Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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Then-Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee former Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) speaks during a hearing before the House Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee June 21, 2007. Conyers died Sunday. News
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Former Rep. John Conyers, Who Served in Congress for 53 Years, Dies at 90
Former Rep. John Conyers, whose 53 years in Congress were spent advocating for civil rights causes, died Sunday at 90. "He never once wavered in fighting for jobs, justice and peace," Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who was elected to Conyers' seat in 2018, said on Twitter. "We always knew where he...
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib hugs Sen. Bernie Sanders at a rally at Cass Tech High School in Detroit on Oct. 27, 2019. News
Sunday, October 27, 2019
'It Always Seems Impossible Until it Is Done': Bernie Sanders, at Detroit Rally With Rashida Tlaib, Calls on Audience to Believe in a Better Future
Sen. Bernie Sanders joined Rep. Rashida Tlaib in Detroit Sunday afternoon for a rally where the Detroit congresswoman formally announced her endorsement of the Vermont senator's bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. "We deserve someone who wrote the damn bill," Tlaib said to the...
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A mother and child place flowers at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting that killed 11 people and wounded 6 at the Tree Of Life Synagogue on October 29, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. News
Sunday, October 27, 2019
On First Anniversary of Tree of Life Synagogue Massacre, Calls to Confront White Nationalist Ideology That Led to Slaughter
On the first anniversary of the Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh, activists across the U.S. called for a concerted effort to fight back against the white supremacist ideology that motivated the shooter in the attack to target the synagogue. "They were killed by white nationalism," tweeted...
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President Donald Trump announcing the raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Sunday morning. News
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Trump's Glorification of ISIS Leader's Gory Death Panned by Critics
President Donald Trump's announcement Sunday morning that the U.S. military killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria on Saturday night was peppered with glorifications of the violence that led to the militant's death that critics found unsettling. "He died like a dog," said Trump...
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Is the Fed reacting to market volatility or preparing for recession? News
Sunday, October 27, 2019
'What Is the Fed Not Telling Us?': Fears of Economic Instability After Central Bank Intervention Spikes
A number of financial experts and investors are sounding the alarm over the Federal Reserve's recent infusion of cash into the market and warning that the actions by the central bank could be the precursor to economic crisis. On October 22, the Fed pumped $99.9 billion in temporary liquidity into...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivers remarks at a campaign function in the Marvin Center at George Washington University on June 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Saturday, October 26, 2019
'Justice and Safety for All': Sanders Uses Criminal Justice Forum to Push Case for Systemic Overhaul
A criminal justice forum in South Carolina Saturday offered Sen. Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, another chance to differentiate himself from President Donald Trump. "The primary goal of a criminal justice system should not be punishment, but whenever...
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Protesters wave a Chilean flag during the eighth day of protests against President Sebastian Piñera's government on October 25, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. News
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Over 1 Million Chileans Take to the Streets to Demand Political Reforms, Change to Country's Neoliberal Economic System
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Saturday said he would reshuffle his cabinet after over 1 million Chileans poured into city streets across the country Friday to demand structural reforms to the country's government and economic system. The move by Piñera came as the protest movement mobilized...
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during Bernie Sanders Rally "Bernie's Back" in Queensbridge Park on October 19. News
Saturday, October 26, 2019
'This Is Who I Am': Bernie Sanders, Citing Long Record of Fighting for Progressive Politics, Calls Age a Strength for 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday pushed back against attacks on his age and invited voters in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary to see his consistent record of promoting progressive causes and advocating for the working class as an asset. "Having a long record gives people the understanding...
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Advocacy group Tax March projects "For Sale" onto the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. on October 26, 2019. News
Saturday, October 26, 2019
'For Sale': News That Trump Selling DC Hotel Draws Criticism, Protest
On Friday night, advocacy group Tax March projected "For Sale" onto the façade of President Donald Trump's emoluments-violating Washington, D.C. hotel to highlight the way the business is emblematic of corruption in the White House. The sale reportedly comes partly in response to sustained...
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Shanghai Donghai Bridge's 100mw offshore wind power project is China's first national offshore wind power demonstration project in the early morning light of morning in Shanghai, Oct. 4, 2019. News
Friday, October 25, 2019
'A Breath of Fresh Air': Offshore Wind Power Could Produce More Electricity Than World Uses
A new report from the International Energy Agency released Friday claims that wind power could be a $1 trillion business by 2040 and that the power provided by the green technology has the potential to outstrip global energy needs. "Talk about a breath of fresh air," tweeted writer Steven E. de...
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