Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Spanish Civil Guard police have stormed several Catalan government ministries in an attempt to stop the region's independence referendum on October 1, which has been deemed illegal by the Spanish government in Madrid. (Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Street Protests Erupt as Spain Accused of Stomping on Democracy in Catalonia
Protests erupted in Catalan cities as well as Madrid on Wednesday after Spanish authorities ramped up their efforts to thwart the northeastern region's upcoming independence referendum by storming ministries and seizing nearly 10 million ballot papers and detaining at least a dozen high ranking...
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Trashing Trumpcare, Kimmel Says GOP Cruelty Forcing Him to "Politicize" Son's Illness
Late night television host Jimmy Kimmel lampooned Sen. Bill Cassidy—co-sponsor of the Republicans' last-ditch Trumpcare plan, saying Tuesday that the Louisiana Republican "just lied right to my face" about promises he made to support affordable healthcare coverage. In May, Kimmel delivered an...
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Oxfam Has Made Refugees Welcome... at Trump's Childhood Home
When can an Airbnb rental make a commentary about the U.S. president's anti-refugee rhetoric and actions and implore world leaders to do more to address the unprecedented crisis ? When the property is President Donald Trump's boyhood home in Queens, New York, and Oxfam is using it to spotlight the...
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Students from Washington, D.C. public schools participate in a post-election protest. (Photo: Lorie Shaull/cc/flickr) News
Monday, September 18, 2017
New Research Reveals Trump Riding on Wave of Increased Hate Crimes
As rights advocates continue to denounce how President Donald Trump has emboldened intolerant ideology, newly obtained data shows that the number of hate crimes rose nationally in 2016, with figures from this year pointing to a troubling trend. The data looking at crimes motivated by racism,...
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Images of British Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump are displayed at a pro-migrant rally at London's Parliament Square on February 20, 2017.(Photo: Public domain/flickr/cc) News
Friday, September 15, 2017
Assuming Muslims Behind London Attack, Trump Again Drops "Know the Facts" Rule
After a female anti-racist demonstrator was killed in Charlottesville last month, President Donald Trump said he likes to "know the facts" before responding to such violence. But once again Friday, Trump leapt to Twitter with speculative remarks, belligerent demands for action, and a push for his...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Endless War Continues as Senate Kills Effort to Repeal 2001 Authorization
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday killed an effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to sunset the war authorizations that have been used for 16 years to justify ongoing military actions in regions around the globe. Despite the failure, Win Without War director Stephen Miles argues that the vote "shows that...
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaking Tuesday at the Carter Center in Atlanta. (Photo: Screengrab from cartercenter.org) News
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Jimmy Carter Speaks Out Against US 'Oligarchy' and Trump's Diplomatic Failures
Former President Jimmy Carter has once again taken aim at money in the U.S. electoral process , saying Tuesday that it makes the nation function more as an "oligarchy than a democracy." Carter made the comments, which echo criticisms he's made in years past, during the latest " Conversation with...
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 Demonstrators hold signs at Dulles International Airport in January to protest the adminstration's then newly-rolled out "Muslim ban."  (Photo: Geoff Livingston/flickr/cc) News
Monday, September 11, 2017
Siding With Trump, SCOTUS Gives Narrowed Muslim Ban Temporary Stay
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday put a temporary hold on a lower court's ruling that had narrowed the scope of the Trump administration's so-called Muslim ban, thus allowing the government to continue to at least briefly bar entry from some 24,000 refugees. "Kennedy ordered...
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A general view of the entrance to the Akoya by DAMAC Trump International Golf Club on December 12, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo: Francois Nel/Getty Images) News
Monday, September 11, 2017
'Art of the Emolument Deal': Report Suggests Trump Betrayed No Foreign Deals Promise
Raising further questions about the president's vast web of potential conflicts of interests, McClatchy reports that the Trump family business hired a Chinese state-owned construction company to do work on one of its golf club projects in Dubai. Trump Organization partner DAMAC Properties awarded...
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Friday, September 08, 2017
'Most Brazen Corporate Wrongdoer Maneuvers in Memory': Equifax Forces Potential Victims to Give Up Legal Rights
Not only did Equifax suffer a massive data breach that potentially compromised the personal data of up to 143 million in the U.S. and then wait 6 weeks to inform the public—the credit-reporting company is directing those who want to know if they were a victim of the breach to a service that forces...
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