controlled government's vicious attack on human rights and...
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Assassination Attempt on East Ukraine Mayor
Conditions on the ground in eastern Ukraine remain volatile and unpredictable as Monday brought the attempted assassination of one city's mayor while another city experienced a local insurrection resulting in the takeover of government buildings. Also on Monday, the White House announced a new...
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Friday, April 25, 2014
'Drop Everything and Take Action': Activists Issue Clarion Call to Save the Internet
There's no time like the present to save the future of the internet. That's the message from the nation's largest and most active organizations focused on the issue of online freedom and net neutrality. Following this week's news that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is preparing a push to pass new rules...
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Ban Fracking! Listing Chemicals Won't Solve Drilling Dangers, say Critics
In a move reportedly designed to win back the " public trust ," a major supplier to the gas and oil industry has announced it will begin disclosing the secret chemicals used by its clients for the high-pressure drilling technique known as fracking. Critics, however, say that though the possible end...
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Friday, April 25, 2014
There. He Said It: "World War III"
Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk did not mince words on Friday as he invoked the possibility that the crisis in Ukraine could quickly spiral out of control and spark a Third World War. "The world has not yet forgotten World War Two, but Russia already wants to start World War Three...
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Right Scrambles over Red-Hot Indictment of Inequality and Capitalism
As a book by French economist Thomas Piketty has soared to the top of U.S. best seller lists and the public discourse surrounding inequality has popularized the once rare term "oligarchy" in recent weeks, the American rightwing appears flabbergasted about how to respond to the seemingly red-hot...
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
"Consequences," warns Putin, If Ukraine Starts Killing Its Own
Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning that serious, though unspecified, "consequences" could follow after Ukrainian troops reportedly killed five pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. “If, in fact, the Kiev regime has started to use the armed forces against people inside the...
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Vermont to Make It Official: GMO Food Must Be Labeled
Vermont is being hailed as a national leader following its passage of a law requiring foods that contain genetically-modified food to be labeled, the first " no-strings-attached " legislation passed in the United States. The bill, passed by both bodies of the state legislature, now heads to...
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Unless Defeated, New FCC Rules Will Put 'Stake in Internet's Heart'
Defenders of an open, innovative and fair internet are up in arms Thursday after learning the Federal Communications Commission is about to issue new rule proposals that will kill the online principle known as "net neutrality." The death of net neutrality—which has governed the equal treatment of...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Despite Israel's Threat, Palestinian Unity Pact Announced
The Palestine Liberation Organization and the leadership of Hamas in the Gaza Strip announced an end to their seven-year political dispute on Wednesday, saying that the two main factions of the Palestinian people have signed a "historic" pact to re-unify the Palestinian governments in both the West...
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