Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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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
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
'The Moron Fascists': ICE Fails to Properly Redact Document Proposing 'Hyper-Realistic' Urban Warfare Training Facility
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency which carries out the bulk of President Donald Trump's war on immigrants, is building a "hyper-realistic" urban training ground in Fort Benning, Georgia. The information was revealed in a poorly redacted acquisition form document posted online...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), at the end of her patience, demands to know why ICE official Daniel Renaud refuses to answer her questions during a hearing on Wednesday, September 11. ( News
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
As AOC and Ayanna Pressley Demand Answers on Trump Policy That Would Deport Sick Kids, ICE Officials at Hearing Refuse to Talk
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley took ICE representatives to task Wednesday at a congressional hearing on how President Donald Trump's war on immigrants has affected ill children and their families, but were ultimately stymied in that effort as the officials refused to cooperate...
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A laborer working on a new detention center being built for people who are not included in a "citizens register" in Kadamtola Gopalpur village, in Goalpara district, some 170km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam. News
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
'Red Flag for Whole World': Undocumented Workers in India Fear They May Soon Be Prisoners in Detention Camps They Are Building
Massive camps are being built in Assam, India to house 1.9 million people in the state whose citizenship is now in question due to the country's National Register of Citizens (NRC) law. The NRC requires people who the government suspects of migrating illegally into India to prove their citizenship...
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Charles M. Kupperman, the acting national security advisor, has been criticized for his views in the past. News
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Bolton's Replacement Charles Kupperman 'Another Islamophobe,' Charge Critics
While progressives celebrated the departure of John Bolton as President Donald Trump's national security advisor, that joy is likely to be shortlived due to the character of Bolton's acting replacement, Charles M. Kupperman. Kupperman has been a member of the boards of a number of defense...
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Politicon's lineup for 2019 features more than a few controversial figures. News
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Politicon Lineup Exposes Event as 'Circus': Critics
Progressives beomaned the fact that the nation's premiere political convention, Politicon, is once again placing hard-right figures like Jordan Peterson and Ann Coulter onstage with mainstream political commentators in a now-familiar move by the nation's media and government elite that uses the...
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Former national security advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Feb. 12. News
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Progressives 'Overjoyed' as John Bolton Leaves White House
This is an updating story . John Bolton, the fiery nationalist who served as President Donald Trump's national security advisor, was fired Tuesday due to disagreements over Iran, North Korea, and Afghanistan. In a statement, the Council on Islamic American Relations celebrated the decision and said...
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U.S. Border Patrol Agents at Border Field State Park in Imperial Beach watch over personnel that are reinforcing the border wall with concertina wire. News
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Dem Lawmaker Warns: Whether You Call it a Fence or a Wall, Trump is Winning on the Border
In a series of tweets Friday excoriating a recent Washington Post "Fact Checker" column downplaying the rate of President Donald Trump's border wall construction, Rep. Raúl Grijalva laid out why the article and similar gotcha attempts are "dangerous." Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat whose district...
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Chris Christie and Rahm Emanuel share a laugh during a segment attacking Medicare for All on ABC's "This Week." News
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Progressives Explode After ABC Panel Featuring Chris Christie and Rahm Emanuel Launches Attack on Medicare For All
The ABC political show "This Week" on Sunday devoted a chunk of time to attacking Medicare for All, drawing fire for the segment's panel makeup and language. Of particular gall to critics was the fact that the panel's nominal liberal was former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a fiercely right-wing...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a memorial service at the Pentagon for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Days Before Talks With Taliban and Peace Deal, Trump Publicly Calls Secret Meeting Off
President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly and publicly shut down talks with the Taliban aimed at resolving the 18-year long Afghanistan War after the militant group claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on Thursday that killed a U.S. soldier and 11 others. "He is literally the worst deal...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. News
Saturday, September 07, 2019
Ahead of Standing Ovation at New Hampshire Democratic Convention, Sanders Camp Announces Endorsements From 53 State Dems
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday rolled out a list of 53 endorsements from state and local party officials ahead of Saturday's New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention in Manchester. HUGE BERNIE NEWS: Bernie Sanders campaign has just rolled out 53 new Endorsements for Bernie for President from the...
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