Eoin Higgins, staff writer

Eoin Higgins is a former staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
Because Covid-19 Leaves 'No More Time for Half Measures,' Judge Orders Release of Children Held by ICE
A federal judge ruled Friday evening that immigrant children held in ICE detention must be released by July 17 due to the danger of the coronavirus pandemic, an order that was met with urgings from rights groups for the concurrent release of parents as well by the agency. "The ball is in ICE's...
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Saturday, June 27, 2020
'Not On Our Watch': AOC, In Powerful Floor Speech, Declares House Democrats Will Protect Civil Rights Law From Trump
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday evening delivered an impassioned speech defending a longstanding civil rights law which combats the racist practice of redlining that is under attack by the White House. "Over the last several weeks, our nation has been gripped by the uprising against anti-...
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Friday, June 26, 2020
With Election Just 4 Months Away, FEC Essentially Defunct as GOP Member Leaves for Koch-Funded Group
After 10 months, the Federal Elections Commission in May regained a quorum with the confirmation of Republican appointee Trey Trainor—and promptly lost it just over five weeks later on Friday when commissioner Caroline Hunter resigned to join the Koch-funded group Stand Together, leaving the...
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Friday, June 26, 2020
As Covid-19 Hits War-Torn Nation, UNICEF Warns Millions of Yemeni Children at Risk of Starvation
Millions of children in Yemen could die of starvation unless the world acts quickly, aid group UNICEF warned Friday as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the war-torn nation, putting an already strained healthcare system at further risk. "As Yemen's devastated health system and infrastructure...
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Friday, June 26, 2020
'WTF Please Listen to This': Trump Delivers Rambling, Incoherent Rant in Response to Hannity's Softball Question on Second Term Priorities
President Donald Trump on Thursday night stumbled his way through an incoherent, rambling answer to a softball question on his priorities for a second term from Fox News anchor Sean Hannity during a town hall with voters. "This incoherent babble doesn't even come close to answering a simple...
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Thursday, June 25, 2020
"He Couldn't Breathe": Graphic Video From April Police Killing of Carlos Ingram Lopez in Tucson Draws Outrage
Video of the police killing of Tucson, Arizona resident Carlos Ingram Lopez in April was released to the public on Wednesday, prompting outcry over systemic racism and police brutality from critics and the city's police chief offering his resignation. "Carlos Ingram Lopez should still be alive...
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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Why a Socialized System Like Medicare for All Beats For-Profit Healthcare in One Chart of Covid-19 Infection Rates
A recent rise in cases of Covid-19 and the overt failure of the for-profit healthcare system throughout the pandemic in the U.S. are making the case for Medicare for All, advocacy groups and activists say, as countries with socialized systems see their infection rates decline. "All countries...
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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Movement to Remove Police From Schools Gains Momentum as Seattle and Oakland Boards Sever Ties With Departments
In the latest indication of the changing national conversation on law enforcement in the U.S., school boards on the West Coast on Wednesday voted to remove police officers from schools. "Something has really shifted here," tweeted journalist Bridget Read. "These are material gains." Less than a...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
'Still Much to Be Done': After Latest Primary Wins, Progressives Take Aim at Next Round of Centrist Incumbents
Fresh off a strong showing in Tuesday night's primary contests in Kentucky, Virginia, and New York, progressives in the Democratic Party set their sights on upcoming contests where left-leaning insurgents are challenging establishment incumbents. "Progressive wins last night demonstrate that...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
'A Historic Day': Boston City Council Bans Facial Recognition Surveillance
The Boston City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to ban the city from the use of facial recognition technology, making the Massachusetts capital the ninth city in the country and the second largest to do so. "This is a historic day for Boston where the budget conversation is really focused on...
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