Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Snowden and NSA Go Tête-à-Tête over Internal Emails
The National Security Agency and Edward Snowden have entered a public battle over the 30-year-old whistleblower's claims that he repeatedly raised "official" concerns about surveillance overreach while employed by the government. Following Snowden's reassertion in his Wednesday interview with NBC...
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Thursday, May 29, 2014
John "Man Up" Kerry Faces Firestorm for Snowden Remarks
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is facing widespread criticism for his comment that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden— increasingly seen by the American public as a heroic figure for exposing government surveillance—should "man up" by returning home to face criminal charges. “This is a man who...
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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Downed Helicopter Kills 14 as Ukraine 'Fratricidal War' Deepens
Separatists in the east of Ukraine who refuse to submit to the political and military authority in Kiev have shot down a helicopter near the city Slaviansk, killing a reported fourteen soldiers including a general. Clashes have continued between military units that reject the outcomes of national...
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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Snowden: Exposing NSA Overreach an Act of 'Civil Disobedience'
In a wide-ranging interview with NBC News anchor Brian Williams that aired Wednesday night—his first with a major US broadcast network—Edward Snowden said "the most important idea" for people to remember when considering his actions "that there have been times throughout American history where what...
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Indigenous Protesters Take Aim at World Cup 'Injustice' with Bows and Arrows
Indigenous protesters clashed with riot police on horseback in Brazil's capital city of Brasilia on Tuesday as they tried to march the city's main soccer stadium which will soon play host to the World Cup. Opposed to how preparations for the upcoming World Cup have displaced people from their homes...
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Prince Charles: Climate Crisis Demands 'Fundamental Transformation of Capitalism'
Perhaps irrelevant to some—coming from a man who owes both his wealth and prestige to the antiquated (though persistent) privilege of being born into a royal family—Prince Charles of England again waded into quasi-radical polemics on Wednesday as he told a crowd of financiers and global elites that...
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Obama: 'I Believe in American Exceptionalism with Every Fiber of My Being'
In a speech rife with incongruities and contradictions, President Obama set out his vision and defense of U.S. foreign policy on Wednesday at the West Point Military Academy in New York. In the speech, Obama announced that he believes "in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being" and...
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
'Climate Victory Campaign' Paints Visions for New Paradigm
Designers, poster-makers, and benevolent propagandists for a more sustainable future wanted. That's the call from a new coalition of artists and activists who've created the ' Climate Victory ' campaign in hopes that reimagined War World II-style propaganda posters can become part of "the fight to...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Nader Gathering Explores Potential of Left/Right Alliance
Longtime progressive activist and consumer advocate Ralph Nader hosted a 'Left/Right' convergence in Washington, DC on Tuesday aimed at showcasing the ways in which those on opposite sides of numerous policy debates actually have much in common when it comes to key issues like "corporate-government...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Most Shocking for Last? Greenwald Teases NSA Spying "Finale"
Journalist Glenn Greenwald has repeatedly hinted that the largest—and potentially most shocking—revelations about NSA surveillance have yet to come. And in an interview with The Sunday Times published over the weekend, the award-winning journalist spoke about a coming "finale" that would expose...
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