Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 4:00pm
Watchdog Group: New Evidence US Cluster Bombs Used in Yemen
A human rights watchdog said Wednesday it has fresh evidence the Saudi-led coalition used U.S. cluster bombs, resulting in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Yemen. Human Rights Watch said it identified United States-made, ground-launched M26 cluster munition rockets that were likely used in...
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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
Global Response to People Fleeing Ravages of War: 'Callous Indifference,' Humanitarian Failure
It's a crisis of record proportions that is being met with global "callous indifference" and failed, dehumanizing responses, human rights experts say. The crisis, described as Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War Two, involves hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict, many from...
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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 12:30pm
'Crusader, Warrior, Fighter for Justice,' Civil Rights Icon Amelia Boynton Robinson Dead at 104
Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, who endured brutal beatings by state troopers during the "Bloody Sunday" march she helped organize, died Wednesday. She was 104. Boynton Robinson, who's been called the matriarch of the civil rights movement, had been hospitalized since July following...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
NASA: World 'Locked Into' at Least 3 Feet of Sea Level Rise
New research underway indicates that at least three feet of global sea level rise is near certain, NASA scientists warned Wednesday. That's the higher range of the 1 to 3 feet level of rise the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave in its 2013 assessment . Sea levels have already...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 1:45pm
'Significant Design Vulnerabilities' Plague Massive Nuclear Waste Site, Leaked Internal Review Reveals
A leaked internal review of the nation's largest nuclear clean-up site found hundreds of "significant design vulnerabilities" and begs questions about the Energy Department's transparency, a watchdog group says. The Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington houses radioactive waste from...
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Friday, August 21, 2015 - 4:15pm
New Fires Break Out at China Explosion Site
New fires erupted Friday near the site of last week's deadly Tianjin warehouse blasts —a disaster, according to one human rights expert, that further shows need for transparency regarding hazardous substances. Firefighters were working to contain the fires, three of which occurred near the blast...
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Friday, August 21, 2015 - 1:00pm
Armed With 'Advanced Killing Technology,' Humans Act as Planet's 'Super-Predators'
Humans are exceeding the bounds of natural systems and acting as "super-predators," a new report finds. The analysis by researchers from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation , University of Victoria (UVic), and the Hakai Institute, and published in the journal Science , looked at over 300 studies...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 4:30pm
As Controversy of New Force-Feeding Law Lingers, Israel Suspends Detention of Palestinian Hunger Striker
Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the administrative detention of Palestinian hunger striker Mohammad Allan. Allan slipped into a coma last week after 60 days on hunger strike, and doctors say he has suffered brain damage. He awoke from the coma on Tuesday, and pledged to resume the...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 3:15pm
Notorious Insecticides Found in Half of Sampled Streams in US
A class of insecticides linked to the decline of bees has more found in more than half of the streams in the United States where samples were taken, new research has found. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) say it is the first national-scale study of the presence of neonicotinoids...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 12:15pm
With Voters 'Feeling the Bern,' Support for Sanders Gains Momentum
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders seems to be inspiring more and more voters to "feel the Bern." Though Hillary Clinton is still the leading Democratic candidate, support for Sanders is on the rise, a new CNN/ORC poll (pdf) shows. Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, Clinton leads...
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