Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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The late Jamal Khashoggi, pictured speaking during POMED's "Mohammed bin Salman's Saudi Arabia: A Deeper Look." News
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
One Year After Khashoggi Murder, Chorus of Demands for Saudi Govt. to Face Consequences
Saudi Arabian rights activists joined with advocacy groups to mark the one-year anniversary of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death Wednesday with actions and calls for accountability. "Any talk of assuming responsibility for Jamal Khashoggi's killing is meaningless if not met with the immediate and...
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Wreckage from a U.S. airstrike that killed three farmers in Somalia. News
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
'Appalling Disregard for Civilians': Amnesty Investigation Details How US Military Killed Innocent Farmers in Somalia
A new report from Amnesty International released Monday evening charges that the U.S. military killed three Somali farmers in a March 18, 2019 strike that the Pentagon claimed killed al-Shabaab militants. Amnesty also alleges that U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) knew that intelligence about at least...
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Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) shares a laugh with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in February as the two introduced the Green New Deal in February of 2019. News
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
'Most Important Climate Leader in the Senate': Green Groups Back Sen. Ed Markey in Primary Fight With Joe Kennedy
A Democratic Senate primary battle in Massachusetts is raising the hackles of climate activists, who feel that Rep. Joe Kennedy's challenge to Sen. Edward Markey is putting a target on one of the lawmakers most in touch with the danger of the climate crisis. "Running against Ed Markey is running...
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Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media on May 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. News
Monday, September 30, 2019
Rudy Giuliani, 'Wildest of Wild Cards,' Subpoenaed For Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who is now personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, was subpoenaed Monday afternoon by the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform Committees to provide documents related to his alleged pressuring of the Ukrainian government to...
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Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi speaks with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith during a panel at The Texas Tribune Festival on September 28, 2019 in Austin, Texas. News
Monday, September 30, 2019
Pelosi's Endorsement of Anti-Choice Henry Cuellar Over Progressive Jessica Cisneros Reveals Lack of Leadership, Justice Democrats Say
Progressive group Justice Democrats took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Monday for her endorsement over the weekend of Rep. Henry Cuellar, a right wing Democrat from Texas who is a top target for the party's left in the 2020 primary elections. Pelosi publicly endorsed Cuellar on Saturday during...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks to reporters after the Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Monday, September 30, 2019
'I Would Have No Choice': McConnell Says Senate Will Try Trump If Impeached, Gives No Timeline on Process
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that if the House impeaches President Donald Trump the Senate will have no choice but to hold a trial. "I would have no choice but to take it up," McConnell said in an interview with CNBC . Here's Mitch McConnell on CNBC saying that if the House...
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News
Friday, September 27, 2019
With Over 6 Million People Worldwide, Climate Strikes Largest Coordinated Global Uprising Since Iraq War Protests
Climate strikes over the last seven days drew over 6.6 million people into the streets around the world, putting the week-long action on par with the 2003 global protest against the U.S.-lead invasion of Iraq. Friday's 600,000 strong demonstration in Montreal made the total number of people who...
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"Under President Donald Trump—the supposedly 'tough on crime' president—corporate prosecutions have plummeted to the lowest level in more than 20 years." News
Friday, September 27, 2019
"Turns Out 'Tough on Crime' Is Only for the Poor": Report Details Trump DOJ's Corporate-Friendly Record
A new report out Friday shows that President Donald Trump's Department of Justice is after corporations at a historically low level and suggests that's making companies increasingly confident about breaking the law. Soft on Corporate Crime , a new report from Public Citizen, exposes the apparent...
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Rudy Giuliani outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24, 2019. News
Friday, September 27, 2019
Suggesting His Life in Danger, Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Claims He's the "Real Whistleblower"
President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Thursday referred to himself as a "legitimate whistleblower" and said he might need protection to continue informing the public about the unfolding Ukrainian phone call scandal that led this week to an impeachment inquiry. "Giuliani seems to be...
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U.S. made bombs killed six civilians, including three children, in Yemen, Amnesty International said Wednesday. News
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Report: US-Made Bomb Killed Six Yemeni Civilians, Including Three Children, in June Attack
U.S. made bombs killed six Yemeni civilians on June 28, including three children, in the Ta'iz governate, according to a Wednesday report from Amnesty International. The attacks were part of the Saudi Arabia-led war on Yemen, which has killed thousands and triggered what has been described as the...
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