Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden makes a stop at the The Cone Shoppe while campaigning on April 30, 2019 in Monticello, Iowa. News
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Biden's Climate Plan Not Nearly Enough, Say Green Groups
This article has been updated with comment from Food & Water Watch, Oil Change U.S., and 350.org. Progressive groups on Tuesday welcomed a new 22-page policy proposal to deal with the climate crisis from former Vice President and current 2020 Democratic presidential primary contender Joe Biden...
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Democrats like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (l) and Ayanna Pressley (c) are fed up with the DCCC blacklist. News
Sunday, June 02, 2019
'Gatekeeper Mentality' of DCCC Blacklist Adding to Divisions Within Democratic Party
Progressive Democrats are going on record with their displeasure over the establishment higher-up's decision to protect incumbents, a reflection of the party's division over a vendor blacklist. "T he only time they support getting more women is when male incumbents leave or die." —Lizz Winstead On...
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Johana Medina died Saturday in ICE Custody. News
Sunday, June 02, 2019
Trans Woman Dies in ICE Custody On the First Day of Pride
A Salvadoran trans woman died in ICE custody on June 1, the first day of Pride Month. Johana Medina was a migrant from El Salvador. She was seeking asylum in the U.S. Known to her friends as Joa, Johana passed away Saturday night from complications due to HIV/AIDS. Her death was announced on the...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks during the California Democrats 2019 State Convention at the Moscone Center on June 01, 2019 in San Francisco, California. News
Sunday, June 02, 2019
'Read the Room': Hickenlooper Booed at California Democratic Convention for Decrying Socialism, Calling for Pragmatism
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper misread the room at the California Democratic Convention Saturday when he tried to convince the conference that moving to the left is the wrong electoral strategy for 2020. Hickenlooper, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, told the...
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Animal rights activist Aidan Cook rushes the stage at MoveOn's Big Ideas forum Saturday in San Francisco to take the mic from Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic 2020 presidential candidate. News
Sunday, June 02, 2019
Three Years After Rushing Bernie Sanders Event, Animal Rights Activist Takes Mic From Kamala Harris at MoveOn Event
Three years after he attempted to rush the stage at a Bernie Sanders rally, an animal rights activist Saturday interrupted an event featuring Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris in an attempt to spread his message against animal agriculture. Aidan Cook, a 24 year-old who is part of Direct Action...
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 A phone is passed over a scanner during a demonstration at Miami International Airport on March 4, 2015. News
Saturday, June 01, 2019
State Department Requiring Visa Applicants to Reveal Social Media Accounts, Raising Deportation Concerns
The State Department Friday put new regulations in place for visa applicants, requiring disclosure of social media accounts, a move that critics worry could lead to an easier path for deportations. Applicants for visas will be required to provide a list of their social media account usernames,...
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In March 2019, the Bering Sea had less ice than in April 2014. News
Saturday, June 01, 2019
On Thin Ice: March Warming in Alaska Led to Eight Deaths, Disrupted Fishing
Alaska's on thin ice. That's according to reporting in Hakai Magazine by environmentalist Tim Lydon, who looked at the effects of a warmer-than-average late winter in the northernmost state in the U.S. "March temperatures averaged 11 °C above normal," said Lydon. "The deviation was most extreme in...
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The 21 plaintiffs in the Juliana case. News
Saturday, June 01, 2019
Youth Activists Holding Coordinated Press Conferences to Raise Awareness on Landmark Court Case
Youth activists in the U.S. and around the world are using June 1 as a day of action to support a landmark court case that could affect the climate crisis, holding coordinated press conferences to draw attention to the litigation. The case, Juliana v. United States , was first filed in 2015 by now-...
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A coalition study found that U.S.-led forces in Iraq and Syria killed 1,302 people—but Amnesty International is disputing that number as too low. News
Friday, May 31, 2019
US Figure of Casualties in Iraq and Syria Hides True, 'Devastating Scale' of Civilian Deaths, Says Amnesty
The U.S.-led coalition that launched airstrikes against Iraq and Syria against ISIS admitted Friday that those attacks killed civilians, but the number they reported—1,302 deaths in a nearly five-year period—was immediately dismissed as too low by the human rights organization Amnesty International...
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Palestinian women look on and react as Jerusalem municipality workers demolish a residential building in an East Jerusalem neighborhood on October 29, 2013. News
Friday, May 31, 2019
In 'Shockingly Cruel' Move, Israel to Auction Off Classrooms It Dismantled in West Bank
Israel is auctioning off classrooms it seized from the occupied West Bank last year, a move that one Palestinian advocate called "truly appalling." The Guardian reported Friday on the auction, expected to be held in the next two weeks. "This is so shockingly cruel and brazenly defiant in the face...
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