Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
'Tactics as Dirty as Their Oil': Leaked Docs Reveal TransCanada's Propaganda Plan
Internal strategy documents prepared by a public relations firm on behalf of Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada reveal details of an enormous and well-organized effort by the oil industry to neutralized the transnational grassroots movement which has grown up around the industry's effort to expand...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Attack at Jerusalem Synagogue Places Israel and Palestine Further on Edge
Update (12:18 PM EST) : The US State Department has confirmed that three of the people killed in Tuesday's attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem were American citizens, as the Associated Press' Matt Lee reported via his Twitter account: "We can confirm 3 US citizens, Mosheh Twersky, Aryeh Kupinsky,...
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Report: How GOP Operatives Clandestinely Used Twitter to Bypass Election Laws
According to reporting by CNN on Monday, it appears that during this year's mid-term elections shadowy outside Conservative campaign groups and official Republican Party campaigns may have used public, though "hidden in plain sight," Twitter accounts and secret codes to communicate with one another...
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in US History
The annual levels of homelessness among children have never been higher in the United States, according to a new comprehensive report released on Monday. Prepared by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the report— America’s Youngest Outcasts (pdf)—shows that with poverty and inequality...
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Friday, November 14, 2014
Monsanto, Dow Chemical File Lawsuit to Destroy Maui County's GMO Ban
Alongside other plaintiffs, two of the world's most powerful agrochemical companies, Monsanto and Dow Chemical, filed suit against Maui County in Hawaii on Thursday, less than two weeks after voters there approved a moratorium on the planting and cultivation of genetically-modified crops within the...
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Friday, November 14, 2014
Revealed: US Agency Using Spy Planes to Fool Cell Phones, Capture Data
According to new reporting by the Wall Street Journal , the U.S. Marshals Service—an arm of the Department of Justice—has been using small aircraft equipped with technology that can mimic the functions of cell towers in order to capture the data contained on phones and mobile devices of people...
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Unforgiven: How College Debt Is Crushing a Generation
When will students and recent college graduates shake off the burden of increasingly higher student debt and demand a system that serves them instead of making them servants? The amount of personal debt being accrued by college students in the nation's private and public colleges continues to rise...
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Domestic Drones Cometh: Report Exposes Rapid Expansion of Surveillance Flights
The U.S. government has quietly expanded its use of unmanned surveillance drones inside the country to the extent that now half of the nearly 2,000 mile border with Mexico is monitored by military drones that were once reserved for foreign battlefields, according to new reporting by the Associated...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
'Pathetic' 'Absurd' and 'Insanely Dumb': Top Democrat Pushes for Senate Vote to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who is currently embattled in a runoff race to retain her seat from a Republican challenger, announced on Wednesday her desire to hold a vote to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as early as Thursday. As Fuel Fix reported on Wednesday...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
US: 'No Nation Is Perfect.' 'We Crossed the Line.' (But Don't Expect Accountability for Legacy of Torture)
The Obama administration indicated on Wednesday that it will back away from a position held by the previous administration that claimed the United States is not obligated to abide by the UN Treaty Against Torture when operating on foreign soil. That's the good news. In comments made before the UN...
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