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 activists Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin protesting Sunday at the Kennedy Center's exhibition of former President George W. Bush's art. News
Monday, October 14, 2019
No 'Artwash' for Bush's Crimes, Says CodePink in Protest of Exhibit of Former President's Paintings of Veterans in War He Started
Activists from anti-war group CodePink on Sunday protested an exhibit of paintings of veterans by former President George W. Bush at the Kennedy Center, calling the decision to feature the work an example of "artwash." Bush's paintings have been controversial over his post-presidency, with much of...
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Celebration of the Ecuadorian Indians on 13 October 2019 in Quito, Ecuador, after Lenin Moreno issued the decree 883 on a national network. News
Monday, October 14, 2019
In Victory for People's Movement, Ecuador Protests End With Government Capitulation on Fuel Subsidies
Indigenous groups in Ecuador celebrated Monday after news broke late Sunday that the country's leader, President Lenín Moreno , would make a deal with protestors that shut down the Latin American nation in nearly two weeks of demonstrations and scrap a controversial austerity package. "I’m so happy...
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Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media during a White House Sports and Fitness Day at the South Lawn of the White House May 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, October 11, 2019
Yes, Reporting Confirms, Rudy Giuliani a Subject of Criminal Investigation
Reporting from ABC News Friday claimed President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is a subject of the investigation into two foreign born Giuliani associates who were arrested on Wednesday on charges related to campaign finance violations connected with the still-unfolding Ukraine...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listens in March 2019 as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the White House. News
Friday, October 11, 2019
Calls Grow for Fortune Magazine to Rescind Kirstjen Nielsen Invitation to 'Women in Power' Summit
Progressives are decrying a decision by Fortune Magazine to feature Kirstjen Nielsen, the former secretary of Homeland Security whose tenure was marked by child separation, child detention, and other harsh anti-immigration measures promoted by President Donald Trump, as a speaker at the company's...
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An RAF F-35B Lightning stealth jet, a United States Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle, and a French Air Force Rafale fly in formation over the English Channel during Operation Point Blank. News
Friday, October 11, 2019
Less Than 24 Hours After Saying 'Time to Bring 'Em Home,' Trump Orders 1,800 US Troops to Saudi Arabia
Less than a day after President Donald Trump bragged to supporters at a campaign-style rally in Minnesota Thursday that he was working hard to bring U.S. soldiers home from foreign wars, the Pentagon announced Friday that 1,800 troops and advanced weapons systems have been ordered to Saudi Arabia—a...
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As seen through fencing, migrants—including a young child—stand while being detained by Department of Homeland Security police after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier, on June 27, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. News
Friday, October 11, 2019
'Intentionally Placing Children in Harm's Way': Report Details How Trump Policy Put 13,000 Kids in Tent Cities
A new report from Reuters on Friday revealed that President Donald Trump's anti-immigration policies have sent 13,000 children—including over 400 infants—to tent cities on the Mexican side of the southern U.S. border via its Migrant Protection Protocols rule. "The so-called Migrant 'Protection'...
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Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site which is the fourth largest oil field in California. News
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Fossil Fuel Firms Spend Millions on Social Media Ads Against Climate Regulations While Portraying Selves as Green Heroes
Major fossil fuel companies and other big polluters are pouring millions of dollars into social media advertising that touts perceived green initiatives while working to undermine climate regulations, The Guardian reported Thursday. According to The Guardian , which studied the advertising funding...
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The progressive news site Splinter shut down abruptly on Thursday. News
Thursday, October 10, 2019
'Shut Down by Vulture Capitalist Goons': Progressive News Outlet Splinter Shuttered
In the latest example of how vulture capital is destroying media, newly renamed G/O Media suddenly shuttered its political news outlet Splinter Thursday, leaving staffers and freelancers without jobs and closing a vital progressive news source in the midst of a major U.S. presidential primary...
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Rudy Giuliani speaks to members of the media during a White House Sports and Fitness Day at the South Lawn of the White House May 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Law Professor's Advice to House Democrats: Arrest Rudy Giuliani
Faced with an intransigent White House unwilling to cooperate with an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's pressuring of the Ukrainian government to investigate his political rival former Vice President Joe Biden, the House should take aggressive action including arresting Rudy...
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's special agent pictured June 19, 2018. News
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
'If You Work for ICE, Quit': Never Again Launches Career Services Site for Agents Looking for Change
ICE agents looking for a change have a new, secretive resource, thanks to immigration rights activists who on Monday launched a career services program intended to help employees of the government agency find other work. "If you work for ICE, you can get help to quit," actor and activist Rob...
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