Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Andrea Germanos is a staff writer at Common Dreams.

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
Murders of Earth's Defenders: The Deadly Trend Continues
"How many more people will die before the world takes notice?" That's a question posed by the organization Global Witness , whose new report, How Many More? , exposes what it calls a "hidden crisis" of murders of those who defend the earth from environmental destruction. The "overarching theme" of...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:30pm
US 'Trainers' Arrive in Ukraine for Operation Fearless Guardian
Nearly 300 U.S. soldiers have arrived in Ukraine to act as 'trainers' for the county's newly-formed National Guard as part of what is being called Operation Fearless Guardian. The operation involving paratroopers will last for six months, according to a statement by the U.S. Army on Friday. U.S...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
Reclaiming, Relocalizing, Reconnecting: The Power of Taking Back Local Food Systems
"The 'business-as-usual' model can no longer be considered an option for a well-functioning food system in the future," report finds.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:45pm
Mexican Oil Spill Leaves 100K Without Drinking Water
An oil spill in the Mexican state of Tabasco has left roughly 100,000 people without drinking water on Wednesday. The spill, which occurred on Sunday, was reportedly the result of a Pemex pipeline being breached by oil thieves . It polluted two rivers, forcing the shutdown of four water treatment...
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:45pm
Landmark Reparations Package Announced for Victims of Chicago Police Torture Regime
Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday a landmark reparations package for the scores of victims of former Chicago police commander Jon Burge who oversaw a nearly two-decade regime of torturing suspects into confessions. The proposal, reached between city officials and groups representing...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 2:45pm
Landmark Injunction Cheered as Crushing Blow to Japan's Nuclear Restart
Critics of nuclear energy are cheering a ruling by a Japanese court that blocks the restart of two reactors at a plant in western Japan. Australia's ABC reports that Local residents sought the injunction against Kansai Electric Power Company, arguing that restart plans underestimate earthquake...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 1:15pm
Booting Corporate Power, Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water
In communities across the world, people are taking back their water. Cases of remunicipalization—getting what were privatized water and sanitation services back under public control—is the focus of a new book by the Netherlands-based Transnational Institute (TNI), and offers welcome respite from...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:30pm
Blackwater Guard Sentenced to Life in Prison for Role in Notorious 2007 Massacre
Update (4:35 PM EST): U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison for his role in a 2007 attack on Iraqi civilians, which left 14 dead and wounded 17 others. The Associated Press reports that the three other Blackwater...
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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 3:00pm
No Wall Street Cash for My Senate Campaign, says Rep. Donna Edwards
Rep. Donna Edwards, who's running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), pledged on Thursday not to take Wall Street money for her campaign. In an email sent to supporters Thursday by the Howard Dean-founded Democracy for America, Edwards states: I will not accept any...
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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:30pm
Rights Groups Take UK Government to Court Over 'Unfettered and Unprecedented' Spying
A group of human rights organizations has taken the UK government to Europe's top human rights court to challenge what they characterize as "unfettered" and "unprecedented" surveillance practices revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden . The ten organizations, which include Privacy...
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