Andrea Germanos is a senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams.
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Yemen’s Humanitarian Nightmare Be Damned, Pompeo Doubles Down on US Support for Saudi Coalition

The secretary of state’s comments reaffirming continued support for the bombing campaign come amid new pleas “to halt all military support.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubled down on continued U.S. support for Saudi Arabia to continue its devastating war on Yemen. Pompeo’s comments to CNN on Saturday come days after the U.S. Senate advanced legislation to bring an Read More…

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Vietnam Demands Monsanto Finally Be Held Liable Over Agent Orange

In the wake of a U.S. court ordering Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to man who says its weedkiller Roundup caused his cancer, Vietnam has called on the agrichemical giant to pay reparations to Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange. “This case is a precedent that rejects previous arguments that the herbicides supplied to the U.S. military by Read More…

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US Senate Rejects Call To Defund The ‘Slaughter Of Yemeni Kids’

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday denounced as “mind blowing” the decision to “continue to willingly participate in the slaughter of Yemeni kids” after members of Congress objected to his amendment to the Defense Appropriation bill that would have put key restrictions on U.S. financial and other support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign. The amendment “would Read More…

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It Has Now Been Exposed That Google Still Tracks You Even When ‘Location History’ Is Turned Off

New investigation by Associated Press shows how iPhone and Android users’ location data is still recorded even when they have been misled to believe it isn’t. Android and iPhone users may be under the impression that Google is not tracking their location data if they’ve turned off “Location History” on their devices. After all, the Read More…

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Amnesty Demands Independent Probe Of Civilians Massacred During US Annihilation Of Raqqa

“How can the coalition avoid inflicting high civilian death tolls in the future without accounting for what went wrong in Raqqa?” Amnesty International on Monday is urging the U.S.-led military coalition targeting the Islamic State in Syria to launch an independent investigation into the full scale of civilian carnage it may have caused in its brutal Raqqa Read More…

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5 Officials Charged With Manslaughter for Their Role in the Flint Water Crisis

Michigan’s attorney general announced Wednesday that the head of the state’s health department and four others have been charged with involuntary manslaughter for their role in the years-long Flint water crisis. Nick Lyon, director of Michigan Health and Human Services, “failed in his responsibilities to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Flint,” Read More…