Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Texas voters could have less options for polling places if a new Republican state law is upheld. Democrats in the state have filed suit to strike it down. News
Thursday, October 31, 2019
'A Stain on Our Democracy': Texas Democrats File Suit to Stop GOP Voter Suppression Efforts
Democrats filed suit Wednesday in Texas to stop a Republican law that would curtail mobile voting sites in the state, claiming that the legislation is aimed at suppressing the vote and keeping Texas firmly in the hands of the GOP. In a statement, Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa said...
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Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders participates during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign. News
Thursday, October 31, 2019
After Sanders Says West Virginia Working-Class Base Will Support Bold Vision, Manchin Says His Vote "Wouldn't Be Bernie" in Head-to-Head With Trump
Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday said he would not vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders in a general election contest against incumbent President Donald Trump, just days after the airing of an interview in which Sanders told CNBC 's John Harwood that working-class voters in states like Manchin's West Virginia...
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CIA-backed death squads in Afghanistan are allegedly behind mass atrocities in the country. News
Thursday, October 31, 2019
'Terrorizing the Populace': Report Finds CIA-Backed Death Squads in Afghanistan Committing War Crimes, Atrocities
CIA-backed death squads in Afghanistan have committed a number of human rights violations over the last year, a Human Rights Watch report found Thursday, and the militant groups are likely to be the lasting legacy of the U.S. war in the country. "These are not isolated cases." —Patricia Grossman,...
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Firefighters from Stockton, Calif., put out flames off of Hidden Valley Rd. while fighting a wildfire, Friday, May 3, 2013 in Hidden Valley, California. News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
'Modern Day Slavery': Prisoner Firefighters Risking Their Lives in California Battling Wildfires an Example of System's Injustice, Say Critics
As wildfires tore up and down California over the past week, photos and video of prisoner firefighters battling the blaze for pennies drew outrage from observers who noted that as well as being paid practically nothing, inmates on the frontlines of the infernos can't even hope to continue the work...
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Twitter's decision on Wednesday to ban political advertising was met with cautious praise. News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
'Whoa': Twitter to End Paid Political Advertising on Platform, CEO Says
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday announced that the social media site would no longer have paid political advertisements, a move sure to shake up the digital landscape that earned him praise from progressives. "Wow," tweeted activist Edward Snowden. "Big move by @jack, and a bigger contrast to...
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The newly formed NBC News Digital union is asking for a larger voice in the company. News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
'A Collective Voice': NBC News Digital Staffers Vote to Unionize
Staffers with NBC News Digital voted to unionize, they announced Wednesday, in a move the employees hope will help provide them "a collective voice in decisions that will benefit the entire company, providing much-needed transparency, and ensuring a safer workplace." "We seek to build a more...
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Democratic presidential hopefuls Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden chat at the end of the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sanders Campaign, Progressives Rip Biden Super PAC: 'Enough of the Wealthy and Powerful Buying Candidates and Elections'
Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign took aim at opponent Joe Biden Wednesday for giving tacit blessing to the formation of a super PAC, called "Unite the Country," which was officially launched this week. "Joe Biden should get scorched on the next debate stage for starting a super PAC...
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Popular sports and culture site Deadspin is being roiled by a labor dispute. News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
'Stick to Sports' Demand Backfires: Deadspin Newsroom in Open Revolt Against Private Equity Owners and Management
In the latest example of journalism's clash with profit-driven mandates, reporters and editors for the popular sports and culture website Deadspin were in open revolt against the site's private equity owners on Tuesday after being ordered to forego other topics and " stick to sports. " The...
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders gestures after speaking during the 2019 J Street National Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on October 28, 2019. News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Sanders Tops CNN Poll in New Hampshire: Bernie Edges Warren as Biden Dives
Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the field of hopefuls for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in a new CNN poll released Tuesday, the latest good news for the campaign over the past month. "As we have said from the beginning, this is a campaign built to win and planning to win," campaign manager...
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves after speaking at an activists training event at the GLO Centre in Motherwell, Scotland on Saturday. News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
With Brexit on the Line, Corbyn Vows 'Ambitious and Radical Campaign' as Labour Backs General Election
With the threat of a no-deal Brexit finally off the table, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party on Tuesday officially backed a general election for the United Kingdom set for December and vowed "the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our country has ever seen." The move comes after months...
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