Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
Wells Fargo Announces $60 Million Clawbacks, But No 'Real Accountability'
Wells Fargo, according to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), took "a small step in the right direction" when it announced Tuesday that it was clawing back $60 million in pay from CEO John Stumpf and Carrie Tolstedt, the former executive who ran the fraudulent program . The Associated Press reports :...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:30pm
Climate Commitments Be Damned, Trudeau OKs 'Carbon Bomb' LNG Project
The Canadian government on Tuesday greenlighted a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in British Columbia which climate experts and advocacy organizations say tramples Indigenous rights, threatens ecological damage, and essentially throws the country's climate commitments out the window. "Final...
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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 2:30pm
Demand Grows for Real Debate, Not 'Fraudulent Nonsense'
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head-to-head Monday for the first presidential debate of 2016. The expected size of the viewing audience is receiving media attention, with some projecting "Super Bowl-esque number potentials." But what some analysts say viewers can expect to see during the 90...
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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:30am
In NFL and Beyond, National Anthem Protests Spread
From youthful to more seasoned athletes, from on the field and off, national anthem protests against racial injustice show no sings of abating since they were sparked by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick one month ago . In fact, according to one observer, " his influence is growing...
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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 9:30pm
Clinton, Trump Neck-and-Neck on Eve of First Presidential Debate
On the eve of the first presidential debate of 2016, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump neck-and-neck. Though Clinton's numbers top Trump's, her leads are all within the poll's 4.5 percentage point margin of error. In a four-way matchup, 46 percent of likely...
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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
Questions Remain as Police Release Footage of Fatal Charlotte Shooting
Following days of demonstrations , the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Saturday released footage of the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. The release of dashboard camera and body camera footage came just one day after NBC released footage from Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott...
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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 11:15am
UN Experts to United States: Stop DAPL Now
Backing up the Standing Rock Sioux and its allies , a United Nations expert has called on the United States to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline . Echoing pipeline opponents' concerns , the statement from the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, cited the...
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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:15pm
CIA Torture Whistleblower: 'Quest for Peace Must Be Part of Election'
The CIA agent who was jailed for blowing the whistle on the United States' illegal torture program has made a statement about what the nation's electorate must demand from White House hopefuls this election season. The whistleblower, John Kiriakou , was sentenced to 30 months in prison in 2013...
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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
Obama Vetoes 9/11-Saudi Legislation Setting Up Potential Override
As expected, President Barack Obama has vetoed legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue nations, including Saudi Arabia, for any role their government may have played in the terrorist attacks. The move on Friday means Obama will potentially face the first veto override in his...
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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 11:15am
Jeremy Corbyn Easily Re-Elected Labour Party Leader
Jeremy Corbyn scored a " monumental victory " on Saturday, easily being reelected leader of Britain's Labour Party. Corbyn got 61.8 percent of the vote to opponent Owen Smith's 38.2. The Guardian reports that the 67-year-old "won a majority over Smith in every category—members, registered...
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