Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Trump's EPA proposed Thursday increasing the allowable levels of atrazine in waterways. News
Friday, November 15, 2019
Putting 'Health of All Species' in Danger, Trump EPA Proposal Guts Restrictions on Toxic Herbicide Linked to Birth Defects
Environmental and public health advocacy groups expressed alarm Friday after the Trump administration moved to increase the allowable level in U.S. waterways of a common herbicide linked to hermaphroditic amphibians and birth defects, cancer, and other harmful health effects in humans. At issue in...
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Irish schools students during the Global School Strike for Climate Action march from St. Stephen's Green to Leinster House, demanding an immediate action on climate change News
Friday, November 15, 2019
Irish Youth Activists at First-Ever Climate Assembly Implore Govt to Listen to Science
Over 150 young people in Ireland on Friday shamed lawmakers and demanded sufficient action to address the climate criris as they toko part in a first of its kind event in the lower house of the parliament. "The kids are united... behind the science that proves that we're currently in the fast lane...
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Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech on digitial infrastructure policy at an election campaign event in Lancaster, northwest England on November 15, 2019. News
Friday, November 15, 2019
To Ensure 'Genuine Public Service for All,' UK Labour Party Proposes Free, Nationalized Broadband
The U.K. Labour Party unveiled a proposal Friday to provide free broadband internet to all homes and businesses in the country and partially nationalize the major telecommunications provider. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn justified the move by calling broadband "core infrastructure for the 21st...
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An activist with a mask of U.S. President Donald Trump marches with a model of a nuclear rocket during a demonstration against nuclear weapons on November 18, 2017 in Berlin News
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
'Schools of Mass Destruction': Report Details 49 US Universities Abetting Nuclear Weapons Complex
Nearly 50 universities across the United States are abetting the "nuclear weapons complex" with involvement that is at times "direct and unabashed." That's according to a new report released Wednesday by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), "Schools of Mass Destruction:...
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Members of Rise and Resist gathered at Madison Square Park during the Veteran's Day Parade to demonstrate public outrage at Trump letting him know he is not welcome in a city he recently abandoned as a resident as well as not welcome as an alleged four-time draft dodger. News
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Progressive Groups Release Draft Articles of Impeachment to Capture 'Smorgasbord' of Trump Abuses
As the House Intelligence Committee Monday kicked off the first public hearing in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a coalition of progressive groups released draft articles of impeachment they say better capture Trump's "smorgasbord of impeachable offenses." "Trump's offenses...
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News
Monday, November 11, 2019
WATCH: Progressive Group's New TV Ad Targeting Joe Biden Shows Young Voters Trashing His 'No Empathy' Comment
"It's garbage." That's one young voter's assessment of Joe Biden's comment last year that he has "no empathy" for young people. The comment is the focus of a new television ad targeting the former vice president and Democratic presidential hopeful. It's set to begin airing Monday evening on Comedy...
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Then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes an appearance prior to the start of play during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 6, 2016 in Doral, Florida. News
Monday, November 11, 2019
GOP Groups Spent Over $8 Million at Trump Businesses Since 2016: Report
New reporting out Monday provides refreshed ammunition for anti-corruption advocates who've raised concerns about President Donald Trump's ethical violations while in office. A forthcoming report from watchdog group Public Citizen, which has kept a close eye on who's spending at Trump businesses,...
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Police patrol the Hungarian border fence with Serbia on January 18, 2019 outside Szeged, Hungary. In 2015 thousands of migrants massed on the Hungarian border News
Friday, November 08, 2019
'The Business of Building Walls': New Report Shows Companies Cashing In on Europe's Expanding Anti-Migrant Barriers
There are plenty of headlines this week marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday, but new walls in Europe are very much a big business. That's the focus of a new report published Tuesday by the Transnational Institute (TNI), the Dutch campaign against the Arms Trade (...
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Syrian soldiers are seen deploying in an oil-rich area in the countryside of Qamishli, northeastern Hasakah province, Syria, on Nov. 5, 2019. News
Friday, November 08, 2019
Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil
Pentagon officials asserted Thursday U.S. military authority over Syrian oil fields because U.S. forces are acting under the goal of "protecting Americans from terrorist activity" and would be within their rights to shoot a representative of the Syrian government who attempted to retake control...
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Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019. News
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
'Great News!': Federal Court Voids Trump Administration's Discriminatory 'Conscience Rule'
A federal judge on Wednesday voided the Trump administration's so-called "conscience rule" that opponents said would have given healthcare providers license to discriminate. BREAKING: Today, a federal district court has BLOCKED the Trump administration from providing health care workers a #...
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