Eoin Higgins, staff writer

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

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As seen through fencing, migrants—including a young child—stand while being detained by Department of Homeland Security police after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier, on June 27, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. News
Friday, October 11, 2019
'Intentionally Placing Children in Harm's Way': Report Details How Trump Policy Put 13,000 Kids in Tent Cities
A new report from Reuters on Friday revealed that President Donald Trump's anti-immigration policies have sent 13,000 children—including over 400 infants—to tent cities on the Mexican side of the southern U.S. border via its Migrant Protection Protocols rule. "The so-called Migrant 'Protection'...
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Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site which is the fourth largest oil field in California. News
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Fossil Fuel Firms Spend Millions on Social Media Ads Against Climate Regulations While Portraying Selves as Green Heroes
Major fossil fuel companies and other big polluters are pouring millions of dollars into social media advertising that touts perceived green initiatives while working to undermine climate regulations, The Guardian reported Thursday. According to The Guardian , which studied the advertising funding...
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The progressive news site Splinter shut down abruptly on Thursday. News
Thursday, October 10, 2019
'Shut Down by Vulture Capitalist Goons': Progressive News Outlet Splinter Shuttered
In the latest example of how vulture capital is destroying media, newly renamed G/O Media suddenly shuttered its political news outlet Splinter Thursday, leaving staffers and freelancers without jobs and closing a vital progressive news source in the midst of a major U.S. presidential primary...
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Rudy Giuliani speaks to members of the media during a White House Sports and Fitness Day at the South Lawn of the White House May 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C. News
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Law Professor's Advice to House Democrats: Arrest Rudy Giuliani
Faced with an intransigent White House unwilling to cooperate with an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's pressuring of the Ukrainian government to investigate his political rival former Vice President Joe Biden, the House should take aggressive action including arresting Rudy...
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's special agent pictured June 19, 2018. News
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
'If You Work for ICE, Quit': Never Again Launches Career Services Site for Agents Looking for Change
ICE agents looking for a change have a new, secretive resource, thanks to immigration rights activists who on Monday launched a career services program intended to help employees of the government agency find other work. "If you work for ICE, you can get help to quit," actor and activist Rob...
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Members of the public address the Dallas, Texas Community Police Oversight Board after pushing back on police attempts to silence them. News
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Following Week of Unrest After Officer Amber Guyger's Murder Conviction, Community Meeting in Dallas on Policing Erupts
The first meeting of the Dallas, Texas Community Police Oversight Board briefly descended into chaos Tuesday night after the public was told they could not speak and address board members, a decision that was reversed after protesters clashed with police officers. "We will continue to hold you...
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President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will not cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry. News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
'Seriously Folks This Is Actually a Constitutional Crisis': Trump Tells Congress White House Won't Cooperate With Impeachment Probe
President Donald Trump and his administration will not participate in the Congressional impeachment inquiry, the White House announced Tuesday, setting up a constitutional crisis in the conflict between two ostensibly co-equal branches of government. "But seriously folks this is actually a...
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"Betsy DeVos is in trouble." News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Flouts 2018 Ruling, Judge Reminds Her of Consequences—Including Jail Time
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday was told in no uncertain terms that her refusal to abide by a 2018 order stopping her department from collecting on student loans made to predatory for-profit Corinthian College had the potential to land her in jail, though Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim made...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) at a kick-off event for their Green New Deal legislation on February 7, 2019. News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez Takes Aim at Crowley and Kennedy For Challenge to Green New Deal Co-Champion Ed Markey
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday took aim at her former rival, Joe Crowley, in an email to supporters that presented the Democratic Senate primary in Massachusetts between incumbent Ed Markey and challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy III as an unlikely battle between their party's progressive and...
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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan faces protesters at a Georgetown immigration law and policy conference, on Monday, October 7. News
Monday, October 07, 2019
Because What Kevin McAleenan's DHS Does Speaks "Louder Than His Words," Activists Boo Him Offstage
The Department of Homeland Security's acting secretary Kevin McAleenan was shouted offstage Monday at Georgetown University by pro-immigrant demonstrators who said "Trump henchmen" shouldn't be "given a platform to spread hatred or defend the racist, xenophobic policies" of the administration. "If...
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