Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Shoes are left by people at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, June 21, 2018 during a protest rally by several American mayors against the US administration's family separation policy. News
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Trump Prepares to Open New 'Captured Children' Facility in Texas as Hundreds of Rights Groups Call for Decriminalizing Migration
A facility to house over 1,000 undocumented children is set to open Monday in Carrizo Springs, Texas—just days after almost 250 groups called on Congress to decriminalize migration and chart a new course for the country's border policies. The Carrizo Springs concentration camp, which was initially...
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An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Sidewinders" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) May 10, 2019 in the Red Sea. News
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Pentagon Releases, Then Deletes, Document Detailing Use of Nuclear Weapons to Restore 'Strategic Stability' for US Military
The U.S. military appears to believe it can somehow prevail in a nuclear war, according to a Pentagon document that was briefly made public, and has plans for using atomic weapons in "small and limited" capacities in order to create "strategic stability" for itself in the world. The document,...
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Tiffany Cabán, candidate for Queens D.A., has the endorsement of a number of prominent progressive Democrats. (Image: Cabán for Queens) News
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
'Once-in-a-Generation Candidate' for Queens DA Tiffany Cabán Counts Sanders, Warren, AOC as Supporters
Once an unknown, today Tiffany Cabán has friends in high places. "Tiffany Cabán is a once-in-a-generation candidate who represents a full break from the politics of mass criminalization and mass incarceration plaguing our communities since the passage of the 1994 Crime Bill." —Jennifer Epps-Addison...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a campaign event at the IBEW Local 490 on June 4, 2019 in Concord, New Hampshire. News
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Vowing Not to 'Demonize' the Rich, Biden Tells Billionaires 'Nothing Would Fundamentally Change' If He Was Elected
Don't worry, billionaires: your standard of living won't change under a Joe Biden administration. That's the message the Democratic frontrunner delivered to donors Tuesday as he continued a fundraising trip in New York that saw him on Monday tell a room of wealthy Wall Streeters "you guys are great...
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A collapsed block of ice-rich permafrost along Drew Point, Alaska. News
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
'Canary in the Coal Mine': Experts Warn of Climate Tipping Point as Scientists Find Permafrost Thawing 70 Years Ahead of Schedule
Areas of the Canadian Arctic permafrost are thawing rapidly, 70 years ahead of when scientists previously believed, as the climate crisis continues to push the planet towards dangerous tipping points. Reuters reported on the change Tuesday citing the June 10 research of University of Alaska...
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Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People's Campaign June 17, 2019 at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. News
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Straight to Wall Street Fundraiser After Leaving Poor People's Forum, Biden Tells Fat Cat Donors: 'You Guys Are Great'
Just hours after appearing at Monday's Poor Peoples Campaign event in Washington, D.C. and promising to work for the less fortunate, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden went straight to a Wall Street fundraiser in New York City where he solicited donations from, among others, a pro-Trump...
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ICE agents stage a raid to arrest an undocumented immigrant in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn on April 11, 2018 in New York City. News
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Outrage and Warnings of 'Ethnic Cleansing' as Trump Threatens Mass Raids Against Millions of People in the US
President Donald Trump said Monday night that his administration is preparing for a major assault on immigrant communities, a threat that triggered accusations of ethnic cleansing and increased fears over the long-term goals of the White House border agenda. "First, children in concentration camps...
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Syrian refugees are seen outside their makeshift tents at an agricultural field where they set camp in Saadnayel in the Lebanese Bekaa valley on December 12, 2012. News
Monday, June 17, 2019
'Brink of Catastrophe' as Trump Muslim Ban Keeps Refugees in Limbo
President Donald Trump's near-total ban on immigration to the U.S. from Muslim-majority countries, known colloquially as the "Muslim ban," is having widespread negative effects on refugees in the Middle East, according to a new report from Amnesty International. In the new report , The Mountain is...
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A Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) at Isabela Island, Galapagos Archipelago, in the Pacific Ocean on February 21, 2019. The seal will share its environment with the Pentagon per a new plan from the Ecuadorian government that would extend a landing strip at the region's airport to accommodate U.S. military aircraft. News
Monday, June 17, 2019
Proposal to 'Pave Paradise' in Galapagos Islands for US Military Airstrip Met With Criticism in Ecuador and Beyond
The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an airstrip. Ecuadorian defense...
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Central American migrants cross the Rio Grande river in Ciudad Juarez, state of Chihuahua, Mexico, on June 12, 2019, before turning themselves to US Border Patrol agents to ask for asylum. News
Friday, June 14, 2019
Horror on the Border: Slew of Recent Incidents Highlight Human Rights Crisis
There has been a steady stream of heartbreaking news at the southern border under the President Donald Trump administration, including the jailing of children and deaths of detained migrants. Five stories in just the last several days punctuate the crisis: The four month-old baby separated from his...
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