Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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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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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Advocate for Justice, Dies at 76
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the famous professional boxer who was wrongly convicted of murder by an all-white jury in 1967 but later exonerated, has died in Toronto at the age of 76. "If I find a heaven after this life, I’ll be quite surprised. In my own years on this planet, though, I lived in hell...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Anti-Drone Protesters Arrested Outside US Air Force Base
Though mainstream America continues to largely ignore the fact that the Obama administration is routinely killing innocent civilians abroad, a number of individuals and organized groups in the U.S. continue to protest the use of remotely-piloted drones and the carnage they deliver on foreign...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Violent Gun Battle Shatters Short-Lived Truce in Ukraine
A brokered Easter weekend truce in Ukraine that followed on an international agreement designed to reduce tensions last week was shattered early Sunday morning when a gun battle in the eastern part of the country resulted in the death of several people. Early details vary on the exact number of...
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
New Clinton-Era Docs Reveal Insider Push for Wall Street Deregulation
Writing in the Guardian newspaper on Saturday, journalist Dan Roberts details how newly released documents from inside the Clinton administration reveal how the president's economic advisors at the time downplayed the possible negative impacts of deregulating Wall Street as they pushed for measures...
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
US Drone Obliterates Civilians in Yemen
A Yemen military official on Saturday says that at least fifteen people were either killed or wounded when a missile from a U.S. drone struck vehicles traveling on a road in the central province of al-Bayda. Among the dead, according reports, are what the official claimed were targeted al-Qaeda...
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