Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Hodan Nalayeh filming an episode of "Integration TV" in Mogadishu, Somalia in October 2015. News
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Somalia and Canada Mourn Journalist Killed in Attack on Somali Hotel Friday
A militant attack on a hotel in Somalia left 26 dead, including a Canadian journalist. Among the dead was Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh. Nalayeh's friends and colleagues mourned her death on social media, sharing her work and their regret she was gone so soon. "Africa, and the world, has...
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Vice President Mike Pence visited the border on Friday and blamed Congressional Democrats for the conditions there. News
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Despite Congress Providing $4.6 Billion in Additional Funding for Border, Pence Says Conditions Still the Fault of Democrats
Vice President Mike Pence blamed Democrats on Friday for the overcrowding in camps used to imprison migrants during a visit to the border, an accusation that generated anger from progressives at both the White House and the Democratic congressional leadership. "You gotta love it when Pence...
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USBP Chief Carla Provost testified before the Judiciary Committee hearing on the subject "The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership, its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Federal Efforts to End the Threat" at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on June 21, 2017. News
Friday, July 12, 2019
News That Border Patrol Chief Was Part of Racist Facebook Group 'Not Surprising': Critics
Carla Provost, the chief of the Border Patrol, was a member of racist, abusive Facebook groups that were publicized in June by ProPublica and The Intercept . Provost, according to reporting by The Intercept 's Ryan Devereaux, is "one of several Border Patrol supervisors The Intercept has identified...
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks at a rally on October 1, 2018 in Boston. Pressley's primary campaign against then-incumbent Mike Capuano was in the news Friday as members of the CBC were taken to task over their support of her white opponent. News
Friday, July 12, 2019
Progressives Push Back After Congressional Black Caucus Attacks Justice Democrats Over Primary Challenges
This article has been updated with comment from Justice Democrats. The continuing Democratic Party internal civil war opened a new front Friday after a report from The Hill featured members of the Congressional Black Caucus disparaging progressive groups like Justice Democrats for mounting primary...
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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, (D-MI) (2R) speaks as (L-R) Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley (D-MA) attend a House Oversight and Reform Committee holds a hearing on "The Trump Administration's Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment." July 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. The hearing comes just ahead of a planned multiday Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrant families in sever News
Friday, July 12, 2019
Powerful and Emotional Testimony From Escobar, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Pressley on Family Separation and Child Imprisonment
Four members of Congress retold in witness testimony to their fellow lawmakers Friday morning what they saw and experienced during a recent visit to a U.S. border detention facility in Texas, sparing no graphic or emotional detail. Reps. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y...
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Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Calif.), walks up the House steps for the final vote of the week on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. News
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Accusing Adam Schiff of 'Criminalizing Routine Reporting,' Groups Call for Stripping CIA-Backed Provision From Intelligence Legislation
A CIA-backed provision for a bill that could have dire effects on the freedom of the press is quietly making its way through Congress, despite the protestations of civil rights groups to Rep. Adam Schiff, the powerful California Democrat who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, to strip the...
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Agents walk to a vehicle outside the U.S. Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, on June 26, 2019. News
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Goal of Trump's ICE Raids Threat, Warn Rights Advocates, Is to 'Terrorize Immigrant Communities'
President Donald Trump's war on immigrants will reportedly enter a new phase Sunday as ICE agents across the country are then expected to begin several days of raids targeting families, an announcement that was decried as "terrorism" by critics. "Let's call President Trump's attacks on our...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her caucus Wednesday to take any problems to her and leave Twitter out of it. News
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Pelosi, After Railing Against AOC and Others in NYT Interview, Tells Critics in Caucus Not to Vent Criticism on Twitter
The war of words between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the more left-leaning members of her caucus intensified on Wednesday during a closed door meeting during which the Democratic leader admonished freshmen members of Congress for their use of social media. "Nancy Pelosi is more worried about...
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Annunciation Street in New Orleans was flooded Wednesday morning. News
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Days Before Hurricane Expected to Hit New Orleans, City Endures 10 Inches of Rain as Mississippi River Swells
While the Louisiana coast braces for what's expected to be the first formed hurricane of the 2019 season, predicted to make landfall Saturday, New Orleans on Wednesday endured torrential downpours of up to 10 inches in parts of the city. The Mississippi River is predicted to crest at 20 feet on...
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Workers pack and ship customer orders at the 750,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center on August 1, 2017 in Romeoville, Illinois. News
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
'Fighting for a Livable Future': Amazon Workers at Minnesota Warehouse Organize Strike for Next Week's #PrimeDay
Next Monday, July 15, marks the beginning of Amazon's 24-hour online shopping spree known as Prime Day and this year it will also be ground zero for a six-hour walkout strike for some of the company's key employees. Workers at the retail conglomerate's warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota—a key order...
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