Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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 A sign marks the location of a polling place on August 14, 2018 in Janesville, Wisconsin. News
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Citing Public Health During COVID-19 Outbreak, Sanders Urges Wisconsin to Delay Primary
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday urged Wisconsin to postpone the state's April 7 election in light of the public health threat of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. "People should not be forced to put their lives on the line to vote, which is why 15 states are now following the advice of public...
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"We need billions of public dollars invested directly in vulnerable communities dying from COVID-19, not spent propping up massive oil companies and unneeded projects that would trample Indigenous rights and exacerbate the climate crisis," said Oil Change International's Collin Rees. (Photo: Elvert Barnes/Flickr/cc) News
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
'A Shameful New Low': Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Alberta Govt. Ponies Up $1 Billion for Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
While the coronavirus pandemic grips the world, Canadian fossil fuel company TC Energy quietly announced Tuesday its intention to start work on the Keystone XL pipeline following an investment of roughly U.S. $1.1 billion into the project by Alberta's provincial government. "This desperate attempt...
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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
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
'Critical Victory' for Reproductive Rights as Federal Judges Block Three States From Exploiting Coronavirus to Ban Abortion Care
Reproductive rights advocates on Monday welcomed rulings from federal judges temporarily blocking three states from implementing orders that would have banned abortion care during the coronavirus crisis. "To the politicians who used this global pandemic to push their anti-abortion agenda, shame on...
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Cars on highway News
Monday, March 30, 2020
Trump to Kneecap Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards, Hurtling Nation 'Toward a More Dangerous Climate'
As the nation grapples with the coronavirus outbreak crisis, the Trump administration intends to further threaten public health and advance its attacks on environmental regulations with a new rule neutering Obama-era vehicle mileage standards, according to multiple news reports Monday. The...
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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) talks with reporters in the Capitol on Thursday, January 30, 2020. News
Monday, March 30, 2020
DOJ Investigating Lawmakers' Stock Dumps Ahead of Coronavirus Market Crash
The Justice Department is investigating at least one federal lawmaker over suspiciously timed stock transactions ahead of the market crash triggered by the coronavirus crisis. The probe ensnares, at minimum, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, CNN reported Monday...
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Mashpee Wampanoag marchers head to their traditional powwow grounds to hold a rally in Mashpee, Mass. on Oct. 6, 2018. News
Sunday, March 29, 2020
"Cruel:" Trump Admin. Moves to Take Land of Mashpee Tribe—Whose Casino Plans Irked President's "Special Interest Friends"—Out of Trust
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe vowed Friday to fight for its land after the Trump administration announced its reservation would be "disestablished" and its land trust status removed. This is unconscionable. And making this move in the middle of a pandemic seems to be a clear attempt to steal land...
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Grafitti that reads RENTFREEZE NOW! during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on March 22, 2020 in New York City. News
Sunday, March 29, 2020
As April 1 Nears and Coronavirus Crisis Continues, Demand to #CancelRent Swells
With the coronavirus pandemic causing an economic crisis for households across the nation—and April 1 rent payments due in just three days—the call for a temporarily cancellation of rent has surged. Cancel rent. — Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) March 28, 2020 The rent is due April 1st. How are...
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The Rev. Joseph Lowery speaks during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Saturday, March 28, 2020
'Truly a Civil Rights Hero': Rev. Joseph Lowery Dead at 98
Justice advocates celebrated the achievements of Rev. Joseph Lowery on Saturday following news that the civil rights legend had died. "Our beloved, Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery, made his transition peacefully at home at 10 pm, Friday, March 27, at the age of 98. He was surrounded by his daughters...
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President Donald Trump hands out pens to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) after signing the CARES act, a $2 trillion rescue package to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) News
Saturday, March 28, 2020
'Unacceptable': Dems Fume After Trump Announces Plan to Refuse Congressional Oversight of Corporate Bailout Funds
Progressive lawmakers on Friday evening denounced President Donald Trump's intention to disregard provisions in the just-passed coronavirus relief bill that would provide crucial oversight of $500 billion in taxpayer money already poised to be a "Wall Street slush fund." "This is unacceptable," Rep...
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A coronavirus message is seen on I-64 East in Virginia's Henrico County. News
Thursday, March 26, 2020
As Trump Snubs Restrictions to Contain Coronavirus, New Poll Shows 3 in 4 Americans Back a National Lockdown
While President Donald Trump rejects expert opinion and pushes for loosened federal guidelines on containing the coronavirus crisis, a new survey shows the American public would support a different approach—a national quarantine. According to the Morning Consult/Politico poll, released Wednesday,...
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