Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 3:15pm
May Day Rallies Worldwide Demand Workers' Rights
Workers on Sunday marked May Day across the globe with rallies in cities from Paris, to Istanbul, to Manila. Some of the protesters faced violence from police. According to reporting by Reuters, "Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon and detained more than 200 people after scuffles broke...
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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 1:30pm
Call for 'Revolution' Still Reverberating as Sanders, Clinton Head Neck and Neck Into Indiana
Days ahead of Indiana's May 3 primary, a new poll shows Democratic presidential rivals Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton neck and neck while observers foresee the Vermont senator's impact being felt long after the nomination is secured. According to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll,...
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 9:45pm
Daniel Berrigan Dead at 94
Daniel Berrigan—Jesuit priest, peace activist, poet, author, and inspiration to countless people—died on Saturday.
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 4:15pm
Iraqi Protesters Storm Parliament, Break Through Green Zone
Iraq's political unrest continued on Saturday as hundreds of protesters waving Iraqi flags breached the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad and stormed the parliament. Iraqi military announced a state of emergency in Baghdad, though, according to reporting by BBC News , "there has been no serious...
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 2:15pm
'Unacceptable': Kunduz Survivors Lambaste Pentagon Claim of No War Crime
"Unacceptable." That's the reaction from 27-year old Hamdullah to the Pentagon's announcement Friday that the U.S. military's deadly airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan did not amount to a war crime. His uncle was among the 42 people killed in the October 3, 2015...
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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 2:45pm
Clinton Camp says She's Been Forced to the Left Enough Already
Fresh after Bernie Sanders' call for a "a fifty-state strategy... to plant the flag of progressive politics" nationwide, new reporting on Friday suggests that Hillary Clinton's campaign won't be budged any further to the left. After Clinton claimed more victories in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland...
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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:15am
Lawsuit Challenges State's "Immoral, Unjust, Illegal" Law Banning Local Wage Increases
Workers in Birmingham have launched a federal civil rights lawsuit charging that a fast tracked bill signed into law by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley that blocked the city's minimum wage increase is "tainted with racial animus" and violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution...
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:15pm
'Outrageous Targeting' as MSF-Supported Hospital in Syria Bombed
Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that a hospital it supported in the Syrian city of Aleppo was bombed, destroying the key pediatric facility and killing at least 14 people. The medical humanitarian aid group, also known by its French acronym, MSF, said in a statement that two doctors were...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
Taking Page from Israel War Tactics, US Military Employs Controversial 'Roof Knocking'
An Israeli tactic deemed "ineffective" at preventing civilian causalities by a United Nations commission has now been adopted by the United States in its fight against ISIS, according to a U.S. military official. Air Force Maj. Peter Gersten, the deputy commander for operations and intelligence for...
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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 2:30pm
'Historic Day for Democracy': Voting Rights Restored for over 200,000 Virginians
Civil rights organizations are applauding Gov. Terry McAuliffe's order on Friday restoring voting rights to roughly 200,000 Virginians by eliminating what they call a "vestige of our nation's Jim Crow past." Using his authority allowed by the state's constitution, the governor's Restoration of...
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