Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Lumps of coal News
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
'History Going in the Wrong Direction' as Worst Form of Black Lung Disease Rises Again
Spotlighting the terrible human impact of the nation's continued reliance on coal, new research shows the most severe form of black lung disease, progressive massive fibrosis (PMF), is on the rise—big time. "This is history going in the wrong direction," said lead researcher Kirsten S. Almberg, PhD...
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Students, faculty, alumni, and community members take part in the final rally of "Harvard Heat Week" on April 17th, 2015. (Photo: 350 .org/flickr/cc) News
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Harvard Board Member Resigns in Protest Over School's Investments in 'Pernicious Activities,' Including Fossil Fuels
Noted climate campaigner and author Bill McKibben declared it "a sign that the message has gotten through" after a member of a Harvard University oversight board resigned in protest over the continued investments of the Ivy League school's $37.1 billion endowment in "pernicious activities,"...
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Huge Roaming Protests Aim to Make All of UK "No-Go Area" for Trump This Summer
Resolved "to make the whole country a no-go area" for Donald Trump, the Stop the War Coalition on Wednesday announced a line-up of events across Britain to shore up opposition in the lead-up to the U.S. president's visit to the U.K. this summer. "Our protest is an opportunity for millions to say, '...
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Progressives Sound Alarm Ahead of Tuesday House Vote on 'Bank Lobbyist Act'
Progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups are sounding alarm on Monday ahead of the U.S. House's vote on a financial deregulatory bill dubbed the "Bank Lobbyist Act." Declaring her opposition, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) tweeted , "We need to #ProtectConsumers, not big banks." The legislation is S...
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US Supreme Court News
Monday, May 21, 2018
'Terrible News for Workers' as Supreme Court Makes It Harder for Them to Fight Back When 'Screwed' by Employer
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to worker rights, saying that employers can bar their employees from banding together to challenge workplace abuses including wage theft and sexual harassment . MSNBC host and legal analyst Ari Melber summed up the 5-4 decision (pdf) by tweeting : "...
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Sign reads 'reproductive justice for all' News
Friday, May 18, 2018
Rep. Barbara Lee Denounces "Most Extreme Effort to Roll Back Women's Healthcare in Decades"
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and fellow pro-choice members of Congress shot back at the Trump administration's new proposal to strip federal funds from facilities that provide abortions or make abortion referrals, saying the plan shows "a callous disregard for the well-being of American women and...
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Sign reads 'Human needs, not corporate greed' News
Friday, May 18, 2018
Pope Bashes Global Financial System, Blasting 'Ticking Time Bomb' Derivatives, Rampant Inequality
The Pope just took aim at the global financial system, particularly targeting "ticking time bomb" derivatives, offshore tax havens, and the pursuit of profit at any cost—all which serve to fuel "the inequality so pronounced today." The charges are laid out in a document the Vatican released...
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A child overcome by tear gas is rushed to medics at the border fence with Israel as mass demonstrations continue on May 14, 2018 in Gaza City, Gaza. Israeli soldiers killed at least 41 Palestinians and wounded over a thousand as the demonstrations coincided with the controversial opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. This marks the deadliest day of violence in Gaza since 2014. Gaza's Hamas rulers have vowed that the marches will continue until the decade-old Israeli blockade of the territory is lifted. News
Monday, May 14, 2018
As Israel Massacres Palestinians in Gaza, 'Democrats Can't Be Silent About This Anymore'
With Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) provoking specific ire, Democratic members of Congress are in the hot seat on Monday as human rights organizations demand they raise their voices to denounce Israel's attacks on peaceful Palestinian protesters. During the day's protests along the...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (third L), his wife Sara Netanyahu (second L) Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner (C), President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (C), Israel's President Reuven Rivlin (third R) and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (second R) at the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images) News
Monday, May 14, 2018
As Israel Massacres Gazans, Trump Team's Celebration of New Embassy in Jerusalem Illustrates US Support for "War Crimes"
Human rights advocates are shattering the characterization of the U.S. embassy's opening in Jerusalem on Monday as something to celebrate—a portrayal put forth by President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Senate's top Democrat, among others—and are instead decrying the move...
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Activists participate in a protest in front of the White House October 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. News
Monday, May 07, 2018
Amid Warnings Withdrawal Would 'Put US on a Path Towards War With Iran,' Trump Says Nuclear Deal Decision Coming Tuesday
President Donald Trump just announced that he'll deliver his decision Tuesday on whether to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00pm. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2018 According to...
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