Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
UN Agency says Violence at Peak Levels as Israel Flattens High-Rises in Gaza
Israel's escalated bombing of the Gaza Strip was evidenced on Tuesday by airstrikes that targeted two high-rise buildings in Gaza City that left one flattened completely and the other badly damaged. According to the Associated Press it is the fifth high-rise targeted and destroyed in the last...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Next War of 'Aggression'? US Drones over Syria Seen as Sign of Looming Airstrikes
Under orders from President Barack Obama, according to reports, U.S. drones are now conducting reconnaissance missions over Syria in what many interpret as the preface to airstrikes in the country. As the Associated Press reports on Tuesday: The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after...
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Israeli Bombing Intensifies in Gaza as Does Push for ICC 'War Crimes' Inquiry
The push to engage the International Criminal Court in an investigation into possible war crimes by Israel for it military attacks on the civilian population of the Gaza Strip is gaining steam among Palestinian political factions as well as members of the international legal community. On Friday,...
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Delivery of Humanitarian Aid Sparks Fears of Escalation in Ukraine
A convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian supplies to those living in war-torn eastern Ukraine crossed the border back into Russia on Saturday following what Moscow called a "successful" mission to deliver the aid, but what Ukraine called a "direct invasion" of its territory. The Organization for...
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Community Members Raise Voice Against Police Violence in Staten Island March
A march on Staten Island in New York City is underway on Saturday where community members are voicing outrage over persistent patterns of police violence nationwide while they also commemorate the recent deaths of several black men at the hands of officers accused of using excessive force...
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Friday, August 22, 2014
World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting at Fastest Rates in Recorded History
The world's two largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting at the fastest rates ever recorded, according to a new study based on detailed satellite imagery. Presented by scientists at the Germany-based Alfred Wegener Institute, the new research was conducted with the help of...
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Friday, August 22, 2014
US Top Brass: Striking Syria Back on the Table
At a press briefing at the Pentagon on Thursday, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said his determination is that the only way to adequately defeat the ISIS militants in Iraq is by expanding military operations—including possible U.S. airstrikes—into neighboring Syria...
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Bank of America Settlement Only Proves Invincibility of Wall Street
It's not nothing, say critics, but the U.S. government's announced $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America announced on Thursday—so far the largest associated with the Wall Street-fueled mortgage malpractice that led to the 2008 financial meltdown—is more stage-acting than justice and more...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
US Military Bars Access to News Site Reporting on Leaked Govt Secrets
The new investigative reporting website The Intercept has been declared a no-go zone for U.S. military personnel, according to sources and an internal memo which was obtained by the site's journalists and published on Wednesday. Founded by billionaire Pierre Omidar and investigative journalists...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
'They Just Killed Him': New Video Betrays Police Depiction of Fatal Shooting
New video footage from a cell phone camera at the scene of a deadly shooting by two St. Louis Metropolitan police officers two days ago strongly betrays the depiction of the killing given by the department in the aftermath of the incident. Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man was shot and killed...
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