Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Western Nations Doing 'Almost Zero' to Combat Ebola Crisis: Expert
A top official with the global health organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, who has just toured the regions in west Africa most impacted by the ebola outbreak, says that western nations are doing far to little—"almost zero"—to combat the deadly disease and chastized nations...
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Supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan shout slogans against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a protest Tuesday in Islamabad, Pakistan. News
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Pakistan Braces as Revolutionaries March Defiantly Towards Heart of Capitol City
Tens of thousands of Pakistanis opposed to Pakistan's ruling parties and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have breached barricades surrounding the so-called 'red zone' in the nation's capital city of Islamabad on Wednesday as they fulfilled their vows to march on Parliament and other halls of power in...
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Journalists Among Dozens Arrested as Ferguson Protests Continue
At least four journalists were arrested overnight in the city of Ferguson, Missouri as they attempted to cover the ongoing street protests that have gripped the community since an unarmed black teenager was killed by a police officer ten days ago. Monday night saw another peaceful protest turn into...
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Monday, August 18, 2014
Ukraine Army, Rebel Forces Trade Blame after Civilians Killed in Convoy Attack
Dozens of Ukrainian refugees trying to escape continued fighting were reportedly killed on Monday outside the eastern city of Luhansk when a convoy of buses trying to ferry them to safety was struck by rocket fire. Both the Ukrainian Army and rebel commanders accused the other of firing the rockets...
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Monday, August 18, 2014
After Two Years in Embassy, Assange Says He's Leaving 'Soon'
Update (2:43 PM EST) : Assange elaborates on plans; Predicts changes to UK law will precipitate departure from embassy Subsequent to a morning press conference in London (see below), Wikileak's founder Julian Assange expanded on his plans for leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in a discussion with...
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Monday, August 18, 2014
Missouri National Guard Troops Ordered to Ferguson
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order early Monday morning authorizing the deployment of National Guard units to the town of Ferguson amid continued public protest and outrage spurred by the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, by a Darren Wilson, a white police...
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Friday, August 08, 2014
NYT Drops Government-Preferred Euphemisms and Will Now Call Torture "Torture"
In an announcement on Thursday, the New York Times ' executive editor Dean Baquet said the widely-read newspaper—at the urging of reporters in the newsroom—will end its long-held and widely criticized practice of calling torture by the U.S. government "enhanced interogation techniques" and instead...
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Friday, August 08, 2014
Naomi Klein: 'Our Economic Model Is at War with Life on Earth'
The book's title is not elusive: ' This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate ' Due for release in September, the anticipated new work by Canadian journalist, activist and public intellectual Naomi Klein has now been previewed in a video trailer that appears to lay out its main themes and...
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Friday, August 08, 2014
Obama Bombs Iraq 'In Order to Save It'
Update (1:59 PM EST) : Pentagon confirms U.S. military airstrikes in Iraq U.S. warplanes fired missiles on ground targets in northern Iraq Friday, the Pentagon confirmed midday. On Thursday night (see below), President Obama announced his authorization for such strikes as he justified them on...
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Thursday, August 07, 2014
Netanyahu Urges US Lawmakers to Defend Israel Against ICC "War Crimes" Prosecution
According to U.S. Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY), the Israeli government hopes that he and his colleagues in Washington, DC will do everything in their power to prevent the International Criminal Court from pushing forward with possible war crimes charges against his nation over its recent attack...
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