Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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New York Times building News
Monday, January 20, 2020
'Love Letter to Capitalism and War': Progressive Scorn Follows New York Times Endorsement
A flood of criticism has been directed at the New York Times overnight and into Monday following its dual endorsement of Democratic presidential candiates Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren after a week of self-promoted hype over its process. The Times editorial board—which publicized its...
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Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva speaks on new research on the financial services sector and its impact on income inequality, in Washington, D.C, on January 17, 2020. News
Friday, January 17, 2020
IMF Head Gives 'Stark Message' of Looming Inequality-Fueled Global Financial Disaster
Increasing inequality and the climate crisis are pushing the world towards another financial disaster, the International Monetary Fund chief said Friday—a warning, according to one anti-poverty group, that should be taken seriously. IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva made the remarks in a...
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<p>Protesters at a rally in Vancouver to show opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline on September 9th, 2017. News
Friday, January 17, 2020
Canada's Top Court Rejects BC Bid to Halt Trans Mountain Tar Sands Project
Environmental groups fumed Thursday after Canada's Supreme Court rejected the province of British Columbia's appeal regarding the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline expansion project. The decision "is a loss for local governments who want to protect the land, water, and communities within their...
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A group gathered at Wooldridge Park in Austin, Texas to protest Governor Greg Abbott's decision not to allow Syrian refugees into the state. News
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Cheers as Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order Allowing Localities to Refuse New Refugees
A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a Trump administration order giving states and localities the power to refuse to resettle refugees. "This injunction provides critical relief," said Krish O'Mara Vignarajah, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). LIRS...
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Fire and Rescue personnel run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney News
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
'Unquestionably Alarming Signs': New Data Confirms Earth Just Had Hottest Decade on Record
New data out Wednesday from federal and international scientists that confirmed 2019 was the second-warmest year on record and capped off the warmest decade on record underscores the scale of the global crisis , said climate advocates. The temperature data was released in the U.S. by NOAA and NASA...
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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) speaks during the "No War With Iran" Rally for Moveon.org at the U.S. Capitol on January 9, 2020 in Washington, D.C. News
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
'Huge': House to Consider Lee- and Khanna-Backed Measures to Stop Trump's March to War With Iran
Progressive lawmakers on Tuesday welcomed the announcement by House Democratic leadership that the chamber will take up two measures later this month to rein in the White House march to war with Iran. One of the efforts is Rep. Barbara Lee's (D-Calif.) proposal to repeal the 2002 Authorization for...
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The Northern Muriqui News
Monday, January 13, 2020
'Saving Life on Earth' for Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis
As the United Nations unveiled Monday a draft proposal to address threats to biodiversity, a new report outlined a strategy for U.S.-focused "visionary action to save life on Earth." The roadmap (pdf) was released Monday by the Center for Biological Diversity. It lays out specific steps for the...
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President Donald Trump address to the nation from the Grand Foyer at the White House on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. News
Monday, January 13, 2020
Seems Increasingly Likely Trump Just Made Up the 'Imminent Threat' Posed by Soleimani
New reporting out Monday further erodes the White House narrative that President Donald Trump was justified in ordering the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani earlier this month because Soleimani posed an "imminent" threat to American targets. According to NBC News, Trump authorized...
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Two children drinking water outdoors. News
Friday, January 10, 2020
After Approval by House Democrats, GOP-Controlled Senate Urged to Pass Measure to Curtail Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'
Public health advocates urged the U.S. Senate to pass legislation regarding so-called "forever chemicals" after the measure's passage Friday in the House. The bipartisan PFAS Action Act of 2019 , which addresses per-and polyfluorinated substances known as PFAS, passed in a 247-159 vote, largely...
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A detail of the cover image for Toxic Hangover, a new report by Center for Biological Diversity. News
Friday, January 10, 2020
New Report Details How EPA Is Promoting 'Worst of the Worst Pesticides'
A new review into the pesticide products the U.S. approved in 2017 and 2018 reveals the Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out an industry-friendly, "broken" regulatory process that included green-lighting over 100 products with ingredients widely deemed extremely dangerous. Entitled Toxic...
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