Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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The Sawyer Glacier in Alaska, July 2016. The Arctic is enduring unprecedented warming this year, affecting Alaska and Greenland specifically. News
Friday, June 14, 2019
'The Changes Are Really Accelerating': Alaska at Record Warm While Greenland Sees Major Ice Melt
The climate crisis is rapidly warming the Arctic, and the effects are being felt from Alaska to Greenland. The northernmost point on the planet is heating up more quickly than any other region in the world. The reason for this warming is ice–albedo feedback: as ice melts it opens up land and sea to...
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Journalist Glenn Greenwald is facing death threats for his reporting on Brazilian corruption. News
Friday, June 14, 2019
After Exposing 'Corrupted' Brazilian Government, Journalist Glenn Greenwald Faces Deportation Warning and Death Threats
Journalist Glenn Greenwald and his family are receiving death threats over reporting from The Intercept on Brazilian corruption. The "grotesque" threats came days after Greenwald and his colleagues published leaked chats from government officials that appear to show justice minister Sérgio Moro was...
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Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) at a town hall in Multnomah County, Oregon on Feb 25, 2017. News
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wyden Bill to Strip Tax Breaks From Private Prison Industry Profiting From Child Detentions
President Donald Trump's administration continues to detain migrants at the southern border in conditions that one expert believes approximate concentration camps, but those that profit off of migrant detentions may find the spigot of government cash isn't a renewable resource. A bill proposed by...
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Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, then the White House Deputy Press Secretary, answers questions at the press briefing on Thursday, May 11, 2017 about President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. News
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, A Liar, to Resign as White House Press Secretary
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of June. One of the longest-serving members of the President Donald Trump administration, Sanders began her time in the press office as deputy White House press secretary. She took the full-time position on July 26, 2017, taking over for...
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Jessica Cisneros is running in the 2020 primary to replace Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas.). News
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Texas Progressive Jessica Cisneros Announces Primary Challenge to Unseat "Trump's Favorite Democrat" in Congress
One of the Democratic Party's most right-wing members of Congress will have a primary challenger next year, making him the latest incumbent confronted by a progressive insurgency that's not waiting for change. Jessica Cisneros, an immigration and human rights lawyer from south Texas, announced...
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Andom Ghebreghiorgis, a Mount Vernon, New York teacher, is challenging Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in the 2020 Democratic primary. News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
'The Ocasio-Cortez Effect': Democratic Grassroots Ignoring Establishment Threats as Yet Another Progressive Announces Plan to Primary Incumbent
Call it the "Ocasio-Cortez effect" : the party's insurgent progressive grassroots base is rising and ready to primary their elders. "For my generation of students born after 9/11, all they have known, every year of their life, is war; the threat of climate extinction; and the intractability of wage...
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Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus in front of the DNC on June 12. DNC chair Tom Perez said the party will not host an official primary debate on the climate crisis, and will restrict candidates from participating in third-party climate debates. In response, people gathered at the DNC headquarters in Washington, DC, to demand the party reverse its stance. News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
'We Don't Have Time for This': Activists at Party Headquarters Demand DNC Hold Climate Debate
We want a climate debate. That's the message from over a dozen progressive groups and organizations who descended on the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Wednesday to demand the party devote a debate to the climate crisis in the presidential primary debates. The demonstration...
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Scott Warren, a volunteer for the humanitarian aid organization No More Deaths attends a community meeting to discuss federal charges against him for aiding undocumented immigrants on May 10, 2019 in Ajo, Arizona. The trial ended Tuesday with a deadlocked jury. News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Hung Jury in Humanitarian Aid Trial Shows Arizonans Still 'Standing Their Ground' for Justice
An activist who was put on trial for providing water and humanitarian aid to migrants in the American Southwest desert was acquitted Tuesday by a hung jury. Scott Warren, a 36 year-old from Ajo, Arizona, who is a professor of geography at Arizona State University, worked with the humanitarian...
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Captain Pia Klemp in 2017. News
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
'Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized' as German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years in Prison For Saving Refugees
A German boat captain faces a long and costly trial in Italy for charges targeting her humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees. "Italy's fascists are using this case as a showcase to deter others from aiding migrants. They would prefer to let people drown in the Mediterranean." —Rula Jebreal...
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Black drivers in Missouri are 91 percent more likely to be pulled over by police than white drivers, according to a new report from the state's attorney general. News
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
'Wake-Up Call' Report Shows Black Drivers in Missouri 91 Percent More Likely to Be Pulled Over by Police
Black drivers in Missouri are nearly twice as likely to be pulled over than white drivers, according to a new report by the state's attorney general. The report , released Monday by the office of Attorney General Eric Schmitt, found that black drivers had a 91 percent higher chance of being pulled...
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