Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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CODEPINK protesters at Congressional hearing on Iran in 2015. News
Friday, January 24, 2020
'We Apologize' for Trump's Reckless Aggression, US Peace Advocates Say in Open Letter to Iranian People
The peace advocacy group CodePink is collecting American signatures for a letter apologizing to the Iranian people for U.S. aggression and warmaking, particularly President Donald Trump's decision on January 3 to order the assassination by drone strike of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani...
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A police officer checks the temperature of a driver at a highway in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, on January 24, 2020. News
Friday, January 24, 2020
35 Million Under Lockdown in China as Coronavirus Spreads, Illness Confirmed in Chicago
The coronavirus pandemic in China's northeastern Wuhan province led to the Asian nation shutting down travel for around 35 million citizens as authorities rushed to contain the outbreak. Tens of millions of people in China's Hubei province and surrounding areas, including the city of Wuhan, were...
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Thousands of Iraqis gathering at Jadariya, a neighborhood in the Baghdad city center at a rally against the presence of U.S. troops in the country, in Baghdad, Iraq on January 24, 2020. News
Friday, January 24, 2020
'Iraq for Iraqis': Hundreds of Thousands Flood Streets of Baghdad to Demand US Military Leave Country
Over 200,000 Iraqis protested against the U.S. military presence in their country on Friday, demanding American forces leave as requested by the Arab nation's Parliament in early January after President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani during the...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23, 2017. News
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Netanyahu to Join Trump Next Week to Announce 'Deal of the Century' Peace Plan Giving Israel 'Everything it Wants'
President Donald Trump is expected to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Netanyahu's political rival Benny Gantz at the White House on January 28 to unveil the president's "Deal of the Century" peace deal for the Middle East. Though the full plan has not been released, the deal...
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Glaciers like the Sawyer Glacier in Alaska, pictured here in July 2016, are melting around the world—possibly releasing viruses and microbes into the air. News
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Ancient Viruses Trapped in Glaciers for Thousands of Years Could Be Released By Climate Crisis: Study
A new study of ice cores in glaciers in the autonomous Chinese region of Tibet reveals that the ice floes are holding viruses previously unencountered by humans, raising the possibility of the microbes being released as the climate crisis continues. "We've opened up a Pandora's box with climate...
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Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg joins a protest by climate activist near UN headquarters on August 30, 2019, in New York. News
Thursday, January 23, 2020
'Haters Gonna Hate and Deniers Will Deny': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Greta Thunberg Hit Back at Mnuchin
After U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday dismissed youth climate activist Greta Thunberg's call for global leaders to address the climate crisis by telling the teenager to come back to him after she "studies economics," Thunberg and other progressives...
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A new ad takes aim at former Vice President Joe Biden's history of working with Republicans to cut Social Security and other benefits. News
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
New Ad Campaign Ties Biden to 'Heartless' GOP Efforts to Cut Social Security
Organize for Justice, the 501(c)4 campaign arm of Justice Democrats, is rolling out a series of primary campaign ads targeting former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg in early states voting and caucusing to select the 2020 Democratic nominee. Biden's...
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Julian Assange supporters demonstrate outside of the Westminster Magistrates Court on November 18, 2019 in London. News
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Brazil's Greenwald Prosecution Evokes Assange's Continued Imprisonment in UK, Say Advocates
As journalists and rights advocates around the world rallied to support The Intercept 's Glenn Greenwald in the face of his charging of cybercrime by the government of Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, a number of observers noted the similarity to the U.S. prosecution of Wikileaks...
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Journalist Glenn Greenwald, co-founder and editor of The Intercept, gestures during a hearing at the Lower House's Human Rights Commission in Brasilia, Brazil on June 25, 2019. News
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
'An Absolute Red Alert': Snowden Joins Journalists and Rights Advocates Worldwide Rallying to the Side of Glenn Greenwald
A growing chorus of support for journalist Glenn Greenwald against criminal charges related to his reporting on the right-wing government of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is demanding the prosecution be shelved and that Greenwald's reporting be allowed to continue without interference. "This is...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders leads a new CNN poll. News
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
CNN Poll Shows Sanders Surging Into First as Biden Continues to Drop—But Network Emphasizes Statistical Tie in Headline
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for the first time has a lead in CNN polling of primary contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination—but you wouldn't know that from how the network framed their coverage. Sanders supporters took issue with the fact that despite the Vermont senator's three point...
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