Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Extinction Rebellion protesters in London. News
Monday, April 15, 2019
'The Time for Excuses Is Over': Extinction Rebellion Protests Shut Down European Cities
Activists across Europe blocked off major streets and public areas Monday as they called for immediate action from world leaders to deal with the climate crisis. The movement, Extinction Rebellion (XR), is holding protests across the world from April 15 to 22 for an "International Rebellion"...
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With the backing of the Trump administration, opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself "interim president" earlier this year. News
Monday, April 15, 2019
Attendees of Secret Meeting for 'US Military Assault' on Venezuela Revealed
A group dedicated to regime change in Venezuela held a secret meeting on overthrowing the country's government last week, according to reporting from The Grayzone Project . Journalist Max Blumenthal on Sunday revealed a list of meeting attendees he obtained over the weekend from a source. Exclusive...
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Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a panel discussion at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., March 1, 2018. News
Friday, April 12, 2019
Author of 'Crude' Op-ed Yanked from Boston Globe Defends Sarcastic Take on Unaccountable Trump Officials
It was one of his favorite lines he ever wrote. That's what Massachusetts freelance writer Luke O'Neil thought of the opening to an opinion piece he penned for The Boston Globe , published Wednesday night. The op-ed began with O'Neil, who also writes the newsletter Hell World , expressing his...
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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Oakland, 2014. News
Friday, April 12, 2019
In Display of 'Outrageous, McCarthyite Repression,' U.S. Bars BDS Leader Omar Bargouti Entering Country
Civil liberties advocates and press freedom groups were appalled Thursday when the Donald Trump administration announced that Omar Barghouti—a Palestinian activist at the forefront of efforts to use nonviolent tactics to end the Israeli occupation—was barred from entering the United States...
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Workers on strike at Stop & Shop in New England. News
Friday, April 12, 2019
Shop Stopped: Grocery Store Strike of 31K Workers Receives Support From Warren, Sanders
Some 31,000 workers walked off the job at Stop & Shop stores across New England Thursday in response to the company cutting wages and benefits, a strike that prompted the support and praise of prominent Democrats and left wing activists. The strike is the result of a March vote by store union...
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Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar share a moment. News
Thursday, April 11, 2019
'Stop With This Recklessness': Allies Warn Right-Wing Attacks Could Get Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Killed
Rep. Ilhan Omar is being targeted once again by both Republicans and Rupert Murdoch's right wing media machine, raising concerns among her supporters and colleagues about the level of hate being directed at her—and prompting a vigorous defense from some of her fellow House freshmen. "Are Murdoch-...
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News
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Bolstered by Trump Tax Scam, Number of US Corporations Paying 'Not a Dime' in Federal Taxes Doubled in 2018
A new analysis out Thursday shows that tax policy under the Trump administration is benefitting large corporations to such a degree that twice as many large companies will pay nothing in federal taxes for 2018 compared to previous years. The report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy,...
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Pipelines in New Mexico. News
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
"Yet Another Handout to the Dirty Fossil Fuel Industry": Trump's Newest Assault on Environment Draws Anger From Green Groups
Donald Trump's war on the environment will continue Wednesday as the president aims to make it easier to build pipelines—angering environmental groups. An executive order designed to loosen regulations around pipeline construction and ensure the country continues to rely on fossil fuels for its...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) gives remarks Wednesday morning at the announcement of the No Ban Act. News
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Dems Introduce Bill to End Trump's 'UnAmerican' Muslim Ban
Democrats in both chambers of Congress introduced legislation to end President Donald Trump's racist Muslim ban Wednesday, generating support from advocates and lawmakers opposed to the administration's policy. The No Ban Act, which faces an uphill battle in the Senate, would end a number of...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin gives Rep. Maxine Waters instructions on how to use her gavel. The advice was not appreciated. News
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Maxine Waters Holds the Gavel as Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Has Tantrum Over Length of Oversight Hearing
In the latest contest between Democrats and the administration, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told Rep. Maxine Waters that he wouldn't come back to Congress if forced to stay past 5:15pm. The comment came as part of a testy exchange between Mnuchin and the California Democrat during Mnuchin's...
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