Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:15am
Move Over Shale, Solar Is Shining Brighter With Each Passing Day
Move over dirty fossil fuels, the solar revolution is coming. That, at least, is the buried headline contained in new reporting from Reuters on Sunday which looks at the ability of the solar industry to upend the world's energy system in ways similar to recent innovations which allowed oil and gas...
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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:45am
Man Turns Himself in Over Anti-Nuke Drone Stunt in Japan
In Japan this weekend, 40-year-old Yasuo Yamamoto was arrested by police after turning himself in and admitting he was the individual who flew a small drone, plastered with warning labels and carrying low-grade radioactive material, onto the roof of the office of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:45am
Baltimore Rally Aims to Ensure Latest Death of Black Man at Hands of Police Won't 'Be in Vain'
The largest protest yet over the recent death of Freddie Gray is expected to take place in Baltimore on Saturday , with community members and a coalition of racial justice and civil rights groups planning to take to the streets in force as they demand justice for the 25-year-old black man who was...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 8:15am
After Nameless Thousands, Can Two Hostage Deaths Dent 'Kill List' Tactics?
In the wake of Thursday's revelation that the U.S. government, specifically the CIA, killed one American and one Italian hostage held by al-Qaeda in a drone attack in Pakistan earlier this year, will a renewed and possibly elevated debate on the Obama administration's so-called " kill list " or...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 4:15pm
'Spectacularly Good News for Consumers' as Comcast/Time-Warner Mega-Merger Fails
Despite a ferocious lobbying effort to get federal approval for a deal since last year, cable giant Comcast is planning to drop its highly-contested bid to merge with its largest competitor Time-Warner, reports Bloomberg news on Thursday. According to Bloomberg : Comcast Corp. is planning to walk...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:30am
While Fire over TPP is Red Hot, Demand Grows for Clinton to Speak Up
With the fight over Fast Track authority in full swing and the battle lines drawn between progressive voices opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and corporate-backed forces rallying in its favor, a growing chorus of voices want Hillary Clinton—who recently made her presidential bid for...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:45am
Sen. Warren to Those Promising TPP Would Be So Great: 'Prove It.'
Prove it. Let the American voters, the press, and the global public see and read the fine print of this so-called "free trade" deal . That's the basic message contained in a new statement released by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) after President Obama said earlier this week that she and other...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 8:30am
Democratic Trade War: Obama Says Warren 'Wrong' on TPP as Reid Says 'Hell No' to Fast Track
President Obama on Tuesday evening said that progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) who have called out the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement for being a corporate-power grab and have vowed to defeat legislation designed to ram it through Congress are simply "wrong" when it comes...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:30am
Imperative to Abandon Fossil Fuels Called Opportunity 'Too Good to Be Missed'
Calling 2015 a "critical year for humanity" and setting out what must be achieved at UN climate talks scheduled for Paris in December, a group of scientists and economists from some of the world's top research institutions is marking Earth Day by saying a commitment to "leaving at least three...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:00am
Reporters Focused on Local Needs and Woes Nab Most Notable Pulitzers
A pair of relatively small newspapers, covering stories of compelling disharmony within their local communities, have emerged as this year's most notable recipients of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, announced on Monday. A team of journalists at The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston, South...
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