Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), then a congresswoman-elect, spoke at a rally on Oct. 1, 2018 in Boston. News
Friday, June 07, 2019
AOC Holds 'Impromptu Session' for Constituents on Solar Panels at Rikers After Town Hall Event Overflows
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined other Queens Democrats Thursday in calling for installing solar panels on Rikers Island as part of an urban renewal plan that would find alternative uses for 413 acres after the infamous prison there is closed in 2026. "We can make sure this land is never used...
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Conditions at migrant detention camps at the southern border are only going to get worse, journalist Andrea Pitzer told MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Thursday night. News
Friday, June 07, 2019
Predicting Even More Horrifying Conditions, Historical Journalist Describes Parallels Between Trump Migrant Detention and Concentration Camps
Don't expect the camps housing migrants on the border to close anytime soon—if anything, expect conditions to get worse. That was the message from journalist Andrea Pitzer during an appearance with MSNBC 's Chris Hayes on Thursday night. Pitzer, whose book "One Long Night" is an exhaustive history...
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Members of New York's 1199 SEIU at the 2017 DC Climate March on April 29, 2017. News
Thursday, June 06, 2019
'Fantastic... Who's Next?' SEIU First National Union to Endorse Green New Deal
"Fantastic news!!! Who's next?" That was progressive writer Naomi Klein's response to news Thursday that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) endorsed the Green New Deal. The SEIU, one of the largest unions in the country with more than 1.1 million members, is the first national labor...
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More and more states are agreeing: political spending is a problem. News
Thursday, June 06, 2019
'In Everyone's Best Interests': New Hampshire 20th State to Call for Constitutional Amendment Limiting Political Spending
New Hampshire on Thursday became the 20th state in the U.S. to call for a constitutional amendment to allow limits on political spending. The state Senate passed the measure in a 14 to 10 vote, following the lead of the state House, which approved the resolution on March 7. The resolution, which...
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Ford Fischer, a journalist whose channel was caught up in a heavy-handed YouTube dragnet targeting hateful content, talked to Common Dreams about his experience as a target of a tech giant. News
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Latest Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech
Free speech advocates who warned of the predictable consequences of allowing powerful tech companies to police online discourse seized on YouTube's attempt Wednesday to purge hate speech from their video platform after creators performing public service journalism and education were swept up in the...
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill June 6, 2017. News
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Warren and Jayapal Launch Probe into 'Rapid, Cynical, and Unethical' Profiteering Off Trump Child Detention Policy by Former Top Aide John Kelly
Two Democratic lawmakers on Thursday morning launched an investigation into a former top Trump administration official who is profiting off the White House's policy of family separation and child detention. "General Kelly's role in promoting and helping execute these cruel immigration policies...
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Forest and topsoil must first be removed before ore can be accessed at Brazil’s Norsk Hydro ASA Paragominas open pit mine. News
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
'We Are Literally Sawing Off the Branch We All Live On': Amazon Deforestation Increasing Under Bolsonaro
Satellite images reviewed by the Brazilian government show massive deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, a grim reminder of the devastation wrought by the country's new president, Jair Bolsonaro. According to Reuters , 285 square miles of forest was cleared in May, the highest one month total in...
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Joe Biden delivers a keynote address at the Brookings Institution on May 8, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Biden's "Out of Touch" Position on Anti-Choice Hyde Amendment Draws Fire From Progressives
Former vice president Joe Biden's campaign for president confirmed Wednesday that the Delaware Democrat still supports the controversial, anti-choice Hyde Amendment, a revelation that generated intense criticism from rights groups. Biden's support of the policy, 43 years after it was first signed...
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Australian journalist Annika Smethurst had her home raided Tuesday by police. News
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
'Outrageous': Police Raid Home of Aussie Journalist Who Reported on Secret Domestic Spying Program
Australian police raided the home of one of the country's prominent journalists Tuesday, raising questions about press freedom in that country and across the western world. Journalist Annika Smethurst, the national politics editor at Sydney's Sunday Telegraph , was the target of the early morning...
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A house burns during the Woolsey Fire on November 9, 2018 in Malibu, California. News
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
'Existential' Risk of Climate Crisis Could Lead to Civilizational Collapse by 2050, Warns Report
Even by the standards of the dire predictions given in climate studies, this one's extreme: civilization itself could be past the point of no return by 2050. That's the conclusion from Australian climate think tank Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, which released a report ( pdf...
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