Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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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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Activist Ady Barkan asked former Vice President Joe Biden to meet with him on Wednesday. News
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
'Look a Dying Man in the Eyes': Activist Ady Barkan Wants Joe Biden to Sit Down and Talk About Medicare for All
Activist Ady Barkan on Wednesday asked former Vice President Joe Biden, the only contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination who has not sat down with the dying healthcare activist, to find time to meet and discuss Medicare for All. Barkan, who is suffering from ALS, made the request...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks during a rally in Washington Square Park on September 16, 2019 in New York. News
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Lack of Transparency Surrounding Working Families Party's Warren Endorsement Raises Concerns
The Working Families Party, a subsidiary of the Democratic Party that pushes progressive policies and candidates, endorsed Sen. Elizabetth Warren for president on Monday—but some rank-and-file members and outside critics have questioned the process as WFP leadership continues to resist sharing vote...
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Factory farms like this one in Canada could be banned in Switzerland. News
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Swiss Voters to Decide on Whether to Allow Factory Farming to Continue in 'Milestone' Moment
Voters in Switzerland will soon have their say on whether or not the country continues to allow factory farming thanks to an initiative by animal rights campaigners that delivered that country's Parliament on Monday over 100,000 signatures to force a referendum on the matter. "A milestone for the...
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A nuclear war would kill millions of people, a new report reminds the Pentagon. News
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
So-Called "Limited" Nuclear War Would Actually Be Very Bad and Kill Tens of Millions, Warns New Report
Even a limited nuclear war would be catastrophic and kill millions, a new study finds, despite the belief of the Pentagon that the U.S. military could effectively and safely use nuclear weapons in a conflict. The report, which Princeton University's Science and Global Security Lab presents in video...
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks at a rally on October 1, 2018 in Boston. News
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley to Introduce Resolution Calling for Kavanaugh Impeachment Inquiry
Rep. Ayanna Pressley intends on Tuesday to introduce a resolution calling for an impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a move that is meeting resistance from her own party. "Sexual predators do not deserve a seat on the nation's highest court." —Rep. Ayanna Pressley In a...
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Billionaire Jeff Bezos makes between $4.5 million and $9 million an hour. News
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Cutting Health Benefits of 1,900 Whole Food Workers Saved World's Richest Man Jeff Bezos What He Makes in Less Than Six Hours
When billionaire Jeff Bezos cut health benefits on September 13 for part-time workers at his grocery store Whole Foods the richest man in the world saved the equivalent of what he makes from his vast fortune in just a few hours. That's according to an analysis from Decision Data's "Data in the News...
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President Donald Trump greets India Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 Japan Summit Friday, June 28, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. News
Monday, September 16, 2019
'Birds of a Feather, Fascist Together': Critics Decry Trump's Decision to Join India's Modi Onstage at Houston Event
Critics called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to join Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a bipartisan gaggle of American lawmakers at an event in Houston on September 22 expected to be attended by over 50,000 people another example of the president's affection for authoritarian leaders...
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Leah Shorb chants protests at Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls, Rhode Island on Friday. News
Monday, September 16, 2019
'Choose People Over Profits': Never Again Action Fights ICE Detention Center in Rhode Island
Activists with Never Again Action Rhode Island plan to take their second action in four days Monday evening to stop a local prison from locking in its agreement with ICE. Demonstrators from Never Again and the Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance (AMOR) on Friday shut down a meeting of the Central...
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As seen through fencing, migrants—including a young child—stand while being detained by Department of Homeland Security police after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier, on June 27, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. News
Monday, September 16, 2019
It's Not Just Trump: New Report Details How Greed of 'Border-Industrial Complex' Fuels Militarization and Abuse
A new report detailing the ways U.S. corporations are profiting off of President Donald Trump's war on immigrants calls the partnership between security firms and the federal government a "powerful border–industrial complex," the existence of which presents a major barrier to reform, and explains...
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