Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Donald Trump on Jan. 19, 2019 News
Saturday, January 19, 2019
'No Wall. No Deals.' Rights Groups Urge Congress to Reject Trump Plan for Trump-Created Crisis
Update : Confirming earlier reports, President Donald Trump on Saturday announced a proposal to end his shutdown that includes $5.7 billion for his "border wall" in exchange for temporary protections for DACA and TPS recipients—a proposal one advocacy group deemed a "cynical ploy" issued by "a...
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Family members of a victim cry when recognizing the body after an explosion in a pipeline belonging to Mexican oil company PEMEX on January 19, 2019 in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico. News
Saturday, January 19, 2019
At Least 66 Killed as Pipeline Explosion Rocks Central Mexico
Local residents were advised to take precautions from a lingering toxic cloud on Saturday as authorities in the central Mexican state of Hildalgo said the death toll from a gasoline pipeline explosion had risen to 66. The deadly fireball on Friday night in the town of Tlahuelilpan left another 76...
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Unlike the rite of passage for new Republican and Democratic members of Congress that some dub the "Jewish Disneyland trip"—sponsored by American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF)—the proposed congressional delegation by Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress, would focus on  "Israel's detention of Palestinian children, education, access to clean water, and poverty." (Photo: Rashida Tlaib) News
Friday, January 18, 2019
GOP Lawmaker Really Doesn't Want Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Let Lawmakers Know What Life Is Like in Occupied West Bank
Newly-elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) wants to offer members of Congress an alternative to the " sugar-coated " junket to Israel the American Israel Public Affairs Committee-affiliated group offers members of Congress by leading a delegation to the West Bank. For a Republican lawmaker, however...
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"The Women’s Agenda is a tangible declaration of how we will protect and defend our rights, safety, health and communities," the group states. News
Friday, January 18, 2019
Ahead of Third Annual Women's March, Group Releases Far-Reaching 'Intersectional Feminist Policy Platform'
A day ahead of a major march in Washington, D.C. and satellite events nationwide, the Women's March on Friday unveiled a detailed 70-page agenda , a document the group describes as a first of its kind "intersectional feminist policy platform." The "Women's Agenda," the group declared on Twitter, is...
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The BlackRock headquarters in NYC News
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
In Hoax Letter Calling Out Climate Inaction, Pranksters Urge Asset Manager Behemoth to Ditch 'Zombie Funds of the Apocalypse'
Because "generating sustainable returns into the future requires that we have a future," the head of the world's biggest money manager, BlackRock, sent a letter Wednesday to investors saying it would start to consider as "sin stock" companies that fail to align their business models with the goals...
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A demonstrator wears a t-shirt declaring "Water is a human right" News
Monday, January 14, 2019
As Corporate Power Threatens Americans' Right to Water, Groups Offer UN Body List of Issues to Raise With US
When it comes to ensuring the human right to clean water, the United States has a long way to go. That's the thrust of a new letter (pdf) to the United Nations Human Rights Committee as the body gets ready to review how the U.S. is faring in its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil...
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President Donald Trump listens to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, during a Women in Healthcare panel in the Roosevelt Room at the White House March 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Monday, January 14, 2019
'Make No Mistake. People Will Die': Backlash Against 'Relentless War on Medicaid' Waged by Trump
Following reporting that the Trump administration is planning an attack on Medicaid by seeking key changes in how the program is financed—changes it wants to make without Congressional approval—Democratic lawmakers and healthcare advocates are warning the proposal means healthcare for millions of...
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Statue of Liberty through the morning fog from the Staten Island Ferry. (Photo: Brian Angell/flickr/cc) News
Friday, January 11, 2019
United States Doesn't Even Make Top 20 on Global Democracy Index
A new index released this week offers a sobering look at how democracy is faring in the United States. According to the 2018 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index, the U.S. doesn't even make the list of top 20—its demonstrably "flawed democracy" notching it the 25th spot. The...
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A placard from Floridians Against Fracking urges Florida's new governor, Ron DeSantis, to make good on his campaign promise to ban fracking in the state. News
Friday, January 11, 2019
Demand for Democratic Governors to Follow Suit After Trump-Backed DeSantis Moves to Ban Fracking in Florida
Following the announcement by Florida's newly-sworn in Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that he is moving to ban fracking, an advocacy group called on new Democratic governors in other states to stand up for the climate as well as water safety and quickly follow suit. DeSantis unveiled on Thursday an...
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Monday, January 07, 2019
From Dismal Worker Treatment to Soaring Housing Costs, Seattle Lawmakers Warn New York About What Happens When Amazon Comes to Town
In an effort to warn New Yorkers about Amazon's dismal treatment of workers, harmful impact on public housing, and myriad other concerns following the sweetheart HQ2 deal that was finalized late last year , two Seattle City Council members traveled to New York City to participate in a summit on...
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