Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014
UN Climate Chief: Investment in Fossil Fuels Becoming 'More and More Risky'
With leaders of civil society, governments, and business interests in Lima, Peru this week discussing what an international agreement to address climate change will ultimately entail, a growing focus has turned to how much longer the fossil fuel industry can avoid what scientists and financial...
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Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Rejecting Pentagon Claims, Iran Denies Conducting Airstrikes Inside Iraq
Following news reports and statements from the Pentagon, Iranian officials on Wednesday denied accusations that its military has been involved in airstrikes against Islamic State targets inside Iraq. "Iran has never been involved in any air strikes against the Daesh (Islamic State) targets in Iraq...
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
To Counter Rise of Oligarchy, Sanders Pitches Progressive Economic Vision
In a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced his vision for a progressive economic agenda that he says could restore shared prosperity, reinvigorate the middle class, and mitigate a host of social crises that stem from the current system that has...
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Amid Receipt of 'Alternative Nobel,' McKibben Donates Prize Money to 350.org, Steps Down as Chair
In a letter on Tuesday morning sent from Stockholm, Sweden—where on Monday night he accepted a Right Livelihood Award on behalf of himself and the climate action group 350.org—the journalist turned activist Bill McKibben announced that in addition to donating the prize money to the group he co-...
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
EU: If Nations Are Serious, Climate Pledges Must Be 'Binding' Not Voluntary
As climate delegations from around the world leaders continue to meet for UN-sponsored climate talks in Lima, Peru this week, the head of the European Union's negotiating team on Tuesday said that if a final deal is to have the necessary strength to actually compel dramatic reductions in greenhouse...
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Ahead of UN Talks, Real Hope Placed in 'Contagious Courage' of Global Climate Justice Movement
With the latest data showing the world experiencing its hottest year in recorded human history and just months after the global climate justice movement expressed itself on the streets of New York City and cities around the world with hundreds of thousands voicing their determination to fight for a...
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Barbed Wire and Tear Gas in Cairo as Protesters Rise After Mubarak Acquittal
Egyptians enraged by Saturday's court decision to drop murder charges against Hosni Mubarak took to the streets of Cairo on Saturday where they were met by tanks, barbed wire fences, tear gas and army units ready to repel any effort to gain access to Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the 2011...
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
No Substitute for Justice: Police Officer Who Killed Michael Brown Has Resigned
Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year has resigned less than one week after a grand jury announced it would not support an indictment against him on any charges related to incident. The initial shooting and the grand jury's...
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Drone's Eye View Offers Eerie Glimpse of Nuclear Desolation in Chernobyl's Shadow
A short documentary offering an aerial view of a city that once thrived in the shadow of the former Soviet Union's most notorious nuclear power plant offers a devastating critique of atomic power without uttering a single word. Employing a remote-controlled drone over and amid the abandoned...
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Final Blow to Arab Spring? All Charges Dropped Against Egypt's Mubarak
In yet another blow to the Egyptian revolutionaries whose hopes have been repeatedly dashed since the protests they initiated in 2011 swept former autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak from power, a court on Saturday dropped all the remaining criminal charges, including allegations of murder, that had...
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