Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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A road is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas on Monday Sept. 2, 2019. News
Saturday, September 07, 2019
New Report: ABC, CBS, NBC Covered Climate Crisis Connection to Hurricane Dorian Only Once in 216 Segments on Storm
Even as Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas and crept up the southeastern U.S. seaboard, broadcast news networks were loathe to connect the powerful storm's strength to the climate crisis in spite of the science linking warmer sea surface temperatures to increased frequency of strong...
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US President Donald Trump drives a golf buggy on his golf course at the Trump Turnberry resort in June 2019. News
Saturday, September 07, 2019
Trump's Use of Pentagon Cash to Prop Up Scottish Resort Latest Example of Why He 'Must Be Impeached': AOC
A Friday report from Politico detailing how the U.S. Air Force is diverting resources to prop up President Donald Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland prompted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to call for impeachment. "The President is corrupt and must be impeached," the New York Democrat tweeted...
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Actress Pamela Anderson and nepotism case Meghan McCain stare daggers at one another as The View's Sunny Hostin asks a question. News
Friday, September 06, 2019
'A Breath of Fresh Air' as Pamela Anderson Takes Meghan McCain to Task Over US War Crimes
Friday's edition of The View became the site of an argument about war crimes, the U.S. military, and WikiLeaks as actress Pamela Anderson and program co-host Meghan McCain battled during Anderson's appearance on the hit daytime talk show. The dispute began when View hosts attacked Anderson for her...
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Never Again protesters flooded Boston streets on Thursday. Demonstrators shut down Amazon's Cambridge office. News
Friday, September 06, 2019
Because "We've Seen This Before," Never Again Action Protesters Shut Down Amazon Offices in Boston
Demonstrators with the Jewish activist group Never Again Action on Thursday shut down a Cambridge, Massachusetts Amazon office in protest of the tech giant's coordination and cooperation with President Donald Trump's war on immigrants. "As a Jewish person, we've seen this before," Ben Lorber, one...
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In the new season of Amazon's "Jack Ryan," the titular character goes to war with Venezuela. News
Thursday, September 05, 2019
New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda
A new trailer out Thursday for Amazon's television series "Jack Ryan" featuring the titular hero racing against time to stop Venezuela from obtaining a nuclear weapon was widely ridiculed for its jingoistic nature and reliance on conspiracist tropes, with critics deriding the plotline of the new...
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A Transportation Security Administration agent at a checkpoint verifying passenger identification in John Glenn Columbus International Airport. News
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Victory Over 'Civil Liberties Train Wreck' as Federal Judge Rules US Terror Watchlist Unconstitutional
A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the government's terror watchlist violates the civil rights of Americans placed on it, opening the door for a major piece of legislation from the global war on terror being overturned. "This is a really important ruling, long overdue," said Jameel Jaffer,...
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Jo and Boris Johnson in happier times. Jo left Parliament today, citing tensions between family and politics. News
Thursday, September 05, 2019
'Not Exactly a Vote of Confidence': Amid Brexit Chaos, Boris Johnson's Own Brother Resigns
The younger brother of Prime Minister Boris Johnson abruptly resigned his seat in Parliament and role in the Conservative Party Thursday, the latest example of the chaos in London as the United Kingdom struggles to negotiate its exit from the European Union. Jo Johnson cited his older brother's...
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Attorney Susan Church speaks to the media after she was held in contempt by Judge Richard Sinnott and taken onto custody then released at Boston Municipal Court on September 4, 2019. News
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
'Outrageous Behavior' as Boston Judge Holds National Lawyers Guild Attorney in Contempt for Reading Case Law in Court
After a defense attorney for nonviolent demonstrators arrested in last weekend's alt-right "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston read the letter of the law in protest of Municipal Court Judge Richard Sinnott refusing to allow the Suffolk County District Attorney's office to drop charges, the judge...
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A protester is seen during a climate change demonstration holding a placard that says, 'There Is No Planet B.' News
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Where the Democratic Candidates Stand Ahead of Wednesday's CNN Climate Forum
As 10 of the 21 Democrats still vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination prepare to sit down with CNN for the network's climate town hall on Wednesday evening, the threat of a changing environment is squarely on the national mind as Hurricane Dorian lashes the Southeastern U.S. after a...
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Then-Interior Department assistant secretary Joe Balash signs directives June 26 in Anchorage revoking decades-old federal public land orders, in the process making more than 1.3 million acres overseen by the Bureau of Land Management eligible for conveyance to the state, Alaska Native corporations, and other uses. News
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
'Just Another Day in the Kleptocracy': Trump Interior Dept. Official Heads to Fossil Fuel Extraction Company in Apparent Sequel to Alaska Plunder Push
After spending close to two years in President Donald Trump's Interior Department advocating to open federally protected lands in Alaska, Joe Balash is joining a company drilling for oil and gas in the nation's northernmost state, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. "Potential conflicts of...
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