Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Eoin Higgins is a former staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
IEA Chief Warns: Just Six Months Left for Green Recovery to Change Course on Climate
The world must take advantage of the opportunity presented by the coronavirus economic shutdown and focus on a green recovery, the head of the International Energy Agency said Thursday, because the window to deal with the ongoing climate crisis is closing. "This year is the last time we have, if we...
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Excerpts of John Bolton Book Showing Unhinged Behavior by Trump Evidence Former Advisor Is '100% Complicit,' Say Critics
Excerpts from a new book by John Bolton detailing his time in President Donald Trump's inner circle as national security advisor are drawing anger for the fact the new information is coming out long after the impeachment hearings from last fall, making the revelations more evidence that Bolton was...
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
'It Was a Fake Meat Shortage': Reporting Suggests Industry Sacrificed Workers During Pandemic to Keep Exports Moving
As workers in meat processing plants around the country earlier this year fell ill with the coronavirus, threatening production, industry leaders appealed to the government to allow the facilities to remain open, citing the threat of a catastrophic domestic food shortage. It worked—President Donald...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
'Unprecedented' Border Clash Between China and India Leaves at Least 20 Dead as Dangerous Tensions Rise
Tensions rose Tuesday between India and China, two of the world's nuclear powers, as a bloody battle with rocks and wooden clubs on the Himalayan border dividing the two nations left 20 Indian soldiers dead. "It is an extraordinary escalation," said Shashank Joshi, Defense editor at The Economist...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attends the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Hearings to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 10, 2020. News
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
'Just What the Doctor Ordered': Bill Would Protect Whistleblowers Who Sound Alarm Over Abuse of Covid-19 Relief Funds
Transparency advocates welcomed the introduction of a new bill by Democratic lawmakers specifically designed to protect whistleblowers who expose corruption or fraud related to the allocation or use of federal coronavirus relief funds. The bicameral bill, introduced Monday by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Demonstrator Shot in New Mexico as Right-Wing Militia Attacks Protest Over Monument to Brutal Conquistador
Members of a far right militia group were arrested Monday evening in Albuquerque after a standoff at a statue of a notoriously brutal conquistador in the New Mexico city turned violent with a demonstrator advocating for the removal of the monument shot and sent to the hospital. "The shooting...
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Monday, June 15, 2020
Experts Say $17.5 Billion Writedown by BP Prove Oil Giant Knows 'Reserves of Oil and Gas Increasingly Worthless'
Fossil fuel giant BP announced Monday it will write down nearly $18 billion in existing assets, a move that climate advocates say is more evidence that the industry is undergoing a massive shift that will leave oil and gas reserves less and less valuable as the world pivots to more planet-friendly...
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Monday, June 15, 2020
Citing 'Known and Potential Risks,' FDA Yanks Emergency Approval of Hydroxychloroquine Touted by Trump for Covid-19
The FDA on Monday rescinded its emergency authorization of the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, a decision critics saw as a rebuke to President Donald Trump, whose repeated and ill-informed promotion of the drug has flown in the face of safety recommendations, sound science, and public...
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Monday, June 15, 2020
UN Human Rights Council Agrees to Hold Hearing Focused on 'Racial Inequality and Discrimination' That Characterizes American Society
The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold an emergency hearing Wednesday at the request of 54 African nations on racism and police violence around the world and particularly in the U.S. as ongoing protests over the killing of black Americans by the police turned out hundreds of thousands...
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Friday, June 12, 2020
As Nationwide Protests Over Police Brutality Continue, Cities Across the US Cut and Reallocate Police Funding
Cities across the U.S. are cutting and reallocating funds from police budgets as calls from an ongoing nationwide uprising over police violence for reimagining the country's approach to law enforcement continue. "Instead of protecting us, we're terrified of the military-like forces that patrol and...
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