Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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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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Friday, April 18, 2014
Krugman: Worried About Oligarchy? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
In an interview with journalist Bill Moyers set to air Friday, Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman celebrates both the insights and warnings of French economist Thomas Piketty whose new ground-breaking book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century , argues that modern capitalism...
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Friday, April 18, 2014
58 Killed, More Than 100 Injured After UN Base Attacked in South Sudan
The United Nations is condemning a violent attack on a peacekeeper's base in South Sudan on Thursday that left 58 people dead and more than 100 unjured. The base, according to the UN, was safeguarding civilians when it came under attack by militants wielding automatic guns and rocket-fired grenades...
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Geneva Agreement over Eastern Ukraine May Have Overlooked One Thing: Eastern Ukrainians
A day after top diplomats met in Geneva and announced a deal designed to " de-escalate tensions " in Ukraine, it appears that the actual Ukrainian separatists who have defiantly occupied government buildings in numerous cities in the east do not feel bound by the agreement made without their...
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