Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
'Energy [R]evolution': Nearly 100% Renewable Is Doable, says Report
Dramatically reduce carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels. Create millions of new jobs in the renewable energy sector and beyond. Democratize the energy system by increasing local control of production and resources. Not only can all this be accomplished, say researchers and experts, it can...
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
AT&T/DirecTV Deal Marks Latest in Mega-Merger Bonanza
In a move described as the latest "telecommunication mega-merger," wireless giant AT&T, the nation's second-largest carrier, has announced its intention to purchase DirectTV, the nation's single largest satellite television provider, for an estimated $50 billion. According to Time magazine's...
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
NYPD Trolled Jails Hoping to Turn Muslims into Informants
Despite an announcement last month that the New York City Police Department had disbanded a controversial surveillance unit, the New York Times reports on Sunday that the department has continued to systematically target the city's Muslim communities by recruiting individuals arrested of petty...
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Amid Eastern Ukraine Vote, Soldiers Open Fire on Crowd
Update (2:15 PM EST): Ukraine guardsmen open fire on crowd Associated Press reports: Ukrainian national guardsmen opened fire Sunday on a crowd outside a town hall in eastern Ukraine and an official for the region's insurgents said there were fatalities. The bloodshed in the town of Krasnoarmeisk...
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Saturday, May 10, 2014
The Collapse of the Bees... And How To Save Them
Two new reports this week provide key evidence that back a growing call that the destructive use of large-scale chemical agriculture must be halted in order to give the global bee population a fighting chance to regain their strength as the world's most prolific and effective pollinating species ...
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Saturday, May 10, 2014
US Agents Whisked Out of Yemen after Killing Two in Gunfight: Report
New reporting from the New York Times tells the story of how two U.S. agents—one from the CIA and the other a Special Forces soldier—were involved in a deadly incident more than a month ago that began in a barber shop in the Yemen capital of Sanaa and ended after two alleged assailants were killed...
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Friday, May 09, 2014
Koch Bros. Group Readies 'Endless Millions' for Rightwing Takeover
What can you buy with a few hundred million dollars? Americans are slowly learning that answer to that question. But the lesson isn't over yet. Americans For Prosperity—the rightwing advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers Charles and David—is prepared to spend $125 million (and...
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Friday, May 09, 2014
Walmart Worker to Obama: 'Help Us'
A low-wage Walmart employee in California has a simple message for President Obama on behalf of the millions of workers who find themselves in situations just like hers: "Help us." President Obama's planned speaking engagement at a Walmart superstore in California on Friday has attracted widespread...
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Friday, May 09, 2014
Obama Directive Makes Mere Citing of Snowden Leaks Punishable Offense
In a new policy directive from the Obama administrative, national security and other government officials will no longer be allowed to publicly discuss or even reference news reporting that is based on "unauthorized leaks." President Obama once promised the American people that his administration...
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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Progressives Welcome Iowa Visit for Bernie Sanders
Progressives in Iowa seem happy to have received word that Vermont's U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is taking his exploration of running for president seriously as news this week surfaced that he'll be traveling to the state later this month to attend a high-profile political event. According to...
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