Jon Queally, staff writer

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

Articles by this author

News
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Russians Strike Back Against Western Nations with One-Year Food Import Ban
Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev on Thursday officially announced Russia's one year ban on a wide array of food imports—including beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products—from western nations as a response to economic sanctions imposed against it by the United States, the European Union,...
Read more
News
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Snowden Given Three-Year Residence Permit in Russia
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has received a three-year residency permit from the Russian government, a lawyer representing him in Moscow announced Thursday. "The decision on the application has been taken and therefore starting Aug. 1 2014 Edward Snowden has received a three-year residential...
Read more
News
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Bubbles in the Sea, Craters in Earth Spark New Methane Worries
The headline in Nature World News on Tuesday was not subtle. 'We're F'd,' it stated caustically. The subject? Methane plumes rising from the seabed witnessed by ocean researchers in the Arctic in recent weeks. Seen by a team of international scientists led by Professor Örjan Gustafsson from...
Read more
News
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
'Too Big To Fail' Banks: Bigger, Badder... and Here To Stay
Nearly six years after the financial crisis of 2008 that helped spur a global economic meltdown, federal regulators in the U.S. on Tuesday declared that much-touted reforms designed to curb the threat of so-called 'Too Big To Fail' banks have done not nearly enough to end the prospect that...
Read more
News
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
"Mission Accomplished": Israel Withdraws Troops After Nearly 1,900 Killed in Gaza
A 72-hour cease fire has commenced between Palestinian factions and Israel on Tuesday and IDF ground forces have reportedly withdrawn from the Gaza Strip after a nearly month-long bombardment and military offensive that left nearly 1,900 Palestinians dead— including huge numbers of civilians and...
Read more
News
Monday, August 04, 2014
Ohio City Lifts Drinking Water Ban, But Fears Remain over Lake Erie Toxins
The mayor of Toledo, Ohio on Monday morning announced that in conjuncture with the state EPA he was lifting the emergency "do not drink" order that had left nearly half a million city and nearby residents without water over the weekend following the detection of dangerous levels of microcystin, a...
Read more
News
Monday, August 04, 2014
Report: Israel Spied on John Kerry Amid 'Peace Talks' Push
Israel's intelligence service Mossad spied on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly in 2013 as he tried to broker a new round of peace talks between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority, the German news magazine Der Speigel reported on Sunday. Citing "several intelligence...
Read more
News
Monday, August 04, 2014
Greenwald: NSA Docs Show 'Israeli Action in Gaza has US Fingerprints All Over It'
A new analysis of the intelligence and military relationship between the U.S. and Israeli governments—bolstered by new top secret NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden—exposes the deep complicity of American foreign policy when it comes to enabling Israel's continued occupation of the Palestinian...
Read more
News
Friday, August 01, 2014
Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks'
In remarks made during a White House briefing on Friday, President Obama summarized the history of CIA abusive practices in the wake of the 9/11 attacks by asking people to remember "how afraid people" were at the time after he acknowledged plainly, "We tortured some folks." The comments come amid...
Read more
News
Friday, August 01, 2014
Israel's Military Censors Demand 'Prior Review' of NYT's Gaza Reporting
Following its reporting of the latest events in the Gaza Strip on Friday, including available details about an IDF soldier captured by Hamas soldiers early in the day, the New York Times was contacted by Israel's military censor and told that future reporting related to the capture would need to be...
Read more

Pages