Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, October 31, 2014
UN Report: New US War in Iraq and Syria Attracting Jihadists in Droves
A report by the United Nations, obtained by the Guardian newspaper, reveals that foreign jihadist fighters are flocking to battlefields in Iraq and Syria on an "unprecedented scale" since the United States and other allies began a wave of military operations in those countries over the last several...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
France Investigating Mysterious Drones Over Its Nuclear Plants
Authorities in France on Thursday announced the launch of an investigation into a series of mysterious drones that have been sighted flying over a number of the nation's nuclear power facilities. Unmanned aircraft have been documented flying over seven separate facilities operated by the state-...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Defying State-Ordered Quarantine, Nurse Takes 'Beautiful' Bike Ride
Update (11:59 AM EST) : Defying a state-ordered quarantine on Thursday morning, nurse Kaci Hickox left her home in the rural town of Fort Kent, Maine to go for a bike ride with her partner, Ted Wilbur. The two were not stopped, but were followed on their ride by a state trooper patrol car. “It’s a...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorism: The Word That Fuels Endless War
Journalist and columnist Glenn Greenwald appeared on MSNBC's Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday night to address recent violence that took place in Canada, in which soldiers of that nation's armed forces were targeted, and reiterated his position that understanding and challenging the way...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
"Chickenshit": Public Feud Erupts Between Named (and Unnamed) US-Israeli Officials
Reporting by The Atlantic 's Jeffery Goldberg published late Tuesday, in which he offers anonymity to a "senior Obama administration official" who called Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "a chickenshit," has set off a public relations firestorm in both Tel Aviv and Washington, DC. Goldberg...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
'It Is Not Hopeless,' says World's Chief Climate Scientist
"It is not hopeless." That was the key message delivered in Copenhagen on Monday by Rajendra Pachauri, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , as the agency met to finalize the findings and language of its pending Synthesis Report, the last installment of its Fifth...
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Snowden 2.0: Report says FBI Has Identified "Second Leaker" of Govt Secrets
The U.S. government has identified the person it believes is the so-called "second leaker" who has given over classified national security documents to some of the same journalists who have reported on many of the documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden this year, a news report claimed...
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Monday, October 27, 2014
'Preposterous': Nurse Readies Legal Battle Against Forced Quarantine
Update (11:28 AM EST) : After testing negative for Ebola for a third time on Monday morning, nurse Kaci Hickox has been told by New Jersey officials that she will be released from her forced isolation at a Newark hospital and be allowed to return to her home in Maine as early as this afternoon. “...
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Fellow Nobel Peace Laureates to Obama: Stain of US Torture Your Job to Repair
Twelve fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureates have written an open letter to President Barack Obama, urging the 2009 recipient of the award to finally close one of the "dark chapters" of recent U.S. history by first acknowledging, and then rejecting, the "flagrant use of torture and other violations of...
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Friday, October 24, 2014
Bill Moyers: Grassroots Pro-Democracy Movement Must Rise to Challenge Corporate Control
In late September, veteran journalist and public television host Bill Moyers, now eighty-years old, announced he was finally retiring (and yes, this time he means it) after more than forty years as one of the nation's most trusted voices in news, politics, and culture. Though he briefly left...
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