Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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A supporter of Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales waves white flags during clashes with riot police following a protest in La Paz on November 13, 2019. News
Thursday, November 14, 2019
'We Don't Want Any Dictators': Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Right-Wing, Anti-Indigenous Coup
Unrest continued in Bolivia Thursday as protests against the right-wing coup that unseated democratically-elected President Evo Morales on Sunday and the anti-Indigenous ideology behind it entered their fourth day. Demonstrators filled the streets of the Bolivian capitol, La Paz, waving the...
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A SpaceXFalcon 9 launches from from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in February 2018. News
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
New Analysis Shows Billionaires' Dream of Space Tourism Would Be Disaster for Emissions, Climate Crisis
A new analysis from travel website Champion Traveler shows how the burgeoning space tourism industry favored by many U.S. billionaires could severely worsen the planetary climate crisis by emissions that, in one rocket launch, are equal to nearly 400 transatlantic flights. While the number of...
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White House senior adviser Stephen Miller walks behind President Donald Trump as he talks to reporters before they depart the White House June 8, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez and Omar Call on Stephen Miller to Resign After Top Trump Aide Exposed as 'Bonafide White Nationalist'
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar on Tuesday decried racist emails from President Donald Trump's advisor Stephen Miller published by the Southern Poverty Law Center and called on the White House aide to resign. "This type of racism and hatred has no place in our government," Omar, a...
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The mother of Palestinian Zaki Ghanama, 25, mourns over his body at the morgue of a hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on November 12, 2019 following an Israeli strike. News
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Latest Israeli Assault on Gaza Continuation of 'Torture and Torment of Palestinians,' Says Jewish Voice for Peace
Israel's latest assault Tuesday on the Gaza Strip, the boxed-in sliver of land termed the world's largest open-air prison that houses nearly 2 million Palestinians, drew condemnation from peace advocates around the world. "In the U.S., we must not just watch, yet again, as Israel's massive military...
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A young migrant girl sits on the floor as her father, recently released from federal detention with other Central American asylum seekers, gets a bus ticket at a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. News
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Causing 'Profound' Trauma, Trump Administration Detained Record-Breaking 70,000 Children in 2019
The U.S. held a record 69,550 migrant children in detention facilities in 2019, a Tuesday report from The Associated Press and PBS Frontline found, leading to major psychological and physiscal harm and lasting trauma. "No other country held as many immigrant children in detention over the past year...
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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, November 11, 2019
Calling for an 'End to Violence,' Bernie Sanders Becomes First 2020 Democratic Presidential Contender to Criticize Bolivian Coup
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to speak out against Sunday's military coup in Bolivia which saw that country's President Evo Morales forced to resign before going into hiding. "I am very concerned about what appears to be a coup in Bolivia,...
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"Let's not be timid and behave minimally at a time of maximum threats to our political order," Moyers and Winship write. News
Monday, November 11, 2019
'American Democracy on Trial': Moyers and Winship Again Call on PBS to Re-Air Hearings in Primetime
Veteran journalist Bill Moyers and Common Dreams ' Michael Winship on Monday continued their push to convince PBS to re-air the public impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump beginning this week in prime-time by sending a letter to the station managers of all of the nation's public...
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Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni salt flats hold the largest reserves of lithium in the world. News
Monday, November 11, 2019
Bolivian Coup Comes Less Than a Week After Morales Stopped Multinational Firm's Lithium Deal
The Sunday military coup in Bolivia has put in place a government which appears likely to reverse a decision by just-resigned President Evo Morales to cancel an agreement with a German company for developing lithium deposits in the Latin American country for batteries like those in electric cars. "...
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Google obtained the health data of millions of Americans, a new report claims. News
Monday, November 11, 2019
'When Will Someone Go to Jail?': New Report Shows Google Secretly Storing Health Data of Millions of Americans
A "bombshell" new report from The Wall Street Journal describes a secret project from Google and healthcare giant Ascension to store data on millions of Americans, a move that critics of the tech conglomerate decried as another example of overreach. "When will someone go to jail?" wondered...
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.) talk during the press conference calling on passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act outside the Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. News
Monday, November 11, 2019
Progressives Excoriate Schumer for Mourning as 'Card-Carrying Islamophobe' GOP Rep. Peter King Announces He Won't Seek Re-Election
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was heavily criticized Monday for expressing sorrow at the announcement from Republican Rep. Peter King that the New York congressman would not seek re-election to the U.S. House. "Peter King is an Islamophobe who held McCarthyite hearings targeting American...
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