Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Friday, July 10, 2020
Ilhan Omar Demands Pentagon Acknowledge, Compensate US Drone Strike Victims 'Illegally Killed' in Somalia
Citing obligations under international law, Rep. Ilhan Omar is calling for monetary reparations for civilian victims of U.S. drone attacks in Somalia despite the Pentagon's continued failure to acknowledge the atrocities. "We are subject to international law and therefore compensation should be...
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Friday, July 10, 2020
Trump Administration Has Exploited Pandemic to Effectively Shut Down All Immigration: Report
President Donald Trump's well-established antipathy toward immigrants has gone into overdrive as Covid-19 continues to rage around the world as the White House has used the pandemic to severely restrict visas to the U.S., leaving refugees stranded and leading professionals to consider pursuing...
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
In Wake of Supreme Court Ruling, Powerful House Democrat Richard Neal Faulted as 'Biggest Obstacle' to Getting Trump Tax Returns
Democratic Congressman Richard Neal, powerful chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, came in for renewed criticism Thursday from a chorus of critics including his challenger in an upcoming primary for failing to move more swiftly to obtain access to President Donald Trump's financial records...
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
'Connect the Dots': Tulsa Health Official Points to Trump Rally as 'Likely' Source of Covid-19 Spike
President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20 is the "likely" source of an outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the area, the city's top health official said Wednesday, a warning to other cities planning on holding political gatherings for unmasked attendees collected indoors in the coming...
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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Civil Rights Groups Say Internal Facebook Audit Confirms Company Business Model 'Relies on Racism and Hate'
A forthcoming internal audit on how Facebook's civil rights practices affect the platform's business model and treatment of users will reportedly describe how the social media giant uses concerns over free speech in ways that amplify and promote white nationalism and racist hate speech. "Facebook...
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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
GOP Has Unhinged Meltdown After Ilhan Omar Makes Simple Call to 'Dismantle All Systems of Oppression'
Rep. Ilhan Omar pushed back Tuesday night on Republican attacks after her remarks calling for the "dismantling" of U.S. systems of racism and oppression were characterized as un-American and dangerous by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and other right-...
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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
'Prolonged Recession' Could Be on Horizon as Covid Economic Crisis Leads to State and Local Budget Shortfalls
With state and local governments are facing fiscal disaster as tax revenues are expected to decline alongside stagnant and lessening economic growth, leading experts on Tuesday warned more financial pain could be on the horizon for working Americans without continued assistance from the federal...
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 The report warns that the coronavirus pandemic is set to make things worse for the poorest people in the world. News
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
'Dangerous Complacency': UN Expert Issues Scathing Report Denouncing Global Failures to Tackle Poverty Even Before Covid Pandemic
The former United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on Sunday released his final report, a scathing denunciation of global efforts to combat extreme poverty and a warning that the hurdles in front of such efforts will not disappear when the Covid-19 pandemic is finally...
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Monday, July 06, 2020
'To Stand Up for What Is Morally Right': Progressive Insurgent Dr. Arati Kreibich Makes Case to Voters Before Tuesday's NJ Primary
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, and the progressive groups Indivisible and Sunrise Movement all are lending their support to progressive insurgent Dr. Arati Kreibich's bid to unseat right-wing Democrat Rep. Josh Gottheimer in Tuesday's New Jersey primary. "With over 500,000 calls and 400...
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Monday, July 06, 2020
Fears of Going 'Through Hell Again' as US Covid Infection Rate Hits Record High for 27th Straight Day
Public health advocates pleaded for federal action as the U.S. recorded its 27th straight day of record high seven-day-average of coronavirus cases Sunday, another grim milestone as the pandemic continues to sweep across the country and governmental responses are increasingly seen as insufficient...
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