Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

Articles by this author

Immigrant rights advocates marched to Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma on Saturday, July 20, 2019. News
Saturday, July 20, 2019
'Close the Camps!': Protesters March Against Trump's Plan to Imprison Migrant Kids at Site of Japanese, Indigenous Incarceration
Hundreds of activists rallied in over 100° heat in Lawton, Oklahoma on Saturday to demand the Trump administration stop the incarceration of asylum-seeking children. "Close the camps!" the crowd of protesters shouted on their march to Fort Sill. WATCH LIVE #CloseTheCamps pic.twitter.com/8ETn87ZNB3...
Read more
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) walks in the Independence Day parade with supporters in Ames, Iowa. News
Saturday, July 20, 2019
'This Man Can Beat Trump': Sanders Viewed Most Favorably of 2020 Democratic Candidates
A new Gallup poll showed that Bernie Sanders is the most favorably viewed contender for the Democratic presidential ticket. Gallup released the results of the poll on Friday. It was conducted July 1-12, after first round of Democratic debates, and measured 10 Democratic White House hopefuls...
Read more
The Longview Power Plant, a coal-fired plant, stands on August 21, 2018 in Maidsville, West Virginia. News
Friday, July 19, 2019
Giving 'Upper Hand to Corporate Polluters,' EPA Drops Surprise Inspections
President Donald Trump's EPA is provoking criticism once again, this time over a new "no surprises" policy stopping unannounced visits to power, chemical, and waste facilities. "The Trump @EPA is just chucking aside any flimsy pretense that they care about upholding environmental laws, enforcing...
Read more
News
Friday, July 19, 2019
'Catastrophic,' 'Beyond Shameful,' and 'Xenophobia-Fueled' Trump Admin. Panned Over Proposal to Slash Refugee Cap to Zero
Human rights advocates said the Trump administration would be making a "catastrophic" and "grave error" if it followed through on a newly-reported proposal to slash refugee admissions to zero next year. "It is beyond shameful and a new low, even for this administration, to even consider accepting...
Read more
Rep. Ilhan Omar News
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
'Groundbreaking': Rep. Ilhan Omar Praised for New Resolution Affirming Right to Engage in Boycotts
Rep. Ilhan Omar drew praise for introducing a resolution on Wednesday affirming the use of boycotts as constitutionally-protected free speech and a tactic for effecting social change. "This is HISTORIC!" tweeted antiwar group CodePink. Co-sponsored by Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and John...
Read more
Close-up of sign with logo on facade of the regional headquarters of ecommerce company Amazon in the Silicon Valley town of Sunnyvale, California, October 28, 2018. News
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
As Amazon Faces Grilling in Congress, EU Launches Antitrust Probe of Online Behemoth
A day after Amazon faced grilling at a U.S. House hearing, the European Commission announced Wednesday it's launching an antitrust probe into the online behemoth. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement that she will "take a very close look at Amazon's business practices and its dual...
Read more
 An Election Countdown Calendar hangs at ActBlue in Somerville, Mass. on Nov. 13, 2018. News
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Showing Fired-Up Small-Dollar Donors, Democratic Fundraising Platform ActBlue Processed Record $420 Million So Far This Year
Online fundraising platform ActBlue said Wednesday that 3.3 million supporters gave over $420 million so far this year to roughly 8,700 Democratic campaigns and left-leaning organizations, a haul it said was a testament to the surging "small dollar army" of donors. The average donation for the...
Read more
Women hold signs and chant during a rally for reproductive rights on June 09, 2019 in Sydney News
Monday, July 15, 2019
Describing 'Future We Want to Live In' Scores of Groups Unveil New Blueprint for Reproductive Rights
Nearly 80 organizations on Monday unveiled a sweeping policy agenda intended to improve sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights. "We can do more than fight back—it's time to move forward," women's rights group UltraViolet said in a tweet about the plan. Entitled Blueprint for Sexual and...
Read more
A vast expanse of toxic waste fills the tailings dam on April 21, 2011, frequently whipped up by strong winds dumping mllions of tonnes of radioactive materials toward surounding villages where farmers blame the state-owned giant Baogang Group, China's largest producer of rare earths and a major iron ore miner and steel producer, for poisoning their fields and ruining their livelihoods near Baotou city in Inner Mongolia News
Monday, July 15, 2019
Amid China Trade Tensions, Pentagon Eyes Toxic Rare Earths Development in US
New reporting reveals that the Pentagon is eyeing the development of so-called "rare earths" in the U.S., a move that could make the country less reliant on industry-dominating China amid trade tensions between the two nations, and would bring steep environmental costs. Reuters reported on the...
Read more
Demonstrators seen holding placards during the "Stop The Bans Day of Action for Abortion Rights" rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, July 12, 2019
'We Cannot Overstate the Harm This Decision Will Have': Oklahoma Judge Upholds Ban on Common Abortion Procedure
The Center for Reproductive Rights on Friday announced its intention to keep fighting after an Oklahoma court upheld a ban on a common abortion procedure. "We cannot overstate the harm this decision will have on women in Oklahoma," said Julie Rikelman, litigation director at the Center for...
Read more

Pages