Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Saturday, July 05, 2014
Afraid to Stoke Populist Ire, Obama Abandons 'Inequality' Rhetoric
As reported by the Washington Post on Saturday, President Obama is heeding the instructions and advice of pollsters and political consultants as the administration abandons its flirtation with populist rhetoric and a brief White House push to make the scourge of economic inequality a political...
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Saturday, July 05, 2014
Taliban Destroys Hundreds of Oil Tankers Fueling US/NATO War
Hundreds of oil tanker trucks have been destroyed by the Taliban outside of Kabul, targeted for supplying fuel to U.S. and NATO-led troops operating inside the country. Injuries and deaths have not been confirmed, but large fireballs were reported overnight as the trucks exploded and billows of...
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Friday, July 04, 2014
Hillary Clinton: Snowden Should Submit to US Indictments
In comments made to the Guardian newspaper on Friday, former U.S. Secretary of State and likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should return home and face charges levied against him by the U.S. government. "If he wishes to return knowing he would be...
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Friday, July 04, 2014
Defenders of Bees Celebrate Retreat of Corporate Pesticide Peddler
In a victory for environmental campaigners fighting to prevent the use of bee-killing pesticides, the agrochemical giant Syngenta on Friday withdrew an emergency application seeking permission to use such chemicals in the UK this planting season. As the Guardian Damian Carrington reports : Syngenta...
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Friday, July 04, 2014
Germany Detains 'Double Agent' For Spying on NSA Spy Inquiry
German news outlets on Friday are reporting that a so-called "double agent" has been detained after confessing to investigators that he was paid by U.S. agents to spy on the German parliamentary panel now investigating the extent of U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance inside the country...
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Thursday, July 03, 2014
Revealed: 'Collect It All' NSA Targets Those Seeking Web Privacy
Internet users who use online privacy tools or read certain websites may themselves become targets of NSA surveillance, according to a new investigation by public broadcasting outlets in Germany published on Thursday. Citing documents that refer to "deep packet inspection" rules used by the NSA for...
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Thursday, July 03, 2014
Bombings Continue as Israeli Troops Mass on Gaza Border
As tensions rise and violence continues between Israeli military forces and Palestinians, a buildup on the border of the Gaza Strip on Thursday is creating worry that a large scale bombardment or military operation of the sealed-off enclave may soon occur. Israel has launched dozens of airstrikes...
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Thursday, July 03, 2014
Climate Justice Movement: Moment Is Now to 'Change Everything'
In anticipation of an upcoming climate summit of world leaders scheduled for New York City at the end of this summer, advocates of bold and transformative action to curb global emissions and avert the worst impacts of global warming are both speaking out and readying action . This week, the...
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
'Revenge Killing?' Violent Clashes Follow Death of Palestinian Teen
Israeli security units clashed with Palestinians in East Jerusalem Wednesday morning following the murder of a teenage Palestinian boy who may have been killed out of revenge in response to recently discovered bodies of three Israeli teenagers murdered in the occupied West Bank last month. Outlets...
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Panel: NSA Bulk Spying Edges 'Constitutional Unreasonableness'
A government panel tasked to examine how a controversial program of the National Security Agency is executed has determined the Section 702 program has been "effective" in improving aspects of "national security," but that the manner in which it performs its unwarranted and bulk collection of...
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