Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Andrea Germanos is senior editor and a staff writer at Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
Scale of Threat Seismic Blasting Poses to Whales, Dolphins Laid Bare
Though the Obama administration in March put a halt on drilling for oil and gas in Atlantic, the dolphins and whales inhabiting the waters are still at risk, says one ocean conservation group, as proposed seismic airgun blasting to look for reserves of the fossil fuels would leave the marine...
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:30am
Stiglitz Blasts 'Outrageous' TPP as Obama Campaigns for Corporate-Friendly Deal
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has reiterated his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), saying on Tuesday that President Barack Obama's push to get the trade deal passed during the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress is "outrageous" and "absolutely wrong." Stiglitz,...
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday restored the voting rights of roughly 13,000 felons. (Photo: Sandor Weisz/flickr/cc) News
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 4:30pm
Virginia Just Took Step to Uproot 'Tragic History of Voter Suppression'
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday restored the voting rights of roughly 13,000 felons—a development aimed at stopping his state from being "an outlier in the struggle for civil and human rights." "The Virginia Constitution is clear,” he said in his announcement at the Civil Rights Memorial on...
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Monday, August 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
New Study Shows How Clinging to Nuclear Power Means Climate Failure
While it's been touted by some energy experts as a so-called "bridge" to help slash carbon emissions, a new stud y suggests that a commitment to nuclear power may in fact be a path towards climate failure. For their study, researchers at the University of Sussex and the Vienna School of...
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Floodwaters are seen on Range Road and I-12 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 13, 2016. News
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 4:15pm
"Don't Rely on Your Past Experiences:" La. Battles "Unprecedented" Flooding
Louisiana continues to battle "unprecedented" flooding on Sunday, as experts warn that the historic rainfall that sparked the rising waters is the kind of extreme weather event to expect on a warming planet. Over 7,000 people have been rescued, at least three people have died , and a state of...
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Yemeni children walk amid the rubble of a house in Yemen's Huthi rebel-held capital Sanaa on August 11, 2016, after it was reportedly hit by a Saudi-led coalition air strike. (Photo: AFP/Mohammed Huwais) News
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 1:45pm
10 Children Killed in US-Backed Coalition Strike: Yemeni Officials
Ten children were killed and 28 other children were wounded on Saturday when an airstrike struck a school in northern Yemen, medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders said.
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Texas is about to execute Jeffery Wood for a murder he didn't commit. (Photo: Kurt and Sybilla/flickr/cc) News
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 4:15pm
Texas Readies to Kill Man—Who Killed No One—for Murder
Texas—the state that leads the nation (pdf) in number of executions—is on the brink of killing Jeffery Wood. His execution is scheduled for Aug. 24, which is "just five days after his 43rd birthday, for a crime that everyone, including prosecutors, admits he did not commit,"Jordan Smith wrote at...
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Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 3:00pm
Another Democratic Party Group Hacked: 'Even Easier Than DNC Breach'
The hacker or hackers known as Guccifer 2.0 on Friday claimed credit for a new leak of information, this time from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, writing on their blog, "It was even easier than in the case of the DNC breach." Guccifer 2.0 already claimed responsiblity in June for...
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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
'Disappointed' in Obama, Sanders Calls on Top Dems to Drop Lame Duck TPP Push
'I am disappointed by the president's decision to continue pushing forward on the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that will cost American jobs, harm the environment, increase the cost of prescription drugs and threaten our ability to protect public health.'
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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 11:30am
'They're Trying to Poison Our Future,' Resistance Heats Up to Stop 'Black Snake' From Slithering Through Midwest
Resistance against a new Bakken crude pipeline stepped up this week with the arrest of 12 people on Thursday near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. "They're trying to lay a pipe across our water. They're trying to poison our future," said one of the people taking part in the...
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