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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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Three Children Reported Among Those Killed by IDF in Gaza as Netanyahu Threatens 'Great Force'

The deadly strike followed Hamas rockets fired in response to Israeli forces' brutal crackdown on Palesinian protesters.

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After Bill Gates' Opposition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Says 'Yes' to 'Narrow' Patent Waivers

"No barriers should stand in the way of equitable access to vaccines, including intellectual property, which is why we are supportive of a narrow waiver during the pandemic."

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'Price Too High and Rising': New Report Blasts Broadband Industry for Fueling Digital Divide

"The steep price of a high-speed connection is the primary barrier—a hard truth that flies in the face of the wild claims broadband-industry lobbyists make about prices getting better for internet users."

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'Courting Disaster': Progressives Denounce Biden Plan for Taxpayer Bailout of Nuclear Industry

"A nuclear bailout is wrong for taxpayers, wrong for ratepayers, and wrong for the climate," said one expert.

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Highlighting Need for World Leaders to Go Into 'Emergency Mode,' Analysis Finds Earth on Track for 2.4˚C of Warming

"The fact that current global warming is now at 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels only serves to reinforce the urgency of further NDC updates," says a new analysis from Climate Action Tracker.

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US Climate Envoy John Kerry Says 'We Just Have to End' Fossil Fuel Subsidies

"You must create incentives for the right behavior, not the wrong behavior," said the top Biden aide.

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End 'Forever Wars,' Biden Told as White House Releases Document on Trump's Secret Lethal Force Rules

"Not surprising but no less repugnant: Trump stripped down already minimal safeguards from U.S. targeted killings."

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To Counter 'Morally Objectionable' Vaccine Inequality, Sanders Says Big Pharma Must Share Covid Technology

"Not only do we have a moral responsibility to help the rest of the world, it's in our own self interest," the Vermont senator said Sunday.

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