Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Storage tanks for radioactive water stand at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on Jan. 29, 2020 in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. News
Friday, October 23, 2020
Greenpeace Warns 'Potential Damage to Human DNA' at Risk With Japan's Plan to Dump Fukushima Water Into Ocean
Greenpeace sounded alarm Friday over the Japanese government's plan to release stored water from the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, releasing a new report warning about the presence of carbon-14, which the group says "has the potential to damage human DNA." The warning...
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Street art that reads, "200,000+ Covid-19 deaths" near an "It is what t is" quote by President Donald Trump is displayed on a wall in Park Slope as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on September 29, 2020 in New York City. News
Friday, October 23, 2020
Despite "It's Going Away" Lies From Trump, US Breaks Coronavirus Infection Record Just 11 Days Before Election
With Election Day a mere 11 days out—and after repeated claims by President Donald Trump the nation is "rounding the corner" on the virus—the number of coronavirus cases the United States has now set a new record high. According to NBC News 's tally, 77,640 new Covid-19 cases were reported on...
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Rep. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is scheduled to be the guest on Fire Drill Friday's Fireside Fire Drill this Friday, October 23. (Image: Fire Drill Fridays) News
Thursday, October 22, 2020
AOC to Join Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Friday Focused on Planetary Imperative of November Victory
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday will be the latest "fireside" chat guest to join actor and activist Jane Fonda, whose Fire Drill Fridays campaign—which has resulted in the arrests of fellow notable actors—has boosted demands for urgent action to rein in the climate emergency. The team...
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Then-executive chairman of Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company, Eric Schmidt speaks during a National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) conference November 5, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Former Google CEO: Social Networks Serving as 'Amplifiers for Idiots and Crazy People'
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt suggested Wednesday that social networks are "amplifiers for idiots" and that the U.S. government's new antitrust lawsuit targeting the search engine giant is baseless. Schmidt's remarks came during an interview at a technology conference hosted by the Wall Street...
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Drug Enforcement Administration police are seen as demonstrators marched to Freedom Plaza from Capitol Hill to honor George Floyd and victims of racial injustice on Saturday, June 6, 2020. News
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
DEA's "Project Safeguard" Latest Salvo in Failed US War on Drugs
The federal Drug Enforcement Administration was accused Wednesday of furthering the failed war on drugs with a new initiative that purports to reduce violence but in fact rejects proven methods to achieve actual harm reduction in order to tout high arrest numbers and seized assets. The DEA...
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The Google logo is projected onto a man on August 09, 2017 in London. News
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
'Long Overdue': Justice Department Sues Google in Antitrust Case
The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday an antitrust lawsuit against Google—a filing that marks the biggest government case tackling tech power since the one targeting Microsoft in 1998. The filing is joined by 11 states, all of which have Republican governors, as Reuters noted . Rep. David...
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 Demonstrators hold signs at an anti-tar sands march in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2015. News
Monday, October 19, 2020
Indigenous Women to Financial CEOs: Stop Abetting 'Climate-Wrecking' Tar Sands Sector or Expect More Resistance
A group of Indigenous women and their allies on Monday urged the heads of major global financial institutions to stop propping up the tar sands industry and sever all ties with the sector's "climate-wrecking pipelines, as well as the massively destructive extraction projects that feed them." The...
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Trump critics hold signs News
Friday, October 16, 2020
As Memory of 2016 Clinton Defeat Lingers, Biden Campaign Manager Warns 2020 Race 'Far Closer' Than You Think
The Biden campaign warned this week the race between the Democratic candidate and President Donald Trump is "a lot closer" than some may think. The remarks from Jen O'Malley Dillon, Biden's campaign manager, came in a Twitter thread Wednesday in which she also touted a record $383 million campaign...
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The entrance to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the U.S. Capitol on September 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C. News
Thursday, October 15, 2020
As McConnell Vows No Vote on Major Covid Skinny Relief Bill, GOP Seen as Strategizing for Austerity Under Biden
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday firmly rejected putting a $1.8 trillion or higher pandemic relief package on the floor for a vote—a statement that came a day after reporting suggested the Kentucky Republican's refusal is part of a broader GOP effort to set the stage for an...
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A graphic promoting the Mourn, March & Movement for a People's Vaccine News
Thursday, October 15, 2020
To Oppose Trump Politicizing of Covid-19, DC Rally to Demand "People's Vaccine" Be Free and Accessible to All
Amid ongoing concerns about the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus crisis and corporate control and profiteering, a coalition of progressive groups on Wednesday renewed the demand for a "people's vaccine" and announced a rally for next week touting the potential medication as a "...
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