Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Thursday, October 02, 2014
If Hong Kong Can Have a Pro-Democracy Movement... Why Can't the United States?
On Wednesday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington, DC and made headlines for more or less telling the U.S. government not to interfere in matters concerning the pro-democracy movement that has engulfed the Chinese-administered territory of Hong...
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Thursday, October 02, 2014
Victory for Voters as Court Rules Against North Carolina Restrictions
A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that attempts by the North Carolina Republican-controlled legislature to restrict voting access in the state went too far as it overturned a lower court decision. Though it did not cast aside the entire set of measures established by the state, the 4th U.S...
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Pro-democracy movement leaders say that if their demands are not met, they will move to take over government buildings News
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
As China Plays Waiting Game, 'Umbrella Revolution' Vows Escalation
Leaders of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong on Wednesday used China's National Holiday to announce their determination to escalate tactics against what they see as unjust rule by the pro-Beijing government that now controls seven million people who live in the former British colony. Though...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Pro-Democracy Demonstrators Dig Deep, Hold Ground in Hong Kong
The pro-democracy crowds in central Hong Kong are growing, not shrinking, after more than three days of sustained protest. Even heavy rains and thunder storms that soaked the city on Tuesday could not shake the determination of the crowds. As the South China Morning Post reports on its live...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
US Supreme Court Snubs Early Voting in Ohio
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that early voting in the state of Ohio can be curtailed, ignoring arguments that access to early voting improves turnout and gives wider poll access, particularly to working, low-income, and elderly people. The decision came just hours before early voting was...
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Monday, September 29, 2014
Is Former Head of Homeland Security Peddling Fear for Profit?
Michael Chertoff, the former head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the Bush administration, has been paid a "modest sum" by a Virginia-based company trying to retain a profitable government contract for routing millions of phone calls and texts in and out of the country, the New...
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Monday, September 29, 2014
'Umbrella Revolutionaries' Sweep Riot Police From Hong Kong Streets
Despite deployment of increasingly harsh tactics over the weekend aimed at forcing pro-democracy protesters off the streets of Hong Kong, by Monday it was police units forced into retreat while the number of those backing democratic reforms and promising to hold 'central' areas of the city appear...
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Abbas at UN: World Must Hold Israel to Account for "War of Genocide"
A day after the Palestinian Authority and Hamas announced a " comprehensive " agreement to implement a unity government to rule the Gaza Strip, PA President Mahmoud Abbas delivered an impassioned speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Friday as he accused Israel of waging a "war of...
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Friday, September 26, 2014
FBI Director Equates Protecting Personal Privacy with Lawlessness
FBI Director James Comey has responded to recent moves by tech giants Apple and Google to offer better encryption services on their handheld devices by suggesting that giving people the ability to protect their private communications from state law enforcement agencies is akin to lawlessness. In...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign
Attorney General Eric Holder will announce his resignation on Thursday, the Department of Justice has confirmed. Having served under President Obama for nearly six years, Holder was the nation's first African-American to hold the post as the nation's top prosecutor and currently the fourth-longest...
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