Eoin Higgins
Eoin Higgins
Eoin Higgins is senior editor and staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @EoinHiggins_Source
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Voter suppression Archives - Shadowproof

Voter suppression Archives - Shadowproof

COVID-19’s impact on postal workers in Wisconsin and Michigan has prompted the USPS to ask Minnesota for help ahead of the 2020 Election.A federal judge in Wisconsin declined to order the postponement of a primary that is scheduled for April 7 but blasted Democratic Governor Tony Evers and the Republican-controlled state legislature for seeking to hold an election during a coronavirus pandemic.The United States is in the middle of the acceleration phase of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is the period, where the virus infects...

Jul 28
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‘They Treat Us Horribly’: Striking Frito-Lay Worker Speaks Out About Conditions In Topeka Facility

‘They Treat Us Horribly’: Striking Frito-Lay Worker Speaks Out About Conditions In Topeka Facility

This post Shadowproof readers can get 20% off byFrito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kansas are entering their 12th day of striking today over poor working conditions, outrageous schedules, and poor treatment. Samuel Huntsman, 23, is one of those workers. He has been with the company for three years and in that time has seen conditions at the plant go from bad to worse. “They always tell us about the PepsiCo values and ways and it says they respect everyone and the workers should respect everyone,” Huntsman told me. “But they don’t show it to us. They treat us horribly.”Mark McCarter, a Frito-Lay...

Jul 20
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US Postal Service Archives - Shadowproof

US Postal Service Archives - Shadowproof

COVID-19’s impact on postal workers in Wisconsin and Michigan has prompted the USPS to ask Minnesota for help ahead of the 2020 Election.

Jul 25
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Mass Dems Chair Apologizes to Party Members for Role in Scandal — but Not to Alex Morse

Mass Dems Chair Apologizes to Party Members for Role in Scandal — but Not to Alex Morse

At a recent meeting of Democratic Party officials, Massachusetts Democratic Chair Gus Bickford apologized for his role in the Alex Morse scandal — a gesture that many at the meeting felt was long overdue.Though party leaders are trying to move forward and leave the scandal behind, the damage from the party’s involvement in the smear campaign lingers, and there is a clear generational split in how the state party is approaching it. That split continues to present problems in an increasingly fractious state party — problems that were on full display the night of January 28.“What we witnessed...

Feb 1
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Pushing Party for Alex Morse Accountability, Mass. Democrat Is Called “F****t”

Pushing Party for Alex Morse Accountability, Mass. Democrat Is Called “F****t”

,On Wednesday, January 13 — the same day that the University of Massachusetts at Amherst released the into the romantic life of Alex Morse, finding no wrongdoing — the Cambridge Democratic City Committee met to debate a resolution brought forward by a local ward condemning the party for its handling of the situation.It did not go well.Backers of the resolution were surprised that opponents were ready with a substitute amendment, which replaced the call for the Massachusetts Democratic Party chair’s resignation and broad criticism of the organization’s handling of the scandal with vague...

Jan 22
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With No Allegation to Investigate, UMass Creepily Probes Alex Morse’s Romantic Life Instead

With No Allegation to Investigate, UMass Creepily Probes Alex Morse’s Romantic Life Instead

, A recently released  by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has added new evidence of the state Democratic Party’s involvement in the public attack on Alex Morse just ahead of his primary against Rep. Richard Neal. It also found that Morse, formerly an adjunct professor at the school, did not violate university policies, yet the report still delved deeply into Morse’s private dating life with other adults.In early August, just a few weeks prior to the election against Neal, chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, a number of college students made vague accusations of...

Jan 18
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Don't let the GOP off the hook: Republican leaders are responsible for the Capitol riot

Don't let the GOP off the hook: Republican leaders are responsible for the Capitol riot

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The on January 6 by a far-right, Trump-supporting mob was the kind of scene that observers of the modern American conservative movement have long feared was a possibility. Inspired by by the president and members of Congress like Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, thousands of angry right-wing protesters—objecting to the joint session of Congress to verify the results of the election—charged Capitol Police outside of the Capitol, forcing their way past barriers...

Jan 9
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Mail-in Ballots Archives - Shadowproof

Mail-in Ballots Archives - Shadowproof

COVID-19’s impact on postal workers in Wisconsin and Michigan has prompted the USPS to ask Minnesota for help ahead of the 2020 Election.

Dec 26
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Securus Archives - Shadowproof

Securus Archives - Shadowproof

Bristol County, Massachusetts, is planning to make video screens the only way incarcerated individuals can “visit” and see their loved ones.Attorneys Adam Crane and David Johnson sued private prison company CoreCivic and the for-profit phone and video visitation service Securus Technologies in federal court for recording and storing confidential communications between pretrial detainees and their attorneys. Crane and Johnson allege [PDF] CoreCivic and Securus made recorded communications available to law enforcement agencies, including prosecutors, which not

Dec 6
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Post Office Archives - Shadowproof

Post Office Archives - Shadowproof

COVID-19’s impact on postal workers in Wisconsin and Michigan has prompted the USPS to ask Minnesota for help ahead of the 2020 Election.Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing post office banking as an alternative financial service for the working class that doesn’t involve loan sharks.

Dec 6
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