Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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

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People take part in a demonstration as part of the campaign "Stop Killer Robots" organized by German NGO "Facing Finance" to ban what they call killer robots on March 21, 2019 in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. News
Friday, April 16, 2021
Nobel Laureate Warns of 'Devastating Marriage' Between Artificial Intelligence and Killer Robots
Peace activist and Nobel laureate Jody Williams is continuing to sound alarm about so-called killer robots , saying in a recent interview that they represent a frightening marriage between "artificial intelligence and weapons of war." Williams, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her...
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People take part in rally outside the Stonewall Inn, a landmark of the gay rights movement, on February 23, 2017 in the Greenwich Village area of New York City, demanding equal rights for transgender and gender non-conforming people. News
Friday, April 16, 2021
Poll Shows US Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose GOP Bills Attacking Trans Rights
A new poll out Friday reveals that U.S. voters are overwhelmingly opposed to state laws restricting transgender rights. The wide opposition—from Democrats and Republicans—stands in stark relief to the dozens of GOP-led legislative efforts like those in Mississippi and Arkansas to ban gender-...
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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speak during a press conference following a vote in the U.S. House on ending US military involvement in the war in Yemen, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., April 4, 2019. News
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Afghanistan Withdrawal Good, Say Sanders and Khanna, But Biden Must Do More to End 'Forever Wars'
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ro Khanna on Thursday welcomed President Joe Biden's announcement to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan but urged the president to take further actions to end "forever wars." The planned withdrawal is "a courageous step" that should spark reflection upon "the...
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Climate action protester dressed as a polar bears holds sign reading "Keep it in the ground" News
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Climate Groups Cheer Keep It in the Ground Act of 2021
Climate advocacy groups applauded the reintroduction on Wednesday of legislation that would ban new leases for fossil fuel extraction on public lands and waters. Led by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), the Keep It in the Ground Act of 2021 says that such a ban would "...
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Pumpjacks on Lost Hills Oil Field in California. News
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Coalition Tells Biden White House That Any Further Fossil Fuel Projects 'Incompatible' With Paris Goals
As the Biden administration conducts a review of the U.S. government's federal fossil fuels program, a diverse collection of hundreds of organizations is urging the Interior Department to ensure the assessment is science-driven in order to help "secure a thriving, climate resilient future." "We...
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Secretary-General of United Nations António Gutierrez speaks to press on the Syrian conflict at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on March 10, 2021. News
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Citing $9 Trillion Cost of Vaccine Inequity, UN Chief Calls for Global Wealth Tax on Pandemic Profiteers
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expressed support Monday for a wealth tax on those whose fortunes soared amid the coronavirus pandemic to tackle global economic inequality. Guterres delivered the remarks at the U.N's Economic and Social Council Forum on Financing for Development...
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Members of the Guatemalan army walk past a group of Honduran migrants, part of a U.S.-bound migrant caravan, outside a migrant shelter in the municipality of San Marcos, Guatemala, on October 3, 2020. News
Monday, April 12, 2021
Rights Advocates Concerned Over Biden Push to Increase Militarization of Borders in Central America
Human rights defenders expressed concern Monday after the Biden administration announced it reached agreements with Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala for those countries to boost their deployments of military forces to stop the flow migrants trying to make their way to the United States. "I think the...
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Fossil Free Divest NY, in coordination with community members and dozens of groups across America, held a rally outside the office of the New York State Comptroller in New York City, on May 14, 2018. News
Monday, April 12, 2021
'Only the Beginning': Citing Climate and Investment Risks, NY State Pension Fund to Ditch Tar Sands
In a development climate campaigners welcomed as a harbinger of more institutions ditching fossil fuel investments, New York state's pension fund will divest $7 million from seven tar sands companies, the state comptroller announced Monday. "As nations around the world become increasingly serious...
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Organizers circulated a promotional image for the Global Just Recovery Gathering. (Image: 350.org) News
Friday, April 09, 2021
Global Just Recovery Gathering Kicks Off to Harness 'Collective People Power' and Create a 'Better Future for All'
A three-day event called the Global Just Recovery Gathering kicked off Friday and is aimed at being "a space to design new pathways for a better future for all." "People around the world are coming together to collectively reimagine our future." —Fenton Lutunatabua, 350.org "There is nothing we can...
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Demonstrators stand outside of the Georgia Capitol building to oppose H.B. 531, a recently passed bill that seeks to add voting restrictions to the state's upcoming elections including restricting ballot drop boxes, requiring an ID requirement for absentee voting, and limiting weekend early voting days, on March 3, 2021 in Atlanta. News
Friday, April 09, 2021
100+ Groups to Schumer: Throw Filibuster 'Into the Dustbin of History'
Nearly 150 progressive organizations put new pressure on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Friday to abolish the filibuster, saying the Senate rule is blocking democracy-strengthening reforms and must be "tossed into the dustbin of history." "The crisis facing our democracy couldn't be more real...
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