Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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In Noatak National Preserve, Alaska, an exceptionally warm summer in 2004 triggered this 300m long slump associated with thawing permafrost. News
Monday, September 17, 2018
Melting Permafrost Projections Reveal Paris Climate Goals at Risk: Study
Global policymakers have failed to account for a key factor in setting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions budgets to rein in the climate crisis—melting permafrost— a new study finds, and warns that the world could exceed the global warming limits laid out in the Paris climate accord sooner than...
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New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaking Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper. News
Monday, September 17, 2018
Medicare for All Is 'Not Just Pie in the Sky': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
New York congressional candidate and democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended a key (and widely supported ) pillar of her progressive platform —Medicare for All—on Sunday, saying such systems are "not just pie in the sky" but have been proven in other Western democracies and would be...
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Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) (R) and Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) engage in a debate with fellow members of the committee during the third day of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing News
Friday, September 14, 2018
'What in Blazes Was Dianne Feinstein Thinking?': Senator Under Fire for Concealing Accusations Against Kavanaugh
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is under fire on Friday for keeping from fellow lawmakers a letter from a female constituent who alleged that controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her while the two were high school students. 'What in blazes was Dianne Feinstein...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill News
Friday, September 14, 2018
'Totally Disqualifying': Demands for Kavanaugh to Withdraw After Letter Details Alleged Sexual Assault
As other previously "confidential" documents released this week added to " serious and concerning " evidence that Brett Kavanaugh previously committed perjury during earlier confirmation hearings in his career, new reporting out Friday provides details about the contents of a constituent letter Sen...
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Solar panels are mounted atop the roof of the Los Angeles Convention Center News
Monday, September 10, 2018
Amid Demands California Goes Beyond 'Climate Capitalism,' Gov. Brown Signs 100% Renewables by 2045 Into Law
Climate groups are praising the work of local organizers after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Monday legislation committing the state to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045—a move that coincided with a direct action in San Francsico where frontline communites rallied to demand an...
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MQ-9 Reaper News
Monday, September 10, 2018
With New Niger Drone Base, Trump's CIA Poised for Expanded African Footprint: NYT
The CIA under President Donald Trump has expanded its drone program in Africa with a recently built-up airbase in northeastern Niger the likely launchpad for surveillance and bombings across the region, the New York Times reported Sunday. The expansion reflects the agency's reclaimed authority to...
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Activists rally and call on the Trump administration to meet the court ordered deadline to return immigrant children to their families after being separated at the southern border, outside Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan, July 25, 2018 in New York City News
Friday, August 31, 2018
With Nearly 500 Children Still in Custody, Rep. Barbara Lee Slams Trump Over 'Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse'
With more than a month having passed since the federal court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite separated families, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) on Friday denounced as "government-sanctioned child abuse" the fact that there are still nearly 500 children in government custody. "...
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Tip jar that says "401k plan!" News
Friday, August 31, 2018
Trump's Executive Order on Retirement Accounts Panned as 'Cruel Joke on American Workers'
Continuing his rapid-fire attack on people who are not wealthy, President Donald Trump is expected to mark the approaching Labor Day weekend by signing an executive order on retirement account rules that one advocacy group says appears to be "nothing more than a cruel joke on American workers" that...
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A grizzly bear News
Friday, August 31, 2018
In Win for Wildlife, Yellowstone Area Grizzlies Get 'Stay of Execution'
Wildlife advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge on Thursday halted a planned trophy hunt of grizzly bears in Wyoming and Idaho. "We're profoundly relieved the grizzly bears got a stay of execution," said Bethany Cotton with WildEarth Guardians. Granting the 14-day...
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family farm News
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
New 'Groundbreaking' Bill Would Put Firm Pause on Out-of-Control Food Industry Mega-Mergers
Reviving an effort made nearly 20 years ago by Paul Wellstone, the late Democratic senator from Minnesota, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would put a check on "the ever-increasing levels of corporate concentration" in the food system. S.3404, "The Food and...
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