Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Is Congress Moving to End 'Endless War' or Expand It?
The proposed amendment is short, but if passed by the House of Representatives in a vote that could arrive Wednesday afternoon, it could also be sweet—especially for those who have pushed hardest to end the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (or AUMF) which has provided the legal basis for...
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
People's Climate March to Target 'System Powering Our Destruction'
If climate justice campaigners in the U.S. have it right, a September meeting of world leaders in New York City could be the best opportunity in years to flex their movement's grassroots muscles by staging a mass demonstration in Manhattan's streets as they call for radical and immediate...
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Supreme Court Issues Stay of Execution for Missouri Inmate
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay of execution for Missouri death row inmate Russell Bucklew after a series of legal decisions in the last twenty-four hours saw his fate rollercoaster through the federal court system. The nation's highest court granted its stay Wednesday morning, giving...
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
'Targeted Killing' Memo Frames Senate Confirmation Fight
According to the Associated Press , citing two White House officials speaking on condition of anonymity, the Obama administration will submit to a court order which says it must reveal portions of an internal legal memo it used to justify the extrajudicial killing of Americans overseas. AP reports...
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Global Warming is Melting and Burning the Planet
The world is hot . The world is melting . The world is burning . This is what climate change looks like. According to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Tuesday, April 2014 tied the one in 2010 as the hottest April since records began. Also this week...
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Martial Law Declared in Thailand
The Thailand military, led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has declared martial law on Tuesday in what it claims is "not a coup" but an attempt to bring "peace and order" back to the southeast Asian country amid deep political divisions. Troops have taken to the streets of Bangkok, shut down key...
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
No Apology, But CIA Vows to Stop Using Health Workers as Spies
Following international outcry from health professionals and a deadly polio epidemic in several countries, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has vowed to never again use fake vaccination campaigns or implement community healthy workers in their clandestine operations overseas. In a letter to the...
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Monday, May 19, 2014
NSA in the Bahamas: 'Data Pirates of the Caribbean'
According to new NSA revelations at the The Intercept on Monday—reported by Ryan Devereaux, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras—the U.S. National Security Agency "is secretly intercepting, recording, and archiving the audio of virtually every cell phone conversation on the island nation of the...
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Monday, May 19, 2014
Critics of AT&T/DirecTV Deal: 'Slay the Mega-Mergers'
Sunday's official announcement that telecom giant AT&T has offered to purchase the satellite television company DirecTV for nearly $50 billion—the latest in a series of high-profile industry "mega-mergers"—has spurred consumer advocates to demand lawmakers and regulators at the Federal...
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Monday, May 19, 2014
Cisco CEO Berates Obama for NSA Surveillance
Following revelations contained in Glenn Greenwald's latest book that the NSA intercepted and installed surveillance spyware on Cisco computers while in transit, the CEO of the computer company has personally interceded, sending President Obama a letter calling for government restraint on its...
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