Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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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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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies during a hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 16, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Friday, September 20, 2019
'No Soft Landing': Former DHS Head Kirstjen Nielsen Leaves Atlantic Ideas Festival Stage After Outrage From Grassroots Movement
Grassroots outrage apparently led Kirstjen Nielson, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, to bow out of the Atlantic Ideas Festival Friday—but it's unlikely to represent more than a Phyrric victory over the mainstreaming of the President Donald Trump administration. Critics...
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A man walks by U.S. drone graffiti painted on a wall during a campaign against drones in Yemen on May 31, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. News
Friday, September 20, 2019
'How Could They Do This to Us?' Ask Afghan Farmers After Reporting Reveals Officials Knew Civilians Were in Area of Lethal US Drone Strike
Afghan officials knew for over a week that civilians were in the area bombed by a U.S. drone strike on Wednesday, raising more questions about the attack that killed 30 farmers and wounded 40 more. "My son and his friends were killed by the Americans," village chief Malak Khaiyali Khan told Reuters...
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A photo from Mercy for Animals drone investigation of Amazon deforestation. News
Friday, September 20, 2019
'The Future of Earth Is at Risk': New Drone Footage of Deforestation in Amazon Shows Cost of Meat Industry
A new investigation from the group Mercy for Animals uses drone footage to reveal the scope of devastation in the Amazon rainforest for growing meat. "Global demand for meat is destroying the Amazon rainforest," filmmaker Mark Devries says in a video highlighting some of the group's work. The...
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A group including tricolored blackbirds, red-winged blackbirds, and starlings take flight at the City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Santa Cruz, Calif. News
Thursday, September 19, 2019
'Bird Emergency' as Study Shows North American Bird Population Has Fallen by Nearly One-Third in Less Than 50 Years
North America lost 29 percent of its bird populaiton—around three billion birds—over the last 49 years, according to a new report. "Decline of the North American avifauna," a study released on Thursday in the journal Science , found that the continent has seen a net loss of 2.9 billion birds since...
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A French mayor banned the pesticide glysophate from areas near homes in his village and inspired other municipalities to do the same. News
Thursday, September 19, 2019
After Mayor of Small Village Bans Glyphosate, Dozens of Others Join Rebellion Against French Law
After the mayor of a small French village banned the pesticide gysophate from land near homes and businesses in his municipality, the government took him to court—and sparked a movement as 20 other mayors across the western European country joined in barring the pesticide from their towns and...
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An MQ-9 Reaper drone flies a combat mission. News
Thursday, September 19, 2019
'Total Massacre' as U.S. Drone Strike Kills 30 Farmers in Afghanistan
A U.S. drone attack killed 30 pine nut farmers and wounded at least 40 others in Afghanistan Wednesday night, the latest killing of innocent civilians by American forces as the "war on terror" enters its 19th year. "Some of us managed to escape, some were injured, but many were killed." —Juma Gul,...
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