Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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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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The Venice city council chambers flooded Wednesday evening after a vote on the climate crisis. News
Thursday, November 14, 2019
'Mother Nature Does a Mic Drop': Venice City Council Chamber Floods Minutes After Members Vote Down Climate Crisis Amendment
It seemed like divine intervention—or at least the hand of Gaia. Minutes after the Venetian city council voted down a resolution addressing the climate crisis Wednesday, the council chambers were filled with water for the first time in history, the result of unprecedented flooding in the city due...
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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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