Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The 'Proprietary' Internet? Google Buys Drones of Its Own
Are deep-pocketed web companies laying the groundwork for a for-profit internet all of their own? Close on the heals of Facebook, internet search giant Google entered into the drone technology race in a big way on Monday as it announced the purchase of the Titan Aerospace company. Though details of...
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Monday, April 14, 2014
IPCC Findings: Create 'Age of Renewables'... Or Pay Higher Price Later
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released Sunday in Berlin, shows that humanity still has time to solve the global crisis of global warming and climate change, but only if governments and industry are finally forced to make the political and financial...
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Monday, April 14, 2014
Former KKK Leader Charged in Shootings at Jewish Centers
Police have arrested a man with a long history of involvement in racist and neo-Nazi groups for the shooting deaths of three people outside two separate Jewish community centers near Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday. According to reports , authorities have charged Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, with first...
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Shoe-Thrower Targets Hillary Clinton in Vegas
Former US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was forced to dodge a shoe thrown at her from the audience while she gave a speech in Las Vegas on Thursday. The bizarre incident happened while the likely presidential candidate gave a paid speech to an industry group. Quick to react,...
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Friday, April 11, 2014
GOP Passes Budget for 1%, But Progressive Vision Shines
Former Obama economic adviser turned economic pundit Jared Bernstein didn't waste his time attacking the Republican budget passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday . All its economic flaws and moral cruelty are well documented, he noted. Instead, like others, Bernstein used his column...
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tutu: Climate Crisis Demands 'Anti-Apartheid-Style Boycott' of Fossil Fuel Industry
Archbishop of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu is saying their is no longer any excuse for not doing everything humanly possible to fight climate change and called on Thursday for an international "anti-apartheid-style boycott" against the fossil fuel industry. In a striking...
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
US Has Littered Afghanistan with War's Deadly Garbage
As in the abandoned battle fields and scarred countrysides of southeast Asia a generation ago, the U.S. military's footprint in Afghanistan is leaving a deadly legacy of unexploded ordinances and toxic materials that will continue to kill and permanently harm the nation's children and others for...
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Comcast Pushes Mega-Merger, But Critics Call It 'Unthinkable'
Top executives from Comcast and Time Warner faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday as they tried to argue that U.S. customers would somehow benefit from the $45 billion merger of the two cable giants, but critics of the deal are doing everything they can to warn lawmakers...
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Battered & Broken By Cuts, Greek Workers Still Rise to Fight
Thousands of Greek workers marched on parliament in Athens on Wednesday and a nationwide general strike was underway as public sector and other unions demanded an end to the austerity that has been imposed by the nation's foreign creditors to detriment of the economy and the social fabric. "Today's...
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Ukraine: Diplomacy Continues Amid Building of Barricades
As pro-Russian Ukrainians in key eastern cities continued to build barricades around occupied government buildings on Wednesday, high-level direct talks aimed at a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine have been officially announced for next week in Europe. With tensions again at worrying...
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