Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Call to #FreeCyntoiaBrown Renews Attention on "Everything Wrong" With America's Criminal Justice System'
Artists, celebrities, and civil rights advocates are bringing renewed attention to the case of Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim who's serving life in prison for killing one of the men who purchased her when she was a 16-year-old child. "Her story," writes journalist Dave A. Love, "is the...
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With a vote likely in the coming days, progressive groups say it's urgent to take steps to try to stop the Senate GOP tax proposal. (Photo: Sean Davis/Flickr/cc) News
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
3 Steps to Take Before Thanksgiving to Stop the #TrumpTaxScam
As Senate Republicans make a speedy push to get their tax bill to a vote, the team behind the Indivisible Guide offered opponents of the proposal three concrete actions to take before the Thanksgiving holiday. The suggestions, put forth in a series of tweets Wednesday morning, include calling...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
As COP23 Closes, Climate Movement Calls for Ambition 'That Science and Justice Demand'
As the United Nations climate conference known as COP23 drew to a close on Friday, leaders from the global climate justice movement called for greater ambition to make the necessary transition away from fossil fuels. "Our job is to get out there and demand the fossil free world that science and...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
'Grab-Em-by-the-Pussy' President Slammed for Grand Hypocrisy as Trump Goes After Franken
Critics were quick to label President Donald Trump a hypocrite late Thursday after the president—who's been accused by more than a dozen women of sexual misconduct—took to Twitter to take aim at Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who has been accused of groping a woman without her consent. " Now may be the...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Richard Cordray, Who 'Held Big Banks Accountable,' Announces Resignation From CFPB
Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced his resignation on Wednesday. The Obama-appointed consumer advocate announced the decision in an email to CFPB employees, saying he will step down "before the end of the month." Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),...
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"Humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere," over 15,000 scientists warned in a letter published Monday. (Photo: NASA) News
Monday, November 13, 2017
Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a 'Second Notice' to Humanity. Can We Listen Now?
Yikes. Over 15,000 scientists hailing from more than 180 countries just issued a dire warning to humanity: "Time is running out" to stop business as usual, as threats from rising greenhouse gases to biodiversity loss are pushing the biosphere to the brink. The new warning was published Monday in...
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Caricatures of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump, and House Speaker Paul Ryan. (Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) News
Monday, November 13, 2017
"Don't Cut Our Taxes," Say 400+ Very Wealthy Americans. "Raise Them."
As the Senate and House make final tweaks to their tax proposals, over 400 of the nation's very rich individuals have penned a letter to the lawmakers with a demand that stands in stark contrast to the plans on the table: don't cut our taxes—raise them. The letter, organized by Responsible Wealth—a...
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President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) at the APEC Leaders Summit on November 10, 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam. (Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images) News
Friday, November 10, 2017
Ahead of Trump Meeting, Duterte Admits Stabbing Person to Death and Threatens to Slap UN Human Rights Expert
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte—with whom President Donald Trump has " a warm rapport "— again boasted of murdering someone, this time when he was just 16, and threatened to physically assault a United Nations human rights expert. Duterte, who's been waging a deadly "war on drugs" and has come...
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Civilians walk through the destroyed city of Sadah, Yemen, on June 15, 2015.  (Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
'Nightmare Scenario,' Declare Aid Groups, as Saudis Put Yemen Under Total Blockade
Nearly 20 humanitarian agencies on Wednesday warned of a "nightmare scenario" after the Saudi-led coalition blocked off all entry points to Yemen, a decision that cuts off life-saving aid and compounds the catastrophe in the war-ravaged country. "Yemen is the world's biggest humanitarian crisis,...
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"From the civilians harmed and displaced by violence, to the soldiers killed and wounded, to the children who play years later on roads and fields sown with improvised explosive devices and cluster bombs, no set of numbers can convey the human toll of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan..." News
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Nation That Says It Can't Afford Medicare for All Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on War Since 9/11
A new analysis offers a damning assessment of the United States' so-called global war on terror, and it includes a " staggering " estimated price tag for wars waged since 9/11—over $5.6 trillion. The Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Center says the figure—which covers the conflicts...
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