Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Eoin Higgins is senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @EoinHiggins_

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Wayfair is providing materials for the nation's immigration machine. News
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
'This Is What Solidarity Looks Like,' Says Ocasio-Cortez, as Wayfair Workers Vow Walkout to Protest Company for Working With Child Detention Centers
Employees of home goods online superstore Wayfair plan to walk out of work Wednesday afternoon in a rebuke to the company's cooperation with President Donald Trump's anti-migrant policies. "This is what solidarity looks like—a reminder that everyday people have real power, as long as we're brave...
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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. News
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Warren Tops MoveOn Straw Poll for First Time With Double-Digit Lead Over Both Sanders and Biden
Results from a straw poll by progressive group MoveOn of its members released Tuesday show Sen. Elizabeth Warren trouncing the rest of the Democratic field in the presidential primary, 21 points ahead of her closest rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Warren, of Massachusetts, claims 37.8 percent of the...
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E. Jean Carroll, who accused President Donald Trump of raping her in 1994, on CNN Monday night. News
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Critics Not Buying Trump's "She's Not My Type" Dismissal of Latest Sexual Assault Accuser
"She's not my type." That was President Donald Trump's dismissive response to just the latest accusation against him alleging a past sexual assault, this time from Elle advice columnist E. Jean Carroll. In a New York Magazine article published on June 21, Carroll described a terrifying encounter...
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The Exxon Mobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seen from the top of the Louisiana State Capitol, March 5, 2017. News
Monday, June 24, 2019
In Far-Reaching Plan, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Proposes Radical Changes to Fossil Fuel Industry
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee isn't one of the top contenders for his party's nomination for president in 2020, but his campaign, which focuses on climate change, is pushing to end U.S. fossil fuel dependence by hitting climate crisis-exacerbating companies where it hurts: the wallet. In Inslee's "...
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday ordered state police to find state Senate Republicans who fled the capital Thursday. News
Friday, June 21, 2019
After Oregon Republicans Scurry Off to Avoid Voting on Climate Bill, Governor Sends State Police to Bring Them Back
The prospect of mitigating the climate crisis sent Oregon state Senate Republicans scurrying into hiding Thursday, fleeing a vote that would place strong restrictions on emissions in the state. On Friday, Governor Kate Brown ordered the Oregon State Police to locate the 11 senators and bring them...
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A young migrant girl sits on the floor as her father, recently released from federal detention with other Central American asylum seekers, gets a bus ticket at a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. News
Friday, June 21, 2019
Migrant Children Imprisoned in Texas Detail Border Patrol's "Level of Inhumanity"
As the White House eyes next week for major raids on migrant families in the U.S., a picture of conditions in Texas Border Patrol stations emerged Thursday in a report from The Associated Press that described a dire situation for child prisoners facing inadequate care. "The United States is...
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Shoes are left by people at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, June 21, 2018 during a protest rally by several American mayors against the US administration's family separation policy. News
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Trump Prepares to Open New 'Captured Children' Facility in Texas as Hundreds of Rights Groups Call for Decriminalizing Migration
A facility to house over 1,000 undocumented children is set to open Monday in Carrizo Springs, Texas—just days after almost 250 groups called on Congress to decriminalize migration and chart a new course for the country's border policies. The Carrizo Springs concentration camp, which was initially...
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An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Sidewinders" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) May 10, 2019 in the Red Sea. News
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Pentagon Releases, Then Deletes, Document Detailing Use of Nuclear Weapons to Restore 'Strategic Stability' for US Military
The U.S. military appears to believe it can somehow prevail in a nuclear war, according to a Pentagon document that was briefly made public, and has plans for using atomic weapons in "small and limited" capacities in order to create "strategic stability" for itself in the world. The document,...
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Tiffany Cabán, candidate for Queens D.A., has the endorsement of a number of prominent progressive Democrats. News
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
'Once-in-a-Generation Candidate' for Queens DA Tiffany Cabán Counts Sanders, Warren, AOC as Supporters
Once an unknown, today Tiffany Cabán has friends in high places. "Tiffany Cabán is a once-in-a-generation candidate who represents a full break from the politics of mass criminalization and mass incarceration plaguing our communities since the passage of the 1994 Crime Bill." —Jennifer Epps-Addison...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a campaign event at the IBEW Local 490 on June 4, 2019 in Concord, New Hampshire. News
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Vowing Not to 'Demonize' the Rich, Biden Tells Billionaires 'Nothing Would Fundamentally Change' If He Was Elected
Don't worry, billionaires: your standard of living won't change under a Joe Biden administration. That's the message the Democratic frontrunner delivered to donors Tuesday as he continued a fundraising trip in New York that saw him on Monday tell a room of wealthy Wall Streeters "you guys are great...
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