Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Minnesota Democratic Congressional Candidate Ilhan Omar speaks at an election night results party on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Omar won the race for Minnesota's 5th congressional district seat against Republican candidate Jennifer Zielinski to become one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 16, 2018
#IStandWithIlhan: Supporters Reject Smear Campaign After Newly-Elected Omar Declares Support of BDS
Free speech and human rights supporters are rallying behind Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar after a pro-Israeli government group attacked the representative-elect for announcing her support of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. Omar—who along with Democrat Rashida Tlaib of...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
Occupying Office of Another Key Democrat, Climate Activists Say "Best Chance at Survival" for Humanity Is Green New Deal
Days after it targeted the Democratic leader in the House, Nancy Pelosi, the youth-led Sunrise Movement sustained its pressure on the party Friday morning as roughly three dozen climate activists with the group occupied the Washington, D.C. office of Rep. Frank Pallone (N.J.) to demand he back a "...
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 President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with Jim Acosta of CNN after giving remarks a day after the midterm elections on November 7, 2018 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
As Trump DOJ Argues 'No Journalist Has First Amendment Right to Enter White House,' News Orgs Rally Behind CNN Lawsuit
The ACLU fired off a reminder Wednesday that the "White House belongs to the people, not the president" after the Trump administration asserted in a legal filing that the president has "broad discretion" to bar reporters from press briefings. "No journalist has a First Amendment right to enter the...
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Agricultural workers in Salinas, California.  (Photo: Michael Davidson/flickr/cc) News
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
200+ Groups Call on Senate to Reject 'Pesticide Industry Loyalist' Scott Hutchins as USDA's Top Scientist
Denouncing his "strong ties to corporate agribusiness and pesticide companies," over 240 groups urged the Senate on Wednesday to reject the nomination of Scott Hutchins, President Donald Trump's pick for chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "The election last week demonstrates...
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A home burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 9, 2018 in Magalia, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise and has quickly charred 70,000 acres and has destroyed numerous homes and businesses in a matter of hours.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
Monday, November 12, 2018
Demands for 'Real Climate Action' as Death Toll From California Wildfires Hits Grim Record
The statewide death toll from the wildfires blazing in northern and southern California hit 31 as firefighters on Monday continued to battle the flames that have already destroyed thousands of structures and displaced thousands of humans and animals alike. The increased death toll comes as...
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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron accompany U.S. President Donald Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump after their lunch at the Elysee Presidential Palace on November 10, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images) News
Monday, November 12, 2018
Trump a No-Show at Peace Forum as Nations Rebuke Nationalism
Trump's nationalism was the target of international rebuke on Sunday as world leaders at the inaugural Paris Peace Forum made bids for global cooperation. The three-day forum kicked off after a remembrance ceremony in Paris marked 100 years since the end of World War I—with Trump skipping out on a...
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Sailors from the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Trenton providing assistance to mariners in distress that they encountered while conducting routine operations in the Mediterranean Sea, June 12, 2018. News
Friday, November 09, 2018
Evidence Shows US Navy Ignored Sinking Ship as Migrants Drowned and Screamed for Help
A prosecutor in Sicily confirmed this week that he'd begun an investigation into allegations that a U.S. Navy ship appeared to have initially ignored cries for help from migrants aboard an inflatable raft off Libya—a delay that may have led to the deaths of 76 people including a baby. "If the first...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
With Monterey County Measure Poised to Win, Celebration That 'Public Water Won!'
Residents of of Monterey Country, California, moved closer having public control of their water after apparent passage of a citizen initiative that has the potential to topple decades of private control. Early numbers show the initiative, Measure J, winning 54.89 percent to 45.11 percent. "A yes...
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Virginia residents line up to vote in the pouring rain at Robious Middle School November 6, 2018 in Midlothian, Virginia. News
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Now Is the Time for a Bold Pro-Democracy Agenda for America
While supporters of pro-democratic voting reforms on Wednesday celebrated a number of key state-level wins on Election Day, the Democratic Party is being called upon to go much further by making voting rights a central issue going forward and embracing a slate of changes that would dramatically...
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 Washington state could have ushered in the nation's first carbon fee if Initiative 1631 had passed. (Photo: Wil C. Fry/flickr/cc) News
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Big Oil Spends Tens of Millions to Successfully Kill Washington's Plan to Drastically Curb Planet-Killing Carbon Emissions
This post may be updated. A groundbreaking proposal in Washington state that would have ushered in the nation's first carbon fee is projected to fail after Big Oil spent record sums to defeat it. As of Wednesday morning, the Secretary of State is reporting the proposal losing 56 percent to 44...
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