Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Ukraine Parliament Members Brawl as 'Civil War' Threatens
Tensions are again soaring in Ukraine on Tuesday as leaders of the interim government in the western capitol city of Kiev trade accusations and threats with leaders in Moscow (and themselves) over events in eastern cities of the country closer to its Russian border. On Twitter: Tweets about "...
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Monday, April 07, 2014
Sergei Lavrov: 'It Is Not Russia Destabilizing Ukraine'
Following a day in which uprisings in the east of Ukraine were consistently blamed on Russian interference by both leaders of the new government in Kiev and the White House, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took to the world media to deliver a message: 'It is not forces in Moscow trying to...
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Monday, April 07, 2014
CNN and Fox Can't Keep Their Climate Facts Straight: Study
Though numerous media surveys and studies have shown that mainstream news outlets have consistently ignored or underreported the crisis of climate change over the last two decades, a new analysis released Monday shows that even when the top cable news channels do cover the issue, they consistently...
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Monday, April 07, 2014
#NotaBugSplat: Artists Use Enormous Portrait to Humanize Victims of US Drones
In an attempt to humanize the many hundreds of innocent people killed by U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan, an artist collective has teamed up with human rights advocates and local villagers to turn the tables on the drone operatives themselves by "targeting" them with something they rarely see from...
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Monday, April 07, 2014
Dear Humanity, Time Is Running Out
The next chapter of the UN climate panel's scientific report on global warming is due out next week in Berlin, but a draft of the document seen by the Reuters news agency reveals that the main message for humanity and society is simply this: time is running out. According to Reuters : Government...
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Friday, April 04, 2014
In Kiev, Crushing IMF Austerity Defended as 'Price of Independence'
The new Ukraine government in Kiev, currently led by interim Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, continues to tell its people that the only path forward for the country is to submit to the demands of the international financial powers—specifically the International Monetary Fund—by meeting their...
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Friday, April 04, 2014
AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded in Afghanistan
Forty-eight-year-old Anja Niedringhaus, an award-winning photojournalist from Germany, was killed in eastern Afghanistan on Friday and foreign correspondent Kathy Gannon, her colleague at the Associated Press, was wounded after an Afghan police officer opened fire on their car as it was traveling...
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Friday, April 04, 2014
Climate Change and Inequality Brewing Global Social Upheaval
President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is warning that the combined crises of planetary climate change and rising global inequality in a highly interconnected world will lead to the rise of widespread upheaval as the world's poor rise up and clashes over access to clean water and affordable...
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Thursday, April 03, 2014
GOP Budget Widely Slammed, But Left's Proposal Just Ignored
The vision of a Republican budget was presented by Rep. Paul Ryan this week and the only thing some of his colleagues on the right don't like about it is that it doesn't do enough to punish the poor and working class while it coddles the rich and insulates corporate power. For progressives, the...
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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Iraq War Veteran Kills Three, Wounds Sixteen at Fort Hood
Four people are dead and sixteen people were left wounded, some critically, after a lone gunman opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas late Wednesday afternoon. The alleged shooter is among the dead, according to officials. Identified as Ivan Lopez, an Army veteran of the Iraq War and said to be...
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