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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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Coalition Tells Biden White House That Any Further Fossil Fuel Projects 'Incompatible' With Paris Goals

"Together our groups represent millions of people across the country all urging the Biden administration to put the health and safety of our communities and our climate before oil and gas profits."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Citing $9 Trillion Cost of Vaccine Inequity, UN Chief Calls for Global Wealth Tax on Pandemic Profiteers

"Advancing an equitable global response and recovery from the pandemic is putting multilateralism to the test. So far, it is a test we have failed."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Rights Advocates Concerned Over Biden Push to Increase Militarization of Borders in Central America

"The Biden administration should place human rights at the center of its migration discussions and agreements with regional governments." 

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


'Only the Beginning': Citing Climate and Investment Risks, NY State Pension Fund to Ditch Tar Sands

"Kudos to Tom DiNapoli for making it clear that you can't build your retirement on tar sands."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Global Just Recovery Gathering Kicks Off to Harness 'Collective People Power' and Create a 'Better Future for All'

The event is being called "an invitation for us all to build a movement that is massive and that shakes the foundations of power and money and greed that seem to hold all the cards right now."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


100+ Groups to Schumer: Throw Filibuster 'Into the Dustbin of History'

In a letter to the Senate majority leader, the coalition says the rule is a "Jim Crow relic" standing in the way of progressive legislative proposals like the For the People Act.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Tribes, Conservationists Urge Haaland to Restore 'Sacred' National Monuments During Utah Visit

Campaigners tell Biden's new Interior Secretary to undo the attack on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Kenya Lashes Out at UK Over 'Discriminatory' Travel Ban and 'Vaccine Apartheid'

"This vaccine apartheid, coupled with the reckless calls for vaccine passports while not making the vaccines available to all nations, widens existing inequalities and makes it near impossible for the world to win the war against the pandemic," the ministry said.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

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