Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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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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Thursday, May 01, 2014
Voices of Dissent Reject the US-Friendly Narrative on Ukraine
Amid the fast-moving and often confusing daily developments in Ukraine, it has fallen to relatively few journalists and observers to challenge the dominant western media narrative in order to expose that claims made by top policy officials and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe should not be...
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Thursday, May 01, 2014
IMF Approves $17 Billion Package as Ukraine Lurches Toward Abyss
The takeover of additional government buildings in eastern Ukraine on Thursday appeared to confirm statements from officials in Kiev that the interim goverment is fast losing control of the region despite military operations and previous vows to quell protests and dismantle encampments held by pro-...
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Thursday, May 01, 2014
In UK, The "People's Assembly" Vows to Destroy "Austerity Government"
"No more cuts. No more austerity. Demand the alternative." That's the message of a growing network of individual campaigners and organizations in the UK which have come together under the banner of the People's Assembly Against Austerity and announced their promise "to take down" the ruling...
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Thursday, May 01, 2014
'No Arctic Oil' Activists Arrested After Swarming Oil Tanker
Fulfilling their promise to confront and attempt to stop a Russian oil company's first shipment of arctic oil from reaching mainland Europe, more than 80 activists from Greenpeace on Thursday attempted to block the oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov from docking in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam...
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