Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Andrea Germanos is a staff writer at Common Dreams.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 12:45pm
UN Experts to Obama: Don't Bend to CIA Wishes on Torture Report
"Your decision on this issue will have far-reaching consequences for victims of human rights violations everywhere and for the credibility of the United States," the letter states.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 2:45pm
'This Is Only the Beginning': Oregon GMO Labeling Measure Heads to Recount
Advocates of labeling genetically modified foods are cheering that an Oregon measure that would require such labeling is headed to an automatic recount. Measure 92, as Common Dreams reported earlier this month, would mandate that beginning January 2016, certain food items that were produced with or...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
Polio Workers Gunned Down in Pakistan
Four health workers who were part of a polio vaccination team were killed in Pakistan on Wednesday. According to media reports , gunmen riding motorbikes near the southwestern city of Quetta opened fire on a vehicle carrying a vaccination team of three women and three men. The attack killed the...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:15pm
Experts Urge Federal Task Force: Listen to Science. Ditch Neonics
Over 100 scientists and researchers have urged a federal task force to take immediate action on bee-harming pesticides. In a letter (pdf) dated Monday and sent to U.S. Department of Agriculture head Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy, the scientists write that...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 5:30pm
Global Survey: Internet Access Should Be a Human Right
An overwhelming majority of Internet users around the world—83 percent—believe that affordable access to the Internet should be considered a human right. That was among the findings of a survey by the think tank Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:15pm
Planet Already on 'Unavoidable Course to Warming': World Bank Report
"Even very ambitious mitigation" can't change the fact that the world has already "locked in" mid-century warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial times, a new report from the World Bank Group finds. This warming brings increased threats to food and water security and jeopardizes poverty-reduction...
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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:30pm
'Poster Boy for Malevolent Big Business' Indicted Over Fatal Coal Mine Disaster
Don Blankenship, the former CEO of coal giant Massey Energy, faces up to 31 years in prison after a federal grand jury indicted him Thursday on four criminal charges related to the worst coal mine disaster in decades. Twenty-nine workers were killed in an explosion at the non-union Upper Big Branch...
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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:15pm
Increased Fracking? No Thanks, Say More Americans
A new Pew Research Center poll has found growing opposition among Americans to increased fracking. According to the results of the survey conducted last week, more people (47 percent) are opposed to increased fracking than in favor (41percent) of its increased use. In contrast, Pew's March 2013...
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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:15am
US/India WTO Agreement: How Corporate Greed Trumps Needs of World's Poor and Hungry
The United States cheered on Thursday an agreement it reached with India as progress for the World Trade Organization (WTO). Critics, however, say deal is likely a win for corporations and economic loss for developing countries. A fact sheet from the U.S. Trade Representative explains that there...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:45pm
Food Safety Advocates Cheer Launch of Landmark GMO Safety Study
Food safety advocates are welcoming the launch of what is being touted as the biggest ever global study on the safety of genetically modified food and its associated herbicide. The 2- to 3-year, international " Factor GMO " study was formally announced Tuesday and is set to begin in 2015. It aims...
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