Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Monday, June 09, 2014
Vegas Cop Killers Awash in Anti-Government, Rightwing Conspiracy
Law enforcement officials in Las Vegas have named a married couple, Jared Miller and Amanda Woodruff Miller, as the two people behind Sunday's shooting spree in a Las Vegas shopping center. A spokesperson for the Sheriff's Department described the two as being motivated by the idea that "law...
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Monday, June 09, 2014
Kerry Indicates Drone Targeting of Freed Taliban Soldiers
Responding to questions and criticisms surrounding the recent prisoner exchange of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban soldiers, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to quell concerns about those fighters "returning to the battlefield" by boasting of his government's ability...
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Friday, June 06, 2014
'Conclusive Link' Between Fracking, Aquifer Contamination Found in Texas
Independent scientists who have reviewed a water analysis conducted by state authorities of a Texas resident's drinking well say the chemical signatures found in the water may provide " the nation's first conclusive link " between fracking operations and aquifer contamination. Though a state...
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Friday, June 06, 2014
Measure Climate-Related Destruction in the Many Trillions of Dollars: UN
Measure the cost of destructive climate change-related impacts in the trillions of dollars, says a United Nations report published Thursday. The report, which focuses on the world's 52 Small Island Developing States (or SIDS) found predominantly in the Caribbean and the South Pacific, highlights...
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Friday, June 06, 2014
Global Citizens to Elites: Join Climate Fight 'Or Step Aside'
More than 100 organizations representing millions of global citizens held a demonstration in Bonn, Germany on Friday as they delivered a direct message to government leaders gathered for climate talks with a simple, but urgent message: "Stand with us, or step aside." The morning event saw...
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Thursday, June 05, 2014
Brazil Readies 'RoboCop' Riot Squads for World Cup Protests
As Brazilians opposed to outrageous sums of public money spent on preparations for the upcoming World Cup protest with marches and strikes, the nation's government and its police forces are boasting that they have planned for all contingencies ahead of the games, including plans to clamp down on...
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Thursday, June 05, 2014
'We Are Resetting the Net to Shut Off Mass Surveillance'
To mark the one-year anniversary of the first reporting based on information revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden on June 5, 2013, privacy advocates, organizations, and technology companies all over the world on Thursday are participating in 'Reset The Net '—an online day of action in which...
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Thursday, June 05, 2014
3 Police Dead in Shooting Rampage That Shocks Canada
Canadian law enformcement officials are conducting an intense manhunt Thursday morning after what appears to be a lone individual went on a shooting rampage at a residential area in the eastern town of Moncton, New Brunswick Wednesday night that left 3 Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers dead...
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Wednesday, June 04, 2014
New Organization Hangs Sign: 'Whistleblowers Welcome'
A new organization called ExposeFacts —backed by well-known source of The Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg—is debuting itself in Washington, DC on Wednesday as a new place where government and corporate employees aware of wrongdoing can more safely and securely report their concerns. In the post-...
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Poll: 'Huge Majority' of Americans Willing to Pay Price to Fight Global Warming
Not only do a significant majority of Americans believe that state and federal governments should regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in order to stave off resulting global warming, according to a new poll, they're willing to pay a financial cost to help make that happen. On the...
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