Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
NYT: Snowden Retained 'Espionage Act' Attorney
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to the New York Times , sought the legal counsel of an attorney expert in criminal cases related to the 'U.S. Espionage Act,' under which the Justice Department has filed multiple charges against him. "[Snowden] does not believe that the ‘felon’ label is...
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Senate Agrees: US People Can't Know Overseas Drone Death Toll
The Senate Intelligence Committee and the Obama administration agree on this: the American people should not know the number of people killed by U.S. drone attacks overseas, nor should they hope to understand the circumstances under which such lethal killings are authorized or executed. This high-...
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Comcast/Charter Deal a Dupe, say Critics
Comcast, the cable and internet service giant, is attempting to smooth the road for its mega-merger acquisition of Time-Warner Cable by selling off some its services and assets to the nation's third-largest cable provider, Charter. But critics of Monday's announced deal say neither consumers nor...
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Monday, April 28, 2014
2014 Goldman Prizes Bestowed on 'Fearless' Eco-Activists
This year's recipients of the international Goldman Environmental Awards were announced on Monday, with six individuals from four continents being honored for their "fearless" efforts and working "against all odds to protect the environment and their communities." “For the past 25 years, the...
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Blessed by US, Egypt's Assault on Human Rights in Overdrive
Less than a week after receiving news that the Obama administration had approved the sale of a fleet of U.S. Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, uproar is following a pair of court decisions Monday that critics say reveal the military-controlled government's vicious attack on human rights and...
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Assassination Attempt on East Ukraine Mayor
Conditions on the ground in eastern Ukraine remain volatile and unpredictable as Monday brought the attempted assassination of one city's mayor while another city experienced a local insurrection resulting in the takeover of government buildings. Also on Monday, the White House announced a new...
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Friday, April 25, 2014
'Drop Everything and Take Action': Activists Issue Clarion Call to Save the Internet
There's no time like the present to save the future of the internet. That's the message from the nation's largest and most active organizations focused on the issue of online freedom and net neutrality. Following this week's news that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is preparing a push to pass new rules...
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Ban Fracking! Listing Chemicals Won't Solve Drilling Dangers, say Critics
In a move reportedly designed to win back the " public trust ," a major supplier to the gas and oil industry has announced it will begin disclosing the secret chemicals used by its clients for the high-pressure drilling technique known as fracking. Critics, however, say that though the possible end...
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Friday, April 25, 2014
There. He Said It: "World War III"
Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk did not mince words on Friday as he invoked the possibility that the crisis in Ukraine could quickly spiral out of control and spark a Third World War. "The world has not yet forgotten World War Two, but Russia already wants to start World War Three...
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Right Scrambles over Red-Hot Indictment of Inequality and Capitalism
As a book by French economist Thomas Piketty has soared to the top of U.S. best seller lists and the public discourse surrounding inequality has popularized the once rare term "oligarchy" in recent weeks, the American rightwing appears flabbergasted about how to respond to the seemingly red-hot...
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