Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Andrea Germanos is a staff writer at Common Dreams.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
Canada Unveils New Anti-Terrorism Bill That Moves for 'Unprecedented Expansion of Powers'
Canada introduced on Friday new anti-terrorism legislation critics say gives spy agencies sweeping powers that threaten the public's civil liberties. The legislation is the Anti-terrorism Act 2015 , which Ottawa Citizen reporter Ian MacLeod described as "the most dramatic package of new laws since...
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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
Most Americans on Brink of Financial Disaster
Despite reports of economic recovery, most Americans' household financial security is anything but secure. So finds a report released Thursday by Pew Charitable Trusts which looks at three elements of a household balance sheet—income, expenditures and wealth—over the past several decades, and...
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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
Cuba's Raul Castro: If US Really Wants Normal Relations, It Must Give Back Guantanamo Base
In order to achieve fully normalized relations, the United States must return the base at Guantánamo Bay to Cuba, the island nation's President Raul Castro said Wednesday. The remarks follow a historic restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries that began in December. Speaking at...
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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
Gorbachev: US Pulled Russia Into New Cold War That Could Turn 'Hot'
Mikhail Gorbachev stated that the United States has pulled Russia into a new Cold War that faces the risk of further escalation. The 83-year-old former Soviet leader made the comments on Thursday in an interview with Russian news agency Interfax. "The U.S. has already dragged us into a new Cold War...
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:45pm
South Carolina City's Water Privatization Proposal Threatens Public Control
South Carolina's capital city is exploring the possibility of privatizing its water and sewage system, prompting warnings that it could spell higher costs and lack of public control over "our most essential resource." Reporting for South Carolina's The State , John Monk wrote A move to solicit...
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 3:00pm
Targeting of Homes an 'Appalling Hallmark' of Israel's Summer Attack on Gaza
Attacks in which the Israeli military deliberately targeted Palestinian homes were an "appalling hallmark" of the military offensive this summer and had the backing of top Israeli officials, an Israeli human rights organization charges in a report released Wednesday. For its report, Black Flag: The...
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:00pm
Amid White House Push for Fast Track, Digital Rights Groups Mount Call for Opposition
As the Obama administration continues its push for Fast Track trade authority, a group of digital rights groups on on Tuesday urged the Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee to stand up for transparency and Internet users by opposing the process. Fast Track , also called Trade Promotion...
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:45am
US Engaged in Massive Car Spying Program
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) operates a massive secret government database that tracks the movement of motorists across the country, documents reveal. The documents, obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union through the Freedom of Information Act, cast further light on the scope...
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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 1:15pm
Obama, India's Modi Hail 'Breakthrough' Nuclear Deal that Limits US Corporate Liability
President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced a "breakthrough" after reaching a deal on commerce that appears to shield U.S. companies from liability from nuclear accidents. Obama is in India for a three-day visit. A decade-old deal that would allow the U.S. to...
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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:45am
Syriza Victory in Greece Delivers Crushing Blow to Brutal Austerity
Update 6:26 PM : News agencies are reporting that the leftist Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras has won Greece's general election, with over three-quarters of polling results in. Tsipras told a crowd of cheering supporters, "Greece has turned a page. Greece is leaving behind the destructive...
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