Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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U.S. President Donald J. Trump (R) and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (L) deliver remarks to members of the news media during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House March 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Monday, March 25, 2019
As Trump Gives Thumbs Up to 'Illegal Annexation,' Israel Starts Bombing Gaza Again
Update : A spokesperson for Hamas said Monday that an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire had been reached with Israel. Earlier : Israel announced Monday that it began bombing Gaza again. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at a joint press conference at the White House alongside President Donald...
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Men stand over bodies during a protest in Kunduz province north of Afghanistan, Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019. News
Monday, March 25, 2019
US Bombing Kills 10 Children in Afghanistan: UN
The United Nations said Monday that "international military forces" killed 13 civilians, 10 of whom were children, in an airstrike near Kunduz city in Afghanistan. The United States, as Agence France-Presse reported, "is the only member of the international coalition in Afghanistan that provides...
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Boston winter farmers market News
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance
Food justice advocates heaped praise on Boston Monday after the city's legislative body unanimously passed an ordinance that boosts the local economy and environment as well as workers, animal welfare, and healthful eating. "With this passage, Boston has loosened the stranglehold that corporations...
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People hold posters during a demonstration by Venezuelans against foreign intervention under the slogan #VenezuelaQuierePaz (Venezuela Wants Peace) at United States Embassy on February 18, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. News
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
16 Years After US Invaded Iraq, Anti-War Groups Demand No Regime Change in Venezuela
Anti-war voices are marking the 16th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq with a demand the U.S. government not take a page out of the same playbook and unleash similar catastrophe and carnage in Venezuela. "Thousands of U.S. soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis lost their lives...
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A fire erupted Sunday at a petrochemical plant in Deer Park, Texas. News
Monday, March 18, 2019
Fire at Houston-Area Petrochemical Plant Rages as Company's History of Violations Gets Renewed Scrutiny
A petrochemical plant near Houston continued to burn for a second day on Monday, raising questions about the quality and safety of the air. The Deer Park facility is owned by Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC), which said the fire broke out at roughly 10:30am Sunday. Seven tanks are involved...
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The Nebraska National Guard prepares to carry out an air rescue near Arlington. News
Monday, March 18, 2019
'Off the Charts': Catastrophic Flooding Wallops Midwest
Nebraska residents are bracing for more record-breaking river levels as major flooding continues to affect portions of the Midwest. The still-unfolding catastrophe caused at least three known deaths across the region. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Sunday that 17 locations...
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Demonstrators take part in a climate march on Oct. 13, 2018 in Paris. News
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Enough Inaction: Green Groups Sue to Make France Act Boldly on Climate Crisis
Four advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against France on Thursday for failing to take necessary action to tackle the climate crisis. The French groups—Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme (FNH), Greenpeace France, Notre Affaire à Tous, and Oxfam France—filed their case, which they've dubbed "l'Affaire...
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"Marie Antoinette" sat in the audience for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's hearing before the House Oversight Committee on Thursday. News
Thursday, March 14, 2019
'Marie Antoinette' Comes to House Hearing So Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Has a Partner in Arms
Marie Antoinette traveled over two centuries into the future to express solidarity with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at a House hearing Thursday. "Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and several other members of Trump World had #LetThemEatCake moments during the government shutdown," said progressive...
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President Donald Trump holds up a chart of military hardware sales as he meets with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office at the White House on March 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Trump Admin to World: Your Human Rights Record Doesn't Matter So Long As We Get Ours
President Donald Trump's State Department was remarkably candid in its annual human rights report. "The policy of this administration is to engage with other governments, regardless of their record, if doing so will further U.S. interests," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo writes in the preface to...
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 the Exeter River ends and the Squamscott River begins News
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
New Hampshire Town Passes Game-Changing Climate Ordinance
Voters in Exeter, New Hampshire, fearing the impact on their community from a planned pipeline project, declared Tuesday that their town's right to a safe and healthy climate trumps corporate profits. "Our right to a healthy climate is an unalienable right," said Maura Fay, co-founder of the...
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