Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Friday, June 13, 2014
Solar and Wind Will Be Cheaper Than Nukes by End of Decade: Greenpeace
A new report by Greenpeace in France shows that renewable energy sources like photovoltaic solar and wind will be more affordable than nuclear power by the end of the decade. As France rushes to make expensive upgrades to its aging nuclear plants in the midst of the ongoing Fuksuhima disaster in...
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Friday, June 13, 2014
Food Lobby Colossus Sues Vermont over GMO 'Right to Know'
Vermont's Attorney General William Sorrellon has said his office is ready for a "heck of a fight" after some of the most powerful members of the nation's food industry filed suit on Thursday challenging the state's new law that requires the labeling of packaged food containing genetically modified...
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Obama Weighs 'All Options' for Iraq as Hawks Revive War Drums
As the crisis in Iraq continues to escalate, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) vowing to attack Iraqi Army forces head on by advancing on Baghdad , U.S. war hawks are pressuring President Obama to intervene militarily. Critical voices, however, warn that U.S. invasion is the root...
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Sunni Militants Vow to March on Baghdad
The al-Qaeda breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which has been seizing territory and key cities across eastern and north-central Iraq in recent days has vowed to march on the capital city of Baghdad, according to various news agencies on Thursday. ISIL statements translated from...
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Bloody Legacy of US Invasion as Tattered Iraq Teeters on Edge
The internal strife and civil war spurred by the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 is escalating rapidly. The Sunni militia that has staked a claim to areas on both sides of the Iraq/Syria border is expanding its military campaign against the Shia-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as it...
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
GOP House Majority Leader Ousted in Primary Shocker
In a historic primary upset in Virginia on Tuesday, House Majority Leader and Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, was defeated by his Tea Party-backed challenger Dave Brat.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
'Mosul Is Now Hell': Civil War Fears Become Reality in Iraq
The entire nation of Iraq is under a declared state of emergency on Tuesday after a military assault by Sunni insurgents overpowered government soldiers in the northern city of Mosul.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Japan Prime Minister's Plan: 'Kill the Whales'
Despite the international ban that took hold in 1986 and years of ensuing controversy over its "scientific" hunting, prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has sparked outrage across the world by announcing his intent to restart the nation's commercial whaling industry.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Five US Soldiers Killed in US Airstrike in Afghanistan
Five U.S. Special Operation soldiers and at least one Afghan soldier were killed in southern Afghanistan late Monday when an errant airstrike struck their position during a skirmish with Taliban forces. As the New York Times reports : The incident occurred Monday night in Zabul Province as...
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Monday, June 09, 2014
Nearly 30 Dead in Pakistan After Assault on Major Airport
An overnight gun battle at the main airport in Karachi left nearly thirty people dead as the Taliban claimed responsibility and said the brazen assault was retribution for the killing earlier this year of a key leader by a U.S. drone. Pakistan Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid claimed his group'...
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