Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:45pm
EU Turns to Sudan's Wanted War Criminal to Stop Flow of Migrants from Africa
Explosive classified documents obtained by German reporters show that the EU is working out a plan to fund the construction of detention centers and provide refugee processing equipment to various African countries, including Sudan, in an effort to stem the flow of migrants from Africa to Europe...
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Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:30am
Dreaded 'Nightmare Bacteria' Resistant to All Antibiotics Is Finally Here
A so-called superbug immune to all antibiotics was discovered for the first time in a person in the U.S., reports a study published Thursday in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy . The discovery "heralds the emergence of a truly pan-drug resistant bacteria," the study's authors...
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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:00pm
Hundreds of Millions to Be Displaced by Climate Change, French Minister Warns
Calamitous global conflict as a result of climate change will produce hundreds of millions of refugees by 2100, said France's environmental minister Ségolène Royal to representatives from 170 countries at the UN environment assembly in Nairobi on Thursday. "If nothing is done to combat the negative...
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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:30am
New WikiLeaks Trove Further Exposes TISA's Neoliberal Agenda
WikiLeaks on Wednesday released a trove of documents detailing previously unknown pro-corporate provisions and updates to the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) , exposing the extent to which the U.S.-driven deal will force signatory nations to privatize public services and deregulate corporations...
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:45pm
5,600 Refugees Rescued in 48 Hours an Indictment of Crises Created by West
As humanitarian groups plead with European officials to allow refugees safe passage—and as Europe closes its borders to asylum seekers—more and more people are risking their lives in the treacherous sea crossing from North Africa to Europe, with disastrous results. The Italian Coast guard announced...
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
Striking Workers Shut Down France's Oil Depots, Move to Blockade Nuclear Plant
Striking workers with the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT), one of France's largest unions, are clashing with French government forces after the union members blockaded oil refineries and depots in response to President François Hollande forcing unpopular labor reforms through parliament...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 3:30pm
'Fighting For Every Last Delegate,' Sanders Requests Kentucky Primary Recanvass
Bernie Sanders' campaign on Tuesday afternoon called for a recanvass of the Kentucky primary that took place last week. "He's in this until every last vote is counted and he's fighting for every last delegate." —Michael Briggs, Sanders' spokesman Hillary Clinton was declared the winner by just 1,...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:45am
Americans' Dislike for Trump and Clinton Bolsters Sanders' Superdelegate Pitch
Most Americans can't stand the frontrunner of either major political party, a new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll released Tuesday has found. Almost 60 percent of respondents said they "dislike" or "hate" Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, and 63 percent said the same about Republican...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:45am
Tony Blair Admits His Ignorance of Middle East; Immediately Calls for New War
Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted underestimating "forces of destabilization" in the Middle East when Britain joined the U.S. in invading Iraq in 2003, the Guardian reports, but stopped short of actually apologizing for the U.K.'s role in the Iraq War in remarks at an event on Tuesday...
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Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
High-Ranking Official Reveals How Pentagon Punishes Whistleblowers
Pentagon officials tasked with protecting whistleblowers have lied under oath, illegally destroyed documents, and gone out of their way to ruin people's careers and lives for attempting to raise concerns about government abuses of power, according to a high-ranking Department of Defense (DoD)...
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