Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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New York state supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, pictured here at a rally in Queens last year, are angered over a decision to remove his name from the primary election ballot. News
Monday, April 27, 2020
'Democracy is Dead,' Declare Sanders Supporters After Bernie Taken Off New York Ballot
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders were enraged on Monday after New York's Board of Elections voted to remove the Vermont lawmaker's name from the state's presidential primary ballot in the election scheduled for June—a move described by campaign advisor Jeff Weaver as "a blow to American democracy...
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 25: A street remains mostly empty in midtown during the coronavirus pandemic on April 25, 2020 in New York City. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 200,000 lives with infections close to 2.9 million people. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images) News
Monday, April 27, 2020
'Environmentally Just' Move Will Open 100 Miles of NYC Streets to Pedestrians as Social Distancing Enters Warmer Months
In a win for advocates of a more walkable urban environment, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that he will open up to 100 miles of streets in all five boroughs to accomodate outdoor recreation as social distancing from the coronavirus outbreak meets the warmer months. "Over the...
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A lone protester holds a sign calling for an end to the lockdown and claiming chloroquine works as she stands in front of the White House in Washington on Saturday, April 25, 2020. News
Monday, April 27, 2020
FBI-Affiliated Group Warned of Danger of Anti-Vaccine Movement During Pandemic in 2019
As the anti-vaccine movement joins right-wing protests against coronavirus social distancing measures and concerns are rising around the world over a potential decline in vaccinations for measles and polio, a little-noticed report from an FBI-affiliated group in June 2019 on the danger of "anti-...
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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 24, 2020
As Allegations of Mistreatment and Unsafe Conditions Mount, Amnesty International Declares It Stands With Amazon Workers
Human rights advocacy group Amnesty International on Friday demanded online retail giant Amazon start prioritizing the health and safety of its workers around the planet as the company experiences massive demand from a world largely still in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. "Amazon is one...
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Protesters prepare to lead a "People's Motorcade" past the White House to deliver fake body bags to the Trump International Hotel on April 23, 2020. News
Friday, April 24, 2020
Because 'People Will Die' If They Listen to Trump, #DontDrinkBleach Hashtag Goes Viral
The hashtag #DontDrinkBleach trended on Twitter Friday in reaction to comments by President Donald Trump Thursday evening endorsingthe idea that Americans could somehow imbibe or be injected with disinfectants to eradicate the coronavirus. "It is April 24, 2020 and #DontDrinkBleach is trending on...
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Former U.S. Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers duringthe  China Development Forum 2017 at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 20, 2017 in Beijing. News
Friday, April 24, 2020
Larry Summers as Joe Biden Advisor Adding to 'Major Trust Gap' Between Dem Nominee and Progressives
Progressives on Friday called on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to part ways with Larry Summers after it was reported that the economist is advising the former vice president's campaign on how to jumpstart the economic recovery after the coronavirus crisis passes. "Talking to...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.)., speaks during her weekly news conference in Washington on Thursday, March 12, 2020. News
Thursday, April 23, 2020
'This Is Unbelievable': Citing Need for GOP Input, Pelosi Yanks Remote Voting Rule at Last Minute
Progressive frustration with Democratic leadership continued to mount this week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday tabled a rules change that would have allowed members to use proxy voting to legislate during the coronavirus pandemic. Pelosi indicated that the House would take the matter...
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 "Sanctions kill innocents indiscriminately just like bombs." News
Thursday, April 23, 2020
70+ Groups Demand Trump Immediately End US Sanctions Against Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and Others During Covid-19 Crisis
Over 70 civil society groups representing more than 40 million people called on President Donald Trump Thursday to issue immediate sanctions relief for numerous countries—including Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea—for at least the duration of the coronavirus crisis which threatens to...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives for a pro forma session at the U.S. Capitol on April 21, 2020. News
Thursday, April 23, 2020
In 'Callous, Shortsighted' Comments, McConnell Suggests Forcing States Into Bankruptcy Better Option Than More Federal Aid
Progressives warned of continuing Republican efforts to attack the public sector after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in an interview Wednesday said he was disinclined to send states federal aid as they weather the economic fallout of the coronavirus fallout, suggesting instead allowing...
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Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) speaks during a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment against President Donald Trump on December 17, 2019. News
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
After Revelations of Improper Stock Sales by Rep. Shalala, Groups Demand Pelosi's Pick for Bailout Oversight Step Down
Progressive groups on Wednesday demanded House Democratic leadership pressure Rep. Donna Shalala to step down from a committee on oversight of the appropriation of billions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus funds after it was revealed Saturday by journalist David Dayen that the Florida Democrat...
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