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 man holds an effigy of White House policy advisor Stephen Miller as he rallies with protestors against U.S. President Donald Trump in front of Trump Tower on the night of his State of the Union address, February 5, 2019 in New York City. News
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Because Stephen Miller Is 'A Verified White Supremacist Controlling US Immigration Policy,' Says Ocasio-Cortez, He Must Leave White House
Calls for President Donald Trump's advisor Stephen Miller to resign from his position in the White House grew louder Wednesday as over 64,000 people had signed a petition demanding the White House aide's ouster by press time. "We cannot allow white nationalists in the White House," the petition...
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International voices condemned the U.S. decision to no longer consider the Israeli settlements in Palestine a war crime. News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
'Naked Violation' of Human Rights: Global Condemnation Over New US Position on Israeli Occupation
A worldwide chorus of condemnation continued Tuesday over the U.S. decision to no longer ofiicially consider Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank illegal. Michael Lynk, U.N. Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory, said the decision was "not a step...
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2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) came under fire Monday for her statement on the Bolivian coup. News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
After Week of Violence and Unrest, Warren Criticized for Conciliatory Remarks on Post-Coup Bolivia
Top-tier 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is under fire from progressives and Indigenous activists for her comments Monday about the recent coup in Bolivia—remarks her critics called too conciliatory to the right-wing un-elected government that seized power after...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during the 2019 J Street National Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on October 28, 2019. News
Monday, November 18, 2019
Trump 'Pandering to His Extremist Base' on Israeli Settlements, Says Bernie Sanders
Sen. Bernie Sanders was among a number of critics decrying the Monday announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the U.S. would no longer consider Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank illegal, a break with longstanding precedent that could ireversibly damage the two-state solution...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced the U.S. is reversing course on decades of nominal opposition to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine. News
Monday, November 18, 2019
'There Is No More Two-State Solution': Trump Administration to Further Soften Opposition to West Bank Settlements
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the President Donald Trump administration will "soften" its stance on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move that reverses decades of precedent and effectively kills the two-state solution peace process. The Associated Press '...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, gives a speech on July 11, 2019 in New York City. News
Monday, November 18, 2019
'Just Not a Serious Opinion in 2019': Critics Pan Joe Biden Claim That Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug
Critics of former Vice President Joe Biden attacked remarks made by the Democrat Saturday in Las Vegas that appeared to endorse the long-discredited myth that marijuana is a gateway drug. "Perpetuating unsubstantiated theories like this hurts people," said attorney and activist Eliza Orlins. Biden...
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Supporters of Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales clash with riot police during a protest against the interim government in La Paz on November 15, 2019. News
Friday, November 15, 2019
'This is What a Dictatorship Looks Like': Bolivian Security Forces Open Fire on Indigenous Protesters in City of Cochabamba
Warning... Graphic images follow: Bolivian security forces opened fire on Indigenous protesters Friday in the city of Cochabamba in response to demonstrations against the right-wing regime that forced democratically-elected President Evo Morales to resign on Sunday. "This is what a dictatorship...
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A Bolivian indigenous woman, supporter of Bolivian ousted president Evo Morales, holds a Wiphala flag—representing native peoples—during a protest against the interim government in La Paz on November 15, 2019. News
Friday, November 15, 2019
Massive Anti-Coup Protests Explode Across Bolivia 'Against the Many Violations to Democracy'
Chanting "resign now" to Bolivia's interim, self-declared president Jeanine Añez, protesters across the Latin American country on Friday made their displeasure with the overthrow of the government by right-wing Christian extremists last Sunday known. Thousands of demonstrators marched through the...
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Chileans in the country's streets marked a victory on Friday as the government agreed to hold a referendum on replacing the dictatorship-era constitution. News
Friday, November 15, 2019
'A Victory for the Whole Country': Chile to Hold Referendum on Rewriting Constitution
The Chilean government on Friday officially began the processs of writing a new constitution for the country by approving a popular referendum, a bow to the demands of the nationwide protest movement that began in Santiago on October 15. The referendum will ask the country to weigh in on whether...
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Striking high school students march to protest for more effective government climate change policy on January 25, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. News
Thursday, November 14, 2019
'Beginning of the End of Climate-Wrecking Fossil Fuel Finance': World's Largest Public Bank Ditches Oil and Coal
Climate activists celebrated Thursday the decision of the European Investment Bank to stop funding most oil and coal projects by 2021, part of a bid to be the world's first "climate bank." The bank's board made the decision at a meeting on Thursday, CNBC reported . "Truly amazing win," tweeted...
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