Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
"Consequences," warns Putin, If Ukraine Starts Killing Its Own
Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning that serious, though unspecified, "consequences" could follow after Ukrainian troops reportedly killed five pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. “If, in fact, the Kiev regime has started to use the armed forces against people inside the...
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Vermont to Make It Official: GMO Food Must Be Labeled
Vermont is being hailed as a national leader following its passage of a law requiring foods that contain genetically-modified food to be labeled, the first " no-strings-attached " legislation passed in the United States. The bill, passed by both bodies of the state legislature, now heads to...
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Unless Defeated, New FCC Rules Will Put 'Stake in Internet's Heart'
Defenders of an open, innovative and fair internet are up in arms Thursday after learning the Federal Communications Commission is about to issue new rule proposals that will kill the online principle known as "net neutrality." The death of net neutrality—which has governed the equal treatment of...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Despite Israel's Threat, Palestinian Unity Pact Announced
The Palestine Liberation Organization and the leadership of Hamas in the Gaza Strip announced an end to their seven-year political dispute on Wednesday, saying that the two main factions of the Palestinian people have signed a "historic" pact to re-unify the Palestinian governments in both the West...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
US Sending Paratroopers to Baltics As Ukraine Boils
As the Obama administration publicly warned Russia against further provocative acts relating to the ongoing tensions in Ukraine on Tuesday, it also announced that U.S. paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) based in Italy are heading to Poland and the Baltic states of...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
US Blesses Egyptian Repression with Apache Attack Helicopters
Orchestrated overthrow of democratically-elected government: check . Repression, arrest, and death sentences for political opponents: check . Mass crackdown on journalists and critical media: check . Shipment of U.S.-made Apache attack helicopters to government behind said actions: They're on their...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Clapper's Intel 'Gag Order' an Assault on Press Freedoms: Critics
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has signed an order deisgned to further wall off the public's access to the work being done at the nation's various intelligence services by banning all "unauthorized" contact betweens agency officials and journalists and making violations of the new...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
'Cowboy Indian Alliance' Steps Forward in Earth's Time of Need
In the week ahead, a coalition of tribal communities, ranchers, farmers and allies calling itself the ' Cowboy Indian Alliance ' plans to lead a series of protests, ceremonies, and direct actions in the heart of Washington, DC in order to drive home their united opposition to the Keystone XL...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
US Drones Bomb Yemen for Second Time in Two Days
Missiles from a suspected U.S. drone (or drones) bombed Yemen for the second day in a row on Sunday, with reports indicating that between 25 to 30 people were killed in the attack. On Saturday, a similiar airstrike is thought to have killed fifteen people. Media outlets, including Reuters and...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Greenwald: To Be Vilified by Powerful is 'Enormous Badge of Honor'
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has now received both the George Polk Award and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the NSA documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, appeared on CNN to discuss the honors for the first time and said that beyond the vindication those awards have...
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