Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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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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Sir David Attenborough gives testimony to the House of Commons Tuesday. News
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
In Terms of Combating Climate Crisis, Renowned Naturalist David Attenborough Declares: 'We Cannot Be Radical Enough'
In testimony to British lawmakers Tuesday, famed scientist and environmental advocate Sir David Attenborough said that humanity "cannot be radical enough" in working to stop the ravages of the climate crisis from destroying the planet. Attenborough made the comment during his remarks to Parliament'...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks to the media after the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami. News
Monday, July 08, 2019
AOC, Bernie Sanders to Introduce Resolution Calling 'Existential Threat' of the Climate Crisis an 'Emergency'
A cohort of progressive Democrats plan to introduce a resolution declaring a climate emergency Tuesday in Congress, a move that could open the door to decisive action on the crisis. The Guardian 's Emily Holden reported Monday afternoon that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Earl...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), pictured here in a hearing on January 30, 2018, announced a $19 million haul in the second quarter for her presidential campaign. News
Monday, July 08, 2019
With $19 Million Haul for Second Quarter, Warren Cements 'Grassroots Commitment' in Campaign
Sen. Elizabeth Warren released her fundraising numbers for the second quarter of 2019 Monday, claiming $19.1 million—a number that puts her in the top tier of the Democratic candidates for president and, alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders, in one of the two stronger positions of the field going forward...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) listen as Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019. News
Monday, July 08, 2019
"That Public 'Whatever' Is Called Public Sentiment": Critics Hit Back After Pelosi Once Again Disses AOC, Omar, and Others
A chorus of criticism over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's dismissive comments about progressive members of her own caucus in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd intensified over the weekend and exposed the rift between the Democratic Party's old guard and new blood. The Times...
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A picture taken on July 5, 2019 shows the installation "Everything is fine" depicting the half submerged head of US President Donald Trump by Jacques Rival, architect, displayed in the Moselle river as part of the digital art festival "Constellations de Metz" in Metz, eastern France. News
Friday, July 05, 2019
Everything Is [Not] Fine: Half-Submerged Trump Head, Says Artist, Designed to Silence Destructive Words and Deeds of US President
An art installation that includes President Donald Trump's head half submerged in a French river, according to the artist behind the project, is designed to help remind people of the U.S. president's ongoing threat to the world. The installation, titled "Everything Is Fine," is a project of artist...
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This CNN-obtained picture from CBP shows the humiliating sign agents forced a Honduran man to wear. It reads "Me gustan los hombre," or, "I like men." News
Friday, July 05, 2019
Alleged Abuse by US Border Guards Who Forced Detained Migrant to Wear Humiliating Sign Around His Neck Reminiscent of Nazi Camps, Expert Warns
An incident at a Texas Border Patrol detention center in which a prisoner was forced by guards to wear a humiliating sign around his neck is directly reminiscent of abuse that took place in Nazi concentration camps in the 1930s, an expert on the camps said on Friday, and could be the precursor for...
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An earthquake hit southern California Thursday, centered in the town of Ridgecrest. News
Thursday, July 04, 2019
Biggest Earthquake in 20 Years Hits Southern California
This story has been updated... A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern California Thursday, the largest earthquake to hit the region in 20 years. Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones said Californians should expect another large aftershock earthquake in the next week. She told the press that it would...
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Glenn Greenwald, founder and editor of The Intercept, gestures during a hearing at the Lower House's Human Rights Commission in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 25, 2019. News
Thursday, July 04, 2019
'A Brutal Violation of Press Freedom': Glenn Greenwald Targeted With Investigation by Brazilian Government After Reporting on Corruption
The Brazilian government is targeting one of its biggest critics, journalist Glenn Greenwald, in a move that has been decried by observers as an intimidation tactic designed to stifle opposition to right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. The government's finance ministry's money laundering unit was...
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