Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Donald Trump Jr. delivers a speech during a ceremony for the official opening of the Trump International Tower & Hotel on February 28, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) News
Monday, February 19, 2018
Care for 'Conversation and Dinner' With Don Jr.? First Family Access Possible With Purchase of Trump-Branded Apartment in India
The Trump presidency continues to spark ethics concerns , with the latest worry concerning a trip this week by President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., to India. The trip, which begins Tuesday, is "intended to help sell more than $1 billion in luxury residential units being built by...
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Monday, February 19, 2018
Demanding 'Bold Climate Action,' Youth Rally in Washington State Capitol
Demanding "bold climate action now," young people from across Washington state are rallying in Olympia on Monday—another manifestation of youth being powerful voices for legislative action. The event , the Youth Lead the Way Climate Lobby Day, is co-sponsored by advocacy group Our Children's Trust...
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Despite wanting to gut the EPA budget, Pruitt "seems to be totally fine racking up his own massive bill for travel expenditures." (Photo: Lorie Shaull/Flickr/cc) News
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Amid Criticism Over First Class Flights, Pruitt Cancels Trip, Faces Calls for Accountability
Fallout continues from revelations that EPA head Scott Pruitt has been taking first class flights on the taxpayers' dime—because "We live in a very toxic environment politically," in his words—with the agency saying Sunday that he's canceled a trip to Israel and an environmental organization saying...
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Sunday, February 18, 2018
"The Time Is Now": Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Students to Take to Streets of Washington
Among growing calls for gun control legislation, students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School continue to deliver some of the most powerful statements in the wake of the tragedy, and on Sunday a group of them declared that "now is the time for us to stand up" and...
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 Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez shakes the papers with her prepared remarks as she speaks Saturday afternoon at a rally for gun control in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo: screengrab from CNN video) News
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Read and Watch a Stoneman Douglas High School Student's Powerful Plea for Gun Control
Thousands gathered Saturday for a rally outside the federal courthouse, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.—about 25 miles away from the mass shooting Wednesday—where speakers including survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre gave powerful speeches for gun control. Among them was...
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Because 'Nothing Has Changed Since Columbine,' Students, Teachers Call for Nationwide School Walkouts
As families continue to grieve and hold funerals for the 17 victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., students and educators are calling for a nationwide day of action including school walkouts to protest lawmakers' deadly inaction on gun control...
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Friday, February 16, 2018
For Failing to Act on Climate Crisis, 13 Young Plaintiffs Just Sued the State of Washington
A group of 13 youths just filed a lawsuit against the State of Washington's for breaching its constitutional and Public Trust obligations. Why? Failure to act on climate change. "I feel hopeful because of this lawsuit, like grass tips emerging from thawing snow." In their suit (pdf), filed Friday...
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A U.S. soldier in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan on Feb. 8, 2015. (Photo: U.S. Army/Capt. Lindsay Roman) News
Friday, February 16, 2018
ICC Weighing More Than a Million Statements by Afghans Alleging War Crimes Violations
International Criminal Court (ICC) judges are weighing over one million statements from Afghans who allege they are victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by actors in the armed conflict there, including Afghan forces, the Taliban, the CIA, and the U.S. military. The victims...
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This visible image of Hurricane Maria was taken from NOAA's GOES East satellite on Sept. 18, 2017. (Photo: NASA/NOAA GOES Project) News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Threatening the 'Warnings Upon Which the Country Depends,' Trump Budget Would Axe Nearly 250 Weather Forecasters
Among the agencies slated for deep cuts in President Donald Trump's " morally bankrupt " budget proposal is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The National Weather Service (NWS), which is part of the NOAA, faces a proposed 8 percent cut compared to 2017 levels, which would...
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Urging Peace Talks, Open Letter From Taliban Asks American People to Recognize Total Failure of 16-Year War
Two and half weeks after President Donald Trump rejected the idea of peace talks with Taliban, the militant group published an open letter to the American people urging them to pressure their government to end the occupation of Afghanistan, now in its 17th year, and engage in peace talks. The...
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