Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Because 'Solidarity Is Key,' Labor Leaders Amplify Call for Peoples Climate March
Days before the Peoples Climate March, a number of labor leaders are helping to amplify the mobilization, joining the chorus demanding an "economic policy that works for working people and the planet." Among those releasing a statement on Wednesday is Mary Kay Henry, international president of...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Authoritarians Like Trump Pushing Global Press Freedoms to 'Tipping Point'
"Media freedom is under threat now more than ever," Reporters Without Borders said in its latest World Press Freedom Index, adding that these freedoms may now be at "a tipping point." The updated global indicator of the press freedoms journalists have reveals a grim situation, as almost two-thirds...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Because It's Time for 'New, Radical Ideas,' TED Talk on Universal Basic Income Gets Thunderous Applause
"Just imagine how much talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all," said historian Rutger Bregman.
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Monday, April 24, 2017
American Dream in Freefall: It's This Bad
Whither the American Dream? It may not be totally dead, but a new study suggests that it is certainly on life support.
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Monday, April 24, 2017
China Warns Unhinged Trump to Stop Making Matters Worse With North Korea
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping makes a plea for restraint, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley suggested the United States would not rule out using use military force to respond to additional missile testing by North Korea. The U.N. Security Council last week condemned the actions by...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Six Environmental Heroes Awarded This Year's Goldman Prize
Six grassroots environmental activists are being honored on Monday with the prestigious Goldman Prize, raising the visibility of their efforts and helping to continue their quests to defend the natural world. This year's recipients, chosen by an international jury, hail from Australia, the...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Group of Mental Health Professionals Warn Trump's State 'Putting Country in Danger'
A group of mental health professionals gathered at Yale University Thursday to discuss what they believe is their duty to warn the public of the "danger" posed by President Donald Trump. The "Duty to Warn" event was attended by roughly two dozen people and was organized Dr. Bandy Lee, assistant...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Sanders' Stumping for Anti-Choice Mayoral Candidate Draws Ire
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who's now on a multi-state tour to galvanize grassroots resistance to the Trump agenda, can boast of high popularity , but he's taking flak for backing an anti-choice mayoral candidate. Speaking Thursday at a sold-out event at the University of Nebraska Omaha's...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
A 'Huge Win' for Net Neutrality in Canada
As the Trump administration moves to gut net neutrality , Canada has just taken a step in the opposite direction, strengthening the practice of making all Internet traffic treated equally. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which regulates broadcasting and...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
Trump Further Entrenches US Military Involvement in Somalia
Two weeks after President Donald Trump gave military officials wider authority for conducting airstrikes in Somalia, the United States military said that dozens of troops had arrived in the country, a sign of increased U.S. involvement there. The arrival of the roughly 40 regular troops in the...
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