Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Skeptics on NSA Reform: Beware the 'Backdoors and Loopholes'
' Bill to curb NSA spying looks like change, but isn’t really .' That's the headline on the latest McClatchy reporting focused an a series of legislative efforts now passing through both houses of Congress that are purportedly designed to rein in the National Security Agency and its mass domestic...
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Friday, May 16, 2014
Citing Public's Right to Know, News Agencies File Suit over Secret Execution Drugs
Following a gruesome "botched" execution of an inmate last month, a coalition of newspapers—backed by the world's largest news agency—has filed suit against the state of Oklahoma for refusing to disclose details about the origin and contents of the drugs it is using to perform the death penalty in...
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Rage in Turkey: "It's Not an Accident. It's Murder."
Anger and public protest spread across Turkey on Thursday as family members in the city of Soma began burying the victims of the nation's worst ever mining disaster that has claimed the lives of more than 300 coal workers. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has become the main target of ire as his...
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
In Historic Vote, FCC Advances Rules to Kill 'Open Internet'
Despite national outcry and protests both outside and inside a packed hearing room in Washington, DC, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor of advancing a set of rules that threaten the heart of the "open internet" by allowing the creation of "paid priority fast lanes,"...
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
World's Fast Food Workers Unite in Global Day of Protest
Fast food workers in 80 cities, both in the U.S. and around the globe, are demonstrating together on Thursday with demands for increased wages and better treatment from restaurants—dominated by international chains like McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, and others—that make billions in profit...
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Outside FCC and Nationwide, a Single Call: "Save the Internet!"
Outside the Federal Communications Commission and around the country on Thursday, defenders of the "open internet" are rallying to protect the essence internet freedom by protesting proposed rule changes now under consideration at the FCC. Follow the day's action and developments on Twitter: Tweets...
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Missouri Democrats Cave on Abortion Rights, But #WomensFilibuster Fights Back
Despite passage of a regressive anti-choice bill in the state senate on Tuesday, women in Missouri are continuing to fight back outside the state Capitol Building with a 72-hour people's filibuster designed to draw attention to the continued assault on reproductive freedoms in the state. On Tuesday...
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Chelsea Manning says He Doesn't Want Prison Transfer, Just Fair Treatment
Update (8:20 PM): Give me treatment where I am, says Chelsea Manning In an emailed statement provided to Common Dreams by Chelsea Manning via the Chelsea Manning Support Network, Manning said the following in response to the latest developments concerning his request to receive hormone therapy...
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Drone Lobbyists Buzzing over DC
With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) preparing the legal framework under which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) will be regulated in the United States, business interests from all sectors are amassing armies of legal analysts and lobbyists in hopes that their bottom lines are...
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Outrage in Turkey as Erdoğan Called 'Murderer' and 'Thief' at Site of Mine Disaster
Update (2:33 PM EST): Turkey mine disaster: grief turns to rage as hopes of finding survivors fade Following a coal disaster that has claimed the lives of hundreds of Turkish miners, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan travelled to the city of Soma to lend his support to the rescue effort...
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