Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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Friday, April 21, 2017
Group of Mental Health Professionals Warn Trump's State 'Putting Country in Danger'
A group of mental health professionals gathered at Yale University Thursday to discuss what they believe is their duty to warn the public of the "danger" posed by President Donald Trump. The "Duty to Warn" event was attended by roughly two dozen people and was organized Dr. Bandy Lee, assistant...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Sanders' Stumping for Anti-Choice Mayoral Candidate Draws Ire
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who's now on a multi-state tour to galvanize grassroots resistance to the Trump agenda, can boast of high popularity , but he's taking flak for backing an anti-choice mayoral candidate. Speaking Thursday at a sold-out event at the University of Nebraska Omaha's...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
A 'Huge Win' for Net Neutrality in Canada
As the Trump administration moves to gut net neutrality , Canada has just taken a step in the opposite direction, strengthening the practice of making all Internet traffic treated equally. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which regulates broadcasting and...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
Trump Further Entrenches US Military Involvement in Somalia
Two weeks after President Donald Trump gave military officials wider authority for conducting airstrikes in Somalia, the United States military said that dozens of troops had arrived in the country, a sign of increased U.S. involvement there. The arrival of the roughly 40 regular troops in the...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
Dropping Suit, Trump's DOJ Continues 'Abandoning Transgender Americans'
Civil liberties groups are crying foul on Friday after the Trump administration's Department of Justice dropped its lawsuit against North Carolina over its anti-transgender legislation. The withdrawal, filed Friday, was "in light of the passage" of the state's House Bill 142, the so-called...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
GOP Lawmakers Battered With Boos and Jeers in Face-Offs With Constituents
While some lawmakers are avoiding town halls altogether, or holding "sham" events , the Republicans who are facing their constituents during April's congressional recess are taking a beating on a range of issues, notably their support for the failed GOP healthcare bill. Take Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
US-Russia Tensions Rise as Rex Tillerson Talks of "Low Point" in Nations' Relations
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that relations between the U.S. and Russia had hit "a low point," while Russia vetoed a western-backed United Nations resolution that would have forced the Syrian government to comply with an investigation into the recent alleged chemical attack. The...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Groups to Probe Why Pruitt Put ''Pesticide Industry Profits Ahead of Children's Health"
How is it that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt came to the decision to reject his own agency's science and reject a ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos? Watchdog group American Oversight and advocacy organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) want to know, and are...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
DeVos Just Put Interests of 'Predatory Profiteers' Over Student Loan Borrowers
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday withdrew student loan borrower protections put in place by the Obama administration, a move that steps away from accountability and opens the door for "rogue" servicers, according to critics. DeVos outlined the change in a memo (pdf) sent to James Runcie,...
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Monday, April 10, 2017
"Trump Forest" Blooms to Counter "Trump's Monumental Stupidity" and Attack on Earth
Want to help counter President Donald Trump's war on climate action and combat climate change? Help plant Trump Forest . The brainchaid of climate scientist Dan Price and sustainable cap company founder Adrien Taylor, the Trump Forest initiatve launched last month with a batch of 1,000 trees...
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