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'Normal' is killing us.

Donald Trump is out of the White House. COVID-19 is fading, at least in wealthier nations. The world, they say, is returning to “normal.” That’s the narrative that the corporate media is selling. But there’s a problem: “normal” is destroying our planet, threatening our democracies, concentrating massive wealth in a tiny elite, and leaving billions of people without access to life-saving vaccines amid a deadly pandemic. Here at Common Dreams, we refuse to accept any of this as “normal.” Common Dreams just launched our Mid-Year Campaign to make sure we have the funding we need to keep the progressive, independent journalism of Common Dreams alive. Whatever you can afford—no amount is too large or too small—please donate today to support our nonprofit, people-powered journalism and help us meet our goal.

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Andrea Germanos

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

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


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Conservationists Celebrate Federal Introduction of 'Extinction Prevention Act'

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"Simply put, the government should not collect journalists communications records unless it's investigating them for a crime or as part of an investigation into foreign espionage in which case it should get a warrant."

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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on "high-income countries that have contracted much of the immediate global supply of vaccines to share them now."

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"Gov. Parson is openly adversarial to the people in our communities who have the least," said Rep. Cori Bush. 

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Progressive Groups Demand Biden Appoint Chair Who Will End Fed's Funding of 'Climate Destruction'

"If the Fed did not begin moving aggressively on Day One of the Biden administration (if not long before that), then the Fed is contributing to the climate crisis."

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The U.N. agency is urging Palestinian groups and the Israeli military to "protect all civilians, especially children, to spare essential civilian infrastructure from attacks, and to end violations against children." 

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Human Rights Experts Denounce Israeli Violence, Confiscation of Homes in East Jerusalem as Violation of International Law

The new statements of condemnation came as Israel launched another round of airstrikes into Gaza, bringing the death tolll toll at least 26 people.

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