Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Eoin Higgins is a former staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, August 07, 2020
DNC Appears Ready to Sideline Progressive Standout Ocasio-Cortez at Upcoming Convention
Progressives expressed their discontent with the Democratic establishment Friday after reporting from Politico indicated that it was "unclear" if popular Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be guaranteed a speaking slot at the party's convention. "It would be stupid not to give" Ocasio-Cortez a...
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Thursday, August 06, 2020
'Self-Centered Nationalism' Could Lead to War and Nuclear Disaster, Hiroshima Mayor Warns on 75th Anniversary of Attacks
The mayor of Hiroshima on Thursday warned of the ongoing dangers of nationalism and militarism on the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of the Japanese city by the United States on August 6, 1945. "We must never allow this painful past to repeat itself," said Kazumi Matsui. "Civil society...
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Thursday, August 06, 2020
Biden Says He Won't Stand in Way of Possible Future Prosecution of Trump
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told NPR on Thursday that while he was unsure if it was "good for democracy," if elected he would not stand in the way of a hypothetical Justice Department prosecution of President Donald Trump for crimes committed in office. "Look, the Justice...
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Thursday, August 06, 2020
'The Clear Progressive Choices': Working Families Party Endorses Markey and Morse in Primary Contests
The Working Families Party on Thursday endorsed Sen. Ed Markey for re-election and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse for Congress, calling the two Democrats the "two clear progressive choices" in their respective contests in the upcoming September 1 primary. "Sen. Markey and Alex Morse are the clear...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
'Dangerously Bad': Coalition Accuses Adam Schiff of Throwing Dreamers Under the Bus to Ensure Trump Retains Unaccountable Spying Powers
Rep. Adam Schiff worked behind the scenes to ensure the White House had expanded surveillance powers in Section 215 of the Patriot Act by selling out the civil rights of immigrants, a coalition of privacy groups alleged Wednesday. "The consequences of Schiff's actions are inescapable: In trying to...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
'Solidarity' From Around the World as Beirut Reels After Disaster Leaves 300,000 Displaced, 100 Dead, Over 4,000 Injured
As the devastation from Tuesday's massive explosion became clearer Wednesday, people around the world expressed solidarity with Beirut as it faces crises of hunger, homelessness, and injury from the destructive blast that leveled the port area of the Lebanese city. "They say the blast in Beirut was...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Progressive Rashida Tlaib Calls Primary Victory 'A Resounding Mandate to Put People Before Profits'
Progressive Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib was declared the winner in Michigan's 13th District on Wednesday morning after handily fending off a challenge from a more centrist candidate in Tuesday's Democratic Primary. With 87% of precincts reporting, various news outlets called the race for Talib, a...
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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Elliot Abrams Confirms to Senate Hearing That US Still 'Working Hard' to Overthrow Maduro in Venezuela
The U.S. Special Representative to Venezuela Elliott Abrams told a Senate panel Tuesday that despite a number of failed previous attempts, the Trump administration is continuing efforts to foment the ouster of President Nicolás Maduro, elected democratically by the Venezulean people two years ago...
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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
'Fully Destroyed': Massive Explosion at Port Rocks Beirut
This is a developing story... Check back for possible updates... A massive explosion at the port in Beruit, Lebanon sent a shockwave across the city, blowing out windows and sending people scrambling for cover. While casualty figures were not available, the Daily Star reports that "dozens are...
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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Without Urgent Action, Study Warns, Climate Crisis Could Kill as Many People as All Infectious Diseases Combined by 2100
A new study warns that the annual global death rate from the climate crisis could equal or even exceed current mortality levels from all infectious diseases combined by the end of the century if bold action is not taken. "We are studying the risk of death faced by our own children," said University...
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