Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Anger Follows Facebook's Secret Study to Manipulate Emotions
New details surrounding how Facebook allowed academic researchers to conduct a secret experiment on nearly 700,000 of its users to determine if digital manipulation of their emotions could be achieved has spurred widespread condemnation and new fears about the power of such systems when turned...
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Friday, June 20, 2014
Talk of 'Third Intifada' Rises as West Bank Tensions Boil
As the death toll rises and clashes mount between Palestinian communities and Israel security forces, the conditions for a widespread street uprising—or intifada —are again taking shape in the occupied West Bank. Two Palestinians, a teenager and a young man, were killed in separate incidents...
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Friday, June 20, 2014
World's Global Refugee Population Highest Since WWII
The United Nations agency on refugees on Friday announced that the global population of displaced people has surpassed 50 million, numbers not seen since World War II in the middle of last century. According to the UNHRC's annual Global Trends report (pdf)—which utilizes data compiled by...
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
WikiLeaked Doc Reveals Wall Street Plan for Global Financial Deregulation
WikiLeaks published a previously tightly-held and secretive draft of a trade document on Thursday that, if enacted, would give the world's financial powers an even more dominant position to control the global economy by avoiding regulations and public accountability. Known as a Trade in Services...
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
We Are "Sinking Beneath the Waves," says Pacific Island Leader
The interim prime minister of Fiji on Thursday condemned the international community for its continued failure to address the crisis of climate change, saying Pacific island nations like his have been left "to sink beneath the waves" as the planet warms and the oceans rise. Speaking as host at the...
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
'Politically Explosive' Docs Show How NSA Wiretaps Earth
New reporting by The Intercept and a partner newspaper in Denmark reveals that the National Security Agency, beyond its well-documented close-ties to the so-called Five Eyes nations, has extensive and previously unknown surveillance agreements with other nations that allow it unsurpassed access to...
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Best Case Against Attacking Iraq? The Last Attack on Iraq
As the latest reporting from both Baghdad and Washington, D.C. reveal diplomatic machinations paving the way for possible U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, increasing numbers of people are asking President Obama—and the American people—to look at the repeated and failed policy of military intervention in...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Ukraine and Russia Presidents Talk 'Cease Fire'
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday has offered an outline of a 14-step peace plan process designed to end the months long violence and political upheaval in Ukraine following a late night telephone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The two leaders spoke Tuesday night...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
War, Oil, and Intervention as Key Iraq Refinery Sustains Attack
Sunni insurgents attempted to overrun Iraq's largest refinery late Tuesday night outside the city of Baiji but have reportedly been repelled by Iraqi Army units after a lengthy battle that left parts of the facility on fire and dozens of people dead. As the fighting inside Iraq continues, Obama...
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mass Spying on Users of Social Media Totally Legal, says UK Government
The British government has responded to a lawsuit by privacy and civil liberty advocates by releasing a 48-page document that justifies what it calls "legal" spying of its citizens who use foreign-based internet sites like Google and YouTube and social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and...
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