Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
49 Ukrainian Troops Killed as Rebels Shoot Down Plane
In what is the deadliest incident for Ukraine soldiers sent from Kiev to battle separatist forces in the east of the country, 49 military personnel were killed on Saturday as their transport plane was shot down by anti-aircraft fire in the city of Luhansk. Vladislav Seleznyov, a spokesman for the...
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Friday, June 13, 2014
New Offshore Drilling Leases Seen as Betrayal of Obama Climate Pledge
An announcement by two federal agencies on Friday that opens the door to new offshore driling for oil and gas in the nation's coastal waters is receiving criticism as an example of the exactly wrong course of action at a time when serious efforts must be made to transition away from fossil fuels in...
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Friday, June 13, 2014
Despite Disastrous Iraq War, Obama "Considering" Airstrikes
As its citizens brace for all-out civil war in Iraq, President Obama at noon on Friday updated his administration's assessment of the highly volatile situation in Iraq by confirming he was not contemplating putting U.S. troops back on the ground in Iraq, but that his national security team is...
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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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