Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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President Donald Trump speaking to reporters at Joint Base Andrews on September 26. News
Thursday, September 26, 2019
'Unfit for Office': Trump Reportedly Suggests Person Who Informed Whistleblower Should Be Executed
President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to suggest that the person who passed on information about his phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to a whistleblower should be executed, a striking escalation in rhetoric as the scandal over the July conversation between the two leaders...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about the duo's July phone call. News
Thursday, September 26, 2019
'As Bad, If Not Worse, Than Watergate': Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Massive White House Cover-Up
The Thursday morning release of the official whistleblower complaint at the heart of a controversy which has triggered an official impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump intensified concern among Democrats and outside critics who say the complaint goes beyond a single phone call by...
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at the 74th United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2019 in New York City. News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
In UN Address, Rouhani Says Iran "Will Never, Ever Forget" Crimes of Trump Sanctions
If U.S. troops pull out of the Persian Gulf and stops meddling in the region's affairs, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, then there is a chance for peace in the Middle East. "The security of our region shall be provided when American troops pull out," said Rouhani. "Security shall...
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A memo, released Wednesday morning, of the Trump call. (Image: screenshot) News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
'Smoking Gun': Experts Say White House Memo Reveals 'Blatantly Impeachable Conduct' by Trump
The White House memo of a conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, released Wednesday, is bad news for the president, according to experts and observers. "Donald Trump is the most corrupt president in the modern history of this country." —Sen. Bernie...
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A young girl stands amidst the ruins of a building destroyed during past Saudi-led coalition air strikes, in the province of Amran, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on July 6, 2019. News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
'Grief and Anger' in Yemen After US-Backed Saudi Bombing Kills Seven Children, Nine Others
Warning: This story contains graphic images and video. A Saudi Arabia-led coalition attack on Yemen Tuesday killed 16 people, including seven children, the latest massacre in the years long conflict. "These children should not be victims of this conflict," Save the Children in Yemen country...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wave to the crowd at the end of a campaign rally in Wichita, Kansas on July 20, 2018. News
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Because 'Puerto Rico Must No Longer Be Treated as a Colony,' Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Lead Demand to End Painful Austerity
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are leading an effort to end austerity in Puerto Rico and let the people of the island territory determine their own path forward. Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez were joined in the effort by 11 other Democrats, all of whom signed a letter ( pdf )...
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Fox News host Laura Ingraham attacked youth activist Greta Thunberg Monday night. News
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Fox News Pundits and Trump Condemned for Attacks Spewed at Teenage Climate Leader Greta Thunberg
After youth activist Greta Thunberg tore into world leaders over their inaction on climate change Monday morning, Fox News spent hours attacking the 16 year-old, drawing condemnation and outrage—and, in one case, an apology from the right-wing network. As Common Dreams reported Monday, Thunberg...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is attacking Medicare for All in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. News
Monday, September 23, 2019
'Unfortunate But Not Surprising': Sanders Responds to Report Biden-Linked Firm Poll Testing Attacks on Medicare for All
Sen. Bernie Sanders hit back Monday after news broke that the centrist group Third Way is focus-testing attacks on Medicare for All to see what will stick, using a firm with close ties to former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. "It is unfortunate but not surprising...
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The Greenland ice sheet may melt at a pace that could break records set in 2012 this year as a heatwave from Europe turns north. News
Monday, September 23, 2019
To Stop the Worst Effects of the Climate Crisis, Report Says 'The Level of Ambition Needs to be Tripled'—At Minimum
The world must do more to combat the climate crisis, a new report declares, because the rate of melting on the Earth's poles and the increase in extreme weather events are projected to be much higher than previosuly predicted. Those findings came from the United Nations Science Advisory Group...
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Greta Thunberg speaks during the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. News
Monday, September 23, 2019
'How Dare You!': Greta Thunberg Rages at 'Fairytales of Eternal Economic Growth' at UN Climate Summit
In a speech to the United Nations Climate Action Summit Monday, Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg lit into world leaders for their "empty words" around solving the climate crisis and said decades of inaction have left her generation without a future. "People are suffering. People are...
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