Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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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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Monday, June 09, 2014
Vegas Cop Killers Awash in Anti-Government, Rightwing Conspiracy
Law enforcement officials in Las Vegas have named a married couple, Jared Miller and Amanda Woodruff Miller, as the two people behind Sunday's shooting spree in a Las Vegas shopping center. A spokesperson for the Sheriff's Department described the two as being motivated by the idea that "law...
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Monday, June 09, 2014
Kerry Indicates Drone Targeting of Freed Taliban Soldiers
Responding to questions and criticisms surrounding the recent prisoner exchange of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban soldiers, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to quell concerns about those fighters "returning to the battlefield" by boasting of his government's ability...
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Friday, June 06, 2014
'Conclusive Link' Between Fracking, Aquifer Contamination Found in Texas
Independent scientists who have reviewed a water analysis conducted by state authorities of a Texas resident's drinking well say the chemical signatures found in the water may provide " the nation's first conclusive link " between fracking operations and aquifer contamination. Though a state...
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Friday, June 06, 2014
Measure Climate-Related Destruction in the Many Trillions of Dollars: UN
Measure the cost of destructive climate change-related impacts in the trillions of dollars, says a United Nations report published Thursday. The report, which focuses on the world's 52 Small Island Developing States (or SIDS) found predominantly in the Caribbean and the South Pacific, highlights...
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