Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Last Minute US Govt Claims Put Halt to Greenwald 'Bombshell'
At midday on Monday, journalist Glenn Greenwald announced that revelations he has termed among "the most important" to result from documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden would be published at midnight. However, despite the growing anticipation on Monday and just hours prior to the...
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Airstrikes Pummel Gaza Hours After Israel Vows Revenge
Dozens of Israeli airstrikes rocked areas of the Gaza Strip overnight and early Tuesday morning following a promise by the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Hamas would ' pay a heavy price ' for the death of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were discovered on Monday...
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Obama Orders More Troops, Gunships, and Drones to Iraq
In addition to earlier troop deployments, the Pentagon on Monday confirmed that President Obama has ordered additional U.S. soldiers to Iraq as well as more helicopters and armed Predator drones. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said approximately 300 new troops had arrived in Baghdad...
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Monday, June 30, 2014
Supreme Court Ruling a 'Slap in the Face' to Public Unions
Though not as damaging to public sector unions as a more aggressive decision would have been, a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday has dealt a significant blow to organized labor with 5-4 decision that again fell along the court's ideological divide. "Today’s decision to limit workers’...
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Monday, June 30, 2014
Blackwater's Top Gun to Investigator: 'I Could Kill You'
As the trial continues against Blackwater mercenaries accused of a bloody massacre that took place in Iraq in 2007 and left seventeen civilians dead, new documents reveal that just weeks prior to that incident a State Department investigation into the practices of the private military company was...
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Monday, June 30, 2014
Anger Follows Facebook's Secret Study to Manipulate Emotions
New details surrounding how Facebook allowed academic researchers to conduct a secret experiment on nearly 700,000 of its users to determine if digital manipulation of their emotions could be achieved has spurred widespread condemnation and new fears about the power of such systems when turned...
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Friday, June 20, 2014
Talk of 'Third Intifada' Rises as West Bank Tensions Boil
As the death toll rises and clashes mount between Palestinian communities and Israel security forces, the conditions for a widespread street uprising—or intifada —are again taking shape in the occupied West Bank. Two Palestinians, a teenager and a young man, were killed in separate incidents...
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Friday, June 20, 2014
World's Global Refugee Population Highest Since WWII
The United Nations agency on refugees on Friday announced that the global population of displaced people has surpassed 50 million, numbers not seen since World War II in the middle of last century. According to the UNHRC's annual Global Trends report (pdf)—which utilizes data compiled by...
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
WikiLeaked Doc Reveals Wall Street Plan for Global Financial Deregulation
WikiLeaks published a previously tightly-held and secretive draft of a trade document on Thursday that, if enacted, would give the world's financial powers an even more dominant position to control the global economy by avoiding regulations and public accountability. Known as a Trade in Services...
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
We Are "Sinking Beneath the Waves," says Pacific Island Leader
The interim prime minister of Fiji on Thursday condemned the international community for its continued failure to address the crisis of climate change, saying Pacific island nations like his have been left "to sink beneath the waves" as the planet warms and the oceans rise. Speaking as host at the...
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