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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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Biden Urged to Stand 'On the Side of Humanity' and Back Waiver for Covid Vaccine Patents

The continued calls come amid India's "tsunami" of Covid-19 cases.

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Progressive Groups Mark May Day With Rallies Urging Passage of PRO Act

"The fight for the PRO Act is a fight for a future of dignity for all workers," said Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York.

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Warning of Threat to 'Humanity and the Natural World,' Hawaii State Legislature Becomes First in US to Declare Climate Emergency

"The climate crisis is a clear and present threat for both current and future generations," said Dyson Chee of the Hawaii Youth Climate Coalition.

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'A Crime Against Humanity': Anguish and Anger as India Covid Crisis Surges

"The system hasn't collapsed," wrote novelist and activist Arundhati Roy this week. "The government has failed."

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ACLU Urges Biden to Shut Down Detention Facilities 'Used to Abuse and Traumatize Immigrants'

"It's time to end our nation's newest system of mass incarceration of Black and Brown people."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Scathing Human Rights Watch Report Says Israel Guilty of Apartheid

The prominent watchdog group's new analysis finds the oppression of Palestinians has reached a "threshold."

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Washington State Lawmakers Approve Capital Gains Tax on Wealthiest to Fund Public Education

"This is the most equitable change to Washington state's upside-down tax code in nearly 90 years," says the Washington State Budget and Policy Center.

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In 'Paradigm Shift,' Manhattan DA Will No Longer Prosecute Prostitution

The announcement, said one reform advocate, "should not supplant the need to pass legislation that would fully decriminalize sex work."

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