Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Monday, September 08, 2014
By Failing to Reduce Carbon Emissions, US Leads Way in Destroying Climate
The world's most developed nations, according to a new report released Monday, are not doing nearly enough to meet their promised reductions of carbon emissions aimed at keeping global temperatures from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius this century, And these nations—including the United States, France...
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Monday, September 08, 2014
Are You Ready to 'Disrupt'? Climate Movement Readies Global Mobilization
On Sunday night, a new documentary film highlighting the intertwined story of the climate crisis and the growing social movement which has grown in response to it was released online for national screenings that took place in people's home and public meeting spaces. At just under an hour long, the...
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Friday, September 05, 2014
'Disruption': Film Offers Grassroots Global Revolt as Key Answer to Climate Crisis
Ahead of a mass demonstration scheduled for New York City on September 21 that will take place alongside a global mobilization aimed at world leaders meeting at the United Nations that week, climate campaigners have been ratcheting up their messaging to make their position as clear as the...
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Friday, September 05, 2014
Poking Russia with a Stick? NATO Approves Military "Spearhead" for Eastern Europe
Citing what it termed "Russian aggression" on Friday, NATO leaders gathered at a summit in Newport, Wales gave official approval of what's been called a "rapid response force" for eastern Europe, a so-called "spearhead" aimed at countering Moscow that would include an influx of as many as 5,000...
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Friday, September 05, 2014
Nearly 500 Hundred Arrested as Fast-Food Workers Rise Up
Hundreds of fast-food workers and their supporters were arrested in cities across the country on Thursday as they stood up (and in some cases sat down) as they demanded a $15/hour minimum wage, the right to unionize, and better working conditions across the industry. In what was the largest...
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Thursday, September 04, 2014
NATO Summit Casts Shadow over Ukrainian Peace Efforts
While NATO leaders met in Wales for the first session of a two-day summit on Thursday—where issues related to eastern Ukraine were among the chief topics—officials made hopeful progress towards a negotiated settlement of the conflict in the region. Both Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and key...
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Thursday, September 04, 2014
Low-Wage Workers 'Movement' Flexes Its Muscles Nationwide
Fast-food workers are out in force nationwide on Thursday as they participate in a day of action designed to highlight the scourge of low-wages and push a series of demands to combat the persistent poverty endured by those who form the backbone of the profitable multi-billion dollar industry. Led...
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
'Worse Than Anything Seen in 2,000 Years' as Megadrought Threatens Western States
A new study warns that the chances of western states in the U.S. experiencing a multi-decade 'megadrought'—not seen in historical climate records in over 2,000 years—has a much higher chance of occurring in the decades ahead than previously realized. In fact, scientists are warning, the drought now...
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Pivoting on ISIS Brutality, Obama Orders 350 More Troops to Iraq
The Pentagon has announced that an additional 350 U.S. soldiers will be deployed to Iraq, bringing the total to more than 1,000 troops as President Obama escalates his war against the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (alternately known as both ISIS and ISIL). Word of the expanded ground force came...
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
US Bombs Somalia in Drone Attack
The Pentagon confirmed that U.S. forces bombed a location in Somalia on Monday, though spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby said the "results of the operation" were still being assessed and that additional information would only be provided to the public "as and when appropriate." Reuters reports : An...
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