Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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New Yorkers in need receive free produce, dry goods, and meat at a Food Bank for New York City distribution event at the Barclays Center on July 30, 2020 in New York City. News
Friday, January 22, 2021
Biden Orders on Food Aid Heralded as 'Most Significant Anti-Hunger Actions in Modern Times'
Social justice organizations and Democratic lawmakers on Friday welcomed President Joe Biden's expected executive actions boosting federal food aid as part of a broader and immediate coronavirus relief effort. "As someone who has relied on food stamps and works in Congress to make sure we continue...
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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon attends a policy forum with President Donald Trump in the State Dining Room at the White House February 3, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, January 22, 2021
As Economic Suffering Grips Regular Americans, Wall Street Behemoths Ready Feast of Stock Buybacks
For millions of regular Americans, the end of 2020 was marked by economic distress , with millions suffering pandemic-triggered job losses—and thus the loss of their employer-tied health insurance—still waiting on robust economic relief from federal lawmakers, and facing a weak social safety net...
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oil rig News
Thursday, January 21, 2021
"Let's Turn This 'Temporary Halt' to Permanent Ban": Biden Praised for Pause on Drilling Leases
President Joe Biden signaled his intention Wednesday to follow through on a campaign promise with a 60-day pause on new leases for oil and gas drilling on public lands. The action is one of several climate-related actions the new administration has taken in its first hours. According to The Hill ,...
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A child wears a protective mask and holds a sign during a protest as part of the Fridays for Future movement to call for action against climate change on October 9, 2020 in Turin, Italy. News
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
'The Last Administration Able to Act in Time': Youth Climate Leaders Say Global Future Depends on Boldness of Biden
Fed up with "empty promises" from world leaders, a dozen youth activists on Wednesday demanded newly sworn-in President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take swift and bold climate action—even more far-reaching than promised on the campaign trail—stating that their "present and future...
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The Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant owned by Xcel Energy and located in Becker, Minnesota News
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
'Major Win for the Planet': Federal Court Strikes Down Trump Coal Power Plant Rule
Climate campaigners welcomed a federal court's decision Tuesday to strike down the Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy rule—dubbed by its critics the "Dirty Power" rule—which loosened restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. "A failure by Trump is a major win for the...
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President Donald Trump hugs the U.S. flag during CPAC 2019 on March 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Ahistorical 1776 Report Issued by Trump Denounced as 'Racist Garbage' and 'Most On-Brand Thing Possible'
The Trump administration was accused Monday of "reaffirming its commitment to racism above all else" with the release the so-called "1776 Report" that whitewashes slavery and asserts universities are pushing anti-Americanism by exploring the nation's roots of oppression, cruelty, exploitation, and...
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economic justice signs News
Monday, January 18, 2021
Poor People's Campaign MLK Day Message to Biden: Act on Bold Agenda to Heal Nation
The Poor People's Campaign marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday by urging the incoming Biden administration to swiftly act on a suite of policy priorities that make up a "reconstruction and restoration agenda" to move the nation forward. "We know that in order to heal this nation we must lift...
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Bloomington, Indiana anti-death-penalty activist Glenda Breeden holds a lamp on Jan. 12, 2021 while protesting against the then-pending execution of Lisa Montgomery, and two others, at Terre Haute Federal Prison this week. Montgomery was to be put to death on Wednesday. News
Friday, January 15, 2021
Amid Trump Killing Spree, Family of Martin Luther King Jr Joins Chorus Demanding: 'Abolish the Death Penalty'
Human rights defenders issued fresh calls for the U.S. to end the death penalty after the Trump administration late Thursday—the eve of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday—executed Corey Johnson, the twelfth person the federal government has killed in the last six months. The administration has...
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activists urge end to Wall Street bankrolling climate crisis News
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Trump Rule Aimed at Forcing Banks to Fund Gun Makers and Big Oil Called 'Parting Gift' to Corporate Cronies
The Trump administration was accused Thursday of giving a "parting gift" to fossil fuel companies with a finalized rule that seeks to prevent large financial institutions from refusing to lend to specific sectors in a purported effort to ensure "fair access." The Office of the Comptroller of the...
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gray wolf News
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Conservationists File Lawsuits to Stop 'Death Sentence to Wolves' Ordered by Trump
Over a dozen conservation groups on Thursday challenged the Trump administration's stripping of key protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. "This delisting decision is what happens when bad science drives bad policy," said Earthjustice attorney Kristen Boyles in a statement ...
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