Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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"This is a plan a literal child would come up with." News
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
As Coronavirus Pandemic Ravages Earth, Trump Announces Push to Mine the Moon
As the U.S. and the world continue to struggle to contain the mortality and economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the planet, President Donald Trump on Monday issued an executive order encouraging American companies to look to the skies for resource extraction opportunities on the...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaking at the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake, Iowa on March 31, 2019. News
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
'We Must Act': Warren Proposes Billions to Fund 2020 Election Protections in Time of Coronavirus
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday released a plan to protect U.S. elections from chaos and disease brought on by the coronavirus outbreak that has pushed most states to reschedule their primaries and, if bold action is not taken, could threaten to derail the general election set for November 3. "We...
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Nurses and supporters protest the lack of personal protective gear available at UCI Medical Center amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 3, 2020 in Orange, California. News
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
'Moronic But Consistent': Outrage Over Trump Admin Giving PPE to Private Companies, Not States
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday evening said that a White House initiative to airlift needed protective equipment to healthcare workers in the U.S. is redirecting the supplies to private companies, forcing states in desperate need of medical supplies to bid against one another, leading...
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New York City nurses and health workers gather at a 'COVID-19 Frontline Health Worker Action' event on April 6, 2020 in New York City to demand safer working conditions, more personal protective equipment (PPE) and free virus testing during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo: Giles Clarke/Getty Images) News
Monday, April 06, 2020
'How Many More Nurses Have to Die?': Coalition of Nurses Unions Demand Life-Saving Supplies in Battle With Coronavirus
A coalition of nurses' unions on Monday demanded their members be protected in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak threatening to overwhelm the U.S. healthcare system, describing a dysfunctional approach to the pandemic that is putting frontline healthcare workers' lives in danger. "What...
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 A sign marks the location of a polling place on August 14, 2018 in Janesville, Wisconsin. News
Monday, April 06, 2020
With Public Health and Democracy at Stake, Wisconsin Governor Issues Order Postponing In-Person Primary Voting Until June
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday issued an order suspending in-person voting in the state's primary elections, scheduled for Tuesday, calling the risk of sending voters to the polls in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak an unacceptable choice forced on Wisconsinites between "exercising their...
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Michael Atkinson, Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, leaves a meeting in the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2019. News
Monday, April 06, 2020
Fired Intel IG Speaks Out Against Trump as Watchdog Warns of a Democracy In 'Gravest Danger'
Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community inspector general fired by President Donald Trump on Friday, claimed in a statement Sunday that he had been let go for prioritizing doing his job over the interests of the president's political goals, raising questions about how the White House continues...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a campaign event at NOAH's Events Venue on December 30, 2019 in West Des Moines, Iowa. News
Friday, April 03, 2020
Bernie Sanders Calls for 'Boldest Legislation in History' to Halt Spiraling Covid-19 Catastrophe
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday released his demands for six key priorities that he said must be included in the next round of federal economic relief for suffering Americans as the coronavirus pandemic cripples the country's healthcare system and eviscerates the economy. "We are in the midst of a...
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Amazon employees hold a protest and walkout over conditions at the company's Staten Island distribution facility on March 30, 2020 in New York City. News
Friday, April 03, 2020
Leaked Memo Reveals Amazon Execs Plotted to Paint Fired 'Not Smart' Worker as 'Face of Entire Union/Organizing Movement'
Amazon executives plotted to smear a fired employee who had organized his fellow warehouse workers over health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak as "not smart or articulate," according to a leaked document that also included plans to paint him as the face of the entire...
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"Congress must approve at least $1.6 billion in additional funding for safe and fair elections." News
Thursday, April 02, 2020
"We're Running Out of Time to Get This Right": Congress Urged to Move Swiftly to Protect 2020 Elections From Pandemic's Mayhem
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to paralyze public life and the economy as it spreads across the U.S., voting rights advocates are demanding the federal government urgently prioritize funding election assistance for November's general election—citing the fact there is no way to know what the...
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DNC chair Tom Perez stands on stage before the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020. News
Thursday, April 02, 2020
As DNC Postpones Milwaukee Convention From July to August, Critics Say 'Absolutely Foolish' to Hold Wisconsin Primary Next Week
The Democratic National Convention scheduled for this July in Milwaukee has been pushed back to August due to public health concerns about the coronavirus outbreak even as Wisconsin is forging ahead with plans to have statewide elections—including party primaries—next week on April 7 despite...
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