Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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A protester is seen during a climate change demonstration holding a placard that says, 'There Is No Planet B.' News
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
100 Top Economists Call for End of Carbon Economy to Usher in 'Greener' and More Just World
Over 100 leading economists on Tuesday urged policymakers to seize "the rare opportunity" at hand to wholly transform the economic system into one that rejects a reliance on fossil fuels in favor of support for a livable planet and more just world. "As we seek to rebuild our world, we can and must...
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Black Lives Matter, United Federation of Teachers (UFT), the Democratic Socialists of America, and other groups gathered on the National Day of Resistance to protest against reopening of schools and for police-free schools. News
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Teacher Protests Erupt As #DemandSafeSchools Takes Off
The hashtag #DemandSafeSchools lit up Twitter on Monday as teachers and students in districts across the country took part in protests over plans for in-person learning in fall despite safety concerns from Covid-19. Actions took place in dozens of major cities including Milwaukee, Chicago, Phoenix...
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Monday, August 03, 2020
'Worst Possible Person': 300+ Groups Demand Senate Reject Trump's Pick to Manage US Public Lands
Over 300 groups on Monday called on the Senate to reject President Donald Trump's pick to manage nation's public lands, pointing to William Perry Pendley's decades-long public record of extremist views and actions as evidence he is "abjectly unfit" to hold the office. The demand from the civil...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House July 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, July 31, 2020
Trump: Young People 'Almost Immune' to Coronavirus. WHO Chief: No.
President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that "young people are almost immune" to Covid-19—a statement that came the same day the World Health Organization chief stressed that children can be infected with the coronavirus. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking during a media...
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In this 2014 file photo, a worker from Homrich prepares to turn off water supply to a home in Detroit, Michigan over an unpaid utility bill. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images) News
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Coalition of Over 500 Faith Leaders Demand Utility Shutoff Moratorium During Pandemic
Over 500 faith leaders representing different religious backgrounds on Thursday called on Congress to ensure the next legislative coronavirus aid package include a moratorium on utility shutoffs for the duration of the pandemic. "A power, water, and broadband shutoff is not about politics; it is...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia City Hall on June 2, 2020 in Pennsylvania. News
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Progressive Coalition Urges Biden to Curb 'Excesses of Corporate Power' by Ending White House Revolving Door
A new letter from four dozen progressive groups urges the Biden campaign to commit to having "an administration that is devoid of serious conflicts of interest and unequivocally committed to advancing the public interest above all else." The effort, which was co-organized by Demand Progress and the...
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President Donald Trump exits the Oval Office and walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on July 15, 2020 in Washington, D.C. News
Thursday, July 30, 2020
'We Are Teetering on the Edge of Autocracy,' Warn Critics After Trump Suggests Election Delay
Democracy advocates sounded immediate alarms Thursday morning after President Donald Trump floated the idea of delaying the November elections, citing mail-in voting and the unfounded threat of voter fraud. "This is a coup in the making." —Robert Weissman, Public Citizen "This is a coup in the...
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pro-choice demonstrators News
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Landmark Measure to Repeal 'Racist,' Anti-Choice Helms Amendment Hailed as Step to a 'More Equitable World'
Reproductive rights advocates on Wednesday cheered the introduction of the first-ever legislation to repeal the Helms Amendment, which has prevented millions of women across the globe from accessing safe abortion care. Introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), the "Abortion Is Health Care...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Coalition Sues to Block Trump's "Scorched-Earth Attack" on Bedrock Environmental Law
A coalition of 20 organizations filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration's gutting of a law dubbed the "Magna Carta" of U.S. environmental legislation. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a five-decade old law, "embodies our nation's environmental conscience...
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Protesters march through lower Manhattan over the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police on June 19, 2020. News
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Majority of Americans Back Black Lives Matter Protests and Think Demonstrations Will Help Racial Justice: Poll
Nearly two-thirds of Americans support the nationwide protests for Black lives and racial justice that erupted after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd in late May, and over half of Americans believe the demonstrations will help boost public backing for racial justice. That's according to a...
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