Jon Queally, staff writer

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

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Sunday, June 23, 2019
'Fund Climate Solutions, Not Endless War': 22 Arrested Demanding US Build Windmills, Not Warships
Twenty-two climate and anti-war campaigners were arrested in the small town of Bath, Maine on Saturday as they held a direct action calling for conversion of the United State's major weapons manufacturing facilities into places where the urgently needed economic and renewable energy transition can...
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Demonstrators march through downtown calling for the abolition of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on August 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) News
Saturday, June 22, 2019
'Not One More Dollar': Even as Trump Postpones Raids, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib Vow to Oppose All Funding for 'Hateful Border Agenda'
Even as President Donald Trump on Saturday afternoon abruptly announced the "delay" of anticipated raids by U.S. immigration enforcement agents that were slated to begin this weekend, a group of progressive House Democrats earlier in the day vowed to pull their support from legislation proposed by...
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Activists run towards the Garzweiler open-cast mine. The protests for more climate protection in the Rhineland continue. (Photo: David Young/picture alliance via Getty Images) News
Saturday, June 22, 2019
'We Are Unstoppable, Another World Is Possible!': Hundreds Storm Police Lines to Shut Down Massive Coal Mine in Germany
Hundreds of climate activists stormed a massive open-pit coal mine in Germany on Saturday, entering a standoff with police inside the mine while thousands of others maintained separate blockades of the nation's coal infrastructure as part of a week-long series of actions designed to end Europe's...
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Saturday, June 22, 2019
Trolling America, Trump Pins Tweet Showing Him Staying in Power Until... Forever
Amid actual fears that President Donald Trump would not cede the White House even if impeached, voted out in 2020, or following a second term—the president on Saturday was actively trolling the people of the United States with a tweet pinned to the top of his Twitter page suggesting that he would...
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Saturday, June 22, 2019
Because 'Drums of War Are Beating,' Bernie Sanders Says Everything Must Be Done to Prevent US Attack on Iran
As the threat of war " looms " amidst a coordinated push by the Trump administration that has ratcheted up tensions with Iran, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling on the U.S. Congress and the American people to work together to ensure that another mistake like the...
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi applauds U.S. President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. News
Friday, June 21, 2019
As Trump Claims Power to Bomb Iran at Whim, Anti-War Voices Say: 'Where Is Congress?' and 'Peace Begins With Us'
In the wake of an aborted bombing raid against Iran called off by President Donald Trump just minutes before it was set to launch overnight, anti-war progressives and progressive Democrats on Friday are demanding an end to the era in which the nation's commander-in-chief is allowed to claim the...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
'Our Climate Is Breaking Down. Business As Usual Is Over': Campaigners Interrupt Televised Speech of UK Treasury Official
Approximately 40 climate campaigners on Thursday night "gate-crashed" a government-sponsored dinner in the United Kingdom just as a top U.K. official in the Tory government delivered a speech on live television to the country about the nation's economic health. "The real bottom line, the priority...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Critics Lament as 126 House Democrats Join Forces With GOP to Hand Trump 'Terrifying' Mass Domestic Spying Powers
Privacy advocates and civil liberties defenders are expressing outrage after the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night voted down a bipartisan amendment designed to end, as one group put it, the U.S. government's "most egregious mass surveillance practices" first...
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Sharan Burrow says political leaders need to give working people confidence in a 'just transition' away from coal. (Photo: Wayne Taylor/Sydney Morning Herald) News
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Backing Just Transition for Workers, International Union Leader Says, 'No Jobs on a Dead Planet'
The head of the world's largest trade union confederation has told workers in Australia—even as many mining members clamor for job security in the country's polluting coal mining industry—that it is time for workers around the world to band together in order to demand a renewable energy transition...
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A team from the Danish Meteorological Institute travels across the melted sea ice to retrieve equipment. Photograph: Steffen M Olsen/Twitter News
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
'This Should Scare the Hell Out of You': Photo of Greenland Sled Dog Teams Walking on Melted Water Goes Viral
In yet the latest shocking image depicting just how fast the world's natural systems are changing due to the global climate emergency, a photograph showing a vast expanse of melted Arctic ice in Greenland—one in which a pair of sled dog teams appear to be walking on water—has gone viral. The photo...
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