Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 3:45pm
Sanders as Veep? New Poll Suggests He Might Be Clinton's Best Pick
Bernie Sanders would be a boon to the Democratic ticket if he appears as Hillary Clinton 's vice presidential pick, a new Monmouth University poll finds. The survey (pdf), conducted June 15-19, presented 803 registered voters with six possible running mates for Clinton: Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.),...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 12:30pm
Baltimore Cop Found Not Guilty on All Charges in Freddie Gray Case
A third trial for a Baltimore police officer for their role in the death of Freddie Gray still hasn't returned a conviction, with Officer Caesar Goodson being acquitted of all charges on Thursday. Prosecutors had charged that Goodson, who drove the van in which Gray suffered his fatal spinal cord...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:15am
Historic Ceasefire Reached Between Colombia, Leftist FARC Rebels
This post will be updated. The Colombian government and the leftist rebel group FARC announced Wednesday that they had reached a bilateral ceasefire, a development being heralded as the signal of the end of over five decades of bloody conflict. "We have successfully reached an agreement for a...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 2:30pm
IMF Warns that US Needs to 'Urgently' Tackle Poverty
Invest in the nation's infrastructure, raise the minimum wage, expand the Earned Income Tax Credit, improve paid family leave, and raise the ceiling for social security contributions. These suggestions, long-advocated for by progressive organizations, are now being encouraged by none other than the...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
Brexit Campaigns Running Neck-and-Neck Hours Ahead of Historic Referendum
As the Remain and Leave campaigns make their final pushes in the hours before the so-called "Brexit" referendum , recent polling shows the British public near evenly divided on whether or not to leave to European Union. The latest YouGov poll for The Times on Sunday showed Remain at 42 percent and...
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Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 2:45pm
'Our Anger Is Past Its Limit': Tens of Thousands Rally Against US Bases in Okinawa
Okinawa on Sunday was site of a massive protest against U.S. bases, the latest in years of demonstrations, with fresh anger fueled by the recent suspected rape and killing of a woman on the Japanese island by a former Marine. Organizers say that 65,000 people took part in the rally in Naha, Okinawa...
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Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 11:00am
'Climate of Xenophobia' Gripping Europe, UN Official Warns
As more details indicate the killing of British lawmaker Jo Cox was politically motivated, the United Nations Refugee Agency head is warning of a "climate of xenophobia" gripping Europe. Speaking to Agence France-Presse in Tehran on Saturday, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said...
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Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
People's Summit: Progressive Gathering Fertilizing Momentum of Bernie's Revolution
Harnessing the broad desire for "transformative change," thousands are expected to gather this weekend in Chicago for a three-day event centered around many of the progressive issues that Bernie Sanders put at the forefront of his presidential campaign. Backed by organizations including 350.org,...
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Friday, June 17, 2016 - 2:45pm
Oregon Officials Call for Ban on 'Bomb Trains' in Wake of Fiery Derailment
On the heels of a fiery derailment near the Columbia River Gorge city of Mosier, Oregon, officials in that state are calling for a suspension to oil-carrying trains. The June 3 Union Pacific train derailment leaked over 40,00 gallons of Bakken crude, sending oil into the sewage system and forcing...
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Friday, June 17, 2016 - 11:30am
Far-Right Terror Attack Suggested as Details of Jo Cox's Killer Emerge
As tributes pour in for British lawmaker Jo Cox, new information is emerging about potential extremist group ties held for years by the suspected killer of the " champion of refugees " and humanitarian who " fought for a better world ." Cox, a Labour Party MP and 41-year-old mother of two, died...
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