Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Chelsea Manning says He Doesn't Want Prison Transfer, Just Fair Treatment
Update (8:20 PM): Give me treatment where I am, says Chelsea Manning In an emailed statement provided to Common Dreams by Chelsea Manning via the Chelsea Manning Support Network, Manning said the following in response to the latest developments concerning his request to receive hormone therapy...
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Drone Lobbyists Buzzing over DC
With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) preparing the legal framework under which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) will be regulated in the United States, business interests from all sectors are amassing armies of legal analysts and lobbyists in hopes that their bottom lines are...
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Outrage in Turkey as Erdoğan Called 'Murderer' and 'Thief' at Site of Mine Disaster
Update (2:33 PM EST): Turkey mine disaster: grief turns to rage as hopes of finding survivors fade Following a coal disaster that has claimed the lives of hundreds of Turkish miners, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan travelled to the city of Soma to lend his support to the rescue effort...
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
'Energy [R]evolution': Nearly 100% Renewable Is Doable, says Report
Dramatically reduce carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels. Create millions of new jobs in the renewable energy sector and beyond. Democratize the energy system by increasing local control of production and resources. Not only can all this be accomplished, say researchers and experts, it can...
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
AT&T/DirecTV Deal Marks Latest in Mega-Merger Bonanza
In a move described as the latest "telecommunication mega-merger," wireless giant AT&T, the nation's second-largest carrier, has announced its intention to purchase DirectTV, the nation's single largest satellite television provider, for an estimated $50 billion. According to Time magazine's...
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
NYPD Trolled Jails Hoping to Turn Muslims into Informants
Despite an announcement last month that the New York City Police Department had disbanded a controversial surveillance unit, the New York Times reports on Sunday that the department has continued to systematically target the city's Muslim communities by recruiting individuals arrested of petty...
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Amid Eastern Ukraine Vote, Soldiers Open Fire on Crowd
Update (2:15 PM EST): Ukraine guardsmen open fire on crowd Associated Press reports: Ukrainian national guardsmen opened fire Sunday on a crowd outside a town hall in eastern Ukraine and an official for the region's insurgents said there were fatalities. The bloodshed in the town of Krasnoarmeisk...
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Saturday, May 10, 2014
The Collapse of the Bees... And How To Save Them
Two new reports this week provide key evidence that back a growing call that the destructive use of large-scale chemical agriculture must be halted in order to give the global bee population a fighting chance to regain their strength as the world's most prolific and effective pollinating species ...
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Saturday, May 10, 2014
US Agents Whisked Out of Yemen after Killing Two in Gunfight: Report
New reporting from the New York Times tells the story of how two U.S. agents—one from the CIA and the other a Special Forces soldier—were involved in a deadly incident more than a month ago that began in a barber shop in the Yemen capital of Sanaa and ended after two alleged assailants were killed...
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Friday, May 09, 2014
Koch Bros. Group Readies 'Endless Millions' for Rightwing Takeover
What can you buy with a few hundred million dollars? Americans are slowly learning that answer to that question. But the lesson isn't over yet. Americans For Prosperity—the rightwing advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers Charles and David—is prepared to spend $125 million (and...
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