Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Pumpjacks on Lost Hills Oil Field in California on Route 46. News
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Former Federal Reserve Governor Rebukes Central Bank for Using Covid-19 Lending Power to Bail Out 'Dying' Fossil Fuel Industry
A former Federal Reserve board of governors member on Thursday called on her former colleagues to stop using Covid-19 relief funds to bail out the "dying" fossil fuel industry, calling the decision a threat to the planet's climate and a misguided use of taxpayer money. "These concessions to the...
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Acting Director of Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought listens during a cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2020. News
Thursday, May 28, 2020
'Cowardly' and 'Shameful': Critics Say Trump Refusal to Release Mid-Year Economic Forecast an Obvious Election Year Ploy
Administration officials have confirmed that the White House, breaking with decades of precedent, will not publish a mid-year economic forecast—a decision critics said is an obvious move to shield President Donald Trump from the political implications of a tanking economy ahead of November's...
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The real looters. News
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Progressives Say 'People Know Who Real Looters Are': Not Those Angry Over Police Killings, But Oligarchs Robbing Nation Blind
As protests in Minneapolis and other U.S. cities over the police killing of George Floyd turned violent overnight, resulting in damage to some storefronts and buildings, complaints about "looting" sparked backlash from progressives who pointed to the billions in wealth accumulated by corporations...
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An intensive care nurse treats a patient at an intensive care unit at the Klinikum Bad Hersfeld hospital on March 20, 2020 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. News
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
'What Corporate Welfare Is All About': Sanders Condemns Lack of Price Controls on Taxpayer-Funded Remdesivir
Sen. Bernie Sanders was among critics who objected Wednesday after it was reported that although U.S. taxpayers provided millions in subsidies for the pharmaceutical giant Gilead to develop remdesivir, which could help treat the coronavirus, the government is not expected to have any say in setting...
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Public Citizen is demanding Facebook take more action to control misinformation on the platform. News
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Facebook Under Fire After Its Response to Coronavirus Misinformation Makes Clear Company Could Do More to Combat Political Lies
Advocacy group Public Citizen is calling on social media giant Facebook to take the same action against political misinformation it has to lies about the coronavirus on the platform. "Facebook makes the high-minded claim that it's protecting free speech by doing little about political...
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A collection of the local news stations that uncritically aired Amazon propaganda. News
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Local TV Stations Pilloried for 'Shamelessly' Passing Off Amazon-Scripted Propaganda as News
At least 10 local news stations around the country aired corporate propaganda from online retail giant Amazon praising the company's worker safety protocols ahead of a shareholders meeting on Wednesday where investors are expected to demand better protections for employees from the company's...
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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook, attends the Viva Tech start-up and technology gathering at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France. News
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Facebook Ignored Internal Warnings Its Algorithms Were Intensifying Divisiveness: Report
Despite internal research that Facebook's platform was exploiting and exacerbating divisiveness among its users, top executives ignored the findings that the algorithms were doing the exact opposite of the company's stated public mission to bring people together. That's according to new reporting...
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Protesters at a rally in Vancouver to show opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline on September 9th, 2017. News
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
'Some Honesty for Once': Alberta Energy Minister Celebrates Covid-19 for Making In-Person Pipeline Protests More Difficult
In what climate advocates described as an example of " saying the quiet part loud ," Alberta, Canada Energy Minister Sonya Savage in an interview last week said the rise of the coronavirus pandemic has created an ideal opportunity to build pipelines because large in-person demonstrations have...
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Aerial view of the dam that the Tittabawassee River breached on May 20, 2020 in Sanford, Michigan. News
Friday, May 22, 2020
Michigan Flood, Says Group, Shows US Unprepared for 'Nightmarish' Threat of Nuclear Disaster Combined With Pandemic
Advocacy group Beyond Nuclear on Friday called on nuclear power plants to invest in mitigation strategies for potential disasters after catastrophic flooding in Michigan over the past week threatened a nuclear reactor at Dow Chemical's Midland County facility. "The prospect of a nuclear disaster...
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A sign warns residents to take steps to contol the coronavirus outbreak at the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn on March 19, 2020 in New York City. News
Friday, May 22, 2020
As Warnings Mount of So-Called 'Second Wave' of Covid-19, Trump Says He Won't 'Close the Country' Again
President Donald Trump declared Thursday afternoon that he would not allow the U.S. to undergo another life-saving lockdown in the event of a so-called "second wave" of the coronavirus outbreak that has yet to significantly abate in the first place. "We are going to put out the fires," said Trump...
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