Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Reset The Net: 'Don't Ask for Online Privacy... Take It Back.'
Led by online freedom organizations, internet firms, and other advocacy groups, a broadbased coalition is coming together with a singular call to " Reset the Net " as a way to beat back government and corporate surveillance on the web. With a national online day of action scheduled for June 5,...
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Conservative Court's Free Speech Rulings Drenched in Biases
According to a new legal study of sitting and recent justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, conservative members of the court are tied much tighter to their own political and ideological biases than the liberal justices when it comes to ruling on cases concerning free speech. The study —conducted by...
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Humanity's Destruction of Earth's Climate in Ninety Seconds
As carbon emissions concentrate in the atmosphere, the planet is burning up... and fast. That is the well-known bottom line when it comes to human-caused global warming and climate change. Over the course of April, according to the world's premiere atmospheric monitoring station Mauna Loa, Hawaii,...
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Monday, May 05, 2014
Talk of "Open Civil War" As Violence Spreads in Ukraine
Interim president Oleksandr Turchynov on Monday was the latest to indicate that the spiraling violence in an increasingly divided Ukraine looks more and more like civil war as efforts to contain uprisings in the east against Kiev's authority have only elevated the violence in recent days. "War is...
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Monday, May 05, 2014
'We Are Not Fearmongering': US Scientists Ready Climate Warning
For the United States, climate change is here, it is now and large-scale efforts must be undertaken in order to stave off the growing threat it poses to the nation's natural and human systems. Those will be the key takeaways contained in the National Climate Assessment , an in-depth and far-...
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A Ukrainian government supporter walks past a line of self-defense activists during a clash with pro-Russians in the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine, Friday, May 2, 2014. A clash broke out late Friday between pro-Russians and government supporters in Odessa, on the Black Sea coast some 550 kilometers (330 miles) from the turmoil in the east. Odessa had remained largely untroubled by unrest since the February toppling of pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych, which ignited tensions in the east. (AP Photo/ News
Friday, May 02, 2014
Dozens Reported Dead in Odessa as Ukraine Chaos Spreads
Thirty-eight people are reported dead in the Ukraine city of Odessa on Friday, spurring additional concern that the nation's turmoil is making its way west as increasing number of cities experience open revolt and succumb to violence. According to the early reports , the deaths in Odessa were...
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Friday, May 02, 2014
Church's Tempered, Thoughtful Look at BDS Movement Condemned by Israel
A briefing paper by the Methodist Church in the UK that explores the legitimacy of the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel for its continued occupation of Palestinian lands, apartheid policies, and subjugation of the Palestinian people has received condemnation...
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Friday, May 02, 2014
Seattle's $15 Wage Plan Proves Power of Radical Pressure
'We made this progress possible... but it is neither strong enough nor fast enough.' That's the summarized reaction by progressive activists in Seattle to a proposal by the city's mayor, Ed Murray, presented to the city council this week that calls for a phased-in minimum wage hike to $15 an hour...
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Friday, May 02, 2014
Consumer Concerns over Govt Spying Fueling Industry Defiance
In a sign that consumer concerns about the level of government surveillance of electronic media are having an impact on the nation's tech giants, Facebook, Google and many other technology companies are reportedly rethinking and reforming how they respond to government requests for private customer...
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Friday, May 02, 2014
Diplomatic 'Hope' Destroyed? Helicopters Down as Kiev Attacks East
As the Ukrainian military launched an offensive assault on the eastern city of Slavyansk on Friday, pro-Russian militias in the area have reportedly shot down two helicopters, killing at least some of the soldiers on board while others were wounded and captured. News of the assault in Moscow...
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